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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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Man remains in custody in Kerry death investigation

A man in his 60s is still being questioned by gardaí investigating the murder of 84-year-old Paddy O’Mahony at his home near Castlemaine in Co Kerry. He was arrested just before midday yesterday on suspicion of murder involving the use of a firearm. He is being held at a garda …

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Dublin-based bodycam company HALO raises $20m

Dublin-based bodycam company HALO has announced that it has closed a $20m funding round with US growth equity firm, Volition Capital. HALO said the investment follows rapid company growth fuelled by demand for its products. The money will be used to fund the expansion of the business and the growth …

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MEPs to vote on EU’s Nature Restoration Law

The controversial EU Nature Restoration Law will face its final hurdle later today, when it goes before a vote in the European Parliament. Under the draft text, countries will be mandated to restore 20% of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 and all ecosystems by 2050. According to …

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Cabinet to hear recommendations over school transport

Minister for Education Norma Foley will this morning update Government on a review of the school transport scheme, which carries 160,000 students. The new study recommends that school transport should be made available to more students. Difficulties in finding more buses and drivers mean that the rules of the scheme …

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Covid laws greatly impacted loved ones’ deaths

70% of people found that the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions prevented their loved one having the death they would have wished for, according to a new survey for the Irish Hospice Foundation. The ‘Time to Reflect’ survey found that the pandemic had a profound impact on people’s experience of death, dying …

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HEA calls on TU Dublin to conduct review into deficit

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has told the country’s second largest university that it has “serious concerns” about how it is managing a financial deficit of €8.6 million. The HEA has called on its governing authority to conduct a formal review of its performance in managing and controlling the situation. …

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What did we learn from the latest ICJ Israel hearings?

In December 2022, the UN General Assembly asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to examine the legal implications of Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories. It could not have known that, by the time the court got around to considering the matter, a full-scale war would be raging in …

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Families call for ‘examination’ into HSE nursing home

The group representing families of residents at Cherry Orchard Hospital has called for an independent examination into a HSE decision to move those living in two units on the campus to other accommodation. In November last year 68 residents and their families were told they would be moved temporarily to …

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HEA calls on TU Dublin to conduct review into deficit

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has told the country’s second largest university that it has “serious concerns” about how it is managing a financial deficit of €8.6 million. The HEA has called on its governing authority to conduct a formal review of its performance in managing and controlling the situation. …

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