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Farmers continue protests despite deal reached with minister and meat processors at the weekend

PROTESTS ARE CONTINUING at the gates of meat processing factories across Ireland despite a deal being struck between farmers and the meat industry yesterday. 

An agreement was reached between farmers and beef processors following talks of over 30 hours long, organised by Agriculture ...

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The Guardian apologises for editorial which said David Cameron felt 'privileged pain' over death of his young son

THE GUARDIAN HAS apologised for an editorial it published which said that former UK prime minister David Cameron felt a “privileged pain” over the death of his young son.

A section of the original article has since been removed with a footnote saying it “fell far short of our ...

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How I Spend My Money: A student on €9,840 aims to cut down on food spending at college

WELCOME TO HOW I Spend My Money, a series on that runs on Wednesdays and Sundays and looks at what people in Ireland really do with their cash.

We’ve asked readers to keep a record of how much they earn, how much they save, if anything, and what they spend their money on ...

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Homecoming for both Dublin teams announced ... but it won't take place for two weeks

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey lifts the Sam Maguire Source: James Crombie/INPHO

DUBLIN FANS WILL get their chances to celebrate again in two weeks’ time as the homecoming for both the 2019 All-Ireland mens and ladies champions will take place on 29 September.

The Dublin ...

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Westlife confirmed for gig in Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh next summer

IRISH BOYBAND WESTLIFE have been confirmed for a gig in Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh next summer.

The band will perform in the revamped stadium on Friday 28 August 2020.

The gig was announced by promoters MCD who said it will be: “A totally bespoke show, even more spectacular than ...

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It's a rainy start to the week ... but sun on the way with temperatures to reach 22 degrees

IT MAY BE a dull and wet morning, but the outlook for the week to come looks to be warm and sunny.

Met Éireann says that while today has begun cloudy with rain and drizzle in the southern half of the country, sunny spells will gradually break through across the northern counties by early ...

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Johnson's Incredible Hulk comparison labelled 'infantile' as he heads for lunch with Juncker

SIX WEEKS AFTER taking office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with EU Commission president Jean-Claude Junker in Luxembourg today. 

After comparing the UK to comic book super-smasher Hulk, Johnson will enjoy a genteel working lunch with Juncker. 

The meeting comes ...

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Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin

A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN is due to appear before Dublin District Court this morning following a seizure of firearms and drugs last Thursday. 

Gardaí from Mountjoy garda station carried out a search of an apartment at Palmerstown Hall on Domick Street in Dublin 7 at around 5pm on 12 ...

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7 easy ways to be more green in your food habits this week - from the Big Shop to composting

IF YOU’VE BEEN a little overwhelmed lately by issues such as climate change and Ireland’s obesity epidemic, one of the most powerful and proactive ways to tackle these is to look at what we’re eating, and the way that we’re eating it.

Fortunately, the choices that you make as a ...

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The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies aged 75 in Manhattan apartment

RIC OCASEK, THE Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era, was discovered dead yesterday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4om after responding ...

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Trump defends Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he faces fresh sexual misconduct allegations

US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has mounted an angry defence of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as the controversial judge faced calls for an investigation over fresh allegations of sexual misconduct.

Trump blasted the media and “Radical Left Democrats” after a former Yale ...

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The 8 at 8: Monday

EVERY MORNING brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #DCU Teachers at Dublin City University’s English language school have described an offer to increase their pay by 50 cents an hour is “humiliating” and “insulting”. 

2. ...

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Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

OIL PRICES HAVE seen a record surge following attacks on two Saudi facilities, fuelling fresh geopolitical fears as US President Donald Trump blames Iran.

Brent futures surged $12 (€10.84) in the first few minutes of business – the most in dollar terms since they were launched ...

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'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws

MINISTER FOR CLIMATE Action Richard Bruton has said he’ll be bringing forward a number of “radical actions” to reduce waste and manage resources more effectively.

This “radical” strategy will see the government banning plastic plates, cutlery straws, balloon sticks, cotton buds ...

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Council plotting to open Dublin libraries 14 hours a day, 365 days a year with automated system

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is plotting an automated system to keep public libraries open from 8am to 10pm, 365 days a year. 

It’s put out to tender a contract worth up to €1.1 million for the development of a system called My Open Library, which will be initially rolled out at the Pembroke ...

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Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'

TEACHERS AT DUBLIN City University’s English language school have said an offer to increase their pay by 50 cents an hour is “humiliating” and “insulting”.

Teachers at the school are looking to increase their pay from €24.60 to €35 per hour, close to what they were paid ...

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'Brexit is the biggest show in town': The SDLP is banking on Brexit delivering election success in 2019

A GENERAL ELECTION can’t come quick enough for the SDLP.

After years of relatively dismal polling, the party is hoping that by avowedly backing a remain line on Brexit it can steal back a seat or two in the North and at the same time banish the lingering questions about its long-term ...

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Quiz: How well do you know the films that were made in Ireland?

THIS WEEKEND, A short sequel to Jurassic World which was shot in secret in Co Wicklow will air in the US.

“They have a grove of redwood trees outside Dublin that look exactly like the national parks in northern California,” director Colin Trevorrow said.

“I honestly never ...

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Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

In her fortnightly column for, Saoirse McHugh of the Green Party writes about what we can do as individuals in the face of climate chaos.

THE FIRST TWO weeks in September are always difficult to get used to here on Achill.

Almost overnight restaurants close up for the ...

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.

Dublin defeated Galway in Croke Park today in the All-Ireland Ladies football final. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Actors recreate scenes on the streets of Digbeth during the Peaky ...

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Artist pours cold water on suggestions he orchestrated golden toilet theft

THE ARTIST WHOSE solid gold toilet was stolen from the UK’s Blenheim Palace has denied that he was behind the theft, which some have suggested is simply a Banksy-style prank. 

The Italian artist, named Maurizio Cattelan, told the New York Times that he initially thought the news of the ...

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