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Hickey denied bail in Rio court over alleged ticket touting

A judge in Brazil has denied bail to Pat Hickey as he faces allegations of illegal resale of tickets for the Olympics. Mr Hickey has stepped aside temporarily as president…

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Six held in human trafficking inquiry in Meath

Six people have been arrested as part of an investigation into suspected human trafficking in Co Meath. The Garda operation was launched after local officers raised concerns for the well-being…

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Irishman shot dead in Majorca in apparent case of mistaken identity

An Irishman who was shot dead yesterday in Majorca is believed to have been killed in a case of mistaken identity in a gang-related attack, which is understood to be…

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More than 4,000 pupils fail maths in the leaving cert

Over 55,000 students will receive their results today in Ireland. More than 4,000 students have failed their Leaving Cert maths exams, effectively locking them out of many third-level courses which…

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Old Jameson Distillery to undergo €11m refurbishment

Visitor centre in Smithfield in Dublin will close from end of August until March. One of Dublin’s most popular fee-paying tourist attractions, the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, is to…

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Five young offenders apprehended following escape from detention facility

All five offenders who escaped from a detention centre in north Dublin have been apprehended and returned to the detention centre, gardaí have said. The boys, aged between 15 and…

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An Garda Síochána and RSA publish provisional road death figures

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority have published provisional figures accounting the number of people who have been killed on Irish roads so far this year.   The…

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July 21st marks Farm Safety Awareness Day

Tomorrow, July 21st, marks Farm Safety Awareness day. The event is part of the IFA’s Farm Safety Awareness campaign, and during this time all farmers, and farm families, are being…

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Dublin City Co asks public to help formulate tax

Dublin City Council is asking the public and interested parties about whether or not they think that the Local Property Tax (LPT) should be varied in Dublin city. The LPT…

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Garda College take Running Man Challenge

Members of the Garda College accepted the Running Man Challenge recently. The Running Man challenge is a viral trend which was started in New Zealand, and has taken the world…

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Arts

Irish cities bid for European Capital of Culture title in 2020

  Councils in Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford  will be busy in the weeks ahead finalising their bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2020. Final bids will be…

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Health

Five farmers killed on Irish farms in 2016

Five people have died in farming accidents between January and May of 2016 according to a recent report from The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc. For the same period…

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Housing crisis solutions

A cross-party committee set-up by the government  to tackle the housing crisis in Ireland has published its report. Established in April, the report calls for “most ambitious social housing project in…

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Elite Garda Unit to Join Defence Forces in Counter-Terrorism Training

Elite units from the Gardaí and the Defence forces will be undertaking a major training exercise in preperation to combat a potential terrorist attack. The aim of the exercise is…

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11 Scams to Watch Out for in 2016

Forget about Saudi Princes with excess oil money they need to stash in your bank account for a little while, 2015’s crop of con artists were far more clever than…

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Gardaí recover 91 vehicles from ‘fishing’ thieves

Gardaí have recovered 91 stolen vehicles that had been taken during burglaries and destined to be exported and sold over seas as well as within Ireland. The vehicles seized are…

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Gardaí Raid ‘Theft-to-Order’ Stolen Bike Operation in Limerick

Gardaí in Limerick have seized 72 stolen bicycles from a house in the Castletroy area from what was believed to be a ‘theft-to-order’ criminal operation. The seizure is one of…

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Francis Fitzgerald
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New Inter-Agency Initiative Aims to Reduce Repeat Offending

The Minister for Justice, Francis Fitzgerald, has launched a new initiative to tackle the growing “havoc” caused by repeat offenders. The initiative, known as The Joint Agency Response to Crime…

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Garda Golden
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‘Doing it for Tony’: Murdered Garda Honoured in Movember Campaign

63 emergency service workers in county Louth have been participating in this year’s Movember fundraiser campaign in memory of Garda Tony Golden, who was murdered in Omeath last month. Garda…

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200 Burglars Targeted By Gardaí In New Crackdown

Gardaí have launched a nationwide crackdown on the most prolific burglars in the state. This new initiative will see substantial additional resources allocated to the Garda unit responsible for tracking down some of…

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Garda Awarded €50k for PTSD After Brave Encounter with Gunman

The High Court has awarded a Garda €50,000 in compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following an incident where he faced and disarmed a gunman. The Garda received the…

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The Terrorist Threat to Ireland is a Psychological One

Following the initial shock of the Friday 13th attacks on Paris we now enter a period of uncertainty. Leaders all over Europe are holding emergency meetings in order to determine…

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'bait bikes'
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‘Bait Bikes’ to Reduce Bike Theft in Dublin

A new initiative by the Gardaí will see the introduction of ‘bait bikes’ to the streets of Dublin. Bikes fitted with tracker devices will be placed throughout the city in…

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State Funeral of Garda Tony Golden Takes Place Today

The State funeral of Garda Tony Golden will take place in Co. Louth today. Garda Golden was shot dead while responding to a domestic dispute in Omeath last Sunday.Garda Goldan’s…

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