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Government publishes Finance Bill

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 4:00pm
The Government has published the 2017 Finance Bill containing 78 sections, the majority of which implement the changes announced in Budget 2018.

Third attack on Afghan military base kills 43

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:56pm
At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan.

RCNI unable to publish statistics due to funding cuts

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:37pm
The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that because of funding cuts, it is no longer able to publish statistics.

Govt will not flinch from tracker scandal, Bruton says

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:12pm
The Minister for Education has told the Dáil that the Government would not flinch from addressing the tracker mortgage scandal.

Living alone rule dropped from Seniors Alert Scheme

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:07pm
The government's Seniors Alert Scheme which has been providing free personal monitored alarm devices to people over 65 who are living alone is to have the living alone condition dropped.

Talks on potential rail strike being held at WRC

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:02pm
Management and unions at Iarnród Éireann are attending talks at the Workplace Relations Commission in a bid to avert a potential strike over pay.

NI manager O'Neill pleads guilty to drink-driving

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:49am
Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill has pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Donegal drink-driving cases adjourned ahead of ruling

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:34am
A District Court Judge in Letterkenny, Co Donegal has adjourned approximately 45 cases of alleged drink-driving, pending the outcome of a Supreme Court challenge to the law.

Man arrested following €1m drugs seizure

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:32am
A man has been arrested after a firearm, ammunition and drugs were found in Co Offaly on Wednesday.

Members clash over Eighth Amendment committee vote

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:28am
Two members of the committee examining the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution have clashed over the effectiveness of the hearings with one describing it as a "sham process".

Nursing homes boss declines invite to appear before PAC

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:21am
The CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee declining an invitation to appear before it and said it is a matter of serious concern to the NHI that confidential legally privileged documents have appeared in the public domain.

No compromise in sight as EU leaders meet for summit

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:22am
The prospect of Britain achieving a breakthrough at this week's EU summit had long been discarded. On the three key issues - Britain's divorce bill, the rights of EU citizens and the Irish border - London has still not done enough for the EU to believe that a disorderly withdrawal can be avoided.

Man dies in Mayo house fire

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:07am
A man has died following a fatal house fire in Co Mayo

Positive reinforcement important to school transition

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:06am
Children who receive positive feedback and frequent praise from their second-level teachers settle in better after the transition from primary school, while those who are reprimanded more often lose confidence in their ability to do schoolwork.