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Dublin pushes for post Brexit Irish sea boarder

Theresa May is facing a fresh Brexit challenge amid reports that Dublin wants the Irish Sea to be the country's border with the UK.

Paramedics recall a 'coolness' of Jason Corbett's body while trying to revive him

Two paramedics have told the Jason Corbett murder trial, that the Limerick man's body felt cool as they tried to revive him.

Homeless hub to open in Co Kildare this morning to help accommodate seven families

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will open a brand new homeless hub in Athy, County Kildare this morning.

Government to answer questions from UN over mother and baby homes later today

The Government will today answer questions from the UN over the Magadelene Laundries, industrial schools and mother and baby homes.

Research reveals delirium after surgery can triple chances of developing dementia

Research has revealed elderly patients who get delirium after having surgery can triple their chances of developing dementia.

New figures show women occupy less well paid jobs

The vast majority of top jobs in government departments go to men, new figures have shown.

'Thorough' legal review being done on Gsoc's Ian Bailey report

The long-waited Gsoc Bailey report is undergoing a thorough' internal legal review and could be some months away from being published, the Irish Examiner understands, writes Cormack O'Feeffe.

Fire fighters to protest in Galway today over working conditions

Galway fire fighters are taking to the streets today in protest at how they are being treated by their council bosses.

Possible security breach at PSNI

An investigation has started into a potential security breach at the PSNI.

Water supply has improved in affected areas says Irish Water

Irish Water have said mains water supply has improved in most of the areas affected by the recent water outage.

Man struck by Luas on O'Connell Street in Dublin

A man was knocked down by a Luas tram in Dublin this evening.

Unidentified body buried in Wales 32 years ago may be missing Irish man

A retired Garda has said that a body buried unidentified in Wales 32 years ago may be his father.

Probe launched after suspected hack of PSNI chief's Twitter account

Detectives are investigating a suspected hack of the Northern Ireland police chief's Twitter account.

Court hears how Jason Corbett socialised with neighbour on day before the killing

A neighbour testified yesterday that things were normal the day before Irish businessman Jason Corbett was bludgeoned to death.

Charleton Tribunal completes first module and will resume in September

The Charleton tribunal has completed its first module and will resume on 18 September when it looks at complaints from Garda Keith Harrison, reports Gerard Cunnigham.

Jury hears closing arguments in trial of Limerick biker accused of murder

A biker who shot a member of a rival motorcycle club dead saw an opportunity for retribution and murdered an innocent man, a barrister told a jury at the Central Criminal Court today.

Irish tourists urged to be extra vigilant to avoid extra charges when hiring cars on holidays

The European Consumer Centre is advising Irish people to be extra vigilant if hiring cars on holidays during the coming weeks.

Former CEO jailed for role in fraud withdraws appeal against sentence

The former CEO of Irish Life and Permanent, jailed for his role in a €7.2bn fraud about the true health of Anglo Irish Bank in 2008, has withdrawn an appeal against the severity of his prison sentence, reports Ruaidhrí Giblin.

Proud dad fell and died hours after walking daughter down the aisle, court hears

A father who had earlier in the day walked his daughter down the aisle died after he fell in to an excavated hole on a road just 200 yards from his Donegal home, the High Court has heard.

Man in 80s in serious condition after being hit by bus in Dublin

An elderly man is in a serious condition after he was hit by a bus in Dublin today.

12-year-old boy beat man in head with pole during car jacking, court hears

A then 12-year-old Dublin boy accused of repeatedly beating a man to the head and body with a metal pole during a car hi-jacking has been remanded in custody, writes Tom Tuite.

Woman, 96, settles action against two second cousins over repayment of loans

A High Court action by a 96-year-old woman against two second cousins for repayment of US$300,000 in loans has been settled on confidential terms, writes Ann O’Loughlin.

RTÉ staff call for publication of gender pay data

NUJ and Siptu members working in RTÉ met at lunchtime today to discuss gender and equality issues in the organisation.

Gardaí looking for missing Cork woman who may have travelled to Dublin

Gardaí at Gurranbraher are looking for the public's help to find Caroline O'Mahony who is missing from her home in Cork city since July 25.

Dept of Health and HSE at odds over 9 life-changing drugs

The Department of Health and the HSE are at odds of the provision of nine new life-changing drugs.

Receiver secures injunction as couple told to vacate ’Dallas style mansion’

A bank appointed receiver has secured a High Court injunction granting him possession of 'a palatial eight bedroom mansion' described as being similar to something that featured in the popular 1980s TV series 'Dallas', reports Ann O’Loughlin.

Former manager to seek damages of €500k from singer Sinead O’Connor

Singer Sinead O’Connor is being sued by her former manager Fachtna O’Ceallaigh and his company for alleged breach of contract and defamation, reports Ann O’Loughlin.

Royal marine 'had bomb parts delivered to late grandmother's home'

A Royal Marine who built explosives for an Irish republican paramilitary group had parts delivered to his late grandmother's home, a court heard.

Government policy putting people at the mercy of 'arrogant' bin collection companies, says McDonald

Sinn Féin has accused the Government of allowing a 'free for all' for waste collection companies.

UN hearing to examine lack of mental health services in Irish prisons

A lack of mental health services in Irish prisons is being raised at the UN in Geneva today.

Some people on minimum wage are middle class, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that says he considers some people on the minimum wage to be "middle class".

Water main repair could cost up to €3m

Irish Water has said that it will cost up to €3m to completely replace a burst water main in the North East.

Lusitania telegraph machine recovered from Cork seabed

The main telegraph machine from the wreck of the Lusitania has been recovered from the seabed.

Juror vomited at sight of Jason Corbett's injuries

A US police officer has described how he told the daughter of Irishman Jason Corbett to close her eyes as he carried her downstairs.

Murder accused 'had no visible signs of injury'

Juror shown graphic images of head trauma leaves courtroom after vomiting during medical testimony.

No winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot, worth €4.3m.

Clare beach closed to swimmers due to wastewater discharge

A beach in Co Clare has been closed due to a discharge of wastewater.

Latest: Man taken into custody following incident at Crumlin church

A man has been taken into Garda custody following an incident at a Church in Crumlin in Dublin earlier this evening.

Judgement reserved on challenge by Allan Shatter to data protection ruling

A High Court judge has reserved judgment on former Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s challenge to a finding that his live TV disclosure of information concerning Independent TD Mick Wallace was in breach of his statutory duties under the data protection act, writes Ann O’Loughlin.

Geraldine Finucane given permission to take public inquiry bid to Supreme Court

The widow of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane has been granted permission to take her bid for a public inquiry into his death to the UK's highest court.

Retired teacher, 77, to be extradited to face indecent assault charge in UK

The High Court has ordered the extradition of a 77-year-old retired teacher to the UK to face a single charge of indecently assaulting a student forty years ago, reports Alison O’Riordan.

Charleton Tribunal: Officer never directed to tell Commissioner’s office McCabe allegation was false

A Garda officer has told the Charleton tribunal she was never directed to inform the office of the garda commissioner that an allegation of serious sexual abuse against whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was false, reports Gerard Cunningham.

Siptu welcomes report on working conditions in early years sector

A report calling for better pay and conditions for early years workers has been welcomed by Siptu.

More prison time for criminal who headbutted officer because cell did not have TV

A criminal who head butted a prison officer after complaining his new cell did not have a television has had his time in jail extended by 18 months, reports Fiona Ferguson.

'Breakthrough' in Belfast sees waste aluminium foil used to produce biofuel

A pioneering technique to convert binned aluminium foil into a key biofuel production ingredient could help solve two major global waste and energy problems, a researcher has claimed.

I regret 250,000 jobs lost during recession, says Brian Cowen

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has said he regrets that a quarter of a million people lost their jobs during the recession.

Clifden RNLI rescue eight people as 'weather turned' during journey back to shore

Clifden RNLI launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat and Mersey class all weather lifeboat last night to reports of a pleasure boat in difficulty east of Davillaun Island with eight people onboard.

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.

Telegraph recovered from Lusitania wreck off Cork coast

The main ship's telegraph from the RMS Lusitania has been recovered from the wreck site off the Head of Kinsale and is undergoing preliminary conservation ashore.

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.