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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 2:25 am
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has raised concern about how the force tackles gangs carrying out burglaries.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:05 am
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has said a review into gender recognition legislation will report its findings to the Oireachtas in the autumn.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:03 am
The Supreme Court has reserved its decision in a landmark case considering the extent of the rights of the unborn.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:03 am
The Special Criminal Court has adjourned the trial of Patrick Hutch for the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin to allow the investigation into the death of the senior investigating officer to proceed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:02 am
The renovated seawater baths in Clontarf in Dublin are due to reopen next week after lying derelict for more than two decades.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:02 am
Reports of flu are now at a record level, with the number of people being admitted to hospital with the condition higher than ever before.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 11:04 pm
A Dublin man has gone on trial accused of carrying out three attacks on women over a five year period.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 11:02 pm
The Irish Farmers' Association has confirmed that the money it has agreed to pay in legal settlements to its former general secretary Pat Smith amounts to €1.9m.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:41 pm
The Court of Appeal has upheld the 14-year prison sentence imposed on former sports coach Bill Kenneally for abusing ten teenage boys in the 1980s.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:29 pm
On the first day of a State Visit to Greece, President Higgins has spoken of the "potentially grave consequences" of the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 8:26 pm
A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute has concluded that an increase in the excise duty rate on diesel motor fuel can be justified on both fiscal and environmental grounds.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:47 pm
The Government expects Apple to start paying up to €13 billion, which the European Commission says is owed in back taxes to Ireland, into an escrow account within the next two months.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:20 pm
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has confirmed that 2,800 people who are recipients of Carer's Benefit did not receive their weekly payment as normal this morning.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:12 pm
Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of a Rothschild giraffe - its second arrival in a fortnight.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:04 pm
Senior gardaí have told the Policing Authority that a comprehensive peer review of homicide figures is unlikely to be completed by September.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:45 pm
Two Irish technology companies Ammeon and DecaWave have announced 200 jobs.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:00 pm
An investigation by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon into the Public Services Card project has been extended, an Oireachtas Committee has been told.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 4:40 pm
The Citizens' Assembly has said that it agreed with the Red C polling company that recruiters' pay should be increased for last December's search for replacement members of the forum.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 4:24 pm
Clare's Chief Fire Officer has said that long-term solutions are needed to resolve fire safety defects at a property development in Co Clare.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:04 pm

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