External review to be carried out into termination of pregnancy at Holles Street

A couple have been left devastated after aborting their baby because tests showed that it had a fatal foetal abnormality - only for a subsequent test after the abortion ...

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Mental health patients lacking key healthcare

The Mental Health Commission has said it is utterly unacceptable and a breach of human rights that people with severe mental illness are being denied essential healthcare ...

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European Commission launches formal investigation into Insurance Ireland

The European Commission is formally investigating whether Insurance Ireland is reducing drivers’ choice of insurance policies by preventing companies from ...

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Pay increases for electrical and construction workers

Minimum rates of pay for workers in the construction sector are set to rise by 5.4% while rates in the electrical sector will increase by 2.7%.

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Marian Finucane tops latest radio listenership figures

Marian Finucane was the big winner in the latest radio listenership figures with her total audience for the weekend rising by 75,000.

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Pope pays tribute to hairdressers but urges them to cut back on the gossip

The Pope has had a cut at hairdressers for indulging in gossip while coiffing their customers’ locks.

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New anti-slavery rules for fishing

The Workplace Relations Commission is to play an increased role in protecting migrant fishermen here from modern-day slavery.

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IHCA: Consultants’ duties unmanageable

As many as 90% of hospital consultants believe their current workload is unmanageable while 60% believe that their patients’ care is suffering as a result.

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Our hopes and dreams have been snuffed out: Partner of Lyra McKee

Just three months ago, Lyra McKee wrote on social media about how happy her life was at that point - especially thanks to her partner Sara.

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Shame, guilt, anger: Children in hubs want homes of their own

“We can no longer allow our children to live with the overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt and anger because they are homeless, through no fault of their ...

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How we got to €1.73bn for a children’s hospital — and how the cost may rise further

It is estimated that a further €293m will be needed for the National Children’s Hospital's completion, bringing the total cost to almost €1.73bn, ...

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2,800 will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year

The number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer is set to double by 2045 leading to calls for people to be more aware of their bowel health.

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Actress Clelia bids Fair-well to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

In what was a Eurovision-themed Dancing with the Stars quarter-final, Johnny Ward was the celebrity who was singing the high notes as he not only got a maximum 30 ...

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Hawe family and Garda Commissioner to discuss protecting women

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has confirmed he will meet the family of Clodagh Hawe next week to listen to their concerns.

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Rita Ring, wife of Cork GAA legend Christy, passes away

Ms Ring (nee Taylor) from Ballintemple passed away peacefully yesterday at the Mercy University Hospital. She was in her early 90s.

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UN raises concern to Government about treatment of migrant fishermen

UN Special Rapporteurs have raised concerns to the Irish Government about alleged exploitation, mistreatment and risks to people’s safety in relation to the ...

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DWTS: Bastick is on fire while Stinger must turn to zumba to be more hip

Switch-up week in Dancing with the Stars saw some of the contestants really switch-on with a change of partner — but for others it proved to be a real turn-off. ...

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Today FM, Dempsey biggest winner in latest JNLRs

If the latest figures for radio listenership are anything to go by, the numbers tuning in appear to be surging, with almost all the country’s main shows seeing ...

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Gardaí, Government, and Eir launch cyberbullying information campaign

The gardaí and the Government have joined forces with Eir to launch a new cyberbullying information campaign.

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Speed gene identifies horses’ best race length

A “speed gene” can be used to identify whether racehorses are better suited to short, middle or long distance races.

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Lung cancer screening would save 'one life a day', says Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society has said the Government could save a “life a day” if it were to introduce lung cancer screening.

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'Speed gene' key to future of horse racing

A ‘speed gene’ can be used to identify whether racehorses are better suited to short, middle or long distance races.

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Pfizer staff set to strike in dispute over pensions

Almost 400 workers in two of Cork’s Pfizer plants are to go on strike in little over a fortnight in a row over pensions.

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Charmed by Lisbon: Direct flights from Cork to the Portuguese capital

With direct flights from Cork to Lisbon Stephen Rogers pays a visit to compile a guide to the city and beyond. From the history to fine food to shopping, it's the ...

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Two men arrested after heroin worth €10,000 seized in Tralee

Two men were arrested this afternoon after gardai seized approximately €10,000 worth of heroin following a surveillance operation in Tralee.

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Man due in British court charged with firearm offence

A Irish man aged 51 who has been linked to the Kinahan gang will appear in court in Britain later this morning following the arrests of two men as part of an investigation ...

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Demi has testing time with first DWTS dance

She may be Young but she managed not to be Offended as the judges in Dancing with the Stars gave her the lowest score of the night and the criticism that she needs ...

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New bill will allow same-sex couples to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty will today confirm Government approval for the preparation of a bill which will affirm the parental rights of same-sex ...

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Munster star Murray slams claims he failed drugs test

Munster and Ireland rugby superstar Conor Murray has slammed the “crazy” and inaccurate rumours he failed a drugs test and missed the start of the season ...

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CAB eyes 1,000 targets over proceeds of crime

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has almost 1,000 targets who, it believes, are benefiting from the proceeds of crimes including drug trafficking and burglaries.

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CAB increases number of targets by 60% after busy 2018

The Criminal Assets Bureau has almost 1,000 targets who, it believes, are benefiting from the proceeds of crimes including drug trafficking and burglaries.

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Cork city streets the setting for virtual murder mystery

For most crimes around Cork city, the ‘Young Offenders’ would be among the first to be hauled in for questioning.

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ESRI: Budget 2019 will hit lower income homes harder

Budget 2019 will hit lower-income households harder than those with higher earnings, according to the latest report from the Economic and Social Research Institute. ...

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Gardaí arrest eight for shoplifting in Cork city

Gardaí arrested eight people involved in shoplifting incidents in Cork city over the weekend.

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Workers oppose plans to transfer to Irish Water

Local Government Minister Eoghan Murphy has been warned he has “no chance” of winning support for his plans to bring 3,500 local authority workers under ...

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Concerns over dentists’ training and education

Serious concerns have been raised about the quality of education and training of the country’s dentists.

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Further threat of strikes in schools

Two largest unions opposed to Government pay gap proposals

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Four-day working week ‘possible’ with tech changes

Trade unions have called for four-day working weeks as they believe advances in technology have made reduced hours more feasible.

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GPs body warns abortion services will 'fall short of what women deserve'

A representative body for GPs has warned abortion services here will "fall short of what women deserve" with a number of key issues either unaddressed or in need ...

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25% of GPs won’t provide abortion service, finds poll

A quarter of GPs will not provide an abortion service and would be reluctant to refer a pregnant woman to a colleague, a survey by the Irish College of General Practitioners ...

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Update: Shannon Doyle Malloy has been found safe and well; Gardaí appeal for help in finding Kerry teenager

Update: Shannon Doyle Malloy has been found safe and well; Gardaí appeal for help in finding Kerry teenager

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Watch: Supervet to the rescue of stranded swan in Dublin

Hardly one to get in a flap when confronted with a wild animal, the "Supervet" turned superhero for a 'swandering' bird in central Dublin this afternoon.

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Investigation after kayaker drowns in Kerry river

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board is to carry out an investigation into the death of a female kayaker who drowned in Kerry yesterday afternoon.

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Fire brigade and gardaí rush to scene of house fire in Cork city

Emergency services were called to a house fire on the northside of Cork city in the last hour.

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Listener figures music to 2FM ears

The latest radio listenership figures have proved music to the ears of RTÉ 2FM — but threw up mixed results for the other stations.

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Charlie Flanagan apologises to Maurice McCabe on behalf of State

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has apologised on behalf of the State to garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe for the “calumny by those who should have protected ...

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21% of obese teens think they are right weight

Many young teenagers are deluded about their weight, with a number whose measurements show they are obese believing they are “just the right size” or ...

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Research shows plurality believe papal visit didn't do enough to address clerical abuse

Research by Queen’s University Belfast has found a plurality of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his ...

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Ryanair blames base closures on market

Ryanair has dismissed claims from a European pilots’ union that its decision to close bases and reduce fleet from early next month is a “declaration ...

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Unions: Ryanair’s base closures are ‘a declaration of war’

A pilots’ union has described Ryanair’s decision to close bases and reduce its fleet from early next month as a declaration of war.

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