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359 vacant development sites across Ireland - FOI documents

2 hours 56 min ago
Information released to RTÉ Investigates under Freedom of Information indicates that development land, with the potential to provide an estimated 18,500 to 20,700 homes on vacant 359 sites across the country, is simply lying idle.

China seals off more cities as virus toll climbs

5 hours 25 min ago
China has sealed off millions more people near the centre of a virus outbreak, shutting down public transport in an eighth city in an unprecedented quarantine effort as the death toll climbed to 25.

Best of frenemies: Campaign focus on grand coalition

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 8:15pm
Leo Varadkar joined a "circle of gratitude" in the meditation room of Castleknock Community School as he remained on the more comfortable territory of his home patch.

What the Doomsday clock says about global factors

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 7:20pm
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday clock to one hundred seconds to midnight in recognition of the growing threat from nuclear war, climate change, and disinformation.

Jury recommends emergency response training for gardaí

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 6:58pm
The jury at the inquest into the death of the man who murdered Jastine Valdez has made six recommendations. Mark Hennessy was shot dead by gardaí as he sat in a car at Cherrywood Business Park in Dublin.

Will 8 February be Independent's Day?

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 6:08pm
The role of Independent TDs in the last administration was critical to its survival, but a number of them from the 32nd Dáil are now not running in this race.

Coalition launched to fight increase in pension age

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 6:04pm
A new coalition of groups led by the country's largest trade union SIPTU has called on political parties to halt the rise in the State pension qualification age to 67 next year.

Last minute voter registration in Dublin 'very high'

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 5:41pm
Last minute voter registration has been "very high" in the Dublin City area, according to officials.

Commuting For A Living

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 4:47pm
For the people who have to get up really early in the morning, it seems as if they are just living to work, writes Louise Byrne.

Doomsday clock closer to midnight than ever before

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 4:18pm
Scientists say the Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight than it has ever been and is now just 100 seconds away from striking 12.

Discussions under way over retirement age of gardaí

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 4:11pm
The Garda Commissioner is in discussions with the Minister for Justice and the Policing Authority to raise the retirement age for senior garda officers.

Niall Quinn appointed deputy CEO at FAI

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 4:06pm
Former Republic of Ireland striker Niall Quinn has been appointed deputy chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland.

Students at Donegal school creating 'wellness tree'

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 3:46pm
A group of students in a Co Donegal school are creating a "wellness tree" which aims to make past, present and future members of the school community feel connected.

Brexit a step closer as Queen approves withdrawal act

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 3:05pm
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has formally approved the law facilitating the UK's departure from the European Union at the end of this month.

Hogan upbeat on EU-UK trade deal post Brexit

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 2:48pm
The EU Trade Commissioner has said the European Union is ready to do "an ambitious and comprehensive new partnership with the UK" after Brexit.

'Progress' in care for children with disabilities

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 2:42pm
The Ombudsman for Children has said "significant progress" has been made to improve services and supports for children with disabilities in the care of the State, but more work still needs to be done by State agencies.

Boy found unresponsive at crèche died of infection

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 2:26pm
An inquest into the death of a four-year-old boy who was found unresponsive at a crèche in Co Cork in 2018 has been told that he died of viral infection in the lungs which attacked his heart and caused his sudden death.

Murder accused said father-in-law hit victim with bar

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 2:22pm
A 34-year-old man accused of murdering his partner's mother told gardaí his father-in-law hit her on the head with a crowbar.

Martin rules out 'grand coalition' with Fine Gael

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 2:02pm
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out a "grand coalition" with Fine Gael, saying people want change and want Fine Gael out of office.

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