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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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Hostilities pose challenge for Irish troops in Lebanon

Two distant bangs greeted us shortly after our arrival at the UN base UNP 2-45, better known as Camp Shamrock. The bangs were air strikes carried out by Israel, after earlier rocket attacks by the Iran backed militant group Hezbollah, which operates in this region. Since 7 October, these kinds …

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IWA criticises Govt over disability access to transport

“It is really, really stressful”. Milo Watson is speaking about catching a bus using a wheelchair. “A lot of the time you’re panicking on whether you have enough space to go, if you’re going to get hit, and it’s the whole thing of having to actually plan your route around …

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Sydney police investigate alleged assault by Scott Swift

An Australian photographer said he was punched by Taylor Swift’s father on a wharf on Sydney Harbour early this morning after her final Sydney concert, prompting a police investigation. Police said they were investigating an alleged assault involving a 71-year-old man and another man on Neutral Bay wharf at about …

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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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Changes to school transport scheme ‘could be on the way’

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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Minister expects sex work law review completed this year

The Department of Justice will complete a review of legislation which criminalises payment for sexual activity with a prostitute or a trafficked person in the absence of an independent expert. In 2021, solicitor Maura Butler SC was asked to review part 4 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) 2017, however, …

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Martin to face questions about ex-RTÉ chair’s resignation

Minister for Media Catherine Martin will this evening face questions at an Oireachtas committee about her handling of events that led to the resignation of Siún Ní Raghallaigh as chair of the RTÉ Board. Ms Ní Raghallaigh resigned in the early hours of Friday morning after the minister failed to …

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Dublin-based IT.ie announces 30 new jobs

Dublin-based managed IT services company IT.ie has announced plans to double its headcount in the next three years with the creation of 30 new jobs. The company will invest €2.5 million in its team expansion and will hire for roles in its offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway. The new …

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