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Archaeology firm denies workers' dispute - accuses union of 'trying to disrupt employees' lives'

THE ARCHAEOLOGY FIRM at the centre of an industrial relations row with the trade union Unite has denied it is in dispute with its workers, or that they are unfairly paid.

There have been a number of strike days at sites in Dublin and Cork in recent weeks as workers demand an improvement in ...

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Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'

A REPORT HAS compared prostitution and human trafficking in six EU member states has found criminalising those who buy sex and decriminalising those in prostitution, is the best way to end demand. 

The report, looks at the different approaches of six EU member states, including Ireland ...

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Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is set to spend €1.6 million on the removal of discarded chewing gum in public areas.

The local authority is seeking tenders for a contract to remove gum from footpaths and pedestrianised zones throughout litter blackspots in its administrative area over the next ...

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Number of planes carrying weapons to Shannon this year already surpasses 2017 figures

WITH TWO MONTHS to go before the end of the year, there’s already been an increase in the applications to allow civil flights carrying weapons to land in Irish airports.

Ireland has a policy of neutrality, meaning that civilian planes carrying military weapons, ammunition, or equipment ...

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Met Police issue appeal after 98-year-old man critically injured during burglary

DETECTIVES IN NORTH London have made an urgent appeal for information after a violent robbery left a 98-year-old man fighting for his life.

Peter Gouldstone suffered a head injury and extensive bruising to his body. 

He remains in hospital following the 6 November attack, where he ...

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Maurice McCabe says he wouldn't bathe his own children after he was accused of sexual assault

MAURICE MCCABE HAS said that he wouldn’t wash or bathe his own children, or be around if friends brought their own children over, after he was accused of sexual assault and subsequently exonerated over a decade ago.

His story featured on RTÉ’s documentary Whistleblower this evening, ...

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Occupants manage to escape flat before Dublin Fire Brigade extinguishes blaze in north inner city

A fire engine close to the scene on Hardwicke Street earlier on tonight. Source: Nicky Ryan/

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE were called to a scene in the north inner city this evening, after reports of a flat on fire.

The incident took place on Hardwicke Street, and ...

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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

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

Santa's on his way to Jervis Street, and made a special appearance there today with Thea Walsh (8) Source: Sasko Lazarov/

Stan Lee (centre) - posing with actors Eric Kramer ...

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UK couple who named child after Hitler among six convicted of being members of neo-Nazi group

SIX PEOPLE WERE convicted today of being members of a banned terrorist group in the UK.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court found two men and a woman guilty of belonging to the extreme right-wing neo-Nazi group National Action, after another three admitted guilt before the trial.

Daniel ...

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Harsh retaliation warned as Israeli air strikes destroy TV building in the Gaza strip

AN ISRAELI AIR strike destroyed Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip today after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants.

The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian ...

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Worse off than their parents? The growing generation of private renters

THE PUBLICATION OF the Daft rental price report today highlights how rent prices in Ireland remain out of control with rent pressure zones clearly not working. But how has this come about? As part of Social Justice Ireland’s book From Here to Where?, published tomorrow as part of their annual ...

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Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HAS announced that it has stripped Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of the Ambassador of Conscience Award, its highest honour.

The organisation’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo wrote to Suu Kyi yesterday to inform her that it was revoking the honour, given to her in ...

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Legendary comic books writer Stan Lee dies aged 95

Updated 16 minutes ago

Source: Hahn Lionel/ABACA/PA Images

THE FORMER COMIC book writer and editor who helped to create superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men and Iron Man has died.

Stan Lee was 95.

The American was formerly the publisher and ...

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Garda Keith Harrison launches High Court battle to quash findings from Disclosures Tribunal

GARDA KEITH HARRISON has launched a High Court challenge seeking to quash findings made against him in reports from the disclosures Tribunal.

The Donegal-based Garda who was strongly criticised in the tribunal’s interim reports has brought the action on the grounds of an alleged prior ...

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Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

A TEAM OF scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major discovery about why obese people’s immune systems often struggle to fight cancer.

The research, published in the international journal Nature Immunology, sheds light on what until now had been the little-known impact of ...

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Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971

THE INQUEST HAS opened in Belfast into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers almost five decades ago.

Scores of relatives packed into the public gallery of court 12 at Laganside Court Complex to hear the opening into the case which has become known as the Ballymurphy ...

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The 5 at 5: Monday

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #RENTAL CRISIS: TDs have hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar.

2. #DISCLOSURES: Garda commissioner Drew Harris is “reviewing” the decision to fund Martin ...

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Bus driver found guilty over fatal crash that killed cyclist avoids jail

DRIVERS MUST HAVE particular regard to the vulnerability of cyclists on the road, a judge has said in the sentencing of a bus driver whose driving caused the death of cyclist.

Osborn Irabor (58) of French Park, Tyrrelstown, Dublin had pleaded not guilty to careless driving causing the ...

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RYANAIR’S MICHAEL O’LEARY needs little introduction. As one of Ireland’s wealthiest people, he’s been the subject of countless newspaper articles and opinion pieces. 

But do we really know the true Michael O’Leary, the man behind the no-frills approach, the low fares ...

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Body of man discovered in his home off Navan Road in Dublin

GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED an appeal for information, after the body of a man was discovered in his home in Hampton Square, off the Navan Road in Dublin 7.

The man’s body was discovered this morning at around 9.30am.

He was removed to the Mater Hospital and a post-mortem will take ...

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'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

A NUMBER OF politicians have criticised rent control laws following a new report outlining that rents in every county in Ireland rose by 11.3% in the year to September. 

The latest quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334, which is €304 higher ...

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