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Man who drove at speed towards gardai before fleeing to Norway given suspended sentence

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Man who drove at speed towards gardai before fleeing to Norway given suspended sentence


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Search of drug dealer's den led to discovery of stolen painting worth over €1.1m

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Search of drug dealer's den led to discovery of stolen painting worth over €1.1m


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Man (24) accused of raping student in Dublin sent forward for trial

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Man (24) accused of raping student in Dublin sent forward for trial


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Brazilian man guilty of manslaughter over killing of James Banville on Waterford street

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Brazilian man guilty of manslaughter over killing of James Banville on Waterford street


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Travel chaos looms as five days of strike action at Irish Rail announced

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Travel chaos looms as five days of strike action at Irish Rail announced


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Woman (35) arrested on suspicion of killing girl (3) in 'sickening' act

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Woman (35) arrested on suspicion of killing girl (3) in 'sickening' act


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Politics & Government

  • Sinn Féin accused of being more focused on direct rule than restoring institutions
    Sinn Féin accused of being more focused on direct rule than restoring institutions

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    The party was embroiled in a bitter war of words with the Irish Government tonight as efforts to strike new power-sharing deal suffered a major blow. Earlier, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams launched a ferocious attack on the Government, accusing it of issuing “malicious, shameful, and untruthful” off-the-record briefings to the media. And he went on to accuse Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of “behaving in a reckless way”, saying he should “stop it and behave like a Taoiseach should behave
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Sports

  • Olympic Council of Ireland and agency at centre of Rio ticketing scandal terminate contracts
    Olympic Council of Ireland and agency at centre of Rio ticketing scandal terminate contracts

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    The Olympic Council of Ireland and THG, the agency at the centre of the Rio ticketing scandal, have agreed to terminate contracts.
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Business

  • Insurance claim for €60k thrown out after judge says crash was 'contrived accident'
    Insurance claim for €60k thrown out after judge says crash was 'contrived accident'

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    Aviva Insurance had established that a €60,000 personal injuries claim by a 25-year-old Dublin home care worker had arisen out of “a contrived traffic accident,” a judge has told the insurance company’s legal team.
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Society & Culture

  • Brazilian man guilty of manslaughter over killing of James Banville on Waterford street
    Brazilian man guilty of manslaughter over killing of James Banville on Waterford street

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    Juraci Da Silva (36) of Park Lane Apartments, Waterford has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter for the killing of James Banville on October 8 2016 at New Street in Waterford. Juraci Da Silva (36) of Park Lane Apartments, Waterford has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter for the killing of James Banville on October 8 2016 at New Street in Waterford
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Travel & Recreation

  • National Hospitality Awards: Ireland's best loved hotels, pubs and restaurants recognised
    National Hospitality Awards: Ireland's best loved hotels, pubs and restaurants recognised

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    Honouring the best in the hospitality industry, the awards add new categories regularly and are judged by experts who determine whether an establishment has got it right both front and back of house. The Gravediggers Pub in Dublin took home the award for best traditional pub – while the Vintage Cocktail Club, also in the capital, walked away with best cocktail experience
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Law & Crime

  • Death toll in Somalia terror attack rises to 358
    Death toll in Somalia terror attack rises to 358

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    The country's information minister Abdirahman Osman said 56 people are still missing from Saturday's lorry bombing on a busy street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government has blamed the bombing on extremist group al Shabab, which has not commented. Earlier, the US military said it had carried out a drone strike against al Shabab. The US Africa Command said the strike took place on Monday, about 35 miles south-west of the capital, Mogadishu
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Life & Style

  • Penny joins #MeToo: 'He drugged my drink... I was face down on bed with him on me'
    Penny joins #MeToo: 'He drugged my drink... I was face down on bed with him on me'

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    The TV personality and wife of Rod Stewart alleged her drink had been spiked before she found herself face down on a bed with the man on top of her. Breaking down in tears as she recalled the alleged incident, the 46-year-old told ITV's Loose Women: "I can't remember much of what happened, I just know he was on top of me and enjoying the experience but I certainly wasn't
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Science & Nature

  • Country reeling from Storm Ophelia now on high alert for 'weather bomb'
    Country reeling from Storm Ophelia now on high alert for 'weather bomb'

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    Met Éireann has issued two Status Orange warnings and three Status Yellow warnings as Storm Brian is set to strike later today. Storm Brian will spell further misery for tens of thousands of households still without electricity and water following Ophelia on Monday. News of the storm came as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefed his fellow European leaders in Brussels on the damage wreaked by Ophelia
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