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Inclusivity report recommends more women’s sport on TV

A report on inclusion in sport has been launched by the joint committee on Tourism Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Public service media has been called on to commit to broadcasting women’s sport on an equal basis to men’s sport. The report also recommends that that the broadcasting of …

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Burke still getting full salary in jail ‘unsatisfactory’

A High Court judge has said it is “extremely unsatisfactory” that secondary school teacher Enoch Burke is still being paid his full salary while the State is also incurring the costs of his continued imprisonment in Mountjoy Prison. Mr Justice Mark Sanfey made his remarks while reviewing Mr Burke’s imprisonment …

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Teacher felt penalised after signing grievance, WRC told

A teacher at a Dublin secondary school has claimed at the Workplace Relations Commission that she was unfairly penalised by the school principal to punish her for signing a collective grievance, which raised staff concerns about student discipline problems and other matters. Jennifer Clancy told a hearing that the principal …

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What is the reality in modern Ireland?

With more than 500 life sentence prisoners, Ireland has reached its highest ever number of ‘lifers’. Security Correspondent Barry Cummins speaks to the families of victims and officials about the reality of life sentences in modern Ireland. If a person is found guilty of murder, only one kind of sentence …

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EU considers end to lifelong driving licences

MEPs are debating whether to force motorists to pass medical exams if they want to keep their driving licences in the EU. The proposal has sparked outrage in France, the European Union’s second-largest economy, despite already being the case in more than half of all EU states. More than 20,000 …

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Kremlin warns of conflict if NATO troops fight in Ukraine

The Kremlin has warned that conflict between Russia and the US-led NATO military alliance would be inevitable if European members of NATO sent troops to fight in Ukraine. The war in Ukraine has triggered the worst crisis in Russia’s relations with the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and …

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Safeguarding issues found at some nursing homes

Several safeguarding issues at nursing homes were discovered by the Health Information and Quality Authority in recent inspections. Among the 50 nursing home inspection reports published by HIQA, inspectors found that at a nursing home in Co Laois, three potential safeguarding incidents had not been “recognised or investigated”. A resident …

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Bodies of Australian TV presenter and boyfriend found

Australian police have found the bodies of a TV presenter and his flight attendant boyfriend in a rural area outside Sydney, acting on information from a police officer charged with their murder. The discovery ends an almost week-long high-profile search for the remains of entertainment journalist Jesse Baird, 26, and …

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DNA tests confirm death of Japanese fugitive

DNA analysis has confirmed that a 70-year-old man who confessed on his hospital deathbed last month to being one of Japan’s most-wanted fugitives was indeed the suspect, police said. Satoshi Kirishima, a former member of a Japanese radical leftist group behind deadly bomb attacks in the 1970s, was wanted for …

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