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It was a double act in the Pepper household as twins Aidan and Kate collected their Leaving Cert results. Aidan notched up an impressive 602 points which included five H1s at Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle, Dublin. He is hoping to go on to study medicine, while his twin sister is hoping to go on to social work in Blanchardstown IT. "I'm hoping Monday will go my way, I already have my HPAT results from earlier in the year," said Aidan. Meanwhile, Kate scored...
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The former 'Dragons' Den' entrepreneur Sean O'Sullivan made more than €30m from an initial €1m bet on a bike-sharing company that has been sold to Uber for close to €200m. O'Sullivan, whose SOSV venture fund is one of the most active in the world in financing early-stage startups, took an early punt on Jump Bikes in 2014, supplying most of the company's €1m startup capital. It took part in a second €8m funding round in January this year with eight other in...
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The number of Leaving Certificate candidates scoring high points for college entry has jumped since the changes to the exam grading system and CAO points scale. Figures from the CAO show that 11.9pc of students achieved between 500 to 599 points this year, compared with 9.6pc in 2016. There are also other candidates with 600 points, and even more if they have the 'honours' maths bonus. The total proportion of students with 500 or more is 13.2pc this year,...
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A MAN in his 20s has died and a teenage girl is seriously injured in hospital after a car left the road and ended up in a field last night. The crash happened sometime between 10pm and 11.20pm on a rural road in Westmeath - writes independent.ie Gardai in Mullingar are investigating the single vehicle road traffic collision on the Castlepollard to Collinstown Rd R395 on Wednesday. "The collision occurred at Deerpark, Bratty - approximately 1.5 miles from C...
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More than 57,000 students have receivedthe results of their Leaving Certificate exams at their schools. This is the second year that sees candidates measured according to a new marking structure, with a smaller number of numerical grades replacing the old alphabetical system - writes rte.ie According to the State Examinations Commission, seven students achieved Higher Level Grade 1's in eight subjects this year. It said that last year, eight students achie...
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A Medical Council inspection of nine hospitals has found that some interns were asked to perform duties above their grade. It says some trainees at Galway University Hospital alleged they were also left unsupervisedwhen a consultant was absent for a week. However, the report says that the hospital was complying with required criteria and the trainees knew who their clinical supervisors were. At other hospitals, the council found thatmedical registrars refu...
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A study by the Simon Communities has found a severe shortage of properties for people who rent using Rent Supplement and Housing Assistant Payment (HAP) payments. The charity saidincreases in rent payment limits introduced in 2016 were no longer effective - writes rte.ie The study, carried out in May, found that just 8% of properties available to rent were within the Rent Supplement and HAP limits. It also showedthat in eight out of the 11 areas examined,...
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An Post is to seek up to 300 voluntary redundancies in a cost-cutting plan that may also see it move its headquarters from Dublin's historic GPO. The organisation said its voluntary severance programme will be open to 1,200 of its corporate and support office workers, around 950 of whom are currently based in the GPO. An Post said that a recent change in work practices identified more than 250 roles that could be eliminated. As part of the change, the orga...
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The latest round of Brexit negotiations is due to get under way in Brussels today. The two days of talks will be led by officials, rather than by the UK and EU chief negotiators Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier. Today, the two sides will discuss issues surrounding the Irish border, includinghow to achieve an agreed ' backstop ' to prevent a hard border. Tomorrow, the talks will focus on the UK's future customs and trade relationships with the EU. Last month...
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The family of a man missing from Dublin are "seriously concerned" for his welfare. Gardai have issued an appeal for the whereabouts of 53-year-old Paul McDermott - writes dublinlive.ie Paul is from the Castleknock area of Dublin 15 and was last seen yesterday, Tuesday 14 August, around the College Green area of Dublin. He is described as being 5’11’’ with brown/grey hair and of medium build. When last seen he was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and brown walki...
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Today's the big day, and thousands of students and their families are awaiting results. Thousands of students across Dublin are waking up this morning to find out how they did in their Leaving Cert - writes dublinlive.ie It's already been revealed that seven students scored top marks in eight honours subjects. Another 53 got 100% in seven subjects and 189 received six “A” grades. A total of 54,440 candidates will pick up their results today with a further...
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Park and Ride are expected to be full from very early on. As we gear up for Pope Francis's visit to Dublin, a lot of changes are expected around the capital - writes dublinlive.ie. It has already been announced that over 50 roads will be closed to facilitate him, and that public transport will be free for anyone with a ticket to mass. The move comes as organisers try their best to limit the amount of cars coming to the city. A massive car-free zone has bee...
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This could be the perfect role for someone looking for part time work. It may seem like months until the festive season, but one Dublin high street location is already looking for staff. Penneys is well prepared and is already looking for retail assistants for its main location in the capital. The budget retail giant is on the hunt for temporary retail assistants for its Mary Street store. These new vacancies are becoming available to help manage the influ...
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This summer the council put up signs around the area informing people they might see some bare-skinned bathers. There's been worries that a nude-friendly beach in south Dublin is drawing in "creepy" attention - writes dublinlive.ie This summer Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown council put up signs around a beach in Dalkey informing people that it was nude-friendly. The quiet spot at Hawk Cliff has been used by people who like to swim nude for years, and now some of t...
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Council workers changed the locks of her home and threw out everything she owned. Dublin City Council have apologised after binning a woman's possessions after she died - writes dublinlive.ie When Janet Mahon passed away last May after a battle with cancer, council workers changed the locks of her home in Dunard Estate on Blackhorse Avenue and threw out everything she owned. Her daughter Caroline Melwani said that nobody in the council made contact with he...
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Talks between Ryanair and pilots to try to resolve a long-running disputehave concluded for the day at Dublin Airport. Both sides will return tomorrow at 10.30am under the mediation of Kieran Mulvey. Ryanair and the Irish Air Line Pilots' Association, which is part of trade union Fórsa, areengagingin a fresh attempt to broker a resolution to the Irish dispute. Three days have been set aside by MrMulvey and both sides have been asked to refrain from public...
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Ulster Bank is to sell 5,200 non-performing mortgages to so-called vulture fund Cerberus. The portfolio of loans, valued at €1.4bn, includes around 2,300 mortgages relating to private homes and around 2,900 mortgages covering buy-to-let properties. However Ulster Bank said that no performing loans were included in the portfolio, while none of the home loans involved were in a restructuring arrangement with the bank. Some of the portfolio's buy-to-let loans...
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A teacher, who ordered five primary schoolgirls to Sellotape their own mouths for chatting and giggling in class, was properly removed for professional misconduct from the Teaching Council of Ireland’s Register of Teachers, the High Court has ruled. Ms Justice Mary Faherty directed in a reserved judgment that the teacher and the school where she had been employed could not be named in order to protect the identity of the girls concerned who were now in the...
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Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said there are legal difficulties in introducing a minimum passing distance law and he is looking at other ways of protecting cyclists. The minister had pledgedin February to introduce a law that would require motorists to keep a minimum distance away from the cyclists when passing them - writes rte.ie The distance on roads with a speed limit above 50km/h would be 1.5 metres and on those where the limit is lower it wou...
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A Government spokesperson has told RTÉ News that the cost to the State of Pope Francis' visit to Ireland will not be available until after the two-day visit. Meanwhile, Iarnród Éireann is urging people who are attending the papal mass in Phoenix Park on 26 August to book Intercity trains as soon as possible. In a statement, it said that advance booking of Intercity train travel is mandatory for the mass, as tickets will not be available for sale on the day...
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The homeless mum-of-seven who was forced to sleep in a garda station with her children will be accommodated by a homeless charity until she's provided with a home. Margaret Cash (28) made headlines last week after she posted photos of six of her kids sleeping overnight on chairs in Tallaght Garda Station - writes herald.ie The family has since been given temporary accommodation by Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) until today. However, it had been unclear...
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A student who took a "cocktail" of drugs before being found naked outside a shopping centre in the early afternoon was embarrassed and upset that videos of the incident appeared on social media, a court has heard - writes herald.ie Sean O'Brien (21) was in a state of shock at the time after a friend had suffered "a bad turn" and he was forced to give him cpr. He had also taken LSD for the first time, and this, combined with alcohol and cocaine, caused him...
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Several hundred people have attended a remembrance service in Omagh, Co Tyrone, to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing in which 29 people died. Relatives of those killed in the explosion and survivors of the attack attended an inter-denominational service at The Memorial Garden in Omagh today. A car bomb ripped through Omagh on 15 August 1998 killing 29 people, including a woman who was pregnant with twins, and leaving more than 200 others injured. Th...
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President Michael D Higgins is to officially open the 2018Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda this afternoon. The annual cultural event is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people to the town on the Louth/Meath border over the coming week - writes rte.ie Organisers say 30% of the expected 400,000 visitors are to travel from overseas, with €40m expected to flow into the local economy. The week-long event celebrates Irish tradition through music...
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A new public pontoon costing almost €600,000 has been officially opened at Schull in west Cork. Designed for short-term berthing of small boats and yachts, it is a significant addition to local facilities and a welcome boost to the economy on one of the most isolated peninsulas in the country. Speaking at today's opening ceremony, Cork County Council's Chief Executive Tim Lucey said the investment in Schull reflects how importantly the local authority view...
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Farmers groups have urged the Government to act quickly to prevent a second fodder crisis this year following a pledge from the Minister for Agriculture today to help farmers hit by the summer drought. Visiting the Tullamore Show in Co Offaly, Michael Creed said measures to support a fodder import scheme would be unveiled in due course - writes rte.ie The minister has come underpressure from farmers to domore to address the fodder crisis and income fears a...
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Talks have begun to try to resolve the long-running Ryanair dispute. Ryanair and the Irish Air Line Pilots' Association, which is part of trade union Fórsa, areengagingin a fresh attempt to broker a resolution to the Irish dispute under mediator Kieran Mulvey. Three days have been set aside by MrMulvey and both sides have been asked to refrain from public comment while the process is under way. Around 100 of Ryanair's 350 Irish-based pilots held their fift...
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Ticketmaster has announced that it is closing down secondary resale websites Seatwave and Get Me In. The company has been criticised in the past when ticket sales it was handling for large concerts, such as U2 in Croke Park, were sold out in minutes . Tickets for the concert appeared soon afterwards on secondary websites for much higher prices - writes rte.ie Ticketmaster said in a blog post that consumers have become "tired of seeing others snap up ticket...
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The first litter survey of Ireland's coasts and waterways has found that 40% of rivers, beaches and harbours were littered or heavily littered. The survey, which was carried out by AnTaisce for Irish Business Against Litter, found that only four out of 50 sites examined were clean to European standards. It found only one beach, Salthill in Galway, and only one harbour, Kinsale in CoCork, to be clean to European norms. Lanesboro on the Shannon in CoLongford...
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Former Celtic football youth coach Jim McCafferty, 72, has been sentenced tothree years and nine months in prison at Belfast Crown Court after pleadingguilty in May to eight counts of sexual assault. McCafferty, formerly of Raby Street in Belfast, will serve half the sentence in custody and the remaining half on licence - writes rte.ie He initially pleaded not guilty to a series of sexual offences against the same boy over a three-year period before Decemb...
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Tanzania has been named as Ireland’s fastest-growing holiday destination, it has been revealed. Bookings for the east African country have been up 399% since November, claim trip firm Travel Counsellors. It reckons safaris with lions and elephants are luring more and more Irish holidaymakers for an “authentic unspoilt experience”. Spokeswoman Cathy Burke said: “There are memorable accommodation options available like The Bush Rover Suites, which are full w...
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Ten Dublin organisations including a wheelchair rugby club, Little Museum of Dublin, and Five Laps Arts Festival were among the ten Dublin winners of the first ever National Lottery Good Causes Award. The awards aim to recognise the inspiring work of thousands of projects, clubs, and people from all over the country. Almost 30 cent of cash spent on lottery games goes to the Good Causes programme, which then invests it in communities around the Island. The...
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Forget the sports car - we're now marking the middle-age milestone by running a marathon. Tanya Sweeney counts down the warning signs Time once was that a man on the verge of a midlife crisis was easy to spot. There was the flashy sports car, the interesting new haircut, the ill-fitting leather jacket, not to mention the office junior flirtation (or worse, the full-blown affair). But being in one's 40s or 50s now is an entirely different beast than it once...
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It also showed that the majority of car fires take place at night time. Dublin Fire Brigade have revealed the most likely time and day for a house fire to take place. The invaluable service, which tackles house fires in the capital on a regular basis, carried out analysis on all their call-outs - writes dublinlive.ie And the analysis by the business intelligence unit showed the most likely time for a house blaze is on a Tuesday at 11pm at night. It also sh...
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Office of President is exempt from Freedom of Information legislation. President Michael D Higgins is refusing to comment on claims he stayed in a luxurious five-star hotel where the top suites can cost €3,000 a night. Former presidential hopeful Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell claims he received information suggesting Mr Higgins stayed in "one of the most expensive suites" in the Beau-Rivage Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. Suites in the hotel are curr...
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Conor McGregor had paid tribute to his other half Dee Devlin as she rings in her 30th birthday. He is one of the world’s most successful MMA fighters and his girlfriend Dee has been by his side since the very beginning when he was struggling to make it on the fighting scene. Conor shared a snap of himself and Dee on the beach with their arms wrapped around each other as they pair sunbathed in the ocean while their son, Conor Jnr, sat on his dad’s shoulders...
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A south Dublin takeaway was closed after a live rat was found in the storage area. Roberto's takeaway in Ranelagh was one of 13 food joints - six of which were in Dublin - issued with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority in July. The Food Hygeine Inspection report stated: "A live rat was seen in the rear storage area where equipment and foodstuffs were located. "A grave and immediate danger exists to food safety in this area because rats can transmi...
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Prospective presidential candidates will appear before a specially convened meeting of Carlow County Council next week to seek support to contest the expected November election. Independent Senator Joan Freeman, businessman Gavin Duffy, artist Kevin Sharkey and Athlone woman Marie Goretti Moylan will go before the council at 2.30pm next Wednesday to make their pitch for a nomination - writes rte.ie Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of at least...
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The number of confirmed deaths from anearthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday has risen to 259 and would rise as more victims are found in the rubble, the disaster mitigation agency said. A strong aftershock struck the island this morning, causing panic. The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of the island, the US Geological Survey said. Authorities on the island have urgently appealed for medicine, food an...
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The Policing Authority has identified fundamental flaws in the reform process of An Garda Síochána, which it says are now barriers to effective progress. In its fifth report on the Implementation of Changing Policing in Ireland programme, the authority said its concern at the pace of progress is now secondary to these "significant" flaws - writes rte.ie In a strongly-worded report it said that if An Garda Síochána does not pause to reconsider the way its e...
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Ryanair is set to be hit by a 24-hour pilots’ strike in five countries this Friday. Pilots based in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium will join the action which comes at the height of the holiday season - writes  The Dutch pilots' union VNV became the latest union to confirm its participation in the strike this evening, however, it is understood Ryanair is to go to a Dutch court on Thursday to try to prevent them from taking part in the...
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Sinn Féin has said it was "particularly concerning" that the Policing Authority believedthat the entire reform process being undertaken by An Garda Síochána was fundamentally flawed. In its fifth report on the Implementation of Changing Policing in Ireland programme, the authority identified fundamental flaws in the reform process and said its concern at the pace of progress was now secondary to those flaws - writes rte.ie The authority said barriers to pr...
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Ireland's largest private landlord, I-RES REIT, has almost trebled the number of State-funded, social tenancies on its books. The company, which last week announced profits of €19 million for the first half of this year, confirmed to RTÉ's Morning Ireland that it has 303 tenants receiving a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP). It equates to 11% of I-RES's total portfolio of rental properties of 2,678. In 2017, just 4% of the company's properties were rented t...
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Six children, aged from one to 11, and their mother had to sleep in a Dublin garda station last night after they could not find emergency accommodation. Gardaí at Tallaght say the familypresented themselves at the station as they had nowhere else to go. Gardaí contacted the various emergency shelter phone lines, as well as a number of local hotels, but no accommodation could be found for the family - writes rte.ie The family was cared for at the station an...
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The 145th Dublin Horse Show gets under way at the RDS in Dublin today. Up to 100,000people are expected to attend the event throughout the week, with large crowds expected for Ladies Day on Thursday and the traditional family days on Saturday and Sunday. Around 1,600 horses and ponies will take part in the show's various equestrian events, over the next five days. The show comprises of 134 competitions, including 14 international show jumping competitions...
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Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Neil Jordan has donated his archive to the National Library of Ireland. The Sligo-born directorachieved international critical acclaim for hisfilms, including 'Michael Collins', 'The Butcher Boy', and 'Breakfast on Pluto'. Hewonan Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 'The Crying Game'. Over 123 archival boxes of material have been donated to the National Library, including film and TV scripts, production fi...
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A man in his mid-60s, who has suffered from life-long epilepsy, has been made a ward of court by the President of the High Court. The man had been appealing to the court to be allowed to return to his own home. Last week, Mr Justice Peter Kelly travelled to a nursing home in a rural area to hear the man’s case. Today, the judge said in a reserved judgment that during a two-hour hearing in the nursing home, and in a number of hearings prior to that, the cou...
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Water restrictions are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future, with 70 days of supply left in the main reservoir serving the greater Dublin area, Irish Water has said. Levels at the Poulaphoca Reservoir in Co Wicklow have fallen from 150 days storage in early May down to 70 days at present, according to the utility's Managing Director, Jerry Grant- writes rte.ie Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr Grant said that in the south, midlands and...
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Ryanair said at the weekend that it is also cancelling 104 flights in and out of Belgium on Friday due to similar stoppages by Ryanair pilots in Belgium and Sweden. Ryanair elected pilot representatives in Ireland have accepted the airline's proposal for third party mediation, overseen by former director general of the Workplace Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Ryanair pilots in Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Sweden are to stage 24-hour strike action on...
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A radical new radiotherapy trial could significantly cut the number of visits for men with prostate cancer, researchers have said. Treatment may be delivered in just five bouts compared to the usual 37, according to the researchers at Queen's University Belfast. The trial was the first of its kind in the UK and delivered large doses per treatment concentrated on the tumour - writes rte.ie Gordon Robinson, 70, took part in the trial. He said: "If it wasn't...
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A man has been arrested after being stopped by gardaí when driving a lorry while 11 times over the drink-driving limit. The man was stopped driving on the wrong side of the road at Cloontuskert, Co Roscommon at 3.10pm yesterday. Gardaí say when the lorry stopped they discovered the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and had an open bottle of wine beside him. The man in his late 50swas taken to Roscommon Garda Station. He was found to have 106 microgrammes o...
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A long-term plan is needed to address the crises in the health service, the Minister for Health has said as an implementation strategy for the Sláintecare Plan is launched. The strategy sets out key actions over the first three years of the plan. The all-party ten-year Sláintecare Report was published in May last year. At the time it was costed at around €2.6 billion, plus a once off capital spend of €3bn. Simon Harris has said it is a significant day for...
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Measles outbreak a concern at gathering of 500,000 - HSE Health experts say visit poses a unique health risk 500,000 expected in attend Phoenix Park Attendees urged to ensure vaccines are up to date Measures in place for temporary morgues due to age profile of attendees Worshippers attending the Phoenix Park for the Pope's visit run the risk of contracting infectious diseases, health experts have warned. Temporary morgues are already planned for the event...
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Nearly one in six people doubt they will ever own their own home. A survey of 5,000 people found nine percent agreed that owning a home was something they were unlikely to achieve - writes herald.ie A further seven per cent of respondents "somewhat agreed" they may struggle to buy a place of their own. Recent data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed house prices have been increasing by 12.4pc a year. In December, research from estate agents Sav...
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A giant scarecrow version of the Pope has won joint-first prize in a competition in an Irish town. The massive model of the pontiff in his popemobile was created by a group of men in Durrow, Co Laois, for the popular annual Durrow Scarecrow Festival, ahead of the real man's visit this month - writes herald.ie Evelyn Clancy, chairwoman of the Durrow Development Forum, said there had been huge of interest across Ireland. Engineers The festival is known for i...
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Families whose children were affected by serious failings in audiology services in the west of Ireland are to meet today to launch a campaign calling for increased vital supports for their children. The Parents Audiology Support Group Roscommon/Mayowas set up in recent weeks by affected families who say their children cannot wait any longer for access to services they need as a result of their misdiagnosis - writes rte.ie "It is not good enough that the HS...
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Around 50,000 people have taken part in this year’s Belfast Pride parade, the biggest LGBT march in the city since the event began 27years ago. Groups taking part included voluntary and community organisations, business and corporate institutions, trade unions and local councils. Most of the main political parties, apart from the DUP, also participated. An Garda Siochána was officially represented by several officers marching in uniform, accompanied by col...
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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has doubled down on her Irish reunification U-turn and said a unity referendum is now at the centre of political discussion. The comments come a week after Ms McDonald said a poll on Irish unity should not be held while uncertainty around Brexit remains. Now Ms McDonald has said: "It is not a question of if a unity referendum will happen but a question of when." Ms McDonald made the remarks during her keynote speech at th...
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The health watchdog HIQA has promised to begin referring complaints about the mistreatment of elderly nursing homes residents to the Office of the Ombudsman which has the power to investigate them. The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall raised concerns with HIQA after it emerged that none of the 680 complaints it received last year, relating to the treatment of nursing home residents, were passed on to his office - writes rte.ie This is despite the existence of a Mem...
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Initially, the man received a loan of €3,000 in April 2017 from his employer ‘on a humanitarian and exceptional basis’ An IT engineer, who left a trail of debt behind him after borrowing a total of just under €50,000 from six colleagues at his firm, has been sacked for violating the company’s expenses policy. Initially, the man received a loan of €3,000 in April 2017 from his employer ‘on a humanitarian and exceptional basis’ after the IT engineer in his ‘...
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The Medical Council has said it is concerned "at the levels of inaccurate information" that are in the public domain as a result of the recent CervicalCheck difficulties. It said that cancer screening saved lives every week but that screening was not a diagnostic exercise and there was an acceptable norm of false negative and false positive results - writes rte.ie In a statement issued this evening, headed ‘Statement from President of the Medical Council i...
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Ireland's women's hockey team was given a hero's welcome in Dublin city centre after winning a silver medal at the Hockey World Cup. Thousands of supporters lined Dame Street with flags and banners to welcome the squad and their support team to a celebration hosted by Dublin's Lord Mayor Nial Ring - writes rte.ie. Speaking at the event, Mr Ring said it was a historic occasion for the nation. He said: "We have a great tradition of sport in Ireland and these...
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Irish people are the third biggest vapers on the planet, a new report has revealed. Figures show only the Japanese and British spend more per capita on these products than us – while other countries in the Top 10 include Denmark, the US and Italy. The popularity of vaping with Hollywood actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy as well as superstar singer Katy Perry is thought to have influenced the surging popularity of the e-cigarettes. Figures from...
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Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran gave a speech at the Love and Life in Marriage Conference. A bishop has sparked outrage with comments about contraception after he drew a link between it and gay relationships. Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran gave a speech at the Love and Life in Marriage Conference at Dublin Airport’s Carlton Hotel on Saturday. The event was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Humanae Vitae, a text written by Pope Paul VI regarding married l...
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Holiday makers are being asked to get through security at Dublin Airport at the earliest opportunity in their busiest spell of the year. Record numbers of passengers are travelling through the airport at the moment in the height of holiday season. As a result airport authorities are advising passengers to get to security swiftly to avoid missing their flights. Dublin Airport tweeted: "It's our busiest time of the year, so if you're travelling today, we adv...
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The man hovers back and forth and appears to urinate in the corner of the car park. Locals have been left disgusted after a video emerged showing what appears to be people removing items from a clothing bank. The video shows a woman reaching into the banks and pulling out clothes while another man watches her. She goes to each bank reaching in before throwing everything she pulls out on the ground beside her. The man hovers back and forth and appears to ur...
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An executive at a subsidiary of meat processing company Kepak has been awarded €7,500 for having to deal with out-of-hours emails. The Labour Court said the company was aware the employee was working longer than the permitted 48 hours a week and did not curtail the working pattern. It found Kepak had breached the Working Time Act and awarded €7,500 compensation. The employee, Grainne O'Hara, worked as a Business Development Executive with Kepak Convenience...
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An Post has said the number of post office closures is unlikely to rise above 161. Yesterday, the company said 161 postmaster had applied for voluntary redundancy . Speaking on Today with Miriam, An Post CEO David McRedmond said the closures will mostly be rural. He said the closures will start from now and continue over the next six months. Mr McRedmond said they need to make sure the network is viable and where there are two post offices within 1-2km of...
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The new head of the British armed forces, General NickCarter, has said he will not allow an unjustified legal pursuit of British soldiers wrongly accused of misconduct while on operations in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. General Carter spoke out about Northern Ireland veterans being "chased by people making vexatious claims" of wrongdoing, and vowed: "That will not happen on my watch". He praised the "remarkable job" done by the British army in Northern...
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Ryanair has suggested that the former head of the Workplace Relations Commissionshould act as a mediator in its dispute with pilots' union Fórsa as Irish-based pilots stage their fourth day of strike action. The airline's Chief People Officer, Eddie Wilson, said Kieran Mulvey's experience and background could be a "positive influence". Forsa said Ryanair's announcement that it would accept independent third-party assistance was "unexpected and positive dev...
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The beach was slapped with a temporary Do Not Swim notice last weekend after heavy rainfall led to a nearby pumping station overflowing. A swimming ban slapped on Balbriggan beach last week after heavy rains has been lifted - just in time for the August Bank Holiday Weekend - writes dublinlive.ie Fingal County Council announced today that it's lifted the temporary ‘Do Not Swim’ Notice on the north Dublin beach, which has been in place since last Saturday d...
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The HSE is warning people to be vigilant after the outbreak. Four new cases of the measles have been reported to the HSE after a previous outbreak in late July. Two adults and two children have contracted the virus in the past week. The HSE believe these people are likely to have come into contact with one of the two earlier cases of the measles in a Dublin Hospital last month. People are being requested to be on high alert after the outbreak and to be awa...
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The scammers are taking thousands off customers. Computer experts have warned of a dangerous “sextortion” scam causing misery across Ireland. The bogus email is causing panic to many users because it identifies one of their account passwords and claims it has information on their online activity. The scammers then claim they will share to family and friends unless paid up to €6,000 in online currency bitcoin. Computer firm Dash.ie has urged people to be vi...
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The August Bank Holiday is one of Dublin Airport's busiest times. Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport are set to take off this weekend. A record breaker Bank Holiday will see the total sky rocket to 422,000 - a 4% climb from the peak of last year’s summer season - writes dublinlive.ie Delays at security checks are expected, so passengers are urged to ditch a last-minute coffee in Departures and head straight for the boarding area. Communications manager Si...
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You don't want to be waiting for the money. Social welfare recipients are being advised of changes due to the August Bank Holiday weekend. Some of the payments due on Monday will be available for collection from Friday. But if its not picked up by Saturday, claimants have been warned they may have to wait until Tuesday due to changes in Post Office opening hours. The Department of Social Protection explained: "Payments due on Monday, August 6 may be collec...