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Nursing home residents to enjoy special IFI screenings

Residents from more than 300 nursing homes across the country will be taking a trip down memory lane when they will be shown special screenings of old Irish films and popular TV advertisements. The initiative is being rolled out by the Irish Film Institute as part of Nursing Homes’ Week. …

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Warning to road users after 14 fatalities this month

Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority Moyagh Murdock has called on road users to obey the rules of the road and to never drink and drive to prevent further deaths on the roads this summer. Speaking following the deaths of nine people on Irish roads over the last nine days, Ms …

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Taoiseach holds meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has had what has been described as a “regular” meeting with Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. The two met in Government Buildings tonight, before Mr Cook travels to Cork tomorrow to open an extension to the Apple facility there. The company employs almost 6,000 workers in …

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Galway United supporters in favour of Saudi investment

Galway United FC members have voted in favour of a motion to accept an offer from investors from the Middle East to take a majority shareholding in the club. The takeover was approved by 86% of Supporters Co-Operative, who met behind closed doors this evening to discuss the offer.  The proposed investment …

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NI coroner says 'more work' needed in Arkinson case

A Northern Ireland coroner has said he is still unsure whether a grave exhumed in the search for a missing schoolgirl has no links to her disappearance. Brian Sherrard said confirmation that remains removed from the Co Sligo grave are not those of Arlene Arkinson had failed to draw a …

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Merkel given two weeks to reach agreement on migrants

The Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats has given the German Chancellor two weeks to reach a European agreement on migrants before they would demand a crackdown that could collapse her fragile coalition. The Christian Social Union (CSU) said they would delay a move to turn refugees away …

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Britain to ban combustible cladding after Grenfell fire

Britain plans to ban the use of combustible materials on the outside of high-rise buildings in response to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people. Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey London social housing block, was engulfed in flames after fire broke out in the middle of the night in June …

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Woman at Lowry house 'startled' by Revenue raid

A woman who was in Independent TD Michael Lowry’s home when Revenue officers raided it was “startled” and feared she was going to be killed by burglars, a jury has heard. Shelia Hanley, an inspector of taxes, searched Mr Lowry’s home on 23 July 2013 on foot of a search warrant, …

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Ballot on strike action due by Irish Ryanair pilots

Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots are expected to complete a ballot for industrial action tomorrow which is being organised by their union IALPA. Last December, faced with the prospect of strikes in the run-up to Christmas, Ryanair conceded that it would recognise unions at its bases across Europe. However, some unions have …

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