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  • Ireland not ready for Adams as tánaiste, says Labour Minister

    04 June 2014 14:17 1

    Sinn Féin leader says junior coalition partner ‘in crisis’ in response to Alan Kelly comments Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly has said he would be “very reticent” to go into Government with Sinn Féin, saying the party still had a “road to travel”. Mr Kelly, a contender for the position of deputy leader of the Labour Party, stressed that the formation

  • Thug jailed for pushing festival tourist off pier

    04 June 2014 14:03 11

    A MAN who pushed a British tourist into the sea at the Tall Ships Festival has been jailed for three years. Thomas Reilly (27) had pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm and criminal damage at Howth Harbour on August 26, 2011. The father of two, of Enaville Road, North Strand, Dublin 1, was unanimously convicted by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal

  • Call for State apology over Tuam mother-and-baby home scandal

    04 June 2014 13:56 15

    Inquiry and investigation also sought over unexplained deaths of children Fianna Fáil has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to apologise on behalf of the State over the Tuam mother-and-baby home scandal. There have also been calls for an inquiry, including a Garda investigation, into the circumstances surrounding the unexplained deaths of a large number

  • Bailey permitted to inspect Bandon Garda station calls

    04 June 2014 13:00 36

    Inspection part of action against the State concerning Sophie Toscan du Plantier investigation A High Court judge has directed that Ian Bailey and four of his lawyers are entitled to inspect recordings of conversations between gardaí in Bandon garda station and various people, including journalists. Mr Bailey sought inspection of some 130 recordings

  • Galway TD calls on Taoiseach to apologise over Tuam baby deaths

    04 June 2014 12:51 8

    The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is being called on to apologise on behalf of the State to the women and children who resided at mother and baby homes. Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney says the details emerging about one such home in Tuam in Galway where the bodies of up to 800 babies were buried in a tank amounts to a "scandal". It comes after the revelations that the remains

  • Dublin’s District Courts face ‘root and branch’ change

    04 June 2014 12:43 3

    Courts in Dún Laoghaire, Tallaght, Swords and Balbriggan to close under new proposals Courts in Dún Laoghaire, Tallaght, Swords and Balbriggan would close under official proposals for an overhaul of Dublin’s District Courts. In what it described as a “root and branch re-organsation” of District Court sittings in Dublin city and county, the Courts Service

  • Luas video shows collisions and near misses with cars, vans, truck

    04 June 2014 12:41 2

    Motorists are being warned to stop breaking red lights at Luas line junctions, after a sharp rise in collisions. There were 38 collisions between motorists and the Dublin trams in 2013, compared with 24 the year before. A Luas 'What's The Harm' safety campaign being launched today highlights the message. Transdev operate the Luas. Communications manager

  • Donegal retains its 13 Blue Flags and 6 Green Coast Awards

    04 June 2014 11:02 11

    An Taisce today announced the International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Award recipients for 2014 confirming the news. The 13 beaches to retain their blue flags in Donegal are Bundoran, Culdaff, Fintra, Downings, Killahoey, Marblehill, Lisfannon, Murvagh, Naran, Magherawarden, Shroove, Rossnowlagh and Carrickfinn. Blue Flag beaches must be identified

  • Hundreds of bodies of babies, toddlers and children found in mass grave in Ireland

    04 June 2014 10:37 6

    MARK COLVIN: Yet another chapter is being written in Ireland's horrific history of abuse and maltreatment of those forced to live in Church-run institutions. In County Galway, the remains of 800 babies and young children have been discovered dumped inside a disused septic tank. They died at a home for unmarried mothers and their children. Malnutrition

  • Five Leaving Cert memories you'll never shake

    04 June 2014 10:20 9

    Five Leaving Cert memories you'll never shake The Leaving Cert starts today with English Paper 1 aka the exam "you can't really study for". And no matter what you're doing today - no matter how stressed out you are - we bet you wouldn't swap it for doing your Leaving again. Because you remember exactly what it was like and you would never want to go through