Referendums turnout nears 30%

Polling stations are reporting brisk turnout in referendum voting this evening.The average is around 30% and voting is expected to pick up as people finish work.Urban areas are seeing higher turnout.Newlyweds Ann Cole and Vincent Fox prepare to cast their...

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Breakthrough in Junior Cert reform talks

The Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan is welcoming the breakthrough in negotiations on junior cycle reform. The newly agreed proposals will see students sitting a revised exam that would be assessed by the State Examinations Commission. In addition to that teachers...

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Doctor enters High Court challenge to free GP care for children under six

A doctor is taking a High Court challenge over the introduction of free GP care for children under six.Dr Yvonne...

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Revenue officers recover cash, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes in Dublin raids

Revenue has seized cannabis, cash, alcohol and cigarettes following a number of separate, intelligence-led operations in Dublin this week.At the...

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Man arrested after Cork Prison death

A man in his 30's has been arrested in connection with the death of an inmate in Cork Prison last...

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Cahill ‘vindicated’ after prosecutor apology over alleged IRA abuse

The North’s director of public prosecutions has apologised to three woman who accused an alleged IRA member of allegedly abusing...

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Charles makes plea for healing in the North

Britain’s Prince Charles has said the North should not be imprisoned by its history as he called for shared healing...

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Court told Melanie McCarthy McNamara killer may be moved to Central Mental Hospital

Lawyers for the man who killed Dublin teenager Melanie McCarthy McNamara in a drive-by shooting have said he is going...

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Man in his 80s dies after collision with truck in Dublin

A pedestrian in his 80s has been killed after a collision with an articulated truck in Dublin.The incident happened at...

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Turnout across the country averaging around 15%

The turnout in polling stations across the Shannonside region is reported to be at an average of 15% this lunchtime.The...

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Mother of baby that died at Midlands Regional Hospital praises Varadkar

A woman whose baby was one of those who died at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise is praising the Health...

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Report: Three gardaí stabbed in Co Louth

It has been reported that three gardaí have been stabbed as they tried to execute a warrant in Clogherhead in...

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Crash between Luas and car

There has been a crash between a Luas tram and a car on the inbound red line.It happened at the...

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Brisk start to voting as country takes to polls

Voting has begun briskly as campaigners bid to make Ireland the first country in the world to introduce gay marriage...

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Noonan confirms banks will lower rates; warns them of Budget levy if they fail

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed banks have agreed to start lowering their variable mortgage interest rates from July.Michael Noonan...

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Voter turn-out ‘more like election than referendum’ as early birds cast ballots

Polling station staff are saying a "steady stream of voters" mean it is likely turn-out will be high as people...

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Man ‘drove himself to hospital after chest stabbing’

A young man is reported to be fighting for his life after he was stabbed in the chest - and...

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Talks on public-sector pay to start in earnest next week

The Impact trade union has said talks on pay in the public sector have not yet addressed pay restoration.Yesterday Minister...

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Twitter reports high turnout as voting begins

Polling is underway at stations across the country and, if Twitter is to be believed, there has been a healthy...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 9:56am Read More

Unions execs to vote on Junior Cert reform plans

The executives of the secondary teaching unions meet today to vote on an agreement reached over reform of the Junior...

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