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CAB probing drugs, prostitution, and burglaries in Cork

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is conducting 14 investigations in Cork city and county, targeting drug dealers, gangs of burglars, and those involved in organised prostitution.

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Prison term, €2k fine, if learners drive your car unaccompanied

Motorists who allow their vehicles to be used by unaccompanied learner drivers will be hit with €2,000 fines and could be jailed for up to six months under strict new laws agreed by Cabinet.

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Beef, dairy, food industries to take brunt of Brexit

Brexit will have negative consequences for Ireland in all scenarios, with the beef, dairy, and food processing industries the hardest hit.

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Denis Naughten fails to raise broadband plan review at Cabinet

Communications Minister Denis Naughten has risked provoking fresh rural anger days before the national framework plan launch after failing to discuss at Cabinet a Dáil decision to seek a review of the broadband plan.

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Shane Ross urged to go to Kerry and fix 'dangerous' roads

Transport Minister Shane Ross has been told to ignore the Government’s “all singing, all dancing” launch of the National Planning Framework and instead travel to Kerry to fix “dangerous” rural roads.

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Emergency talks sought over future of Sherkin course

An emergency meeting has been sought aimed at staving off the closure of an important arts course which generates around €150,000 per year for the economy of an island off the south-west coast.

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Cork city flood plan 'strikes balance' says design experts

Design experts behind the €6m revamp of Cork’s Morrison’s Island, which integrates flood defences with public realm upgrades, believe it “strikes the right balance” between protecting the area’s heritage and reducing flood risk.

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'Unique' Brexit exposure could cost Ireland billions each year

Ireland’s “unique exposure” to Brexit means it faces potentially devastating cuts in exports and production levels and a huge threat to jobs that could cost the country billions each year.

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Brexit boost in the offing for financial services sector

Brexit could trigger flight restrictions and reduced tourism numbers here but may surprisingly boost the financial services sector, a report predicts.

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Taoiseach: Further rent controls could increase number of 'black market' landlords

The Taoiseach has cautioned against further rent controls, saying they could increase the number of ‘black market’ landlords.

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World to go green for St Patrick's Day

More than 300 stadiums, statues, museums and towers worldwide are set to go green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day next month.

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40% rise in household burglaries in Cork

Household burglaries in Cork City and county have risen by 40% in recent months compared to the same period last year.

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Locals urged to play role in saving West Cork post office

A West Cork community has been urged to play a meaningful role in securing its village post office, following the death of a postmaster last month.

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Surge in sex crimes, property offences

Gardaí have recorded sharp rises in sexual offences, property crimes, and crimes against the person in the year ending last November.

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Limerick measles outbreak imported from Middle East

A measles outbreak in Limerick — where the number of confirmed cases has risen to 13 — was imported from the Middle East where a patient had travelled over the Christmas period.

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More than 15,000 cases of sepsis recorded in 2016

More than one in 100 patients attending an emergency department (ED) in Ireland is affected by the life-threatening condition of either severe sepsis or septic shock, new research has found.

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Capital's car crash hot spots identified in study

Beware the intersection: A study of road collisions in Dublin shows where and when crashes are more likely to occur.

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Maggots and teeth in food served to diners

Hundreds of horrified diners were served up unwanted extras last year, reporting finds of everything from maggots to teeth in meals bought from food outlets.

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Warnings over social media use by children

Two leading online safety experts have called on the Government to hold social media companies accountable for underage usage on their platforms.

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Fraud or theft might have cost ETB €148,000

A fraud or theft in relation to procurement at Mid-West training centres might have cost an education and training board €150,000.

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