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Gardaí searching for missing woman in Drogheda

Gardaí in Drogheda Co Louth are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 39-year-old woman in Drogheda.

East Cork earmarked by IKEA for second store in Republic of Ireland

A location in East Cork is being lined up by IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, for its second full retail store in the Republic, with a promise of around 500 retail jobs locally, writes Irish Examiner Property Editor, Tommy Barker.

Solicitor from Cork facing trial accused of bringing cocaine into prison

A solicitor is facing trial accused of bringing cocaine into an inmate at Mountjoy Prison during a professional visit.

Men who are convicted of manslaughter of women they know serve less time

The Government is being urged to review cases where women are killed by their current or former partner.

Man challenging suspension from National Museum had ’an obsession with tall women with long legs’, court hears

An employee of the National Museum of Ireland who is challenging his suspension had "an obsession with tall women with long legs", the High Court has heard.

Family of Seamus Ludlow lose legal bid for state inquiry into his murder by loyalist paramilitaries

The family of Co Louth forestry worker Seamus Ludlow have lost their case aimed at having the State set up two commissions of inquiry into the Garda investigation of his “callous sectarian” murder more than 40 years ago.

Pilot reveals details of ’cockpit chat’ in Ryanair defamation case

A pilot has told the High Court a lot of cockpit chat among colleagues working for Ryanair was about the job not being the one “they would like to retire in" and about "where we are going next".

Court hears woman thought Tinder date was going to rape her

A woman who alleges a man she met through Tinder attacked her in a car said she thought he was going to rape her, a court has heard.

UK insists border stance unchanged

The UK government has backed away from suggestions that Northern Ireland's continued membership of the EU customs union could be up for negotiation in Brexit talks.

Arlene Foster warns Irish election could hinder NI powersharing talks

A snap general election in Ireland would further hamper efforts to restore powersharing north of the border, Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has said.

Cocaine worth €70,000 seized in Dublin

Revenue has seized cocaine worth €70,000 in Swords, Co. Dublin.

Garda Ombudsman’s office asks court to overturn costs order following road traffic case

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission wants the High Court to overturn a costs order made against it by a District Judge who described its investigation into a road accident involving a couple and an off-duty garda as “one sided” and “disgraceful”.

Man jailed for defiling 14-year-old after teenage disco

A man has been jailed for three years for engaging in sexual activity with a girl after a teenage disco in Dublin two years ago.

Man dead following collision in Cavan

A man in his 50s has died following a collision in county Cavan.

Three men jailed for Limerick burglaries where pensioners were stabbed and beaten

Three men have been given long jail sentences for two aggravated burglaries in which three pensioners were tied up, stabbed and beaten in Limerick.

How has the Government come to the brink of collapse?

The Government is on the brink of collapse, and a Christmas election is in the offing.

Motorists advised to take care on icey roads

Motorists are being urged to drive with care today, with widespread icy patches on roads.

Householders count cost of flooding in Laois as humanitarian effort continues

The Defence Forces were yesterday deployed to Mountmellick, Co Laois, to assist with flood relief works after heavy rain caused the banks of rivers to burst, prompting the county council to evacuate 35 families from their homes. Those evacuated were accommodated in hotels overnight.

Government back from brink - but FG parliamentary party told to prepare for vote in mid-January

It came after Fianna Fáil decided to table a motion of no confidence in her, effectively ending the confidence and supply deal, which has underpinned the minority Government for 18 months.

HotPress release Al Porter's final interview before the allegations

Today HotPress magazine have published an interview with the presenter and panto star, conducted by their contributing editor Olaf Tyaransen, just days before Porter's resignation.

Political donors in Northern Ireland set to be named

The UK government has pressed ahead with legislation to publish the names of major political donors in Northern Ireland - hours after the Electoral Commission criticised a delay.

Former Unionist politician denies being racist after tweet about Leo Varadkar

Former Ulster Unionist deputy leader John Taylor has denied being racist after calling Ireland's Taoiseach 'the Indian'.

Mum talks of 'immense' heartbreak of stillborn baby Asha's loss; medical misadventure verdict given

"As a family we have grieved so much for Asha. Our daughter Angel still talks about her. The pain of losing her will never leave us."

Man paid €20 to put pipe bomb under prison officer's car gets five years in jail

A man who was paid €20 to put a pipe bomb under a prison officer's car has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Man found with more than €600k of drugs told gardaí he wanted 'to make a few quid'

A former engineer arrested at Dublin Airport with over €600,000 worth of drugs in his car told gardaí he wanted to make a few quid'.

15-year-old schoolboy faces trial after handguns and ammo seizure

A 15-year-old schoolboy is facing trial over the seizure of a revolver, a semi-automatic pistol and bullets at a house in Dublin.

Judge cancels asset transfers to abuser Michael Byrne's wife; victim 'has not got a single euro'

Two asset transfers by a convicted sex offender to his now estranged wife have been set aside by the High Court on the grounds they were attempts to prevent his victim from satisfying a €200,000 damages award against his abuser.

Brussels police bundle Luke 'Ming' Flanagan down street after bid to enter invite-only EU defence meeting

MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan has been escorted by police down a street in Brussels after he tried to gain entry to an invite-only meeting of the European Defence Agency.

Snow and and ice alert in place as temperatures set to drop to -4C

It is looking like a cold one tonight.

Taxis will be obsolete in five years, says Cork driver spokesman

He said his own insurance had more than doubled in the last two years, from €900 to €2,050.

Blessington Lakes case alleging back injury is struck out

A case brought by a woman who claimed the ground went from under her while strolling at Blessington Lakes has been struck out at the High Court.

16-year-old missing in Cork

Gardaí wish to seek the public's help in locating a 16-year-old boy in Cork.

Murder accused told gardaí he stabbed deceased three times, court told

A man charged with murdering a father-of-one in north Dublin told gardaí that he stabbed the deceased in the side three times with a knife, his trial has heard.

Woman who alleges attack by Tinder date 'feared people would judge her', court hears

She said she thought how people would judge me, getting inside a stranger's car or even using Tinder'.

Here's where you can get fuel for 99c per litre tomorrow

Seventeen filling stations will be dropping fuel prices to 99c per litre for Black Friday.

Man discovered dead in Limerick road collision

A man was discovered dead in his car following a minor road traffic collision in Co Limerick this morning.

Court dismisses claims that publican is in unlawful occupation of pub on Apollo House site

A High Court judge has dismissed claims by the receivers of the Apollo House site in central Dublin that a publican is in unlawful occupation of the pub, which is part of the site.

Verdict is due today at the inquest into Buncrana Pier tragedy

A verdict is due today in the inquests into the deaths of five family members in Buncrana.

Older people being forced unnecessarily into nursing homes, says Age Action

Older people are being forced unnecessarily into nursing homes, according to Age Action.

Sinn Féin to decide whether to declare no confidence in Tanaiste

Sinn Fein say they will wait until this afternoon to decide whether to declare no confidence in the Tanaiste.

Motorists warned to watch out for icy conditions as country set for 'polar low'

Motorists are being warned to watch out for icy conditions this morning.

Residential Tenancies Board trying to prevent landlords evicting tenants during renovations

The Residential Tenancies Board is trying to close the loophole that allows landlords evict tenants during renovations.

Residents of Cork apartments hold protest in opposition to mass eviction

Residents of a Cork apartment complex will hold a protest in opposition to their mass eviction later.

Fire and rescue crews from Offaly, Westmeath and Longford called in to help flood relief efforts in Laois

Fire and rescue crews from Offaly, Westmeath and Longford have been called in to help flood relief efforts.

Elderly couple in Kerry left up to their waists in minutes after home was flooded

An elderly couple in Co Kerry were left up to their waists in water within minutes of their home being flooded in the early hours of this morning.

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Ireland 'to hold firm on demand for customs rules post-Brexit'

Ireland is determined to hold firm on the demand for matching customs rules north and south of the border post-Brexit, the Taoiseach has said.

Call for return of Operation Freeflow to keep traffic moving in Dublin

There is a call for Gardaí to bring back Operation Freeflow in Dublin

Man who ran off with taxi driver's mobile caught via the phone's tracker setting

A man who took part in the robbery of a taxi driver and was caught using a tracker on his victim's mobile phone has been jailed for three and a half years.