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RTE.ie - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The High Court will hear the Green Party's legal challenge to the exclusion of party leader Eamon Ryan from a party leaders debate on RTÉ, on Thursday.
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Now Sinn Féin wants to scrap anti-terror laws when in power

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sinn Féin wants to repeal the country's most powerful anti-terror laws despite the two cold-blooded murders that shocked the nation.
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A close shave for Kenny as he faces first protest of the campaign

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
Politics is a cut-throat business and Taoiseach Enda Kenny had what was perhaps his first real close shave with the electorate on the hustings in the south-east.
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University of Limerick rejects 'offensive' claims made by HEA

Irish Examiner - ‎4 hours ago‎
The University of Limerick has rejected claims by the Higher Education Authority that there may be a “culture” of inappropriate expense claims among its staff, describing the allegation as “offensive”.
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999 workers vote to hold 12-hour work stoppage

RTE.ie - ‎7 hours ago‎
999 operators at the Emergency Call Answering Service belonging to the Communications Workers' Union are to hold a 12-hour work stoppage within the next few weeks.
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Dublin couple could face jail after son (13) misses four years of school

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
A DUBLIN couple are facing prosecution and have been warned they could be jailed after a court heard their 13-year-old child has not been in school in four years.
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Appeal to locate teenager missing from Dublin

RTE.ie - ‎12 hours ago‎
An appeal has been issued to trace 14-year-old Jason Collins who has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since 2 February. Jason is described as being 1.61m (5'5") in height of slim build with brown hair and dark eyes.
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UCD brings in obligatory sex consent classes

Irish Independent - ‎19 minutes ago‎
University College Dublin will introduce mandatory sexual consent classes - as officials try to track down students who reportedly shared intimate images of female students.
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Coveney angry over claims of election stunt

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney angrily hit out at suggestions that the timing of the sod-turning for Cork's €70m new concert venue represents "a Coalition election stunt".
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Labour pledges to increase minimum wage from €9.15 to €11.30

Irish Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Labour would increase the minimum wage from €9.15 to €11.30 on a phased basis over the lifetime of the next Government if returned to power, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said.
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Sinn Féin says it would abolish Special Criminal Court

Irish Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Sinn Féin has committed to the abolition of the Special Criminal Court in its general election manifesto. The party said it would repeal the Offences Against the State Acts, which constitutes the SCC, if elected to government.
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'Reisssuing garda with Uzis is not match for the criminals' weapons but it's a start'

Irish Independent - ‎20 hours ago‎
THE GUN murders of two men in Dublin are likely to see the increased issue of a sophisticated German weapon to detectives. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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'Minecraft' To Teach Irish Kids About 1916 Uprising

Tech Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
MindRising is using 'Minecraft' to teach kids about Ireland's history. The project is running a competition to encourage schoolchilren to use digital storytelling skills to pay homage to Ireland's past, present, and future with events like the 1916 ...
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Election 2016: Fitzmaurice aims to build on byelection win

Irish Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Roscommon Town on a cold, wet and windy February afternoon is a bleak looking place. Behind the old 18th century jail that dominates the square at the top of the town, there is a car park and a clutch of Celtic Tiger era shops.
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Snow, ice and plummeting temperatures to replace Atlantic storms

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
Storm-battered householders and motorists were warned Atlantic gusts will be replaced by frost, ice and snow showers as temperatures plummet over the coming days.

General election candidates address IFA public meeting in Donegal

Donegal Now - ‎5 hours ago‎
The need to assist small farmers on low incomes, a better “fair deal” retirement scheme, the Common Agricultural Policy, and a re-examination of the seed potato industry were among the topics discussed at a public meeting hosted by the Co.

Rural areas are being left behind by the recovery

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
FG's John Perry (right) meets Philip McCaffrey canvassing in Sligo - but are the political parties doing enough to address issues facing rural towns?

Gambling problem spurred raid on bookies

Irish Examiner - ‎4 hours ago‎
A gambling problem prompted a man to carry out a robbery at a betting office. Steven Good, of 8 Millbrook Lawn, Friars Walk, Cork, went to Boylesports at Pearse Square, Cork, on March 18, 2015, armed with a knife, and robbed over €1,000.

Adrift kayak prompts US Coast Guard search off Hunters Point

San Francisco Examiner - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The U.S. Coast Guard launched a search Monday morning after an adrift kayak was discovered off Hunters Point, authorities said. A boat crew and a helicopter crew were dispatched from San Francisco around 9 a.m.
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