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Supreme Court to consider appeal over rights of unborn

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:36:03 +0000

The Supreme Court is being asked to consider the extent of the rights of the unborn in an appeal, arising out of immigration proceedings involving a Nigerian man, his Irish partner and their child who was not yet born when the case got under way

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Experts warn of potential threats posed by AI

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:32:30 +0000

A group of 26 international experts has warned that rogue states, criminals and terrorists could in the future use artificial intelligence in crimes, terror attacks and to manipulate public opinion.

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One-in-seven children lost to poverty - Barnados

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:53:40 +0000

Children's charity Barnardos has said that one-in-seven children in Ireland is homeless, in poverty or neglected.

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Hollywood stars, directors back gun control rallies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:28 +0000

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal are donating $500,000 to support a march on Saturday by students demanding political action on gun control in the United States.

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UN condemns Syrian attacks as 250 reported dead

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:54:38 +0000

Pro-government forces have pounded the rebel-held Syrian district of eastern Ghouta district for a second day, with the death toll from the attacks reportedly reaching 250.

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US lawyer pleads guilty to lying in Russia probe

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:10:40 +0000

A lawyer linked to a former campaign aide of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents, as the investigation into Russian election meddling gains pace.

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May to meet DUP and Sinn Féin at Westminster

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:21:51 +0000

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet the leaders of the DUP and Sinn Féin at Westminster in a bid to kickstart progress on restoring power-sharing.

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Zappone to urge tech companies to protect children

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:38:05 +0000

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is expected to call on leading technology companies to work with the Government in protecting children online.

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Trump backs 'bump stocks' ban on semi-automatic weapons

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:53:45 +0000

US President Donald Trump has said that his administration would take steps to outlaw an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute.

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Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin dies aged 67

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:58:04 +0000

Catherine Nevin, who was convicted of the murder of her husband in 2000, has died

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Court hears doctor could not say if sex was consensual

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:02:39 +0000

A woman at the centre of a rape trial involving two Ireland international rugby players provided police with differing accounts about a sex act involving one of the accused, Belfast Crown Court has heard.

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PTSB to sell 14,000 non-performing private home loans

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:53:55 +0000

Permanent TSB plans to sell loans connected to 14,000 private homes as part of its attempt to reduce the number of non-performing loans on its books.

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Woman's invasive cancer misdiagnosed by Dublin hospital

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:03:50 +0000

St James's Hospital has said it is "unequivocally sorry" after a Dublin woman's invasive cancer was misdiagnosed

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Dwyer's lawyers argue data laws breached his rights

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:04:35 +0000

Lawyers for convicted murderer Graham Dwyer have begun a legal action against the garda commissioner and the State over data from mobile phones.

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Ten more Dublin Bus routes moved from College Green

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:05:00 +0000

A further ten Dublin Bus routes are to be diverted from College Green because of ongoing congestion since the introduction of the Cross City Luas.

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Cabinet agrees draft wording if people vote for repeal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:44:17 +0000

The proposed wording that would be inserted in the Constitution should people vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment has been agreed by Cabinet.

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Claire Byrne rejects claims her judgement was 'flawed'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:05:28 +0000

Broadcaster Claire Byrne has rejected claims that her judgement was "fundamentally flawed" during a live programme during which allegations were made about IRA army council control of Sinn Féin councillors.

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Bradley to provide 'budget clarity' on Northern Ireland

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:03:47 +0000

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has committed to provide budget clarity for Northern Ireland's public services.

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Oxfam investigating 26 cases of sexual misconduct

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:58:41 +0000

Oxfam has said it is investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct that had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over its handling of a 2011 case in Haiti.

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Sea levels to rise even if climate goals are met: study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:06:59 +0000

Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 metres in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists have said.

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