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Sinn Féin has accused the UK government of indulging in a sham merry-go-round after a meeting to take stock of Stormont's powersharing crisis failed to chart a way forward.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 10:42 pm
The contractor responsible for the national children's hospital has said it will opt out from the project if the board responsible for it wishes to re-tender the contract.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:31 pm
The number of people waiting on outpatient appointments in public hospitals has risen to more than 523,000, which Fianna Fáil claim is the highest number ever recorded.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 8:13 pm
John Stalker, one of Britain's most high-profile police officers who led a major inquiry into policing in Northern Ireland, has died aged 79, his family have announced.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 8:07 pm
The former editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Kehoe, has told the High Court that articles in the newspaper in March 2015 were not about businessman Denis O'Brien but about Ireland and about a report that cast a lie about what the banks were saying at the time of the financial crash in 2008.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 7:43 pm
Two half-sisters met for the first time in Co Mayo this afternoon, after DNA tests revealed their relationship more than 50 years after they were born.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:40 pm
A 35-year-old man has been found not guilty of murdering an Irishman in Western Australia in December 2017.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:36 pm
Massgoers in some Dublin parishes will soon be able to make contactless payments when making an offering in church.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:09 pm
A garda who was part of a search team for DJ Bobby Ryan has told a murder trial that Patrick Quirke told him two slurry tanks were the only ones on the farm.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:34 pm
A 65-year-old marine engineer and part-time undertaker has been sentenced to two years in jail after he was caught operating a chop shop for stolen tractors and German-made cars.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:16 pm
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said the parliamentary defeat for British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy has increased doubt among EU states that she can seal a departure agreement.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:01 pm
A man in his early 40s has died after a workplace accident at a quarry in Co Kildare this morning.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:16 pm
The Health Service Executive has secured a temporary High Court injunction against a man who has allegedly set up a misleading website that is confusingly similar to the HSE's crisis pregnancy freephone service 'My Options'.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:10 pm
A garda has been sentenced to two years in prison for possessing images and videos of children being subjected to sexual acts.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:01 pm
The Health Service Executive has said Army vehicles have been used today as part of its contingency plans for coping with today's strike by ambulance personnel.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 1:45 pm
The fifth plenary session of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit is taking place at Dublin Castle.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 10:40 am
Posted: February 15, 2019, 7:41 am
Tanáiste Simon Coveney has told the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee it is "incredible" that the British parliament has allowed Brexit negotiations to come to their current state.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 11:55 pm
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the spending of €400m on the Housing Assistance Payment, saying it is needed to keep people out of emergency accommodation "or worse".
Posted: February 14, 2019, 8:10 pm
A jury at the Central Criminal Court has heard Patrick Quirke said Mary Lowry's answers to his questions about her boyfriend's disappearance were "intriguing" and "strange".
Posted: February 14, 2019, 8:07 pm

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