Court places injunctions on water meter protestors – one faces jail

Injunctions stopping eight anti-water charge protesters obstructing the installation of meters in North Dublin have been reinstated.A ninth protester Colin McGettrick of Edenmore in Raheny could still face jail.GMC Sierra, a company employed by Bord Gáis to install water meters,...

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Gardaí seek privacy screen for surveillance operatives in murder trial

The Special Criminal Court has heard there was a tracking device on a car believed to be used in a drive-by shooting in Co Meath.Three Dublin men are on trial for the murder of Peter Butterly who was gunned down...

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Medical supplies firm to close Galway plant (70 jobs to go)

American firm Beckman Coulter is closing its facility in Galway, with the loss of up to 70 jobs.One hundred and...

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Australian authorities drop case against Irish backpacker accused of hiding newborn

An Irishwoman who was accused of unlawfully concealing the birth of her child in Western Australia will not have to...

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Humphreys: McNulty affair is a ‘Fine Gael matter’, won’t name officials

The Arts Minister has refused to reveal who within Fine Gael asked her to consider John McNulty for a place...

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Govt introduces vacant site levy in planning reforms

A new levy will be charged to developers with vacant sites or empty shops starting at 3% of the cost...

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Blasphemy referendum to come – but no date yet

The Cabinet has signed off on a plan to hold a referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the...

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Sports helmets a ‘false sense of security’, parents warned

Parents of children playing sports are being warned about protective headgear giving kids a "false sense of security".The warning came...

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Domestic trips up 5.2%

Irish residents made 1.8 million domestic trips in the second quarter of 2014.Figures released by the CSO show a rise...

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Gardaí investigating discovery of body in Dublin park

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of the body of a man in a Dublin park in the early hours of...

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Food Safety Authority warning: Don’t eat wild mushrooms

People are being advised not to eat mushrooms they find growing in the wild as the foraging season begins.Last year,...

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September one of the driest on record

Last month was the second-driest September on record, according to data from the Armagh observatory.The observatory said it recorded just...

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Appeal for information in search for the Disappeared

The Head of the Investigation team searching for the so-called 'Disappeared' is urging anyone with any information - no matter...

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Engineer admits to running Limerick brothels

A senior engineer has admitted to keeping and managing brothels in three Limerick City locations.56-year-old Thomas Lyons of The Warren,...

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Dublin councils issue zero litter fines on beaches, despite summer cleanup

Despite piles of rubbish being collected on beaches across Dublin, no litter fines were issued by two Councils.Thousands of people...

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Legal objections to Poolbeg Incinerator discussed

New plans on how to stop the Poolbeg Incinerator going ahead were discussed at a public meeting held in Ringsend...

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National water protest demonstration gathers steam

Preparations are underway for a national demonstration against water charges. Two of the country's largest trade unions, Unite and Mandate,...

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Hogan stands over sending local CVs to Irish Water

Last update: 11:44Phil Hogan has denied doing anything wrong by sending CVs from his constituents to Irish Water.Hogan is taking...

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Oireahtas committee meeting on Shannon Airport use by USA

The use of Shannon Airport by the United States and how it impacts on Ireland's neutrality will be at the...

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Top Irish universities drop in ranking table – UCD out of top 200

There are growing concerns about third-level funding after both Trinity College Dublin and UCD suffered significant drops in the latest...

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