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How will Leaving Certificate Physical Education work?

With Physical Education to be introduced as an examinable Leaving Certificate subject in a small number of schools from next September, here’s a look at how it will work. Why is it being introduced? According to the curriculum, “the general aim of physical education in senior cycle is to develop the …

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TV star Keith Chegwin has died aged 60

TV presenter and actor Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition”. The entertainer, best known for hosting children’s game show Cheggers Play Pop, died peacefully at home on Monday, surrounded by his wife and two children.  In a statement, the entertainer’s family …

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Ryanair's Dublin pilots vote for industrial action

Ryanair passengers face a renewed threat of disruption after Dublin-based pilots voted overwhelmingly to back industrial action in a dispute over collective bargaining and negotiating rights. The move comes amid a dispute between the airline and its pilots who have rejected the company’s collective bargaining structures. The pilots believe these structures …

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'Groundbreaking' drug offers hope for Huntington's

Results from a groundbreaking drug trial have offered new hope to people with Huntington’s disease. The experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, was shown to lower levels of the harmful protein responsible for the devastating inherited brain disorder. IONIS-HTTRx is the first pharmaceutical agent designed to target the root cause of …

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Woman given another year to repay €42,000 to pensioner

A woman who stole almost €42,000 from a pensioner she was caring for has been given another year to pay back some of the money. Laura Pennick, 31, from Bride Street in Dublin 8, last year pleaded guilty to stealing the money form Marie McNally, a 68-year-old from Finglas, between January …

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Fewer than half of drink-drive cases lead to conviction

Fewer than half of the drink-driving prosecutions initiated by gardaí last year resulted in a conviction, according to an RTÉ investigation. Convictions were recorded in only 58% of cases brought before district courts last year, but summonses were not even served in almost another 1,000 cases, resulting in an overall conviction rate …

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Mother, baby and teenager injured in Dublin shooting

Three people, including a six-month-old baby, have been injured in a shooting in Mulhuddart in Dublin. The incident happened at 12.35pm in Parslickstown Green. A 29-year-old woman, her infant child and a 17-year-old were all shot in the incident. The residential area has houses but also parking bays to cater for …

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