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Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin clashed over health, housing, pensions and sharing power with Sinn Féin in tonight's leaders' debate on Virgin Media Television.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:20 am
Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have clashed on several issues in the first leaders' debate of the 2020 General Election campaign.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:13 am
Nominations have closed for General Election candidates to get their name on their constituency ballot paper.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:17 pm
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has revealed that more than 2,500 over-65s per year have received jobseeker's benefit since the state pension qualification age was raised to 66 in 2014.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:16 pm
Cat up on events as they happened on the campaign trail with our live blog.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:16 pm
Funeral arrangements have been announced for 20-year old Cameron Blair, who died after he was stabbed on the Bandon Road in Cork last Thursday night.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 9:06 pm
Planning ahead for most of us probably doesn't go much further than next year's summer holiday or putting a few bob away for a rainy day.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:33 pm
Acting State Pathologist, Dr Linda Mulligan, has told an inquest that Mark Hennessy died from a single gunshot wound, discharged through the window of a car.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 7:40 pm
A 34-year-old man accused of the murder of his mother-in-law told gardaí she tried to kill her husband and wanted all the family dead.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 7:38 pm
Gardaí in Cork have spoken with two men in connection with an attack on a 23-year-old man who was doused in petrol and set alight.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:12 pm
An investigation is under way into the attempted theft of a digger near an ATM in Ballybay, Co Monaghan.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:11 pm
Gardaí are investigating reports that a body has been found by a civilian diver taking part in the search off the southeast coast for missing fisherman Willie Whelan.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 3:46 pm
Outgoing Fine Gael TD, Maria Bailey, has confirmed that she is not a candidate in next month's General Election.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:34 pm
A look back at how events unfolded on day seven of the 2020 General Election campaign.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:28 pm
A man charged with the murder of his partner's mother told gardaí he had done "something terrible" when he walked into a garda station after body parts were found in the Wicklow Mountains.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:16 pm
Thousands of public service workers are entitled to a transitional pension to offset potential financial losses from the increase in the state pension qualification age under a deal negotiated in 1995, it has emerged.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:14 pm
The Garda Commissioner has insisted that An Garda Síochána has the specialist firearms capacity needed to meet any critical incident that may occur in the State.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:13 pm
The family of a pregnant woman, who was brain-dead but kept on life support due to concerns about the Eighth Amendment, are seeking more than €3 million in damages from the HSE over her death.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 8:25 pm
Seven people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of an investigation into international money laundering of criminal assets worth around £215 million (€252m).
Posted: January 21, 2020, 7:46 pm
Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar might have been out observing the livestock at the mart in Fermoy. But questions abounded about who would be going out to grass in the spring - and they did not relate to the cattle.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 7:33 pm


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