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Revealed: The Irish city where drivers are 'the worst hypocrites across Ireland and UK' - survey

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Dublin is the 'hypocrite driver' capital of Ireland and the UK. At least that's what a new survey is claiming.

Three pints a day can lead to dementia

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Three pints of beer or two large glasses of wine each day can push drinkers towards early dementia, a new study reveals today.

UK won't be a 'Mad Max dystopia' after Brexit, says Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has dismissed claims Britain is heading for a "Max Mad-style" dystopia after it leaves the European Union with a sweeping programme of deregulation.

Charlie Weston: Tweaks could make it a lot less attractive to pick over bones

The vultures look set to ultimately have their wings clipped after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he is to consider extra protections for mortgage holders whose loans are sold by banks.

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Permanent TSB presses on with vultures sale despite pledge from Taoiseach to help families

Permanent TSB is ploughing ahead with a €3.8bn sale of impaired home loans despite a pledge by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to strengthen protection measures for mortgage holders.


Save the Children boss quit over texts sent to female staff


The former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making "unsuitable and thoughtless" comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged yesterday.


Comment: Varadkar caught on the hop over debt sale as Fianna Fáil weighs up options

Those 'vultures' appear to be coming for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after all, as Permanent TSB has signalled it is definitely headed towards selling a major loan book to the dreaded vulture funds.

'My privacy was breached in trial,' says Graham Dwyer


Convicted killer Graham Dwyer wants the High Court to strike down provisions of the law that allowed data from mobile phones to be used by prosecutors as evidence during his trial.


Same-sex marriage could be introduced to Northern Ireland via Westminster - Bradley


The UK Government has said same sex marriage in Northern Ireland could be introduced via Westminster.


'Irresponsible and reckless' - Simon Coveney hits out at criticism of Good Friday Agreement

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Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Good Friday Agreement, Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said.


'Horrific' moment girl (12) attacked and robbed by grown man

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Police have released dramatic CCTV of a man robbing a 12-year-old girl.


Freezing temperatures and snow showers forecast yet again

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The latest Met Eireann outlook for the weekend suggests that the winter is set to return with a bang once more.


Florida school shooting suspect in court as White House indicates Trump wants to improve background checks


A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Graham Dwyer's lawyers to argue data laws breached his rights

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Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer's High Court challenge against the State over the use of mobile phone records during his trial is due to start today.

Hiker dies after being rescued on mountain

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A hiker has died after getting into trouble on Mangerton Mountain, in Co Kerry.

Monday, Feb 19

Regency murder accused may face retrial as new material presents 'unprecedented conundrums'

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REGENCY Hotel gun murder accused Patrick Hutch may face a retrial after the Special Criminal Court heard new information had come to light that brought “unprecedented conundrums” for the case.

Over 70pc of deep-sea fish have ingested plastic - study finds


MORE than 70pc of the deep water fish stock in the Northwest Atlantic have ingested plastic - one of the highest frequencies of microplastic in fish worldwide.

Graduates should fund their former universities - says college president

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New NUI Galway president Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh wants to see a culture of alumni giving back to their universities to help fund the education of current third-level students.

Sunday, Feb 18

Iran plane crash: All 66 on board dead after plane crashed into mountain in foggy conditions

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An Iranian commercial plane has crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.

'He doesn't know how it happened' - IT worker (24) hospitalised following suspected hit and run

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A young man was discovered with serious injuries on the roadside in Dublin's city centre this morning following a suspected hit and run.

Alternative lecturer provided to students outraged by Trinity professor's FGM comments

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A different lecturer will teach Trinity students who were offended by their professor's comments on female circumcision, the college has confirmed.

'If I can't smoke on the bus, I'll walk' - how smoking was banned on Dublin Bus 30 years ago

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This day 30 years ago smoking was banned on Dublin Bus. Shay Healy took to the 48A for RTÉ to gauge opinion and he encountered several passengers who were furious at the 'nanny state' intervention.

Saturday, Feb 17

U.S. President Donald Trump visits Florida school shooting victims in hospital


US president Donald Trump came face-to-face with hospitalised victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring "the job they've done is incredible".

Russian indicted in election probe says U.S. justice is 'one-sided'

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One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Mexico - leaving millions of homes without power

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A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the…

Friday, Feb 16

US grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals over alleged election meddling

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A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the US election campaign from 2014 through 2016 in a multi-pronged effort with the aim of supporting then-businessman Donald Trump and disparaging his rival Hillary…

I'll be in my late 40s in Ireland 2040, does it sound like a place I'd like to live?

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Thousands of extra hospital beds, some 500,000 new homes and significant improvements to our public transport and roads - Project Ireland 2040 really does offer something for everyone.

Mother of Irish teen caught up in Florida school shooting begged daughter to 'just keep running'

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The devastated mother of an Irish teenager who was caught up in a U.S. school shooting in which 17 people were killed has said she begged her daughter to "just keep running."

Valentine's Day timing of Florida school shooting 'not a coincidence' - say white supremacist paramilitary group

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The teenage gunman charged with unleashing one of the United States' worst school shootings had been trained by a white supremacist paramilitary group, and may have chosen Valentine's Day to strike after the end of a relationship with a…