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09:00 Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Fingal

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13:45 Kurt Cobain's family in Kildare for exhibition of his personal items

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16:04 'We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science or what'

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18:45 Bono says he's proud of how European countries 'rallied behind Ireland on the border issue'

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13:32 WATCH: The touching moment 98-year-old Limerick fan lifted the Liam McCarthy cup

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17:00 Irish films pick up great reviews at Toronto and Venice festivals

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  • Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

    26 September 2018 15:10

    The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has accused socialists of wanting to segregate communities by advocating for 100% social housing builds on public lands. “They want to divide our society into people who live in different areas, with some people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing. It is the wrong

  • 'I firmly hope this Budget will reverse social welfare cuts,' says Taoiseach

    26 September 2018 13:37

    Social welfare cuts made during the crash may finally be reversed in the upcoming Budget. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, while a final deal has not been agreed, he is hopeful that will form a part of next month's Budget. The ESRI has warned against large-scale spending next month and called for a neutral budget. Mr Varadkar said: "There will be a tax and welfare

  • New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities

    26 September 2018 13:19

    New report highlights physical restraint of children with disabilities in schools. A NEW REPORT has highlighted how schools are using physical restraints and isolation methods when teaching children with disabilities. Inclusion Ireland, the national association for people with an intellectual disability, interviewed families of 14 pupils for the study

  • UCC and Maynooth University climb in latest world university rankings

    26 September 2018 13:02

    University College Cork and Maynooth University are the only two Irish colleges to improve their placings in the latest Times Higher Education World University rankings. Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s best-placed institution but has slipped three places to 120th in a table topped again by British universities at Oxford and Cambridge. TCD is followed

  • Group urges Govt to leave carbon tax alone in the Budget

    26 September 2018 11:44

    The Government is being warned against hiking the carbon tax on solid fuels in the upcoming Budget. The Solid Fuel Trade Group says any further levies would be detrimental to more than 600,000 people who depend on the likes of coal and briquettes to heat their homes. According to St Vincent de Paul, around 374,000 people living below the poverty line went without

  • Update: Carlow priest reverses decision to scrap communion day after parents' anger

    26 September 2018 11:37

    Update - 12.37pm: A priest in Carlow has overturned a decision to scrap Holy Communion Day for children, after an angry response from parents. Local parent Orla Cahill says they were told of the initial decision at a meeting last Wednesday. "He was like, 'Oh you can just come any Sunday in May, in a normal Sunday mass, and your child can receive Communion

  • PIC: Michael D Higgins did the Mexican wave at the Liam Miller match

    26 September 2018 11:11

    There are three guarantees in life - death, taxes and President Michael D Higgins' love of an Irish sporting event. President Higgins was in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork yesterday afternoon for the Liam Miller tribute football match. He greeted both teams at the game and took his place in the stands to enjoy the day. He even took part in the Mexican Wave that went around

  • Ireland to join European Southern Observatory in 'hugely significant' move for Irish scientists

    26 September 2018 10:02

    Ireland is to become a member state of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It provides state-of-the-art research facilities to astronomers, and the country will officially join on October 1. The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is welcoming the move, saying it is "hugely significant for future generations of Irish scientists". DIAS Professor

  • Gardaí arrest 18 people in Carlow; 10 people have been charged

    26 September 2018 09:45

    The arrests took place yesterday by Gardaí from the Carlow-Kilkenny division. GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED 18 people in the Carlow area as part of crime-prevention measures. The arrests were made yesterday by the Kilkenny-Carlow division as part of Operation Thor – Project Storm. Of the 18 arrests, 16 people were detained for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal

  • Gardaí make 18 arrests and seize five vehicles in Carlow

    26 September 2018 09:24

    Gardaí have arrested 18 people during a day-of-action in the Carlow area yesterday. The arrests are part of Operation Thor's 'Project Storm' which aims to disrupt criminal activity and enhancing community engagement in Kilkenny and Carlow. Sixteen people were questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, for a range of alleged offences