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Appeal court wrong to overturn €900000 payout for Sligo man
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The Supreme Court has found the Court of Appeal was incorrect in overturning a €900,000 damages award for defamation to a man called a drug dealer by a newspaper. Martin McDonagh, Cranmore Drive, Sligo,was awarded the money against the Sunday ...

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Judicial appointments Bill hits Oireachtas roadblock
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Legislation being sought by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to overhaul judicial appointments is unlikely to be passed for the summer due to a new procedural delay. The Oireachtas Committee on Justice has voted against considering the Judicial ...
Ross launches impassioned defence of judicial appointments planNewstalk 106-108 fm
Fine Gael TD questions judicial appointments
Coalition has no plans to amend judicial appointments billIrish Examiner

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Paschal Donohoe a major winner as three constituencies get an extra TD
Irish Examiner
The Dáil is set to gain two more TDs from the next election as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is a major winner in the redraw of constituency boundaries announced tonight, writes Daniel McConnell. The Constituency Boundary Commission report has ...
Number of TDs to increase from 158 to 160 at next electionIrish Times
More than 9400 Laois voters around Portarlington could be getting Kildare TDsLeinster Express
New report recommends an increase in TDs in the Dáil and constituency -JOE -Leinster Leader
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Firefighter injured after 'gas explosion' in housing estate
A firefighter has been injured while attending the scene of a blaze in Co Kildare this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene at Canal Walk, in Athy at At 10.45am. Firefighters from Co Kildare and Co Laois were tackling the blaze when a ...
Firefighter hospitalised after house fire in KildareIrish Times
Injuries reported following 'gas explosion' in Kildare housing estateIrish Mirror
Firemen hospitalised after explosion at house in -
Man (50s) loses sight in one eye following serious assault, investigation launched
Gardaí at Watercourse Road in Cork are appealing for witnesses following the assault which occurred at 1 Gardaí at Watercourse Road in Cork are appealing for witnesses following the assault which occurred at Chimes Bar on Church Street, Cork City.
Man in his 50s loses sight in one eye after serious assault in Cork
Man left with serious injuries after assault in Cork City - Gardai appeal for witnessesIrish Mirror
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after pub owner loses sight in eye after attackIrish Examiner
Newstalk 106-108 fm
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Taoiseach has admitted some households will face higher bin charges
Update 12:58pm: The Taoiseach has accused Sinn Féin of trying to exploit panic over the new system of bin charges. Leo Varadkar's claims came after the new regime was attacked in the Dáil this lunchtime. Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald said a €75 rebate ...
Low income families face bin charge spiral nightmare, Dáil
Laois TD Slams New System Of Bin ChargesMidlands103

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Man, 52, dies after slurry pit accident on Co Clare farm
Irish Mirror
The 52-year-old is believed to have drowned in a slurry pit at a farm in Co Clare on Tuesday evening while he was off loading slurry into a pit. The alarm was raised by another man working on the land shortly after 7.20pm following the incident in ...
Man in his 50s dies following farm accident in Co ClareIrish Times
Children under 12 to get free entry to OPW heritage sites
Children under the age of 12 are to given free admission to all heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works Heritage Service from Saturday. The Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW, Kevin Boxer Moran, said it will provide "a huge ...
Free admission for children under 12 to dozens of heritage sites across
Minister Moran Announces Free Entry For Kids To Heritage SitesMidlands103
Free entry for kids to heritage sites announcedLeinster Leader

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Irish Examiner
Schools may be allowed share PPS numbers about children applying for admission places
Irish Examiner
Schools may be allowed share PPS numbers and other information about children applying for admission places, under proposals by Education Minister Richard Bruton, writes Niall Murray. He is to introduce the stipulation today in an amendment to his ...
One in four school spots can be kept for 'old boys'
Bruton labelled 'Hamlet' over indecision on school
Schools to be given five years to phase out waiting listsIrish Times
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New Tusla child protection policy needs much broader examination, committee told
Irish Times
A new child protection policy being adopted by Tusla needs “a much broader examination”, an Oireachtas committee was told on Wednesday. Geoffrey Shannon, special rapporteur for child protection, said if the future of child protection is going to ...
Head of child protection: 'Too early' to have confidence in child protection

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