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Hundreds of thousands of commuters in the capital face disruption today, as Dublin Bus drivers stage a fifth day of strike action. The National Bus and Railworkers’ Union has warned that unrest could spread to Bus Éireann and Irish Rail. Dublin Bus, meanwhile, has said the stoppages to date have cost the company over €4m […]
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A review of operations at the Oberstown children’s detention campus has been announced by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone and the board of the facility. The review was ordered after a number of incidents at the centre, including industrial action by staff who have raised concerns about their health and safety, a […]
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Over 400,000 Dublin Bus customers face a third day of travel disruption as staff at the company continue their strike over pay. With no sign of any intervention that could break the deadlock between management and workers, union representatives will meet later today to decide whether to escalate their industrial action. Dublin Bus has urged […]
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Water charges have become one of the major political issues of our time, and arguably significantly influenced the outcome of the general election earlier this year. The suspension of charges earlier in 2016 marked a temporary victory for those who opposed them – but there is no question the subject remains a major source of […]
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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, have extended their congratulations to Michael McKillop following the successful defence of his T37 1,500metres crown in Rio today, winning his fourth Paralympic Gold medal. Minister O’Donovan said: “I am just back from Rio, and […]
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An investigation is due to get under way today into the circumstances surrounding the death of a coastguard volunteer off Co Clare yesterday. Caitríona Lucas was searching for a missing man with two other volunteers when their rigid inflatable boat overturned in heavy swells. The mother-of-two was pronounced dead shortly after being airlifted from the […]
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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 […]