Rape crisis groups - and survivor - call for change of attitude in courts

Rape crisis groups say a change of attitude is needed in the courts and among the public towards victims of sexual violence and their treatment in trials.

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HSE apologises to family of woman who died after jugular vein torn during routine surgical procedure

Teresa Lyons’s daughter Geraldine Burke told her inquest today that, on the day her mother died her family were forced to leave her alone in a “hugely ...

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Gold medal awarded to Sligo woman who is longest living lung transplant survivor in the world

A Sligo woman who was once told she had days to live is today celebrating being the longest living survivor of a lung transplant in the world.

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Government to examine referendum on ownership of water services

The Government is to examine a referendum on the ownership of water services.

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Woman disputes that €280,000 given by ex-friends was a loan and not a gift

A woman became upset several times at the High Court when disputing claims by former close friends that €280,000 given to her was a loan and not a gift.

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Developers warned to prepare for hard Brexit

Developers have been warned to prepare for a hard Brexit which could impact the supply and cost of building materials in this country.

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'Make a phone call and call reality', judge tells man who spent over €58k accidentally lodged to his account

A man who spent €58,000 accidentally lodged in his bank account claimed he did not set out to defraud anybody but the sentencing judge said the accused needed ...

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Legal review to look at whether rape accused should still get anonymity

The examination into how sex crime trials are conducted is expected early next year.

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Cork rapist who held off-license staff member at knifepoint sentenced to four years

A 34-year-old man who was convicted of rape and manslaughter at the age of 16 was jailed today for four years for a knifepoint robbery.

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Flanagan rules out giving children born in Ireland to non-national parents automatic citizenship after three years

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has ruled out giving children born in Ireland to non-national parents automatic Irish citizenship after three years, claiming the ...

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State to carry out major study into sexual violence

The second Sexual Assault and Violence in Ireland survey will take five years to complete and will interview 5,000 people on their experiences.

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200 jobs at risk in Cork if An Post closes Mail Centre

Up to 200 jobs in Cork could be lost if An Post closes its Mail Centre in Little Island, the Dáil heard today.

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FG's Paudie Coffey says paper defamed him by likening him to 18th century highwayman

Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey believes the loss of his Dáil seat in 2016 by 300 votes was due to a newspaper article about county boundary changes which ...

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INMO criticise Donohoe for communicating over the airwaves rather than in person

The body was responding to Paschal Donohoe, who expressed his disappointment with its decision to ballot for industrial action.

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Disqualified driver who crashed into garda car and taxi 'got a fright' when he spotted gardaí, court heard

A disqualified driver who crashed into a garda car and a taxi during a high-speed pursuit “got a fright” when he first spotted the gardaí, a court ...

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'At the end of the day, I loved him': Desmond Duffy not guilty of murdering abusive partner 'Dessie' Sullivan

Desmond Duffy has been found not guilty of the murder of Desmond Sullivan at the home they shared in Somerville Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6 on May 23, 2016.

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Company representing Dublin apartment dwellers brings High Court action over hotel access

A management company representing hundreds of south Dublin apartment dwellers has brought a High Court action against the operators of a hotel which it claims intends ...

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Horse rider who sued Eye and Ear Hospital settles High Court action

A 24-year old man who sued the Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin over the circumstances of his care when he presented with the sudden onset of blurred vision has settled ...

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Ibec warns further employment growth could lead to labour shortages

Ibec has welcomed the increase in the number of people at work but warned further employment growth could lead to labour shortages here with policy changes needed ...

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Minister's call for overhaul of care for the elderly welcomed

Nursing home providers have welcomed a call by a junior minister that care for the elderly should be overhauled over the next two decades and retirement villages ...

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Cannabis grow-house discovered in north Cork

Gardaí have seized suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb worth an estimated €52,700 following a search at a house in north Cork.

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Mother who lost only daughter celebrating her life with Christmas tree of hope

A mother of one who lost her daughter in a crash is celebrating her life by erecting a Christmas tree of hope at Penny Dinners in Cork city collecting gifts for ...

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Bulgarian tricked into signing marriage cert to help illegal immigrant get into Ireland

A Bulgarian man, who thought he was coming to Ireland to work was tricked into signing a fake marriage certificate to help an illegal immigrant get through Dublin ...

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Employment rate rises by 3% to hit record highs

The country’s employment rate has hit record highs leading to concerns it could lead to a lack of workers to fill vacancies.

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48,000 signed postcards delivered to AG calling on reopening of Stardust inquests

The Attorney General has taken delivery of 48,000 signed postcards calling on him to reopen the inquests of the Stardust fire victims.

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McDonald accused of 'hypocrisy' after missing Presidential inauguration for fundraising dinner

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” after missing the Presidential inauguration on November 11 to attend ...

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Taoiseach: National Broadband Plan report to be published 'in a matter of days'

The Taoiseach says the report into the National Broadband Plan procurement process will be published in a matter of days.

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Court says airport officer entitled to look at phone of man suspected of coming for 'marriage of convenience'

An immigration officer at Dublin Airport was entitled to look at a man's mobile phone text messages which led the officer to believe he was here to enter into a ...

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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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Mairia Cahill labels meeting with McDonald a waste of time

Former Senator Mairia Cahill is not holding out any hopes of an admission from Sinn Féin that she was treated badly when she meets with party leader Mary ...

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Gardaí adopting 'very balanced approach' to enforcement of Patrick’s Street car ban

Gardaí say they are adopting a “very balanced approach” to enforcement of the controversial new time-regulated bus lanes on Cork’s St Patrick’s ...

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Fianna Fáil calls for 7-days-a-week home care packages for elderly people

Fianna Fáil has demanded the Government introduces around-the-clock seven days a week home care packages for elderly people in need amid serious fears over ...

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Irish Water investigating after overloading of Mitchelstown's sewerage treatment plant

Irish Water is investigating who is responsible for pumping excess fluids into the Cork town's sewerage treatment system.

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Plans to build reservoir delayed by bat colony

Plans to build a new reservoir to supply a drought-stricken village have been delayed by up to 18 months because of a colony of bats.

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Garda awarded €25,000 after face slashed by Nigerian man during deportation

A detective garda, whose face was slashed in a razor blade attack on an aeroplane as he accompanied a deported Nigerian man to Lagos, has been awarded €25,000 ...

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Hundreds join protest to demand new inquest for Stardust nightclub fire victims

48 young people died in the popular nightclub in Artane, Dublin on Valentine’s Day in 1981

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Court hears FG senator suing local paper over report which he claims likened him to a 'highway robber'

A Fine Gael politician claims he was defamed when likened to an 18th century highway robber in a report in a local newspaper of comments by a fellow FG TD about ...

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Greater legal protection from 'sexual stereotypes' needed during rape trials: Ivana Bacik

Labour senator Ivana Bacik said the reforms are needed as a result of the Belfast rugby players rape trial and the recent case of a young woman's underwear being ...

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€8m funding for greenways and outdoor recreation projects

18 projects are being funded by the government under the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

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Buildings to turn red as part of anti-racism campaign

Dublin's Mansion House and Liberty Hall and Galway's Spanish Arch are among the sites that will be lit up this Friday.

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'Tsunami' rise in number of solicitors from England and Wales registering in Ireland

The Law Society in Ireland has recorded a dramatic increase in the number of solicitors in England and Wales registering in the Republic.

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'Time to put manners on the system', says Rape Crisis Network

The director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Cliona Saidlear has said that there is space in the Irish legal system for protocols for the behaviour of lawyers ...

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Rainfall warning issued for Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath

A small craft warning is also in place with east to northeast winds set to increase to force 6 or higher today on all Irish coasts.

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Inflated house prices and homelessness risk from Brexit, says Government

An exodus of British people and businesses leaving the UK after Brexit risks further inflating house prices and deepening the homelessness crisis, Government officials ...

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Noeline Blackwell: Change needed in laws and public attitudes towards rape

The director of Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre, Noeline Blackwell says there needs to be a change in legislation and in public attitudes towards rape.

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Incidents of children being injured in preschool facilities detailed in Tusla report

A child was accidentally pierced by another child’s EpiPen in preschool, according to the latest round-up of serious incidents reported to authorities by early ...

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Events and initiatives launched to mark World Children's Day

The Children's Ombudsman is celebrating World Children's Day by live streaming a series of inspiring stories from young people under the hashtag #ChildTalks2018.

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Anti-bullying programme launched in Louth and Monaghan primary schools

The Kiva Project targets children from 1st to 6th class in response to what parents see as their biggest concern for their children.

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Atkins diet ‘does work over the long-term’, research claims

The controversial low-carbohydrate diet pioneered by US cardiologist Robert Atkins has been scientifically proven to work long-term, according to a new study.

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Irish smartphone users check their device 55 times a day, survey finds

97% of Irish consumers have access to some form of mobile phone, according to Deloitte’s annual Mobile Consumer Survey.

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