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Aran Islands Air Services Contract Extended

September 29, 2016 |

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne T.D., has today (27 September 2016) announced that the contract between his Department and GASL with regard to the provision of air services to the Aran Islands has been extended. The contract … Read More

Budget to dominate as Dáil returns after summer break

September 27, 2016 |

The new Dáil term begins later today after a two-month summer recess, with focus immediately turning to next month’s Budget. Ahead of detailed negotiations, the Independent Alliance is due to meet this week to discuss their budget strategy.

Minister for … Read More

Medical device research centre to open in Galway

September 26, 2016 |

A €68m centre for medical device research will be officially launched at NUI Galway this morning. The Centre for Research in Medical Devices will involve more than 250 researchers from a total of six academic institutions across the country.

It … Read More

Noonan says corporation tax not under EU pressure

September 26, 2016 |

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said there is no pressure on Ireland from Europe to change its tax laws or to alter the tax incentives for companies to invest in Ireland.

Speaking at an event in Limerick marking the … Read More

Oxygen equipment on all ambulances being checked after Naas death

September 23, 2016 |

Safety notices have been issued to all staff to carry out basic checks on oxygen equipment in ambulances following the death of a man in an ambulance fire at Naas General Hospital. HSE National Director with Responsibility for the Ambulance … Read More

Commuters face disruption with Dublin Bus strike

September 23, 2016 |

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.

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Operations at Oberstown detention centre to be reviewed

September 19, 2016 |

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, … Read More

400,000 Dublin Bus users disrupted as strike continues

September 15, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Water charges: Where do we stand now?

September 13, 2016 |

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 … Read More

James Reilly is selling his cars – 10 Jags, three Daimlers and a clapped out Pajero

September 13, 2016 |

The deputy leader of Fine Gael, Senator James Reilly, is to sell his collection of vintage and classic cars along with the contents of his country home, Loughton House, the 13-bedroom Anglo-Irish mansion on 82 acres outside the village … Read More

Investigation over coast guard volunteer’s death

September 13, 2016 |

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 … Read More

800 gardaí to be recruited under accelerated programme

September 8, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Travel disruption as Dublin Bus workers stage 48-hour strike

September 8, 2016 |

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 … Read More

No last minute resolution likely to avert bus strike – SIPTU

September 7, 2016 |

SIPTU has said there is little hope of a last minute resolution to the pay dispute which will see the first of three two-day strikes on Dublin Bus begin tomorrow.

The dispute arose after Dublin Bus unions rejected a Labour … Read More

Cycleway projects halted due to Luas cross city costs

September 5, 2016 |

Work on a number of Dublin cycleways has stopped because of the cost of the Luas cross city project.

The Dodder Greenway, the Grand Canal Greenway and Phase Four of the Royal Canal Greenway have all been put on hold.

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16 hospitalised after Shannon emergency landing

August 31, 2016 |

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, … Read More

Commission says Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn to Apple

August 30, 2016 |

The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn to Apple.

The Commission said “selective treatment” allowed Apple to pay tax rate of 1% on European Union profits in 2003 down to 0.005% in … Read More

Cavan in shock after five die in suspected murder-suicide

August 30, 2016 |

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 … Read More

This weekend is your last chance this summer to grab some Irish sunshine

August 26, 2016 |

Don’t throw out the sun cream and the unused travel BBQ just yet – this weekend is set to be a (relative) scorcher. In what looks like the last burst of sunshine we’ll see this summer, August’s final weekend is … Read More

Irish comedian to donate kidney to save brother’s life

August 25, 2016 |

Comedian Jarlath Regan has revealed that he is going to donate a kidney to save his younger brother’s life. Jarlath said that they recently discovered that he was a match for his brother, who needs a transplant, and the surgery … Read More