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18 May 2018 21:52 Number of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds down 40%

THE NUMBER OF dogs destroyed in Irish pounds has shrunk by 40%, according to new statistics. The latest dog control report released by the Department of Rural and Community Development, suggests that 916 dogs, not counting registered greyhounds) were put to sleep in Irish pounds in 2017, a 40% reduction from the 1,522 strays who suffered the same fate the previous

17 May 2018 21:59 Someone has one week left to claim €1 million

The winning EuroMillions ticket was sold in Cork in February. SOMEONE WHO BOUGHT a lottery ticket worth €1 million has one week left to claim the money. Nobody has come forward to claim the prize from the EuroMillions draw held on Friday 23 February. The winning ticket was sold in the Eason store at the Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork city on the day of the draw. The winning

17 May 2018 20:38 Sam Bennett on becoming the first Irishman in 30 years to win two Grand Tour stages

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider is the first since Sean Kelly to win multiple stages of a single Grand Tour. IRELAND’S SAM BENNETT earned an incredible win in the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia to take his second of this year’s race. Britain’s Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott holds the overall leader’s pink jersey, which he claimed a week ago, ahead 1

17 May 2018 13:45 Lahinch will host the Irish Open for the first time next year

The European Tour has today announced that the event will take place at the County Clare course from 4-7 July 2019. For the first time in its 91-year history, the European Tour event will be hosted by the County Clare course next year from 4-7 July. The decision was announced this afternoon following consultations with the tournament’s host, Ryder Cup-winning

16 May 2018 12:00 John Magnier’s Modigliani painting makes €120m

Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) was part of an exhibition of the Italian artists’ work which Parisian police closed on the day of its opening, such was the shocked response. At almost 5m in length, it was one of Modigliani’s largest works, and the guide price had been a record. The unknown buyer put the Italian into an exclusive club of artists whose 1

16 May 2018 11:00 Grand Slam winner Larmour handed first Leinster senior contract

The province have confirmed senior deals for 21 players ahead of the 2018/19 season. JORDAN LARMOUR HAS been rewarded for his brilliant breakthrough season with a first Leinster senior contract, while Vakh Abdaladze, Josh Murphy and Caelan Doris have graduated from the province’s academy. 20-year-old Larmour has made 20 appearances for Leinster this term and started

12 May 2018 11:03 Overnight fire at all-girls secondary school in Co Louth

A GARDA INVESTIGATION is underway after a major fire broke out at an all-girls secondary school in Dundalk overnight. The fire broke out at about 3am last night at the St Louis Secondary School on Castletown Road. A number of fire brigade units attended the scene and the fire was extinguished. The crews remain at the scene of the fire which is being

11 May 2018 23:00 Tourism roadshows are Pure Cork

Local communities, organisations, and accommodation providers all over Cork are being asked to buy into the new Pure Cork brand aimed at boosting the county’s tourism offering. Visit Cork, the governing organisation for leisure and business tourism, is taking to the four corners of the county to host a series of open roadshows later this month. The roadshows 11

10 May 2018 02:07 Call for Government help on social housing

The Irish Council for Social Housing published its annual report which showed housing associations, normally not-for-profit organisations, provided 2,330 homes for social housing in 2017 through a combination of build, acquisition and leasing, almost doubling its output for 2016. Along with re-lets of existing homes, the ICSH said 3,160 homes were provided 2

07 May 2018 00:27 Worker rights push by minister

The response to the campaign over the coming weeks will be used to indicate the scale of false self-employment and where it happens. A report published earlier this year found no evidence of any significant change in the level of self-employment. However, there is concern that false self-employment exists across a number of industry sectors in Ireland 1