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Limerick girl, 13, settles birth case with ‚ā¨2.1m payout.

A 13-year old disabled girl who sued over the circumstances of her premature birth at a Limerick maternity hospital has settled her High Court action against the HSE with an initial payout of ‚ā¨2.1million.

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Calls for more electric cars as Ireland set to miss target to reduce emissions by 20%.

Climate change experts say our carbon emissions are increasing after years of being in decline.

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Hydraulic problem forces flight from Cork to divert to Dublin.

An Aer Lingus flight was forced to divert to Dublin Airport soon after take-off earlier today.

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Study devises best way to deal with jellyfish stings.

A new study by scientists in Galway and Hawaii has devised the best way of treating stings from the lion's mane jellyfish.

- RTE - IE

Apple data centre ruling to be delivered in October.

A judgment in judicial review proceedings regarding plans by Apple to construct a data centre in Co Galway will be delivered in October.

- RTE - IE

Court told Corbett died from blunt-force trauma.

A medical examiner in North Carolina has told the trial of two people accused of the murder of a Limerick man that he determined the cause of death as blunt-force trauma.

- RTE - IE

Man held over bomb under PSNI officer's car is released.

A man arrested by detectives investigating a bomb placed under a police officer's car in Northern Ireland has been released.

- RTE - IE

Royal Marine made bombs 'to be used to kill police'.

A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism made 14 pipe bombs - four of which were deployed in Northern Ireland, a court heard.

- RTE - IE

Irish bank PTSB shares slump to 10-month low.

- Financial Times - US

Domino's Pizza reports 10 % increase in Irish sales.

Domino's Pizza have reported a 10 % increase in sales in Ireland as more people order online.

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Croatia Broke EU Refugees Rules, ECJ Rules.

The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled that Croatia broke the EU's Dublin regulations by allowing migrants to cross over to Slovenia and Austria without first examining their asylum claims.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Irish Times: Try as he might, Trump can√ʬĬôt shake Ukraine from US agenda

When Donald Trump became US president and declared his still-puzzling desire to forge an alliance with Russia, it seemed he might try to ignore Ukraine and the undeclared war that Moscow has waged there since 2014. Obscurity now seems unlikely to be Ukraine√ʬĬôs fate, but a few turbulent hours this week must have made ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Opening statements made in North Carolina murder trial

An Irish businessman was beaten so badly that pieces of his skull fell onto a medical examiner's table during his autopsy, a North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday during opening statements in the trial of two people charged in the man's death.

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Irish Water to begin repairs on burst pipe today

Irish Water is due to begin repair works to a burst water main in the North East today.

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Taxi drivers unhappy with 3% fare increase

The Irish Taxi Drivers' Federation says a proposed 3% increase in taxi fares does not go far enough.

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Does the next industrial revolution spell the end of manufacturing jobs?

By Jeff Morgan, Trinity College Dublin Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemployment? It comes down to the question of what a robot really is. While science fiction has often portrayed robots as androids ...

- Robohub - CH

Ireland weighs post-Brexit energy security options

Dublin seeks EU support for ‚ā¨1bn French electricity link and ‚ā¨500m LNG terminal

- Financial Times - US

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding to face rape charges

Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been informed by the PSNI that they are to face prosecution in relation to rape charges.

- RTE - IE

Prosecution in Halawa trial makes closing presentation

The prosecution in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish man on trial in Egypt over a protest almost four years ago, has made its closing presentation.

- RTE - IE

US trial hears Limerick man had severe head injuries

The trial has begun of a US woman and her father who are charged with the murder her Irish husband in North Carolina two years ago.

- RTE - IE

Direct Democracy Ireland founder ordered to do community service

A High Court judge has imposed a community service order for admitted criminal contempt of court on Ben Gilroy, a founder of Direct Deomocracy Ireland, reports Ann O’Loughlin.

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Jason Corbett’s skull was in pieces, prosecutor tells jury

Limerick-born businessman Jason Corbett was beaten so brutally that pieces of his skull fell out on the medical examiner’s table during the autopsy, a trial in North Carolina, heard yesterday.

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Minister criticised for lack of updates on Irish Water

The Housing Minister has been challenged by residents in County Louth over water shortages.

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Jason Corbett 911 dispatcher says Martens 'not out of breath' doing CPR

A police dispatcher who took Thomas Martens' 911 call the morning of Irish businessman Jason Corbett's death testified that Mr Martens never sounded out of breath, even as he did three rotations of CPR on Mr Corbett, writes Michael Hewlett.

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Man alerts Coast Guard after becoming unsure about position due to heavy fog

A volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard earlier today, writes Eoin English.

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Ireland's Jackson, Olding charged over sexual offence allegations

DUBLIN - Ireland flyhalf Paddy Jackson and his Ulster team mate Stuart Olding have been charged by police in Northern Ireland over allegations of sexual offences, the Irish Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.

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B-Secur's heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M

Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a¬†¬£3.5m late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individual's unique heartbeat pattern, known as an electrocardiogram , to , in its words , “quickly and securely authenticate identity”.

- TechCrunch - US

Couple found safe and well after mountain search

A couple have been found safe and well after going missing while walking on the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork-Limerick border yesterday.

- RTE - IE

Minister keen to review contempt laws on social media

The Minister for Justice has said he is keen to have a review of Irish contempt laws in relation to social media.

- RTE - IE

Luas works to lead to more traffic disruption

Parts of Dublin's south city quays at O'Connell Bridge will close for eight days beginning next week to allow for Luas Cross City works.

- RTE - IE

Father had son on lap during fatal crash, inquest hears

An inquest has returned verdicts of death by suicide in the case of a 28-year-old man and death by unlawful killing in the case of his three-year-old son, both of whom died in a car crash in Co Limerick last July.

- RTE - IE

Parts of Louth and Meath face water outage into weekend

Irish Water has said it is liaising with the Defence Forces as it seeks to provide alternative water supplies to homes and businesses in the northeast.

- RTE - IE

Ireland urgently needs independent inspection body for all places of detention: ICCL

Ireland must put in place a strong national preventative mechanism which can ensure that no place of detention – prison, police cell, hospital or care home – is beyond the reach of comprehensive and rigorous inspection.

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Garda accused of assaulting RTE cameraman during protest

A garda has appeared in court accused of assaulting an RTE cameraman who was filming a violent protest in Dublin, reports Tom Tuite.

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Sharon Shannon and manager agree to withdraw house from sale

Musician Sharon Shannon and her manager, John Dunford, have agreed before the High Court to withdraw from sale a house and studio property in Co Galway which a receiver has been appointed to take over, reports Ann O’Loughlin.

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Increase in number of women applying for divorce in Ireland

Irish women are more likely to file for separation or divorce than Irish men.

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William Fry advises on Beazley Insurance authorisation

William Fry advised the Beazley Group in relation to the authorisation by the Central Bank of Ireland of Beazley Insurance as a non-life insurance company. William Fry has been working closely with the Beazley team on this project and advised Beazley on the authorisation application process particularly its engagement with ...

- The Lawyer - US

IBEC calls plans to reveal gender pay gap 'inappropriate'

Ireland's largest employers group IBEC says plans to force firms publish gender pay gap details are "inappropriate".

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Dublin Port sees rise in trade figures

Dublin Port Company has published its latest trade figures showing half-year growth of 2.9%.

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The Cranberries Proclaimed Maxim Behar as 'Sir'

Irish rock band The Cranberries announced in a specially crafted certificate the Bulgarian PR expert Maxim Behar as Sir, a noble title usually given by the queen. On a special plaque, including the last album of the band, Something Else, decorated with the Bulgarian and Irish flag, is inscribed: "With the gratitude of our ...

- Novinite - BG


Ryanair confirmed that it had made an offer to buy the bankrupt Alitalia. Reports ChronicleBG. In May this year, the company went through a financial assessment, which means that it will either cease trading or will be sold or will continue to exist on the brink of survival. This happens for the second time in the last ...

- Novinite - BG

Domino's takes a bigger slice of profits and sales

Domino's Pizza Group reported growth in the first half of the year, but spooked investors with sales growth slower than the rate of expansion. The figures Sales for the whole group were up 10.5 per cent to £546.5m, although this included the addition of the Nordics area, which added £14.9m in sales. Pre-tax profits also ...

- City AM - UK

Shell to divest Ireland upstream assets for up to $1.23 billion

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is exiting Ireland's upstream segment in a deal that includes its 45% interest in the Corrib gas venture.

- OGJ - US

Gardaí appeal to taxi drivers working in Swords on morning of man's death

Gardaí investigating the murder of a father of three in Dublin earlier this month have launched an appeal to taxi drivers working in Swords on the morning of his death.

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Irish Water may enlist the Army to help with burst water main in Drogheda

Irish Water is consulting the Army to see if they can help with the the water shortage crisis in the north-east.

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Survey finds how much technology can distract motorists

A shocking 84% of Irish drivers admit using electronic devices while driving.

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New study puts spotlight on bad Irish driving habits

Four out of five Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices or consulting maps while driving compared to two thirds of drivers in the UK.

- RTE - IE

Couple found safe and well after mountain search

An elderly couple have been found safe and well after going missing while walking on the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork-Limerick border yesterday.

- RTE - IE

Irish Water liaises with Defence Forces in Louth, Meath

Irish Water has said it is liaising with the Defence Forces as it seeks to provide alternative water supplies to homes and businesses in the northeast.

- RTE - IE

Ryanair has submitted non binding bid for Alitalia

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has submitted a non-binding bid for struggling Italian airline Alitalia, its chief financial officer said yesterday. Alitalia filed in May to be put under special administration for the second time in less than a decade, starting a process that will lead to the airline being overhauled, sold off ...

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