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ESRI report into effect of recession on families

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 11:56am
The household income of two-thirds of families fell during the recession, with almost one in ten families falling into arrears on their mortgage or rent payments.

Three men arrested over drug, cash seizures worth €270k

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 11:26am
Three men have been arrested following drug and cash seizures worth an estimated €270,000 in counties Dublin and Wicklow.

Man in serious condition following stabbing in Limerick

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 11:23am
A man is in a serious condition in hospital following a stabbing incident in Limerick city.

Deal aims to protect pensions from Brexit threats

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:54am
An agreement struck between the UK and Ireland will mean that Irish people can continue to receive social welfare entitlements from the UK and vice versa in the event of a no-deal Brexit, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

Smollett charged with filing false police report

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:33am
Jussie Smollett has been charged with the felony offence of filing a false police report over his alleged homophobic and racist attack last month.

12 new primary schools to be multi-denominational

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 9:31am
Twelve new primary schools due to open later this year will all be multi-denominational and two will teach all subjects through the medium of Irish.

'Extinct' tortoise rediscovered on Galapagos islands

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 9:18am
A tortoise whose species was believed extinct for a century has been found in one of the islands of the Galapagos archipelago.

400 global icons set to go green for St Patrick's Day

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 9:10am
The CEO of Tourism Ireland has said he hopes that nearly 400 global icons will be lit up in green for St Patrick's Day this year.

'Hostels giving mental health support need regulation'

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 8:53am
The Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission says he wants all hostels and community centres that provide mental health support and services to be regulated.

Gifts for families of newborns with Down syndrome

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 8:46am
A woman in Co Cavan has delivered almost 400 gift baskets to families of newborns with Down syndrome.

PAC to hear of 'robust' corporate governance at KWETB

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 8:41am
The Chief Executive of the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board is expected to tell today's Public Accounts Committee that they have built a "robust culture of corporate governance" following serious failings raised by the Government's spending watchdog.

Court decision due in €7bn conspiracy to defraud case

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 6:24am
The Supreme Court will give its decision this morning in the appeal by the former Chief Executive of Irish Life & Permanent against his conviction for a €7bn conspiracy to deceive people about the true state of Anglo Irish Bank.

Apartment fire in Bangladesh capital kills dozens

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 6:19am
At least 70 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials have said.

Global assault on NGOs at crisis point - Amnesty

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 3:10am
Governments around the world are stepping-up their attacks on civil society organizations and human rights defenders. according to a new Amnesty International report.

Pope to open summit on clerical child sex abuse crisis

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 12:19am
Pope Francis will this morning open an unprecedented four-day summit of his most senior prelates in an effort to tackle the growing clerical child sexual abuse crisis in their church.

UK and EU to hold further Brexit talks in Brussels

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 12:01am
The UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and the British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will return to Brussels today for further talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Retailers warn over no deal Brexit price hikes

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 12:01am
Groups representing retailers in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK have issued a strong warning that a no-deal Brexit will lead to reduced availability of some goods.

PAC to hear from new KWETB chief executive

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 11:38pm
The Chief Executive of the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board is expected to tell today's Public Accounts Committee that they have built a "robust culture of corporate governance" following serious failings raised by the Government's spending watchdog.

Russian man appointed Irish language officer in Kerry

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 9:13pm
A Russian man has been appointed as an Irish language officer in a Kerry Gaeltacht and will spearhead attempts to revive the language there.

Coastal erosion causes Dublin house to collapse

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 8:44pm
A house in Portrane in North Dublin is to be demolished by the local authority due to the effects of coastal erosion.

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