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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 230

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

11 January 2019 09:37 Canada and Australia ‘willing to accept Saudi asylum seeker’

Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the UN’s refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family, Thai police have said. The UN is accelerating the case of 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, though Thai officers gave no indication of when the process would be complete. Ms Alqunun said her passport 77

07 January 2019 08:28 Saudi woman seeking asylum barricades herself in Thailand hotel

A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia has barricaded herself in a Thailand hotel as she sent out pleas for help over social media. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun began posting on Twitter on Saturday after her passport was taken away when she arrived in Bangkok on a flight from Kuwait. The 18-year-old has been appealing 54

07 January 2019 07:20 Irish Family Planning Association to start providing abortion care at two of its Dublin clinics

The Irish Family Planning Association intends to begin providing abortion care at its clinics in Dublin City Centre and Tallaght today, as long as the key elements of HSE services are finalised. It says preparing its abortion service has been the focus of its work since the referendum. Chief Executive, Niall Behan, says the IFPA is proud to be at the vanguard 80

07 January 2019 00:00 A Johnny B Goode start as male stars shine

Strap yourselves in because we have three months of this — Dancing with the Stars is back for a third season of glitz, glamour, and a glitter ball trophy. As with every season, this year promises to be “bigger and better” and, no doubt, the whole nation will be glued to their sofas for the next 12 weeks to see who comes out on top. We are well aware 81

04 January 2019 17:21 Record number of visitors to Auschwitz in 2018

A record number of people visited the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in 2018, the Auschwitz Memorial said. British people continued to be the second largest group to come to the memorial in Poland, making up more than an eighth of the 2,152,000 international visitors last year. More than a million men, women and children died in the extermination 55

03 January 2019 07:02 Council to close homeless centre for women after locals complain

Dublin's only dedicated homeless service for women will close this year after complaints from local residents. The 40-bed Abigail Women's Centre in Finglas caters for alcoholic homeless people and is a centre for recently released prisoners. The Times Ireland reports that locals have complained about antisocial behaviour, noise at night and the increase 49

02 January 2019 14:03 New HSE abortion services helpline receiving a high volume of calls

The HSE says a new helpline has had a high volume of calls from women seeking information about abortion services. The My Options service offers information for women with an unplanned pregnancy. Doctors have been able to offer abortion services since yesterday, under new legislation. Helen Deely from the HSE says helpline staff at My Options have been busy. She said: "There's 50

31 December 2018 14:18 10-year-old among migrants detained after landing on Kent beach

A group of 12 migrants including a 10-year-old child have been detained after landing on a Kent beach, the Home Office said. Nine men, two women and the child are believed to have arrived at Greatstone in a black dinghy on Monday morning. Witnesses described seeing a large police presence along the quiet stretch of coastline. Chris Matcham said: "I was driving 52