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Shane Ross says EU inquiry needed into cost of Irish motor insurance premiums

An inquiry should be held into the cost of motor insurance premiums in Ireland, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said.

“It is my instinct that this should be looked at more carefully and in greater detail. To see how the premiums are calculated.”

Mr Ross said while motor ...

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No-deal Brexit would hit agriculture prices, leaving other sectors unscathed

In the event of a no-deal departure, the UK would have to adopt basic World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules – setting a tariff rate that would apply universally, neither discriminating against nor benefiting any one country.

While it could choose its own tariffs, the common assumption is ...

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Mother and baby home report delayed by late release of documents

The latest delay to the publication of the final report of the Mother and Baby Home Commission was made unavoidable days before Christmas when it received 250,000 pages of documentation from the Department of Health. This came just two months before it was due to produce the final report. ...

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Children waiting over three years to see psychologists

The waiting time for a child to see a psychologist or speech and language therapist in parts of south Dublin has risen to more than three years and is expected to increase further due to staffing issues, parents have been told.

The waiting time for a child to be seen by a School Age Team ...

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Cost hike of €450m for children’s hospital ‘very disturbing’

An additional €450 million will have to be found to cover a “very significant and disturbing” escalation in the cost of the new national children’s hospital, Department of Health officials will tell an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday .

The sum would include additional exchequer ...

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Brexit path ahead to be determined by Monday meeting

When MPs debate Brexit next Monday, they will not have a “meaningful vote” on Theresa May’s deal, which they rejected last week by a margin of 230 votes.

The motion will simply note the prime minister’s statement on Brexit last Monday but the amendments to it that MPs will vote on ...

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EU backstop intervention leaves Ireland with unpalatable choices

The European Commission tends not to do things by accident. It’s not that sort of organisation.

So when commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told the daily press briefing in Brussels yesterday that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, “you will have a hard border” in Ireland, alarm ...

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Taoiseach insists there will be no hard border despite EU statement

Ireland will not accept a hard border after Brexit under any circumstances, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have insisted.

Their comments came after a spokesman for the European Commission yesterday suggested a hard border in Ireland would be necessary if the UK left the ...

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Oscars 2019: 10 things we learned from the nominations

With 10 mentions, Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical comedy The Favourite – produced by Element Pictures in Dublin – tied with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma for the most nominations. It thus becomes the most nominated Irish production in Oscar history. It stands a strong chance in best original ...

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Miriam Lord: High-priced hospital? This is a job for The Consultants

Great news for hard-pressed citizens in the best small country in the world in which to blow budgets.

The cost of the new National Children’s Hospital may be going through the roof, but deliverance is at hand.

The Government has called in The Consultants.

There is nothing ...

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Russia avoid further Wada sanctions despite missing deadline

Russia has avoided further sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) despite missing by more than a fortnight a December 31st deadline to provide doping data from its Moscow laboratory.

However, Russia has been warned it faces being banned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and ...

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Profits decline at Karen Millen but rise for Oasis

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of fashion retailer Karen Millen halved last year to €100,000.

The drop comes despite revenues increasing 5 per cent, from €5.9 million to €6.2 million, in the 12 months to the end of February 24th last.

The directors’ report states that the ...

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The inquest is over but is anything going to change for Travellers?

The jury’s verdict on the deaths that took place at the Carrickmines halting site were delivered quickly, but the questions left by the tragedy will take far longer to answer.

How long do Travellers’ homes have to be “temporary” before they can hope for something permanent? And how ...

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Commons may vote to approve PM’s deal if backstop time limit is added

MPs at Westminster could vote next week on an amendment calling for UK prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to be approved on condition that a time limit is added to the Northern Ireland backstop.

Conservative backbencher Andrew Murrison, who chairs the Northern Ireland Affairs ...

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Azealia Banks calls Irish ‘oompa loompas’ as she arrives by ferry

Azealia Banks arrived in Ireland by boat early on Tuesday morning after a somewhat eventful 24 hours which saw her storming off a Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight from London following an altercation with cabin crew and labelling most – if not all – Irish women “ugly”.

As the ...

yesterday 19:07 open_in_new
Changes to racing's controversial reserve system to be announced

Irish racing’s controversial reserve system is set to change with the sport’s regulatory body indicating the issues that arose around it at last summer’s Galway Plate won’t be repeated.

In August the ante-post favourite for the Plate, Patricks Park, was first reserve and got into ...

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Cipriani still out in the cold despite Owen Farrell injury

Jonathan Joseph has been added to England’s Six Nations squad despite making just one appearance in the past nine months with Eddie Jones opting against adding any outhalf cover for the injured Owen Farrell, dashing Danny Cipriani’s hopes of a recall.

Joseph’s addition is the only ...

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What is the problem with a hard border?

Forgive me if I seem a little bit paranoid, but when everyone from Fine Gael and Sinn Féin to many sections of the media are relentlessly pushing the idea of “no hard border on the island of Ireland”, I begin to smell groupthink. Our diplomats and officials pride themselves on having sold ...

yesterday 19:07 open_in_new
Boyzone at 3Arena, Dublin: Everything you need to know

In the same month that Westlife make their comeback after eight years with the decidedly iffy single Hello My Love and Backstreet Boys release their ninth album DNA, after 25 long years… Boyzone are calling it a day and on January 24th, they bid their Irish fans adieu on their Thank You & ...

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Drone spotted flying during racing at Leicester

Officials at Leicester voiced their frustration as the subject of drones on racecourses came into focus again on Tuesday.

It is believed images from drones are being used to give in-running punters an unfair advantage on betting exchanges as the streamed pictures may be a few seconds ahead ...

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Dele Alli out until early March as problems mount up for Spurs

Tottenham have suffered more injury woe with news that Dele Alli is out until early March with a hamstring injury.

Alli sustained the problem in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Fulham and it is the third such injury he has suffered this season.

He went down clutching his hamstring in the final ...

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