Bus Eireann confirm cost cutting measures including overtime ban

Bus Eireann has confirmed it is planning an overtime ban at the troubled company – along with a range of other cost cutting measures. Management have written to staff saying they will also implement a recruitment ban and end flexi-time...

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Family of Dale Creighton say sentences given are too lenient.

The family of Dale Creighton, who was beaten to death in Tallaght three years ago, say the sentences handed down to his killers are “too lenient”. Five men were today handed sentences of between three and seven and a half...

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Northern Ireland election to be held on March 2

Update: The Northern Secretary James Brokenshire says Northern Ireland election will take place on Thursday March 2. An early election...

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Parents, religious groups and others will be able to input on schools acceptance process

The Education Minister, Richard Bruton (pictured), has launched a public consultation to reform the admissions system for primary schools. Parents,...

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Two investigations underway after man dies in Kerry farm accident

Investigations are underway after a man was killed in an accident on a farm in County Kerry. It happened at...

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Bruton: ‘UK post Brexit ‘trade war’ with EU will put Irish jobs at risk’

A Government minister has admitted Irish jobs are at risk if the UK chooses to open a damaging post-Brexit “trade...

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Stormont snap election looms as Sinn Fein sticks by withdrawal from executive

Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election after Sinn Fein triggered the implosion of the powersharing executive by declining...

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Gardaí investigating suspected drugs related death of Cork teen

Update 5;15pm: It is suspected the 16-year-old boy who died in Cork may have taken drugs. It is believed at...

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Priest files complaint over Rubberbandits ‘haunted bread’ comment on Late Late Show

A Co Kerry priest has lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over the “ridiculing of the Eucharist”...

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Irish Blood Transfusion Service lifts ban on gay men donating blood

The ban on gay men donating blood has been lifted. Health Minister Simon Harris stressed the importance of people offering...

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Judge hands down €3k fine to former Anglo director for failing to keep record of fraudulent €8m loan

The former director of lending with Anglo Irish Bank, Pat Whelan, has been fined €3,000 for failing to keep a...

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Judge hands down prison sentences for ‘vicious and sustained attack’ on Dale Creighton

Update 3pm: A short time ago, two others were sentenced in relation to charges arising from the investigation into Dale...

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AAA/PBP to take part in anti-Trump rally in Dublin ‘to bring Trump down’

An anti-Trump demonstration is taking place in Dublin on Friday to coincide with the inauguration of the new US president....

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Sinn Féin triggers collapse of Stormont powersharing executive

Sinn Fein has declined to re-nominate a Stormont deputy first minister in a move set to collapse the powersharing executive...

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Court appearance for man following stabbing in Offaly

A man is due in court this afternoon over a stabbing in County Offaly yesterday. The 21-year-old is facing charges...

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UK PM talks with Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness in bid to save Stormont deal

Theresa May phoned Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness early on Monday in a last-ditch...

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Campaign group calls for removal of ‘Baptism barrier’

Campaign group EQUATE says the only way to make all primary school children equal is to remove the Baptism requirement...

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Education Minister unveils four options to combat ‘baptism barrier’ in schools

Four options have been unveiled by the Education Minister to tackle the so-called baptism barrier which allows publicly funded schools...

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Coast Guard airlift two injured fishermen in separate operations off coast of Ireland

The Coast Guard have carried out two offshore operations to evacuate fishermen from two different vessels. The Waterford-based helicopter R117...

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Group claims ‘nobody has been refused entry’ to Catholic schools outside Dublin

A group representing Catholic primary schools is insisting there is no baptism requirement for their school places. It comes as...

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