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16 January 2019 07:39 LA teacher strike enters third day as school chiefs seek talks

Los Angeles school administrators are urging a union to resume talks as tens of thousands of teachers plan to walk picket lines for a third day. Striking teachers vowed to take to the streets again on Wednesday despite a forecast for heavy rain across the US city. There have been no plans for the two sides to re-start negotiations after talks broke down last week. Teachers 189

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 230

15 January 2019 10:24 DUP 'unable' to support May's deal because of 'toxic' Irish backstop

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster branded the Irish border backstop "toxic" and said her party's 10 MPs would vote against the Withdrawal Agreement. Mrs Foster said on Twitter: "Tonight will be historic but for the wrong reasons. We will oppose the toxic backstop & vote against the WA. "It's time for a sensible deal which governs our exit from the EU & supports 121

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 74

14 January 2019 08:05 Survey reveals gender divide over employee benefits

A new study has found women get less in pension benefits and bonuses at work than men. The research by Behaviour and Attitudes for Aviva shows 49% of male employees receive a pension contribution but that drops to just 39% for women. 28% of men get access to the work bonus scheme compared to 20% of women. The survey shows that more women are given the chance 77

12 January 2019 07:49 Event to commemorate 100th anniversary of first Dáil

Sinn Féin is hosting an event in Dublin today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil. An exhibition opens at the Mansion House on Dawson Street at 11.30am, followed by the main event at 2pm which includes an address by Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald. The party's spokesperson for Heritage and Culture, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, says it is important 90

11 January 2019 17:51 Liverpool legends to take on Ireland XI at Aviva to raise funds for Sean Cox

A team of Liverpool Legends will take on a team of Republic of Ireland Legends in a unique game at Aviva Stadium in a fundraising drive for Sean Cox. Former Reds will line up against an Ireland XI legends team on Friday, April 12. Proceeds raised from the game donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. A gala dinner in aid of the SupportSean campaign 69

11 January 2019 06:46 Woman killed and girl, 6, injured in Donegal collision

A young woman killed in a freak accident in Co Donegal last night was a teacher and former Mary from Dungloe contestant. Dawn Croke, was tragically killed in an incident close to St Crona's National School in Dungloe at approximately 6.30pm. Ms Croke, who was in her 30s, was a teacher at the local Rosses Community School. Her father Tony, is still a teacher 66

10 January 2019 15:40 Charity spent almost €3,500 on gift vouchers for staff

A Tusla-funded charity which was criticised for poor financial controls says it spent almost €3,500 on gift vouchers for staff because it couldn’t afford to restore their pay. Epic, an advocacy group which works with people in care, also confirmed that alcohol purchased on its credit cards was bought as leaving gifts for two staff members. “This practise 68

07 January 2019 15:53 Byton readies futuristic car with 48-inch digital dashboard and AI

Chinese motoring startup Byton is preparing to begin production of its smart intuitive vehicle, fitted with a 48-inch digital dashboard, a touch screen embedded in the steering wheel and support for 5G and Amazon Alexa among its futuristic features. The Tesla competitor provided an update on its plans at CES 2019, the main tech event of the year held in Las Vegas 227