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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Cybersecurity experts warn on ‘whaling attacks’

Cybersecurity experts have warned so-called ‘whaling attacks’, in which company CEOs are targeted by scammers, have tripled in the past year.

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Minister raises doubt over chances of repealing 8th

A senior minister has cast doubt over whether the Government can succeed in liberalising Ireland’s abortion laws, triggering uncertainty about the upcoming referendum before the campaign begins.

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Children in two unmarked graves: Shame of what lies beneath

Children from the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, some of whom died as late as 1990, are buried in unmarked graves in a Cork City cemetery.

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Laws aim to ban reselling tickets above face value

The reselling of tickets above their face value is set to be banned under legislation expected to come before the Dáil shortly.

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Usage of public bike rental schemes in main cities down 5%

Usage of public bike rental schemes in the country’s four main cities fell by over 5% last year, despite the growing popularity of cycling as a transport mode.

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Cork's South Mall still country’s top parking fine blackspot

The number of motorists caught parking illegally in Cork city fell by 4.2% last year, although the South Mall remains the country’s top blackspot for catching illegally parked motorists.

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Pope Francis ‘lacks clout’ on abuse issue

Abuse survivor and former papal advisor Marie Collins says she has no confidence in the newly-reconvened Vatican commission on clerical child sex abuse or in the Pope’s ability to deliver on the reforms it recommended.

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Fianna Fáil legislation to extend protections to borrowers

Fianna Fáil are to table amending legislation in the next two weeks to extend protections to home borrowers whose loans will be bought by vulture funds, a move that could likely snarl plans by Government-owned Permanent TSB for a huge €4bn disposal of distressed loans.

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Áine Collins shock as Fine Gael woo John Paul O’Shea

An internal war has broken out in Fine Gael over election selection for Cork North West, with former TD Áine Collins declaring she feels “betrayed” by a party decision to woo an independent politician onto the ticket.

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Microplastics found in deep-water fish

The presence of harmful microplastics in deep-water fish discovered by Irish researchers suggests the problem could be more serious than previously thought.

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Celebrating Sam Maguire: Dunmanway festivities to last 8 months

Eight months of celebration — around a cup?

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Council ‘can’t cope’ with noise complaints

Many residents in Co Cork are experiencing excessive noise pollution as a monitoring agency lacks sufficient personnel to enforce legislation, described as “inadequate”.

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Autopsies to be carried out on washed-up dolphins

Autopsies are being carried out on several dolphins that have washed up on beaches in the last month.

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Religion to be optional at second level

Students at hundreds of second-level schools will no longer have to sit through religion classes against their wishes or to take personal study time instead.

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