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President Michael D Higgins has begun a State visit to Vietnam with a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. The State visit marks 20 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Vietnam. The blossoming southeast Asian state is a Key Partner Country under the Irish Aid programme, with a population touching 90 million […]
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Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal discussions with the EU – on their own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – mean […]
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CCTV cameras with night vision are to be introduced in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to help combat the rise in illegal dumping. The move is to be overseen by the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (Pure) Project, a group which has removed almost 3,000 tonnes of litter from the area in the last 10 […]
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Like Galway, Cork is also in the midst of an amalgamation conundrum, in the first of two articles we take a look at the background to the current situation. Last year’s report, released in September 2015 by a working group under the chairmanship of Alf Smiddy, recommended amalgamation of both Cork City Council and Cork […]
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Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said that discussions with the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland will continue today ahead of industrial action due to begin tomorrow. However, Mr Bruton said he was not optimistic that tomorrow’s strike could be averted. ASTI members are to strike tomorrow for the first of seven days between now […]
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The General Secretary of the Joint Managerial Body has said that he does not envisage many secondary schools opening after midterm break as members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland withdraw from supervision and substitution duties. ASTI members are to strike for seven days between now and December in a dispute over pay for […]
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Five people have died after a light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at Malta International Airport. An airport source said the five victims were all French, although it is not yet clear if they were members of the military or civilians. In a statement, the airport said the aircraft, a Fairchild Metroliner turboprop, was involved […]
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With thousands of gardaí and teachers preparing to stage work stoppages, doctors are the latest group to warn of strike action as pressure on the Government over public service pay reaches crisis levels. The Government insisted yesterday, however, there could be no special deals outside of the framework of the Lansdowne Road pay agreement, which […]
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Barry Andrews has resigned as chief executive of Goal as the aid agency reels from a US investigation into its multimillion-euro Syria operation, The Irish Times has learned. Mr Andrews, a former Fianna Fáil minister who took the helm at the organisation in 2013, informed the Goal board in August of his intention to step […]
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Government intensifies preparatory work on Brexit and announces All-Island Civic Dialogue to seek broad based views on all-island implications. Next Steps to include: · An all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting to be hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 2 November in Dublin. Invitations will […]
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The Department of Education has asked teachers’ union the ASTI to cooperate with arrangements it is attempting to make to keep secondary schools open in the event of industrial action by teachers. The Association of Secondary School Teachers is currently balloting members in relation to two issues, one of which is a withdrawal from supervision […]
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A multi-million euro fund is to be made available for a series of emergency measures over the next nine months to reduce the risk from flooding for 250 homes in Athlone. Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Sean Canney said the €6m project will proceed ahead of an ongoing study […]