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CSO figures show average water use of 383 litres a day

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 1:38pm
The latest water consumption figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the average daily water consumption for metered households was 383 litres per day.

EU toughens position on Brexit talks

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 1:23pm
The European Union has hardened its position on Brexit talks ahead of a key summit, making new demands on financial services, immigration and Britain's exit bill.

78% of student nurses and midwives plan to work abroad

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 1:13pm
A survey of nurses and midwives who are due to qualify this year has found that 78% are planning to work abroad.

SFI announces tie-up deal with UK's EPSRC

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:00pm
Ireland's science funding agency has announced a new partnership agreement with the main body responsible for funding engineering and physical sciences in Britain.

Portiuncula maternity review to be completed shortly

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 11:59am
A review into the provision of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Co Galway will be completed shortly.

Le Pen's father says campaign was too laid back

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 10:59am
French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen has said his daughter Marine, who faces centrist Emmanuel Macron in a 7 May presidential run-off, should have campaigned more aggressively for Sunday's first round, following the example of US President Donald Trump.

Labour pledges to guarantee EU citizens' rights in UK

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 10:47am
Britain's opposition Labour Party will immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the country if it wins the 8 June general election, it said this morning, setting out a Brexit strategy aimed at eating into Prime Minister Theresa May's runaway lead.

Yemen becoming world's worst humanitarian disaster - UN

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 10:45am
The top United Nations humanitarian official has called for Gulf countries to help avert mass starvation in Yemen, where two years of war have left millions at risk of famine.

Eight held in Spain in raids targeting militants

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 10:35am
Spanish police in the northeastern city of Barcelona have arrested eight people and raided 12 properties in a sweeping operation against Islamist militants.

UKIP leader will 'probably' contest election

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 10:33am
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall "probably will" stand in Britain's 8 June general election, according to his deputy.

Boylan asked to stand down from NMH board

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 7:38am
Dr Peter Boylan, a former master of the National Maternity Hospital, has been urged to stand down from the board of the hospital by deputy chairman Nicholas Kearns.

Arkansas executes two prisoners on same night

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 7:27am
Arkansas carried out back-to-back executions last night, administering lethal injections to two men convicted of rape and murder to become the first US state to kill more than one inmate on the same day in 17 years.

26 killed as truck and bus collide in Kenya

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 7:25am
At least 26 people have been killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between Nairobi and Kenya's second city Mombasa.

Donald Trump wants tougher new sanctions on North Korea

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 4:28am
US President Donald Trump calls for tougher new U.N.sanctions on Pyongyang, saying North Korea is a global threat and "a problem that we have to finally solve"

Still shortage at supervisory Garda ranks in Bailieboro

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 2:28am
The Garda Representative Association says there is still a shortage at supervisory ranks in Bailieboro in County Cavan in spite of the recommendations of the O'Higgins Commission report

Families accuse hospital of 'attempted cover up'

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:00am
A number of families at the centre of the long awaited review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe have criticised what they describe as the "attempted cover-up of the failings in care at the maternity unit."

Obama makes no mention of Trump in major appearance

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 10:47pm
Former US president Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention of his successor, Donald Trump.

Appeal to locate teenage boy missing from Dublin

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 10:10pm
Gardaí have appealed for assistance in tracing 15-year-old Michael Matthews, who has been missing from Dublin since Saturday, 22 April.

Former bank worker jailed over €144k theft

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 9:50pm
A former Bank of Ireland worker who stole €144,089 from the bank to put in her own accounts and those of family members has been jailed for a year.

'Personal flying machine' maker plans 2017 deliveries

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 7:42pm
A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page has released a video of its Kitty Hawk prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year.