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PSNI chief probed on vehicle contracts

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The North’s police chief is facing an investigation into alleged misconduct.

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Titanic centre in Cobh opposes plans for amusement arcade

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

A leading tourist attraction in Cobh is opposing plans for a new amusement arcade near the centre of the town.

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Ministers launch text mobile location rescue service

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The emergency services have launched a service that will enable some mobile phones to send the exact location of those calling 999 to emergency services.

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Judge won’t reject drink-drive cases

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

A judge has refused to strike out approximately 45 cases of alleged drink-driving because of an ongoing delay in hearing them.

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‘Engineering, science struggling over funding shortfalls’

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Engineering and science programmes have been struggling to cope with funding shortfalls, the acting president of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has said.

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No opt-out for religious if abortion laws liberalised

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Public hospitals will be obliged to provide abortion services if they are legalised here, regardless of their religious ethos, the HSE and the Minister for Health have both said.

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Leo Varadkar hopes 8th Amendment debate will meet deadline

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The Taoiseach is hoping a cross-party committee examining Ireland’s abortion laws will meet a December deadline on a decision after the members voted, by a majority in favour of not retaining the Eighth Amendment “in full”.

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Victims of the Wangiri phone scam warned they are 'responsible for their own usage'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Victims of the Wangiri phone scam who are worried about their next bill should contact their provider but have been warned that they are “responsible for their own usage”.

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River Lee’s first new bridge in decade installed

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The first new bridge over the river Lee in more than a decade has been installed.

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Government to pursue banks over scandal, vows Richard Bruton

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The Government will ruthlessly pursue banks for their failures to address the tracker mortgage scandal and may increase the bank levy, create new taxes or ask the gardaí to become involved if necessary, says Education Minister Richard Bruton.

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Central Bank ‘failed in duty’ over tracker mortgage

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The Central Bank has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after advising customers in dispute with banks over the tracker mortgage scandal to contact the financial services ombudsman or take legal proceedings themselves — despite believing the banks in question are in the wrong.

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UCC researchers want to hear about people's movie memories

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Did you see Mad Max in Macroom? Or Footloose in Fermoy? If so, a team of researchers from University College Cork want to hear your movie memories.

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Bail for man, 60, accused of sexually assaulting four women in Cork

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

A 60-year-old man was accused of sexually assaulting four women in separate incidents in the Douglas area of Cork and gardaí wanted a bail condition that he would have no physical contact with “females”.

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Defibrillator group honours Corkman who died playing football

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

A group formed following the untimely death of a Corkman have vowed to continue their efforts to raise awareness of the undiagnosed condition that led to his passing.

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HSE to explain why it paid 600% drug price rise

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Health Minister Simon Harris has asked the HSE for a report following revelations it bowed to demands by a pharmaceutical company for a 600% price increase for cancer drugs.

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Storm Brian’s winds to be weaker ‘in general’ than Ophelia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Met Éireann is predicting that “in general”, the winds which Storm Brian brings to the country this weekend will not be as severe as Ophelia.

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Towns brace for flooding as Storm Brian nears

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Towns along the south coast are braced for flooding as Storm Brian is set to batter the country. 

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Homes still without water and power as Storm Brian arrives

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Irish Water is working to restore services to thousands of homes and businesses around Cork who still don’t have a supply.

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Sexual violence victims ‘silenced’ due to funding cut for national data collection system

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Victims of sexual violence are being “silenced” following the State’s decision to cut off funding to a national data collection system, rape crisis agencies have said.

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Bid to throw out robbery cases over delay rejected

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Two Corkmen accused of carrying out three robberies, four burglaries, and stealing two cars in Cork and Waterford applied to have all charges struck out because of delay in the case.

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WRC talks hoping to avert bank holiday rail strike

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Rail management and unions were locked in talks at the Workplace Relations Commission late last night to try to resolve a pay dispute which threatens to stop all services over the October Bank Holiday weekend.

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Pension anomaly again in spotlight; Government loses key vote after Fianna Fáil opposition

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The Government is facing mounting pressure to address the State pension gender discrimination case after losing a Dáil vote on the issue.

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Drink driver caught for 11th time is jailed

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

A motorist who was caught drink driving for the 11th time was jailed yesterday.

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Budget day commercial property sales fetch 2% tax

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

All commercial property sales signed before midnight on budget day will be liable for the lower 2% stamp duty rate, the Finance Bill has confirmed.

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Country braces for Storm Brian as crews battle to restore power

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

With thousands of people still without power and water due to Storm Ophelia, the country must now brace itself for 130km/h winds courtesy of Storm Brian.

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Tracker scandal may face garda probe; Banks accused of ‘cartel behaviour’

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Gardaí could be asked to launch an investigation into the tracker mortgage scandal after the country’s biggest banks were accused of “cartel behaviour” and of committing “grand theft” against at least 20,000 customers.

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Hiqa boss was asked by care home to keep report offline

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The chairman of Hiqa has confirmed he was asked by a nursing home operator to stop an inspection report from appearing on the health watchdog’s website.

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Call to rethink tougher parole plans

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

The head of the Parole Board has said draft legislation increasing the minimum length of time from seven to 12 years before which an inmate can be considered for release needs to be revisited.

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Irish Rail to meet unions in attempt to settle pay dispute

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Irish Rail and unions will meet at the Workplace Relations Commission today in an attempt to settle a pay dispute that threatens to bring the rail network to a halt through strikes over the October bank holiday weekend.

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Treatment abroad for kids with scoliosis

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Four hospitals in Britain, Germany and France have been engaged by the HSE to treat children with scoliosis, it has emerged.

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