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Fire safety checks on buildings to take place nationwide

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:09:55 GMT

Residential buildings over six storeys high across Ireland will undergo new fire safety tests.(image)

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Zappone: 'My mission is protecting children'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:40:07 GMT

Children's Minister, Katherine Zappone, says protecting, supporting and caring for children is her mission and the mission of Tusla.(image)

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Man who saved woman and two kids from drowning in River Lee said he could see kids scratching at window

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:53:24 GMT

A man who saved a woman and her two children from drowning in their car in the River Lee said he was just in the right place at the right time, writes Eoin English.(image)

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Air BnB to face questions from TDs over impact of short-term rentals on housing crisis

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:30:38 GMT

Executives from Air BnB will face questions from TDs and Senators today about the impact the business is having on the housing crisis.(image)

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Stormont talks continue in last-ditch bid to settle powersharing deal

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:20:36 GMT

Negotiations to salvage powersharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue as parties mount a last-ditch effort to strike a deal ahead of Thursday's deadline.(image)

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Concern over system to nominate judges could see courts become a 'battleground'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:04:52 GMT

Concern has been raised that the new system for nominating judges could result in the courts becoming a battleground on abortion.(image)

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Report: 20% rise in people trafficking in Ireland includes 'worryingly high' number of Irish children

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:34:21 GMT

There has been a rise of more than 20% in the number of people trafficked into Ireland.(image)

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Paschal Donohoe a major winner as three constituencies get an extra TD

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:25:45 GMT

The Dáil is set to gain two more TDs from the next election as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is a major winner in the redraw of constituency boundaries announced tonight, writes Daniel McConnell.(image)

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These are the issues central to the deadlock at the Stormont talks

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:35:10 GMT

The talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland are deadlocked over a number of unresolved issues.(image)

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Justice Minister agrees to allow the heads of more courts on Judicial Appointments Commission

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:25:14 GMT

The Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has offered an olive branch to judges, by agreeing to let the heads of more courts have a seat on a new body to pick the judiciary.(image)

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