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#irish news

# irish-news - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

One-page pro-life ad calls for 'prayers for the protection of the unborn'

The ad was taken out in the Irish News today and comes just under a week after it was announced that Belfast will soon have a private abortion clinic.

# irish-news - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

One man still held in connection with journalist's murder

Eugune Moloney died in the early hours of Sunday morning after an incident on Camden Street in Dublin.

# irish-news - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Eamon Ryan: Greens predicted property crash but didn’t do enough to warn people

In the final part of the series of interviews with politicians, Eamon Ryan explains how he hopes people will be willing to vote for the Green Party again by the next election

# irish-news - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Government to reveal which State assets are up for sale

The bailout deal requires Ireland to sell off some State assets – and the full list will be announced by Brendan Howlin later this morning.

# irish-news - Monday 20 February, 2012

Convenience store chain to create 150 new jobs

Centra has announced it is to invest €10 million in new store openings in Ireland this year.

Gilmore: We raised human rights issues with China vice president

Eamon Gilmore said that specific cases of human rights abuses in China weren’t discussed during the visit by Xi Jinping.

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

# irish-news - Friday 17 February, 2012

SIPTU calls for suspension of 'unfair' household charge

The country’s largest trade union said that the €100 household charge penalises low and middle income families and called on the government to suspend it.

Two still being questioned over shooting of 16-year-old in Tallaght

The men were arrested yesterday evening in connection with the killing of teenager Melanie McCarthy-McNamara last week.

Taoiseach tells US: Our best and brightest days are still ahead

In a speech at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government last night, Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the bailout as “a bleak midwinter” – but said Ireland is now about recovery and opportunity.

# irish-news - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Dublin councillor committed 'minor' breach of ethics guidelines - SIPO

However a report by the Standards Commission said that the contraventions by Oisin Quinn were inadvertent.

Two escape from garda custody in Limerick

The men were being transferred from the District Court to Limerick Prison.

Uncollected Dublin bins could be “serious health hazard”

Opposition TDs have slammed the government for the ‘looming chaos’ if 18,000 bins aren’t collected in Dublin city.

From Business ETC More than half of loans to hotels and restaurants are in trouble Economy

More than half of loans to hotels and restaurants are in trouble

New figures from the Central Bank show that almost one third of all loans to SMEs are not being paid back or have been defaulted upon.

# irish-news - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Gardaí investigating after shots fired at Tallaght home

No-one was injured in the shooting on Bawnlea Avenue in Dublin late last night.

ESB not cutting power to Priory Hall complex

Residents had expressed concern that cutting off power would lead to further deterioration of the condition of their homes.

# irish-news - Monday 13 February, 2012

Over 3,500 days lost to industrial disputes in 2011

There were just eight industrial disputes in Ireland in 2011 involving a total of 1,384 workers.

Government to launch major jobs plan to tackle unemployment crisis

The Action Plan on Jobs, due to be launched later today, aims to create 100,000 new jobs in Ireland by 2016.

# irish-news - Friday 10 February, 2012

No plans for Famine exhibition – because there aren’t enough artifacts left

The Minister for Arts said most of what remains is statistical and pictorial.

# irish-news - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Controversial autism article should be retracted – PSI

The head of the professional body for psychology said that the Examiner article by Tony Humphreys was “unhelpful and likely to cause upset”.

# irish-news - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Open the Dáil and Seanad chambers to the public, says TD

Public tours to the Oireachtas currently aren’t allowed to enter the chambers – but a Labour TD has said that this should change.

MEP: McCreevy’s boom-time diary raises issues about lobbyists

New documents show that McCreevy met with many major developers and bankers – including Sean Quinn and Bernard McNamara – during the Irish property bubble.

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog

Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.

# irish-news - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Legal reform is a chance to finally do the right thing for consumers

Solicitors and barristers exist for their clients – not the other way around. That’s why reform of the legal system is crucial, writes Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform

The Minister for Justice said that planned legal reform is based on the idea that “solicitors and barristers exist for their clients, not the other way round”.

Michael D: “Skewed values” partly to blame for economic collapse

The President said that “radical individualism” and light-touch regulation led to markets being seen as infallible.

Two charged in Galway publican murder case

Gardaí last night arrested two men in Cork over the murder of John Kenny, who was found dead at his family’s pub in Oughterard last September.

# irish-news - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses

Labour TD Eamonn Maloney says he’s not “crusading” but refuses to claim expenses as a matter of principle.

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

# irish-news - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Taoiseach: public sector retirements will not affect frontline services

The Taoiseach played down the effect of the departures on public services in the Dáil this morning saying 97 per cent of workers will remain in their jobs.

# irish-news - Monday 30 January, 2012

Report: Government needs to regulate home care services

A new report by the Law Reform Commission recommends that a register of professional home carers should be set up.

# irish-news - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Leo Varadkar says €135k salary request didn't break the rules

The Minister for Transport said that exceptions can be made to the €92,000 pay cap on ministerial advisers.

Man and woman arrested after serious assault in Cork

A 40-year-old man sustained serious head injuries during an altercation at a house in Cork.

# irish-news - Friday 27 January, 2012

Good news for retailers: sales increased in December

It was the first time there has been quarterly growth in retail sales in almost two years.

# irish-news - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper – ESRI

In a major new report, the Economic and Social Research Institute suggests pharmacies should display their prices in-store and offer more generic drugs.

# irish-news - Monday 23 January, 2012

First humpback whale of 2012 spotted off the Wexford coast Whale Of A Time This post contains images

First humpback whale of 2012 spotted off the Wexford coast

The humpback whale was spotted by a group of whale-watchers close to Hook Head today.

Human remains discovered in the Wicklow Mountains

Gardaí had been carrying out a search operation in the area in connection with the disappearance of a teenager.

# irish-news - Sunday 22 January, 2012

James Reilly to blame for rising health insurance costs - FF

The Minister for Health should reverse a “dangerous” policy which is pricing people out of the health insurance market, a Fianna Fáil TD has said.

Kildare drivers least likely to be ‘good samaritans’

Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.

# irish-news - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE ‘a major blow’ HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE ‘a major blow’

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

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