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Sister of murdered criminal killed in gangland shooting

Mother of six, Antoinette Corbally, whose brother Mickey was murdered in January 2014, was one of two victims of yesterday’s daylight shooting in Ballymun.

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Ireland must prepare for hard border, warns Simon Coveney

Ireland must still prepare for a hard border with customs checks, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has warned.

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Canadian firm acquires Voxpro in €150m deal

One of Cork’s biggest employers, outsourcing company Voxpro, has been taken over by Canadian IT giant Telus International in a deal estimated to be worth around €150m.

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Condemnation as mother of six shot dead in her home

The mother of six gunned down in her kitchen in Dublin yesterday afternoon was the second member of her family to be shot dead in the space of just over three years.

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Tributes paid to legend of theatre Michael Twomey

Cha and Miah legend Frank Duggan has paid an emotional tribute to his friend and comedy partner of 44 years, Michael Twomey, who has died.

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Probe into lack of detail on Olympic ticket deals

The absence of details around payments to the Olympic Council of Ireland for tickets to the Games bought by agents is expected to be investigated further in the wake of the Rio ticket touting inquiry.

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Watchdog cancels care home’s registration

The Cheshire Home in Cork has had its registration cancelled on foot of continuing serious shortcomings in the level of care provided to residents, leading to hospitalisation in some cases.

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Bruton urges colleges to help take pressure out of exam points system

Education Minister Richard Bruton has urged more colleges to take pressure out of the points system by reducing the number of courses from which to choose for students.

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Josh Crean on track for career in music industry

Josh Crean is over the moon after hitting all the right notes with Leaving Certificate results to set him on track for a music career.

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Laura Stack’s eight H1s almost as good as All-Ireland medal

Eight of the very best Leaving Certificate grades would be the pinnacle of any young person’s achievement, but it doesn’t beat an All-Ireland camogie medal for one Limerick student.

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Michael Twomey: ‘One of the great theatre figures in Ireland — he had no equal’

Warm tributes have been paid to theatre giant Michael Twomey — one half of the legendary comedy duo Cha and Miah — who died yesterday aged 84.

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Tipperary rail bridge struck over 40 times since 2009

A Co Tipperary rail bridge has been hit by road transport vehicles over 40 times since 2009, making it the most struck rail bridge in the country.

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Cladding found in 262 tall buildings in Ireland

Cladding has been found in some 262 multi-storey residential and non-residential buildings in Ireland.

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91% of rentals beyond housing benefits

More than 90% of rental properties are beyond the reach of people dependent on State housing benefits.

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Farmers say open border impossible under Brexit proposals

Farmers have said it is impossible to see how the Irish border can stay open and free of checkpoints under the Brexit proposals.

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Paper details plans for Good Friday deal, travel, and border

The British government’s position paper on the Irish border post-Brexit sets out proposals on what it considers key areas that could be impacted by the withdrawal from the EU.

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Prison officers seize 3,500 weapons

More than 3,500 makeshift daggers and other deadly weapons were seized by prison officers working in jails during the past five years — an average of two every day.

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Fresh chance to lodge bank complaints

Banks and other financial institutions who mishandle customers’ money will have fewer places to hide after the easing of restrictions barring complaints deemed out of time.

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Probate delays cause families ‘significant financial hardship’

Crippling delays in Ireland’s probate system have been raised in a new report by a major mutual life insurance and pensions company.

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Alan Kelly urges Labour to merge with Social Democrats

Labour TD Alan Kelly has called for his party to merge with the Social Democrats and other like-minded Independents in order to maximise numbers as a group in the Dáil.

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Call for earlier dental screening for thousands of children

Thousands of children are waiting as long as 12 years for their first dental screening, it has emerged.

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Garda road traffic enforcement ‘should be monitored’

The head the Road Safety Authority has called for the introduction of a system to verify Garda enforcement of road traffic legislation.

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