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Senior Fine Gael TD opposes Seanad abolition
Olivia Mitchell called the abolition of the upper house “dramatic and far reaching”.
Murder probe launched into tragic deaths of mother and daughter
Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika were stabbed to death in their home in Kerry.
Revealed: British to blame for Ireland's drink problem
A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.
EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors
The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.
Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again
The Garda Ombudsman Commission has released yet another damning report claiming gardaí would not fully cooperate with its investigation.
Grafton Street refurb cost €400,000 before work began
Dublin City Council said the spending covered administrative and design costs associated with the project.
Caption Competition: What are the G8 leaders chatting about?
Political ties were off the agenda as world leaders had a casual meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier today.
A garda van burst into flames on a busy motorway
Gardai believe a technical problem led to the incident on the M7 in Kildare.
Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit
The People Before Profits TD is travelling to Fermanagh to take part in demonstrations.
President: More action on unemployment needed from EU leaders
President Michael D Higgins says an extra two million people became unemployed in Europe last year.
Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate
Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.
Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy
Garda “stands firm” on his claims and asks the Taoiseach to view his evidence.
Internet company crash leaves customers without web services for days
Internet company Digiweb told clients a server crash could affect its web servers for two to three weeks.
President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens
President Michael D Higgins criticised the EU for listening to the concerns of financial institutions over citizens.
Celtic Tiger furniture goes under the hammer at a "fraction" of boom time prices
Upmarket antiques shop that sold fireplaces to people including property tycoon Sean Dunne is having a clear out this weekend.
Ireland is the 15th happiest place in the world to live
But the happiest place is Australia…must be all the Irish immigrants.
RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight
The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.
NAMA funding University of Ulster study
Ireland’s zombie bank has given the university €24,000 to carry out study of land banks
Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch
Irish and Dutch roll together when it comes to Cannabis use.
Is The Gathering actually working?
Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.
Good news for business: Dublin City Council to spread burden of commercial rates
Motion passed by city councillors could pave the way for a more equitable commercial rates system
Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations
Garda Ombudsman Commission received more than 2,000 complaints last year.
HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"
A mother who provides full-time care for her disabled daughter is forced to put her into a nursing home after support service cuts.
HSE and Gardai investigating creches after RTE exposé
“Nightmare situation” for parents as RTE uncover possible mistreatment of children in Dublin creches.
Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams
Pharmacy union offers tips for avoiding health problems during exams…which includes paying a visit to your pharmacy.
NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time
Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.
Cost of Grafton Street's €4 million regeneration questioned
The cost of repaving Dublin’s most famous street has been questioned after funding for the project allegedly increased before its launch.
RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss
RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.
US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education
Corporate giant Apple transferred 64 per cent of its income to Irish subsidiaries.
Water treatment plant workers down tools
Work stopped at Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant over staff demands for fair pay.
Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore claims Ireland’s tax system is “very transparent”.
Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'
The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.
Stolen medieval font returned to Meath church
“There wasn’t a begging ass on the roads of Ireland” that didn’t know the artefact was missing, according to National Museum Of Ireland spokesman.
Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital"
Professor Michael O’Keefe has claimed private insurance companies are being charged for patients in public wards.
Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity'
The businessman has failed in his bid to have a theft and deception case thrown out of court because of adverse publicity in the media.
Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash
An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.
Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings
The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.
Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps
The success of the Irish owned bookmaker continues to grow thanks to online gambling.
Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays
Emily O’Reilly said processing Freedom of Information requests is a statutory requirement of public bodies.
"Well organised gang" involved in theft of medieval font
National Museum of Ireland say the theft of the ancient sculpture is a major loss.