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Irish - Today’s News

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?

The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,

Woman and her son (14) killed after car crashes into tree

They were pronounced dead at the scene. Post-mortem examinations are due to take place today.

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo joins Conor McGregor at Las Vegas training camp ahead of UFC 202 MMA

The 9 at 9: Monday

A bombing in Germany, Theresa May visits Northern Ireland – it’s the 8 at 8.

New rules will mean anyone will be able to make a complaint about poor teacher performance

The new mechanism will be introduced later this morning.

Car driven into Coolock gym and set alight

There are no reports of any injuries.

Drinks lobby says Brexit vote makes strong case for alcohol tax reduction

The lobby group called on the government to make every possible effort in October’s Budget to compensate for the negative effect of Brexit.

Gardaí investigate after major blaze hits historic Cork mansion

Vernon Mount was not believed to have been occupied at the time of the fire.

Man shot in foot after being ordered to lie down by masked gang

The man, aged in his 20s, is being treated in hospital.

Theresa May expected to rule out return to border checks when she visits Northern Ireland today

May is due to visit Northern Ireland today for the first time since becoming prime minister.

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

Election posters in Dublin city could be banned tonight

It follows a unanimous motion by South Dublin County councillors to look at restrictions.

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Kenny and Martin are grandstanding about a united Ireland, says Martin Mansergh

The former TD helped to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement but told TheJournal.ie that an additional agreement is necessary since Brexit.

The man who lived The Wire, and then turned it all around

Kevin Shird spent almost 12 years in prison in Baltimore before becoming a leading community figure.

Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year

‘My most foolhardy move?’ Leaving the private sector and joining An Garda Síochána, admits this frontline worker.

From The42 Galway silence the doubters, plenty for Waterford to work on — Sunday hurling talking points Comment

Galway silence the doubters, plenty for Waterford to work on — Sunday hurling talking points

Plus we take a look at what went wrong for Clare after such a positive start to the year.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Compensation for motorists affected by collapse of Enterprise Insurance, HSE inquiry into drugs found in ambulance, and woman stabbed to death in Germany.

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Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

FactCheck: Is it cheaper for the State to build houses directly than to use the private sector?

FactCheck examines a big claim on one of the major issues of the day.

Woman (50s) dies after motorcycle collides with car

The incident happened on the N16 Sligo to Manorhamilton road, and local diversions are in place.

Man's body recovered from Carrauntoohil

It’s believed the man fell while hiking yesterday.

Thousands of drivers to get refunds after collapse of Enterprise Insurance

The insurance firm, which was declared insolvent on Friday, has about 14,000 Irish customers.

'I thought people wouldn't take me seriously because I was a nurse starting a business'

This entrepreneur left the career she knew behind to set up a new line of clothing to empower young girls.

From The42 Canning-inspired Galway see off Clare to progress to All-Ireland semi-final Last 6

Canning-inspired Galway see off Clare to progress to All-Ireland semi-final

The Tribesmen were deserved winners over Davy Fitzgerald’s side in Thurles.

Firefighters tackling blaze at Bray Head

No injuries have been reported.

From The42 Waterford cruise past Wexford to book All-Ireland SHC semi-final spot Winning

Waterford cruise past Wexford to book All-Ireland SHC semi-final spot

The Déise ran out 10-point winners and will face Kilkenny as a result.

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The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

'Senseless hate crime': Second arson attack on Belfast church condemned

The Presbyterian church on Saintfield Road sustained considerable damage.

Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction

Shark nets, ocean pollution and baited hooks are being blamed for the dwindling numbers.

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan

The country is being deprived of much-needed income by the thieves.

'There's no where to cook, to wash your clothes, nothing': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Home sought for dozens of stray cats as rescue group loses Dublin HQ

The Phibsboro Cat Rescue are looking for centre where they can house the cats they rescue.

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?

Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global

Sanctuary was initially a theatre production – now it has made its way to the big screen.

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