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Heartbroken father tells of cradling body of his 'angel' killed in road accident

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The grief-stricken father of a young boy who died after a road accident has described his son as "an angel".

'They're forgotten people' - thousands take part in protest over housing

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At least a thousand ‘Take Back the City’ protesters gathered at Dublin's Garden of Remembrance today to express their demands before marching on O’Connell Street and closing off O'Connell Bridge in an attempt 'to shut down the whole city'.

Two members of one family injured in suspected knife attack

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Two members of the same family have been injured in a suspected knife attack in Dundalk, County Louth.

Friends of tragic mother-of-two raise money to pay for her funeral

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Friends of tragic mother-of-two have taken responsibility to cover the cost of her funeral.

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Gardai seize €1.2 million in suspected money laundering operation

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Gardaí have arrested a fourth man in relation to the targeting of organised criminal activity.

Coveney says DUP cannot be allowed to veto backstop deal

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said no party should have a veto over the future of the Irish border after the UK leaves the European Union.

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Congressman's six siblings launch TV ad attacking him and endorsing his rival

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Six siblings of a Republican Congressman standing for re-election in the US have taken the unusual decision to release an advert telling people not to vote for him.

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Housing activists 'Take Back The City' close off O'Connell Bridge 'to shut down the whole city'

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Housing activist group 'Take Back The City' closed off Dublin's O'Connell Bridge in attempt 'to shut down the whole city'.

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Gardaí review security at Áras after intruder 'walked unchallenged into President Higgins' office'

Gardaí are reviewing security measures at Áras an Uachtaráin after a woman is understood to have walked into the President's residence unchallenged.

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'Those last memories are just horrific' - family still haunted by mother's death

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The family of a woman who was killed in a traffic accident have said they are still haunted by her death each day.

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Ewan MacKenna: If you're not embarrassed by Conor McGregor's 'Irishness', then you're an embarrassment

Who'd have thought the Joyces were actually ahead of their time so as to miss out on cashing in.

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Second tragedy hits community in a week after young man dies in car crash

A school is mourning the second sudden passing of a former pupil this week.

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Teenage boy attacked Dublin Bus driver in row over fare and then passed out in 'rage blackout'

A teenage boy who attacked a Dublin Bus driver in a row over a fare and then passed out in a "rage blackout" has been spared a custodial sentence.

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Seven things you need to know about new birth certificate 'parent' wording

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Changes are being made to the wording allowed on birth certificates.

Forget New York's West Village... this Dublin neighbourhood is now in the global club of coolest districts

"URBAN and gritty" is how locals described Phibsboro after it was named among the top neighbourhoods in the world to live in.

Hopes for increased childcare support for gardaí, nurses and teachers

Increased childcare support for workers such as gardaí, nurses and teachers is on the table in talks on the upcoming Budget.

'I might have to cancel my first holiday in two years because I can't find respite for my husband'

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An exhausted full-time carer may have to cancel her first holiday in two years because there is no respite centre in the State available to take her husband.

'People didn't do what we asked so don't blame us for shutdown' - Ploughing organiser hits back at criticism

Ploughing organiser Anna Marie McHugh robustly defended the handling of the ad-hoc shutdown during Storm Ali, saying: "We can't be accountable for people not doing what they were asked to do."

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'Parent' will be an option instead of 'mother' or 'father' on birth certificates

New birth certificates will soon allow for the word 'parent' to be used instead of 'father' or 'mother'.

Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time buyers 'set for year extension'

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The controversial Help-to-Buy scheme looks set to be extended for another year after Fianna Fáil dropped its opposition to the tax break for first-time buyers.

Saturday, Sep 22

Leo Varadkar is 'obsessed' with media, 'a bit immature' - Micheál Martin on Late Late Show

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Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin has described Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of being media obsessed and lacking humility on tonight’s Late Late Show.

Friday, Sep 21

'Dan the Man, forever in our hearts' - parents of boy (8) killed in road crash pay tribute

The family of an eight-year-old boy who died following a road crash say he will remain forever in their hearts.

Donald Tusk concedes May's Brexit plan is 'step in the right direction' says he's a 'true admirer' of British PM

European Council President Donald Tusk has conceded British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “step in the right direction”.

Major row breaks out over TD letting slip 2019 Ploughing Championships venue

A major row broke out at the National Ploughing Championships after the location for next year's event was prematurely let slip by a Fine Gael TD keen to give some good news to his own constituency.

'We are just devastated' - fiancée of man killed by falling tree reveals they were due to collect wedding rings

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The fiancée of a young man killed by a falling tree during Storm Ali has told how the couple had been due to collect their wedding rings last night - but she will now place his in his coffin.

Thursday, Sep 20

'Was that a smart comment? Don't you silence me' - two presidential hopefuls kicked out of council chamber after heated exchange

Two presidential hopefuls were kicked out of South Dublin Council Council this afternoon after farcical scenes erupted from the council chamber.

Gardai investigating robbery foiled by hero Denis (84) seize 'significant' items in hunt for armed raiders

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GARDAÍ investigating an armed robbery foiled by a hero great-grandfather have seized a number of items in Cork including a black Volkswagen Passat car.

Met Éireann issues heavy rain warning ahead of weekend, warns of spot flooding

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for seven counties this morning and advised how a ‘very disturbed’ low pressure system heading our way could morph into the second named storm of the season.

'We live in fear' - farmer badly injured after attack by crime gang

A farmer who was badly injured when thugs rammed a gate with their truck while he was trying to shut it is living in fear that his attackers will return.

Wednesday, Sep 19

WATCH: First look at storm damage inside the Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships "would have been on the brink of emergency evacuation levels" if it opened today, organisers were told.

Storm Ali: 'Deep sadness' - Tourist killed when caravan blew off cliffs into the sea named locally

A woman who was killed when a caravan she was staying in was blown from a cliff in Co Galway this morning was a tourist who was enjoying a holiday in the area, it has emerged.

'It would make you very fearful to live here' - mum-of-two found stabbed to death outside of home

A mother with two young children was found stabbed to death outside her home yesterday afternoon.

Bride-to-be tried to bite female garda after 'bottomless brunch' engagement party, court hears

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A BRIDE-TO-BE assaulted a female garda and tried to bite her, leaving a blood-stained saliva mark on her uniform, after she became “hopelessly” drunk celebrating her engagement with a bottomless brunch.

Tuesday, Sep 18

'Unspeakable horror' - Road on which three generations of family died in tragic crash was a 'Russian roulette route', inquest hears

A CORONER today described a stretch of the N17 national primary route where three generations of a family – a grandmother, her daughter and grandson – lost their lives last September as “a Russian roulette route.”

Gardaí investigating if €140k debt assault was carried out on orders of high-profile criminal

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Specialist gardai are probing if a vicious assault that was recorded and posted online was carried out on the orders of a high-profile criminal over an alleged €140,000 debt.

Storm Ali: Met Éireann extend Status Orange wind warning to 17 counties as 120km/h gales expected

Forecasters have upgraded a wind warning for a total of 13 counties tomorrow as Storm Ali will track close to the west coast.

Our 'aggressive' tax system means workers pay more than 10 years ago

Workers on every level of earnings are paying more income tax now than 10 years ago.