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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Irish company makes Lottie is the first doll in space
An Irish company has sent the first ever doll into space.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Telecoms pay €40k for ripping off users
Telecom companies Virgin Media Ireland and Meteor Mobile must donate €40,000 to charities to avoid criminal convictions for repeatedly overcharging customers.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Mrs Brown’s trip Down Under adds to €4m profit to Brendan O' Carroll's firms
The global success of Brendan O’Carroll’s foul- mouthed mammy, Agnes Browne, last year resulted in three O’Carroll firms recording combined profits of just under €4m.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New flying experience allows passengers 360 degree view of the clouds
Imagine — an airline money- making scheme Michael O’Leary didn’t come up with.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Irish airspace handles 1m flights in 2015, but Cork and Shannon suffer
Irish airports and airspace will handle over one million flights by the end of this year — but Cork and Shannon airports have both suffered significant drops in traffic.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
260 jobs for Athlone and Galway with 70 positions filled before Christmas
More than 260 jobs have been announced in Athlone and Galway — with 70 to be filled by Christmas.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Cork to host sixth of 1916 Rising events
A sixth of all events in the country to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising will be held in Co Cork next year.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Fears grow for Shannon Airport cargo facility
Concern has been expressed about the future of Aer Lingus’s cargo operation at Shannon Airport following confirmation it will undergo a review in the new year.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Dumped tyres found on 23% of coastline
Tyres are the most widespread large litter type found along the Irish coast — while bottles, cans and household refuse continue to be dumped at some of Ireland’s most scenic beauty spots.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Joan Burton: Food Waterford education centre can be a key player
Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes a new food education centre which will employ 22 people within a year will become a “key player” when it comes to teaching people about food growing, preparation and nutrition.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Operation transformation plans to shed a million pounds from the nation’s waistline
Health Minister Leo Varadkar is putting his weight behind a campaign to get the nation to lose one million pounds in just one year.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Enda Kenny seeks to cut media exposure
Enda Kenny and his senior advisers are looking to severely restrict media access to him as part of a Fine Gael strategy to see him re-elected Taoiseach.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘No specific statistics’ detailing number of children born into direct provision asylum seeker system
The State does not know how many children have been born into the 15-year-old system of direct provision — the long-criticised regime of institutional living for asylum seekers.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
PICS: Ireland welcomes its newest 3,350 citizens
Little girls with pink bows in their hair, tall men in turbans, and nuns in habits were just some of the 3,350 people in Dublin’s Convention Centre yesterday being declared as Ireland’s newest citizens.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
'We’re not going to move back to Poland, we just wanted to become Irish'
This is Cork’s newest family. Yesterday the Polish-born Iwona Skorupa (29), Mateusz (22) and their older brother Mariusz (33), all became Irish citizens together.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Irish throw away 2bn meals every year
More than 1m tonnes of food is wasted in Ireland every year, according to RTÉ’s flagship farming show.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Observers may be put on big fish processing vessels to combat overfishing
Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney said he would explore having observers on board the big fish processing vessels to ensure they do not overfish their quota under the new EU rules.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Demand for homelessness services rises 130%
An organisation for the homeless has experienced a 130% jump over the last five years in the number of people accessing its services.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Hiqa goes to court over fears for clients
Poor management of three HSE-run centres for people with disabilities in East Cork were the main reason that health watchdog Hiqa went to court over concerns for resident safety.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Hiqa found serious shortcomings at three centres
In nine reports of inspections between March and October 2015, Hiqa outlines a list of major non-compliance under various headings at three centres on the St Raphael’s campus in Youghal.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: ‘Bandon caught off-guard by 40 floods in 20 years’
A report issued by Cork County Council says that 71 businesses, 19 houses, and a national school were flooded in the county when nearly 200mm of rain fell between December 4-6.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: Calls for lead authority to manage River Shannon
As residents battled floodwaters for a second week, Fine Gael TD Gabrielle McFadden said she wants a single lead authority for the River Shannon.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: Storm Desmond returns stolen rosary beads
Storm Desmond is being credited with the return of religious items, including a set of rosary beads, to a woman in Co Kerry in a bizarre story in which a hunter mistook her stolen bag for a sitting duck.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: Insurer urges fund to help those with no cover
The Government has again been called on to establish a flood fund to help deal with millions of euro of losses as a result of the recent floods.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: Questions over council actions at Limerick canal
Serious questions hung over Limerick City and County Council last night over their response to a breach in the Park Canal which led to 14 houses being flooded.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: Cabinet to approve multi-million fund to aid clean-up
The Cabinet is to approve a clean-up fund worth tens of millions of euro for devastated communities across the country.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Floods: Works on anti-flood system to start by June
The minister of state in charge of the Office of Public Works, Simon Harris, said he could understand why people living in two Co Cork towns would treat promises over flood prevention works “with a healthy degree of scepticism”.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘Downton Abbey’ Michelle Dockery star devastated after Cork born boyfriend dies, aged 34
Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has been left devastated following the death of her Irish boyfriend.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Just one TD in Dáil for debate
Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on justice, Niall Collins, was forced to defend his and his party’s absence from the Dáil after a bill on the prison service was passed with just one TD present.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Roads chief sorry for Cork Jack Lynch tunnel chaos
The head of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has apologised for a raft of failings which allowed minor flooding near Cork’s Jack Lynch tunnel to bring city traffic to a standstill.



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