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Thursday 21 March, 2013

Property tax exemptions now available online

Priory Hall is the only development in Dublin which has been exempted from the tax.

Garda injured following incident in Fermoy, Co Cork

A man in his 60s was arrested following the incident at Cork Marts in Corrin, Fermoy, last night.

Anti-racism campaign launched by Dublin transport providers

To mark International Day Against Racism, Dublin transport providers are carrying the message: “Dublin’s Transport Links – Racism Divides”.

Bad weather ahead as weather warnings come into effect

Snow and ice is expected in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal over the coming days.

Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Details of 5,100 property tax exemptions to be published tomorrow

While 43,000 households were exempted from last year’s household charge, only 5,100 households have been exempted from the local property tax.

Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds

Equal access data from the Higher Education Authority has shown that third level entrants from the top three socio-economic backgrounds continue to increase, with those from less wealthy background dropping off.

Digital Rights Ireland defend existing online laws before oireachtas committee

Representatives from Digital Rights Ireland and Google appeared before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications earlier today.

Up to 40 jobs created as US digital media company announces HQ in Dublin

US digital media and domain services company, Demand Media, is to open an office in Dublin, creating between 20-40 jobs in the process.

Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Nearly twice as many Irish travelled to UK for bankruptcy proceedings in 2012

129 people travelled in 2012, compared to just 69 in 2011. Just 35 people were declared bankrupt in Ireland in 2012.

Maximum payouts to double in District and Circuit Courts under new legislation

The Courts Bill 2013 also aims to alter the in camera rule as it relates to family law and child care proceedings.

Ireland not impacted by Cyprus' bailout deal - Kenny

Banks in Cyprus remain closed as discussions continue on the terms of the proposed bailout deal.

Kenny speaks of Ireland's 'indomitable spirit' ahead of shamrock ceremony

Kenny said that the Irish people had accepted the “huge sacrifices we’ve asked of them”.

Monday 18 March, 2013

Restorative practice gives offenders the 'chance to make amends'

A conference later this week aims to show how ‘restorative practice’ can help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Sunday 17 March, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web

Saturday 16 March, 2013

Róisín Shortall resignation 'a wrong decision' - Jan O'Sullivan

The Minister of State also spoke about Minister Hogan’s Traveller letter controversy, why gender quotas are a positive thing, and why she’s not in politics for a career.

Friday 15 March, 2013

Gardaí examining Lowry tape as conversation is aired on national TV

Independent TD Michael Lowry can be heard making reference to a £250,000 payment which he said he never declared.

Man arrested in connection with Kevin McGeever abduction

The man is currently being questioned in Gort, Co Galway.

Gilmore to host 'Invest in Ireland' business forum on second day of US trip

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Atlanta, Georgia as part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.

Thursday 14 March, 2013

David Hall: Mortgage arrears plan is a 'horrific step for mortgage holders'

Hall also said that it was facts and statistics that showed progress on the issue, “not fiction and not spin”.

Ireland's largest union to decide on Croke Park II today

SIPTU is to vote on whether it will urge its members to accept or reject the latest Croke Park agreement.

Hospital says backlog of 6,000 reports poses 'no risk to patient safety'

Tallaght Hospital has said the backlog was caused by “an increase in Radiology productivity and a deficit in clerical resources”.

Gilmore kicks off St Patrick's Day programme with trip to Atlanta, Georgia

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is also set to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama during his trip.

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Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan told of her own penalty points, and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for Deputy Flanagan.

Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Revenue's property tax calculator 'adding to distress of homeowners'

The criticism comes as launch a new property tax calculator which takes the number of bathrooms and bedrooms into account, as well as whether the property has a garden.

Unions reject further bank cuts that 'rub salt in the wounds' of workers

Both the IBOA and Unite have said that the proposed banking cuts of up to 10 per cent are unfair, while PTSB have said that they aim to implement them in “as fair and equitable a manner as possible”.

Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Did you lose your engagement ring last week?

If you shop in Lidl in Rathfarnham, you may be in luck.

HSE care of depressed father to undergo 'comprehensive review'

The Mental Health Commission has called for a review into the treatment that John Butler received in the months before he took the lives of his two daughters along with his own.

Man still being questioned in missing person case

Gerard Daly, 43, was last seen by his partner at his home in Bailieborough, Co Cavan, on the evening of 26 June 2011.

Frost to clear as rain and sleet hit Ulster and Connacht

Dublin airport is fully operational this morning following one of the coldest nights of the year.

Jill Meagher accused denies murder, pleads guilty to rape

Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, also pleaded not guilty to two separate rape charges.

Unstable chemical made safe at Tipperary school

Picric Acid, which can become unstable over time, was found at the Christian Brothers School in Thurles.

Monday 11 March, 2013

147 new cases of suspected child abductions reported in 2012

Nearly half of the new cases involved the United Kingdom.

Expansion at Fota Wildlife Park to create 10 jobs

A new animal care and conservation centre is to be built this year at the popular tourist destination.

UK trip awaits 'Tiny Dancer' as her cancer treatment continues

“I am crossing everything that the monster doesn’t return,” said Lily-Mae’s mother. “If it does we’re in a lot of trouble.”

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Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers?

Over 70 per cent of primary school teachers have said that they are spending longer than allocated on preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Should this be changed?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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In Pics: So this is what Trinity College might look like later this week...

And it’s all thanks to something called the ‘Dublin Doodle’.

Sunday 10 March, 2013

(Micro)brewing up a storm: How Ireland's craft beers are making their mark

Away from the hustle and bustle of the St Patrick’s Day parade, a different type of celebration is set to take place – that of Ireland’s craft beers.