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A new accelerated garda recruitment programme will see 800 gardaí recruited next year and 3,200 on a phased basis over the next four years. The Government has said the recruitment programme would take into account the numbers of gardaí retiring over the period and is designed to bring the strength of the police service up […]
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Thousands of commuters are facing serious disruption in Dublin as bus services are cancelled due to a 48-hour strike over pay. Over 400,000 passengers each day will have to make alternative travel arrangements, while city retailers have warned of the economic impact on businesses. The first of a series of two-day Dublin Bus strikes officially […]
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Brian Cody conceded that his side were “comprehensively” outplayed by Tipperary as the Premier County outgunned Kilkenny with a tremendous second-half performance to regain the Liam MacCarthy Cup. It’s Tipp’s first triumph since 2010, and 27th overall, and was fashioned with a superb display after the break that saw them outscore Cody’s side
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The Italian coastguard has said some 6,500 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. 617 of those were rescued by the LÉ James Joyce. The Irish naval vessel was called into action by the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. The LÉ James Joyce located a number of boats in the Mediterranean around 40 miles […]
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Sixteen people have been taken to hospital after a transatlantic jet diverted to Shannon airport after encountering turbulence over the Atlantic this morning. United Airlines flight UA-880 made an emergency landing at Shannon shortly before 6am. The Boeing 767-300 jet, with 207 passengers and crew of 13 on board, was flying from Houston in the […]
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Brendan Kenny says he is ‘not obliged’ to comply with decision on redevelopment. Pressure is mounting on Dublin city councillors to reverse their decision to redevelop O’Devaney Gardens as a council-owned rental complex. Dublin City Council’s assistant chief executive Brendan Kenny, who will shortly take over as the council’s head of housing, has written to […]
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Three children who died at home in Ballyjamesduff ‘will be greatly missed’. Outside Barconey Heights, a picturesque four-house estate overlooking rolling Cavan hills across a narrow country road, Garda forensic team members were walking in and out of the home with bags. The estate was sealed off at its entrance, the Garda tape the only […]
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A Czech hiker who survived a month trapped in a remote snow-bound hut in New Zealand after her partner died in a fall said this morning she knew it would be perilous to try to reach civilisation. Pavlina Pizova broke down in tears as she relived details of her harrowing ordeal, watching avalanches crash down […]
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Striker never stopped giving during an exemplary 18-year international career. One of the great love affairs of Irish sport has finally been ended. It’s not us, just to be clear here, it’s him. After 145 games and 67 goals, Robbie Keane is finally hanging up his international boots. There will be one more game, against […]
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Figures show that more than 2 million people are now employed in Ireland. The number of people employed in Ireland continues to rise, increasing by 2.9 per cent, or 56,200, in the in the second quarter of the year, bringing the total up to 2,014,900, the Central Statistisc Office said on Tuesday. The figure means […]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a church historian as the country’s new science and education minister. On 19 August, the president announced that Olga Vasilyeva would succeed the current science minister, Dmitry Livanov, who will become presidential envoy on trade and economic relations with Ukraine, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. During his
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FAI chief, who is OCI vice president, and five other OCI figures named in warrant following interview with Hickey over ticket controversy. A Brazilian judge has authorised the country’s police to seize the passport of Football Association of Ireland chief executive and Olympic Council of Ireland vice-president John Delaney as part of the investigation into […]