Regina Doherty: 'Clearly we will clearly explain' reason for 12-week limit in abortion referendum

Latest: The Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has denied that Government Ministers are "muddying the water" on the abortion debate.

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Law firm warns against 'mob justice' saying 'vigilante law is bad law'

There are warnings that "mob rule justice" can prevent people being brought to justice through the judicial system.

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Dublin city centre affected by power outage

Large areas of Dublin city centre are without power due to a fault, according to ESB Networks.

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SF helped drum up support for letter urging Taoiseach to seek law changes in the North

Sinn Féin mobilised its base in the Republic of Ireland to garner support for a letter from high-profile members of civic society urging the Taoiseach to ...

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Minister directs HIQA to investigate National Maternity Hospital's out-of-hours surgery

The Health Minister Simon Harris has directed HIQA to conduct an investigation into the National Maternity Hospital.

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'Unprecedented conundrums' may lead to retrial of Regency Hotel shooting accused

The Regency Hotel shooting trial has been further adjourned this morning after the Special Criminal Court heard that material in the case has presented some "unprecedented ...

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Figures reveal more than 600 patients waiting for hospital beds

There are more than 600 patients waiting to be admitted to hospitals around the country today.

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Rising rents force Waltons to close its iconic music shop in Dublin city centre

One of Dublin's most iconic music stores is closing its doors.

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Gardaí investigate two robberies within 20 minutes of each other in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating two armed robberies that took place within 20 minutes of each other.

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Man presents himself to Gardaí investigating suspected hit-and-run in Dublin

A man has presented himself to Gardaí investigating a suspected hit-and-run in Dublin yesterday morning.

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Minister reveals HSE to offer 'every graduate nurse and midwife a full-time and permanent job'

The Health Minister Simon Harris has said he will offer every student nurse and midwife a full-time and permanent job once they graduate.

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Micheál Martin brands Govt's National Development Plan a 'cynical measure'

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has described the launch of the National Development Plan as a "cynical measure".

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Calls for State to purchase Permanent TSB's buy-to-let mortgages to avoid evictions

The Government is being encouraged to take advantage of a unique opportunity to increase its housing stock and stop future evictions.

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New Sinn Féin leaders to meet Taoiseach and Tánaiste

Sinn Féin's new leaders will meet with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste in Dublin later today.

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Government sees 50% surge in disability claims in a decade

The Government is investigating a surge in disability claims after they have jumped by 50%.

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Morrissey calls on Ireland to ban 'stale' fur industry

Morrissey has written to Agriculture Minister Michael Creed calling for a ban on fur farming.

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Man due in court in connection with stabbing in Limerick

A man is to appear in court today charged in connection with the stabbing of another man in County Limerick.

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Medtech firm Quidel announces 75 jobs for Galway

There is good news for Galway on the jobs front with 75 new posts announced this morning.

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Work to be done to convince people to vote for abortion change - Regina Doherty

A senior government minister has said there is a "job of work to be done" if people are to be persuaded to back a referendum on changing abortion law.

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Gardaí seize a firearm, ammunition and drugs in Dublin search

Gardaí have seized a firearm, ammunition and drugs in a search in Dublin.

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Sinn Féin delegation to discuss Stormont fallout with Theresa May

Sinn Féin members are to travel to London this week to discuss the fallout at Stormont with Theresa May.

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Gardaí seize over €50,000 worth of counterfeit goods in Meath

Gardaí have seized a large consignment of alleged counterfeit goods at Fairyhouse in Co Meath.

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Latest: Man charged in connection with Limerick stabbing to appear in court tomorrow

Latest: A man is to appear in court Monday charged in connection with the stabbing of another man in Co Limerick.

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Latest: Gardaí appeal for witnesses following alleged hit-and-run in Dublin

Latest: There is an appeal for witnesses to an alleged hit-and-run incident in Dublin.

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Idea of completing Dublin Metro by 2027 'farcical' - Fianna Fail TD

The idea of completing the Dublin Metro by 2027 has been labelled as "farcical" by one Fianna Fáil TD.

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Work needs to be done to convince undecided voters - Abortion Rights Campaign

The Abortion Rights Campaign says they are aware work needs to be done to convince undecided voters ahead of this year's referendum.

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Man rescued after his dinghy capsizes off Galway Bay

A man has been rescued by the RNLI after a dinghy capsized on Galway Bay this afternoon.

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Home of man with severe learning difficulties comes under 'sickening' petrol bomb attack

Police in the North have described as "sickening" a petrol bomb attack on the home of a man with severe learning difficulties.

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President Higgins to visit refugee camp during state visit to Greece

President Michael D Higgins is to visit a refugee camp during a state visit to Greece.

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Investigation into vehicle's incursion onto runway as Aer Lingus plane lands

A incident involving an Aer Lingus aircraft at an airport in the UK earlier this month is being probed by air accident investigators.

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Kerry Babies transcripts to be withheld from public record 'to avoid distress to Joanne Hayes'

Transcripts from the Kerry Babies Tribunal are to remain confidential to protect Joanne Hayes from further distress.

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Rising construction costs force DIT to raise student accommodation prices

Dublin Institute of Technology is set to charge students €215 a week to live on its new Grangegorman campus.

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Centre sees 'shocking' number of children as young as 10 seeking help for anxiety

Children as young as 10 years old are seeking help from a Meath support centre for issues surrounding anxiety and suicide.

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Danish politician believes there should be no border controls in Ireland after Brexit

A Danish politician believes there should not be border controls between the Republic and North of Ireland if the public do not want them.

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Cyclists to highlight campaign to make roads safer for cyclists

A hundred cyclists will be travelling from Swords Castle to Skerries from 10am this morning.

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Economics expert believes Ireland has a shortage of apartments, NOT a shortage of houses

A leading housing expert says we have a shortage of apartments in Ireland.

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Two polls show widening gap between Fine Gael and the rest of the parties

Two new opinion polls show Fine Gael have opened up a gap as the most popular party in the country.

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Polls show at least 40% approve unrestricted access to abortion in first 12 weeks

Two opinion polls show around a third of people think the Government's proposals on abortion go too far.

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Limerick Gardaí investigate serious assault that leaves man in critical condition

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating a serious assault on Maiden Street, Newcastle West.

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Goverment support is on the rise according to new poll

A new opinion poll shows support for the government is up again.

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Man in critical condition following serious assault in Limerick

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating a serious assault on Maiden Street, Newcastle West this evening.

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No winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth almost €6.7m

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €6,692,751 million.

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Concern for Irish human rights group member detained in Africa

Concern is rising about a member of staff from an Irish human rights group, who has been detained in Burundi.

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Latest: Sinn Féin to meet with Varadkar and Theresa May following Stormont talks collapse

Sinn Féin is to hold meetings with the Taoiseach and British Prime Minister in the wake of the collapse of Stormont talks.

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Latest: PESCO conference hears issues of financial commitment and military spending

A conference which aims to highlight concerns surrounding Ireland joining an EU defence pact has concluded.

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Update: Missing Kildare teen found safe and well

Update: Maria Maksimik has been found safe and well.

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The West is awake as Mayo and Galway players scoop half a million each in Euromillions plus

The West is surely awake today as two lucky EuroMillions players in the neighbouring counties of Mayo and Galway each scooped €500,000 on last night’s ...

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