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  • FF's Thomas Byrne accuses FG TD of 'Punch and Judy politics'

    08 January 2019 09:02

    Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has described comments by Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD Peter Burke as “Punch and Judy politics”. He told RTE’s Morning Ireland that Mr Burke’s accusations that Fianna Fáil repeatedly made wild calls to increase public spending should be put aside at this time and that instead Fine Gael should focus

  • Auctioneers body calls for 'whole country' to be covered by rent pressure zone

    08 January 2019 08:32

    The whole of the country should be designated a rent pressure zone according to the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. There are 16 electoral areas across seven counties where landlords cannot increase rent by more than 4%. The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers has said the current system contains a number of anomalies

  • Survey reveals biggest worries for young people in Ireland

    08 January 2019 07:12 2

    Affordable housing and jobs are the main concerns among young people across Ireland. That is according to a new British Council survey of over 1,000 18- to 30-year-olds. The cost of housing was a worry for nine in 10 people in the Republic of Ireland and eight out of 10 in Northern Ireland, while three quarters on the island also worry about a lack of jobs. Faith

  • INMO to announce dates of 24-hour strikes by nurses

    08 January 2019 06:44 2

    The INMO will announce details later of the first of a series of 24-hour strikes by members. It comes after nurses and midwives voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action last month. In December, 95% of INMO nurses and midwives voted to go on strike in a dispute over staff shortages and pay. Later today, the union's executive council will meet to discuss

  • Cork gym which closed with debts worth €660,000 to reopen under new ownership

    07 January 2019 16:03 3

    A popular Cork city gym that went into liquidation last year with debts of more than €660,000 is set to re-open in April under new ownership and following a major refurbishment. Source Health and Fitness in Tivoli was purchased before Christmas at a cost of €790,000 by McHugh Property Holdings and will be managed by Séamus Crowe, owner of two Galway

  • Wartime shell prompts security alert in Co Fermanagh

    07 January 2019 15:43 6

    A First World War shell has been discovered near Enniskillen police station in Co Fermanagh. It was found during nearby building work and prompted a security alert, with flats and a park evacuated and a cordon placed on part of Lough Erne. PSNI chief inspector Graham Dodds said: “I appreciate this will cause disruption in the area for those impacted

  • Poignant scenes as Donegal mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle buried alongside beloved grandmother

    07 January 2019 14:14 6

    Tragic model, actress and mum Jasmine McMonagle was buried alongside her beloved grandmother Rose in her native Co Donegal today. There were poignant scenes as hundreds of people walked the short distance from St Mary's Church in Castlefinn to the nearby graveyard to say a final farewell to the 28-year-old. The mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Killygordon

  • 'My baby could have been killed': Stone thrown through bus window showers Dublin toddler with glass

    07 January 2019 13:24 2

    A two-year-old boy was covered in glass after an incident on the 45a bus in Dublin last night. The toddler was travelling with his parents when a stone was thrown through the window. The boy was covered in glass when the stone smashed through the window yesterday evening. The bus, which is operated by private company Go Ahead, was travelling through

  • Second fire on Main Street in Bray in less than a week

    07 January 2019 09:47 2

    There has been a second fire on Main Street in Bray, Co Wicklow in less than a week. Emergency services were called to a fire at a takeaway this morning just after 5.30am. The small fire was contained and there are no reports of any injuries. The Wicklow Fire Service said that the building was "heavily smoke-logged". Last Friday, a three-story building

  • Here's how much money was raised through local property tax in 2018

    07 January 2019 09:13 2

    Dublin city is where the most local property tax was collected last year at €69m. It is followed by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown on €44m and Cork county on €39m. Fingal raised €32.4m, South Dublin collected €25.5m, Kildare made €20.3m and Cork city raised €11.8m. Revenue says that in the vast majority of cases, property owners were fully compliant with their