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Irish farmers 'could be given licences to grow cannabis in the future'

IRISH FARMERS COULD be given licences to grow cannabis for medicinal use in the future. 

The Department of Health told that while legislation currently prohibits farmers from growing cannabis, this policy could change. 

“Policy to date has not permitted the ...

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Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE

CEO OF CHILDREN’S charity Barnardos Fergus Finlay and two patient advocates are among eight new people appointed to the board of the HSE.

Other appointees include Aogán Ó Fearghail – a former president of the GAA – and Tim Hynes, Group Chief Information Officer with ...

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Woman fears for her safety due to online messages sent from male 'stalker', court hears

A WOMAN SAYS she fears for her safety due to upsetting and extremely frightening online messages sent to her by a male “stalker”, the High Court has heard.

The woman says the unwanted communications, in the form of e-mails and messages via social media platforms, commenced when they ...

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Brexit 66 days out, but Irish government says there are 'absolutely no preparations for a hard border'

IN WHAT HAS been described as ‘stating the obvious’, a European Commission spokesperson said today a no-deal Brexit will bring about a return of a hard border. 

It’s understood the Cabinet “noted the remarks” this afternoon, but the Irish government continues to maintain that ...

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Transgender in Ireland: What are the laws around changing your gender?

THIS JULY WILL mark four years since the Gender Recognition Bill was passed by the Dáil and the Seanad. Those new laws resulted in at least 297 people in Ireland being issued with gender recognition certs since July 2015.

The approval of  the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) meant ...

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Trans activists hold protest outside RTÉ studios ahead of Prime Time programme tonight

Labour LGBT co-chair @Khayden2412 is at the protest outside RTE with @ucdlabour and @labouryouth. Young trans people are fearful that transphobic views will be included on tonight's Prime Time. #SolidariT— Labour LGBT (@labourlgbt) January 22, ...

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

Ambulance drivers/Paramedics who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association stage a ten-hour strike at Naas hospital Kildare earlier today. Source: Eamonn Farrell/

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Watch the refurbished No 11 Liffey Ferry motor back into action after 35 years


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WHEN THE LIFFEY ferry service was decommissioned in 1984, former ferry coxswain Richie Saunders decided to save the boat and preserve it.

It was that very ...

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In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

THE TAOISEACH WILL visit the US President Donald Trump in Washington this St Patrick’s Day.

Today, Cabinet approved that ministers and ministers of State will visit every EU capital.

Ministers will visit all 27 EU capitals – including London. There are more senior Cabinet ...

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Dyson is moving its headquarters to Singapore - but 'not because of Brexit'

BRITISH ELECTRIC APPLIANCE pioneer Dyson will switch its headquarters to Singapore this year due to booming Asian demand and not because of Brexit, the company said today.

The group, founded and owned by serial entrepreneur and vocal Brexit supporter James Dyson, last year announced ...

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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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

1. #INQUEST: All 10 victims of the Carrickmines halting site fire died by misadventure, an inquest has concluded.

2. #RIVER LEE: A man’s body, who was aged in his 40s, was discovered in ...

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Gardaí investigating after human remains found by fishing vessel off Irish coast

GARDAÍ IN CORK are investigating after the crew of a fishing vessel discovered human remains off the Irish coast.

The fishing vessel in question discovered the remains 180 nautical miles from Castletownbere, Co Cork. 

The vessel docked in Castletownbere on Sunday morning ...

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Carrickmines fire inquest: Deaths ruled as misadventure as survivors are commended for bravery

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A VERDICT OF misadventure has been returned by the jury at the inquest into the deaths of ten victims of a fire at a Dublin halting site.

Relatives wept as the jury’s verdict was read out following five days of evidence at Dublin Coroner’s Court.

The ...

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Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary

THE MOTHER AND baby homes Commission of Investigation is to begin geophysical surveys on the site of a children’s burial ground at an abbey in Tipperary. 

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said today that she believed that a survey would begin on the grounds at the former mother ...

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US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect

THE SUPREME COURT is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue.

The high court today reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans.

But the ...

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Irish-produced film The Favourite receives 10 Oscar nominations

THE FAVOURITE, THE period film co-produced by Irish company Element Pictures, is in the running for 10 awards at this year’s Academy Awards.

The film starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone sees all three up for top acting gongs, with the film also nominated for awards such ...

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Gardaí investigating after man's body discovered in undergrowth in Cork city centre

GARDAÍ IN CORK are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in Cork city centre this morning. 

The man’s body was discovered in an undergrowth at a walkway along the River Lee at 11:45am, An Garda Síochána has confirmed.

The man, whose age is unknown, was pronounced dead ...

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'Pretty obvious' there'd be a hard border in Ireland in a no-deal Brexit, EU says

A SPOKESPERSON FOR the European Commission has told a press briefing today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Margaritis Schinas said the EU stood behind the Good Friday ...

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Four people arrested in Dublin on suspicion of financing international terrorist activities

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested four people as part of an investigation into the financing of international terrorist activities.

Earlier today, investigators carried out six searches in the capital, and seized documents, electronic equipment and €4,500 in cash.

Four ...

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Chris Brown in police custody following rape allegation, security officials report

SINGER CHRIS BROWN and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials have confirmed.

A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on Tuesday night last week, ...

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Missing 17-year-old Dublin girl found safe and well

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have located missing 17-year-old Sara Quinn from Dublin.

She had been missing since the evening of Tuesday 15 January. 

Gardaí would like to thank everyone who assisted in this appeal.

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