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15 January 2019 16:20 Cork ladies football team to play in Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time

History will be made next month when Cork play Tipperary in the Ladies National Football League at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. It is the first time that Cork have ever played a game at the famous Leeside stadium. Ephie Fitzgerald’s Munster champions host the Premier county on Saturday, February 23rd (5pm) with the tie followed by Cork’s Allianz League Division 318

15 January 2019 16:11 'I had a very nice Hereford steak last night': Taoiseach hits back on meat criticism

The Taoiseach has hit back at criticism against him for eating less meat. Leo Varadkar said yesterday he was trying to reduce his carbon footprint by eating less meat. He said: "Them fellas that are talking about stopping people eating meat have never worked hard. "If you're a hard worker and do a hard days work there's nothing to bring you back and to revive 284

15 January 2019 15:48 SNP warn May’s Brexit deal will put ‘workers on the dole’

Theresa May’s Brexit deal will put “workers on the dole”, the SNP’s Ian Blackford has warned. Mr Blackford also told ministers his party would not allow Scotland to be “dragged out of the European Union against its will” on the final day of debate on the British Prime Minister’s EU exit plan. He made the comments after successfully securing approval 235

15 January 2019 10:57 One-in-four Irish people unhappy in their job

Over half of Irish workers said they have not applied for a new job because they lacked confidence. New research by LinkedIn identified self-doubt as one of the main factors holding people back from a new role. 42% of professionals who were lacking confidence thought they didn’t have strong enough experience, while 40% thought that there were better 206

15 January 2019 08:01 Children's hospital over spend having impact on rest of health service

A specialist in emergency medicine has said that the escalating cost of the National Children’s Hospital is going to have an impact on the health system for years to come. Dr Fergal Hickey, a consultant in emergency medicine in Sligo University Hospital, says that the over expenditure on the children’s hospital will have a knock on effect elsewhere in the health 199

14 January 2019 11:10 Workers’ Party to hold protest in Cork city over construction of public housing

Members of the Workers’ Party are to picket a meeting of Cork City Council to demand the construction of public housing. The party will gather outside City Hall to support of a motion by Councillor Ted Tynan that the council retain a site on Model Farm Road for the construction of 100% public mixed-income housing. Councillor Tynan said that while his motion 103

13 January 2019 15:29 Number of families registered as homeless in South Dublin County Council up over 50% this month

The number of families registered as homeless in South Dublin County Council this month is up over 50%. Figures released to Social Democrats councillor Dermot Looney reveal there are now 298 families on the council's books. "It's time that councils built more [social housing]," said Mr Looney. "South Dublin, last year, did build in the region of 500 houses 93

12 January 2019 14:10 Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes

Many people are feared dead after an oil tanker overturned and exploded in Nigeria while people were scooping up leaking fuel. Police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo told reporters that 12 people are dead and 22 badly burned in the blast on Friday evening in Odukpani in Cross River state. Witness Richard Johnson said many people were burnt to ashes, leaving little 110

12 January 2019 12:48 No-deal Brexit ‘could lead to temporary shortages of seasonal produce’ in Britain

A no-deal Brexit could lead to temporary food shortages of seasonal produce in the UK, a former adviser to Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned. James Starkie, who quit his role in protest over Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, said people would not go without the food they need on a weekly basis if Britain crashed out of the European Union 98

12 January 2019 11:29 Strength of Irish cannabis doubled in a decade

The strength of Irish cannabis has more than doubled over a ten year period. A survey of European seizures of cannabis resin shows its potency has increased significantly in the decade from 2006 to 2016. In Ireland, the strength of cannabis has doubled in that time which has in turn led to a rise in the number of young people looking for treatment for addiction 102