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Lives of Stardust victims detailed by loved ones

Hundreds of young people, in houses across Dublin city, suburbs, and beyond. Some married, some dating, many single. Grabbing handbags and throwing on glad-rags, heading out for a night of dancing, singing and hanging out with friends. Most in their teens or twenties, the images below capture bright eyes and …

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What caused the Stardust tragedy?

For many of the families of victims and survivors of the Stardust fire, the stigma of the controversial finding of the 1982 Keane Tribunal that the fire was “probably caused deliberately” lingered. That finding was removed from the record in 2009 and the Stardust inquests heard how there was absolutely …

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Ireland opposed to harmonisation of corporate tax laws

Taoiseach Simon Harris has said that Ireland fully supports the integration of capital markets at European Union level, but cautioned that it should not involve the harmonisation of corporate tax or insolvency laws. Developing a so-called Capital Markets Union (CMU) is one element of a revamp of the single market …

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Man charged with murder of Thomas Dooley in Kerry

A 42-year-old man has appeared before Listowel District Court charged with the murder of father-of-seven Thomas Dooley at a graveyard in Tralee in October 2022. Daniel Dooley, of 15 An Carraigín, Connolly Park, Tralee, Co Kerry, was remanded in custody. He is the sixth person to be charged with murder …

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People smugglers jailed in Spain over migrant deaths

Two people smugglers have been sentenced to nine years each in prison for the deaths of four Moroccan migrants who drowned after they were forced to jump out of a boat near the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in north Africa last year. The prosecutor’s office in Ceuta said the sentences …

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CHI row with Sinn Féin on chemotherapy figures

There has been some controversy over whether chemotherapy treatments for children have been cancelled. The official position today is no but the response to a parliamentary question recently seemed to suggest otherwise. When Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson David Cullinane put in a Parliamentary Question on hospital-initiated cancellations he was given …

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Man charged with murder of Thomas Dooley in Kerry

A 42-year-old man has appeared before Listowel District Court charged with the murder of father-of-seven Thomas Dooley at a graveyard in Tralee in October, 2022. Daniel Dooley, of 15 An Carraigín, Connolly Park, Tralee, Co Kerry, was remanded in custody. He is the sixth person to be charged with murder …

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Heineken to increase the price of a pint by six cent

Brewer Heineken has told publicans that it plans to increase what it charges for its draught beer products. The price hike will see around 6 cent added to the price of a pint across the company’s range, which includes Heineken, Heineken 0.0, Coors, Tiger, Birra Moretti, Murphys, Orchard Thieves, Cute …

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Apprenticeship system in crisis, Dáil hears

The apprenticeship system is in crisis and that there is a backlog of 9000 people waiting to qualify in trades, Sinn Féin has told the Dáil. Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said the Government was taking its eye off the ball and it is now taking far longer to get qualified. …

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