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'In any other walk of life, 30-35 is seen as a young man. In football terms you’re a pensioner'
Ten years on from his move across the water, Ireland winger James McClean speaks to David Sneyd about life and what he has learned from Shane Duffy.
Simon Harris: 'Ireland needs a day where people can grieve for those who have died during this pandemic'
Ramping up testing, a day for Ireland to grieve, and another bank holiday – just some of the plans for during and after the Covid-19 crisis.
'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction
Olivia suffered from drug addiction for 30 years, but one drug in particular affected her like no other.
'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution
In an exclusive interview with, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.
US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.
'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
Concerns have also been raised about people being sexually assaulted while taking drugs such as GHB.
€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government
One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.
Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million
The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.
The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month
The amount spent by the Oireachtas on the controversial printing press is under the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee.
Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock
The plans could pave the way for councillors to agree to a new housing development on the site
Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising
Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.
JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit
Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.
FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%
People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.
Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.
Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'
Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.
Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.
Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group
The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.
'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says
The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.
No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds
The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.
HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam
The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.
Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups
Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.
Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times
Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.
Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction
A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.
Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.
Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield
Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.
'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn
Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.
Access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed in Ireland under new law
Simon Harris has today signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis.
Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.
Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.
Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.
Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies
Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.
Garda who struck protester with baton during housing demonstration disciplined two years later
The protest took place at a hotel in Gorey in 2015.
The Bernard Shaw loses planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area
Residents lodged complaints about the noise levels, but the owners of the bar plan to submit a fresh application.
European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads
The public transport company said it would no longer accept political advertisements following a number of complaints this month.
'Hugely embarrassing': Emails to RTÉ show pushback against calls for Eurovision boycott
RTÉ received almost three times as many emails objecting to a boycott as emails calling for one between January and April.
Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel
Locals have claimed a hotel in the town will be used as a permanent centre for four years.
'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan
Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.
Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.
'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers
There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.
Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission
Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.