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Man questioned over death of man in Bray, Co Wicklow


Gardaí have questioned a man in his 40s in connection with the death of Vincent Kelly in Bray in Co Wicklow.


SEC: Rise in non-teachers correcting Junior Cert papers


The overwhelming majority of examiners correcting last year's Leaving Certificate papers were qualified teachers, but more than 11% of those assessing Junior Certificate papers were not, according to data released this evening by the State…


Orderly Brexit in everyone's interest, says Taoiseach


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an orderly Brexit was in everyone's interest, but that the European Union needed to be prepared for the possibility that that would not happen.

Appeal for teenager missing from Galway


Gardaí have appealed for help in locating a teenager missing from Loughrea, Co Galway.

Brothers sentenced over 2017 Longford assault


A circuit court judge has apologised to a Portuguese man who was assaulted in Longford town on St Patrick's Day 2017.


Decriminalisation of cannabis is 'under consideration'


The Taoiseach has said that an expert group currently considering the decriminalisation of cannabis is examining the systems in jurisdictions in which cannabis has been decriminalised for recreational use.

Lowry tax trial jury to resume deliberations on Monday


The jury in the trial of Independent TD, Michael Lowry and his refrigeration company Garuda, on tax offences, has gone home for the night and will resume its deliberations on Monday.


Minister welcomes review into collapse of Belfast trial


The Minister for Justice has said he welcomes the fact that gardaí have set up an internal review to look into the circumstances around the collapse of a trial in Belfast.

PAC receives dossier on sale of NAMA's NI loans


Members of the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee have received a dossier containing allegations regarding the sale of NAMA's Northern Ireland loan book known as Project Eagle.

New €31m library opens at University of Limerick


The biggest campus library in the country and one of the most digitally advanced in the world has opened at the University of Limerick.


Settlement reached over Clonkeen playing fields


A High Court action over plans by the Christian Brothers to sell part of a south Dublin secondary school's playing grounds for €18m has been settled.

Ryanair cancel up to 100 European flights due to strike


Ryanair says it is being forced to cancel up to 100 flights across Europe over Saturday and Sunday due to a strike by French Air Traffic control staff.

Court hears Garda intercept prevented Dublin shooting


The Special Criminal Court has heard how gardaí intercepted two men on their way to a shooting after using a secret listening device during a surveillance operation.

Terminally ill woman settles action over smear tests


A woman with terminal cancer who sued over Cervical Check smears has settled her High Court action.


Harris signs agreement on affordable medicines


Minister for Health Simon Harris has signed an international agreement aimed at securing affordable and timely access to new medicines for Irish patients.

House of Fraser to close stores, cut 6,000 jobs in UK


House of Fraser has been given the green light from creditors to axe more than half of its store estate in the UK, resulting in up to 6,000 job losses.


Tribunal judge will not refer journalists to High Court


The chairman of the Disclosures Tribunal has said he is not referring any journalist to the High Court as it would be absolutely futile.

Plans in place to combat ticket touting for papal visit


Security measures have been put in place to ensure that tickets for the visits by Pope Francis to the Phoenix Park and Knock Shrine are not sold on by touts.

'World at global tipping point' - Clinton


Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has described the world as at "a global tipping point" where "even facts and reason are under assault like never before".

Man charged with rape in Dublin park


A man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in west Dublin earlier this week.

US Immigration: 'Are you the mother?'


It took 85 days for Olivia Caceres to get her baby boy, pulled from his father's arms at the US border, a traumatic experience many more parents face to reunite with children separated under President Donald Trump's immigration policies.


Pharmacy workers strike over union recognition


More than 34 stores in the Lloyds Pharmacy chain were hit by a two-hour work stoppage as around 220 staff belonging to Mandate went on strike over union recognition.

Trump urges Republicans to drop immigration effort


US President Donald Trump has said Republicans in Congress should drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections.


Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families


North and South Korea have agreed to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August - the first such meetings since 2015.

Security to be increased at some DART stations


Iarnród Éireann says it is increasing security at certain north Dublin stations due to concerns raised by DART drivers about increased violence and anti-social behaviour.

People urged to be safe around water during hot weather


People have been urged to take extra care around water ahead of the expected spell of warm weather.

St Canice's Kilkenny Credit Union fined by Central Bank


St Canice's Kilkenny Credit Union has been fined €210,000 and reprimanded by the Central Bank for eight breaches of the Credit Union Act after an investigation.

Galway residents campaign for retention of stone walls


Residents in south Galway who are campaigning against plans to replace traditional stone walls with wire fencing have reported some progress after a meeting with Galway County Council.


Call for EU solidarity ahead of migrant summit


All EU countries need to help southern neighbours, where most migrants are arriving, European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has said.


Family separation: A rare u-turn for President Trump


Washington Correspondent Brian O'Donovan looks back on a week when Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at putting an end to the controversial separation of migrant families at the border.