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CSO figures show 57pc reduction in dental care spending over past five years

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CSO figures show 57pc reduction in dental care spending over past five years

- New figures from the Central Statistic Office (CSO) have revealed that households are now spending the least amount on dental care in 10 years. The total annual spend on dentist visits per household for 2015 sits at €84.53, a stark difference from €197 in 2010. The findings were discussed at a meeting of the IDA GP committee over the weekend, with Chief Executive of the IDA Fintan Hourihan saying it was "impossible" for a family to maintain good dental health at this level of expenditure

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Tags: Dental hygiene |  Dental care | 
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'They've got a lot of work to do' - Jamie Heaslip on Lions first Test defeat to New Zealand

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'They've got a lot of work to do' - Jamie Heaslip on Lions first Test defeat to New Zealand

- The Lions were comfortably beaten by the world champion All Blacks in a three tries to two victory in Auckland, with the Lions ill-discipline and handling errors all but ruling out any realistic chance Warren Gatland's side had of ending New Zealand's 23-year unbeaten run at Eden Park. Heaslip, a two-time Lion in 2009 and 2013, watched the game on his phone en route to the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Inis Mór, with the Ireland backrower confident that the Lions will be itching to right their wrongs in next weekend's second Test in Wellington

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Netflix’s new comedy series Glow is based on a real life 80s all-female wrestling show

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Netflix’s new comedy series Glow is based on a real life 80s all-female wrestling show

- Knowingly camp and unexpectedly trailblazing, its reputation as a cult relic of yesteryear recognised by few outside of its niche fanbase is about to be smashed wide open with the launch of GLOW, a Netflix comedy-drama from the creator of Orange Is the New Black. GLOW sees Mad Men's Alison Brie playing the fictitious Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress who answers an open casting call seeking an array of women willing and eager to pummel other women in the wrestling ring, all while adopting fantastical alter egos like Vicky Victoria, Matilda the Hun and Jungle Woman

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Stander and Best start against Hurricanes - does it rule them out of second test?

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Stander and Best start against Hurricanes - does it rule them out of second test?

- The prospects of CJ Stander or Iain Henderson propelling themselves into the Lions’ starting XV for Saturday’s second Test lessened this morning as both men were pressed into service for Tuesday’s final mid-week game against the Hurricanes.

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Jeremy Corbyn gives speech to 'biggest Glastonbury crowd so far'

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Jeremy Corbyn gives speech to 'biggest Glastonbury crowd so far'

- The British Labour leader had arguably been one of the most anticipated “acts” to appear at the event, despite admitting he has little musical talent himself. The now-famous chant of "Ohh, Jeremy Corbyn" to the tune of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes was heard for at least 20 minutes before he appeared on stage. Early reports suggest that he drew the biggest crowds of this year’s festival so far, with one person on Twitter saying they hadn’t seen an audience of that scale since The Rolling Stones performed in 2013

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'I wanted out' - Harry on his plans to quit the British Royal family to be 'a bad boy'

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'I wanted out' - Harry on his plans to quit the British Royal family to be 'a bad boy'

- The fifth in line to the throne said he had wanted to "work out a role for myself" and decided to carry on to do good. His confession follows recent comments when he said he doubted any of the royals "wants to be king or queen". In an interview for the Mail on Sunday, Harry said the time he spent in the Army - when he was "just Harry" - was "the best escape I've ever had" and he once considered giving up his title

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Battle of the Budget Airlines: Our experts rate Ryanair, Aer Lingus, WOW and Norwegian

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Battle of the Budget Airlines: Our experts rate Ryanair, Aer Lingus, WOW and Norwegian

- What's the story? Takk, Norge! The very suggestion of Scandinavia makes budget travellers shudder, so who'd have thought we'd be thanking Norwegian for a low-fares war? Europe's third-largest low-cost carrier (after Ryanair and EasyJet) has triumphed over legal turbulence to bring its much-trumpeted transatlantic flights to Ireland. They take off from Dublin and Shannon (to Rhode Island and New York's Stewart International Airport) and Cork (Rhode Island) on July 1

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'Kinahan gang's €350k was bound for Spain'

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'Kinahan gang's €350k was bound for Spain'

- The cash was seized from three men in their 40s who were stopped in their cars in the Dublin west suburb of Walkinstown yesterday. Security sources believe the money was due to be smuggled out to Spain where the "key players" in Kinahan's operation are based. It is the latest financial hit on the Kinahan operation by gardai in recent months Earlier this year, the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized €300,000 when they raided a property in south Dublin that was believed to have been used as a Kinahan counting den

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Ivanka Trump will have to testify in copy-cat shoe case

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Ivanka Trump will have to testify in copy-cat shoe case

- US District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request by the senior White House aide's lawyers that she be blocked from submitting to a deposition in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia against her and her company IT Collection. The Florence-based company sued President Donald Trump's daughter last year, saying her Hettie shoe was a "virtually identical" version of its popular Wild Thing Shoe, including nearly the same colour, shape and tassel on the heel

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'Threat about tapes was to keep Comey honest,' claims Trump

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'Threat about tapes was to keep Comey honest,' claims Trump

- US President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversat.

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Tags: Politicians |  Donald John Trump | 
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Macron teams up with Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Trump

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Macron teams up with Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Trump

- Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. The historic 2015 agreement signed by 195 countries and ratified by 147 aims to reduce carbon emissions and contain global warming. But after Mr Trump withdrew US participation, it will no longer include the world's second largest polluter

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Mosque van attack suspect is charged

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Mosque van attack suspect is charged

- Darren Osborne (47) was arrested by police in the early hours of Monday after allegedly ramming his van into worshippers on Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, north London. One man died from multiple injuries while several others were injured in the attack. No details were given in court about the number of attempted murder charges. Unemployed Mr Osborne, of no fixed address in Cardiff, spoke only to confirm his identity when he appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon

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Ever wanted to pack it all in and pursue your passion? Meet the man who did

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Ever wanted to pack it all in and pursue your passion? Meet the man who did

- After 36 years in the construction industry, Seán Curran (54) hung up his work boots to pursue a new career as a painter. Growing up in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, he did an apprenticeship in the construction trade which allowed him to progress in his chosen industry, however, his love of painting in the watercolour medium has always lingered since he was a young boy

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Young man dies suddenly at Body & Soul music festival

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Young man dies suddenly at Body & Soul music festival

- "The man was pronounced dead at the scene and was removed to Mullingar Hospital where a post-mortem will be scheduled," a spokesman said. It is understood the death is not being treated a suspicious. The man is believed to have collapsed at the event around 3pm today. Around 15,000 people attended the festival at Ballinlough Castle on Saturday. The three day festival sees a range of music acts, comedians and includes a number of well-being practises like yoga and mindfulness

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Tags: Music |  Music Festivals | 
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UK parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack

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UK parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack

- “The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary spokesperson told The Independent. “We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). “We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the necessary steps to protect our systems

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Gardaí ask for public's help in tracing missing Cork teen (17)

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Gardaí ask for public's help in tracing missing Cork teen (17)

- Gardaí ask for public's help in tracing missing Cork teen (17) Gardaí have appealed for assistance in tracing a missing teenager.

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Shots to head led to pigeon fan's 'rapid death', court hears

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Shots to head led to pigeon fan's 'rapid death', court hears

- Keith Walker took his friend Jason O'Connor's pigeons to Blanchardstown Racing Pigeon Club in Clonsilla because the birds were taking part in a race the next day. Mr Walker was struck by 18 bullets in the club's car park and would have suffered a "rapid death" after he was hit by two bullets to the head, a pathologist said. Christopher McDonald (34) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Walker outside the club in Clonsilla on June 12, 2015

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  • UK parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack
    UK parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack

    , independent.ie

    “The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary spokesperson told The Independent. “We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). “We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the necessary steps to protect our systems

    Categories: Technology | 
    Places: Europe |  Ireland | 

Politics & Government

  • Ivanka Trump will have to testify in copy-cat shoe case
    Ivanka Trump will have to testify in copy-cat shoe case

    , independent.ie

    US District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request by the senior White House aide's lawyers that she be blocked from submitting to a deposition in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia against her and her company IT Collection. The Florence-based company sued President Donald Trump's daughter last year, saying her Hettie shoe was a "virtually identical" version of its popular Wild Thing Shoe, including nearly the same colour, shape and tassel on the heel

    Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
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Sports

  • Match report: Lions slump to First Test defeat against All Blacks side full of menace
    Match report: Lions slump to First Test defeat against All Blacks side full of menace

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    Warren Gatland’s side threw a flurry of punches before and after half-time, but couldn’t land the killer blow. Instead, the world champions showed their class by riding out the storm and taking their chances when they came. The tourists will have their grumbles about the performance of South African referee Jaco Peyper whose leniency around blocking lines and tolerance of some late hits on Conor Murray left them deeply frustrated

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  • UK parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack
    UK parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack

    , independent.ie

    “The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary spokesperson told The Independent. “We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). “We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the necessary steps to protect our systems

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  • Daniel Day Lewis, the greatest actor of a generation may yet regret his retirement
    Daniel Day Lewis, the greatest actor of a generation may yet regret his retirement

    , independent.ie

    It’s a tortuous metaphor but fitting considering that he once took a break to work as a cobbler and that his final film role after deciding to bring the curtain down on his 32-year career is in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, set in the couture world of 1950s London. Those who have worked with Day-Lewis (60) often still sound vaguely astonished years later when talking about his painstaking approach to any role

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  • Improvement in students' scores in designated disadvantaged urban primary schools
    Improvement in students' scores in designated disadvantaged urban primary schools

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    Meanwhile, in the group of schools categorised as less disadvantaged, average pupil achievement levels are now close to or surpassing national norms. These are the findings from the latest evaluation of pupils in schools in the Department of Education’s Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DIES), carried out by the Educational Research Centre (ERC). Primary schools in the DEIS scheme are categorised as either Band 1, serving the most severely disadvantaged communities, or Band 2, where the level of disadvantage is not as great

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  • Ivanka Trump will have to testify in copy-cat shoe case
    Ivanka Trump will have to testify in copy-cat shoe case

    , independent.ie

    US District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request by the senior White House aide's lawyers that she be blocked from submitting to a deposition in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia against her and her company IT Collection. The Florence-based company sued President Donald Trump's daughter last year, saying her Hettie shoe was a "virtually identical" version of its popular Wild Thing Shoe, including nearly the same colour, shape and tassel on the heel

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