National Slow Down Day 2018: Gardai to conduct crackdown on speeding motorists over 24 hours


There were 157 road deaths in 2017, the lowest on record, gardai said – but added that it ‘is still 157 road deaths too many’ Gardai will conduct a special crackdown on speeding motorists as part of National Slow Down Day this week. The 24-hour road safety initiative will take place from 7am on Friday, […]

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Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold


HOUSING CHARITY THRESHOLD is calling for a change in legislation to protect tenants after reports of landlords asking for viewing fees. Agents working at the housing charity have recently received phone calls from people querying the practice. In one case, a young woman requested advice from Threshold. The woman expressed an interest in viewing a […]

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Cyclists get the green light for longer junction crossing times in Dublin


Cyclists will have longer to pass through major traffic junctions in Dublin with the installation of new safety sensors around the city, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has announced. The technology, costing around €10,000 a junction, will detect cyclists arriving at traffic lights, then send a message to the junction box which will delay the […]

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Road Safety Alert: Orange Weather Warning Issued for Storm Callum


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Thursday night and Friday morning as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning for strong winds for Ireland as Storm Callum approaches. Strong winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland. The […]

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Budget 2019


NCOME TAX The 4.75 per cent rate of Universal Social Charge (USC) will fall by 0.25 percentage points to 4.5 per cent (on incomes between €19,874 and €70,004) The point people hit the higher, 40 per cent rate of income tax will rise by €750 from €34,550 to €35,300 in the case of a single […]

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Atlantic storm 'could batter country with gusts of up to 150km/h'


Weather warnings in place as up to 40mm of rain expected A storm currently brewing in the Atlantic could batter the country with gusts of up to 150kmh later this week. A yellow rainfall warning for Donegal, Mayo and Sligo is currently in place as a slow-moving band of rain continues to bring heavy showers, […]

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A landlord who refused to allow a struggling family pay a portion of their rent through rent allowance for 15 months has been ordered to pay them €14,000 in compensation


In the case, Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Adjudication Officer, Ewa Sobanska said that she was ordering the landlord to pay €7,000 to each parent in the case as she found the discrimination “to be at the more serious end of the scale”. Ms Sobanska said that she was making the award taking into account the […]

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Data Protection Commission launch probe into Facebook data breach


The Data Protection Commission has begun an investigation into last week’s Facebook data breach, in which around 50 million accounts were affected. The commission said the investigation would examine the company’s compliance under GDPR to ensure the security of the personal data it processes. It said that Facebook was continuing its own internal investigation into the breach. […]

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Irish weather forecast: Hurricane Leslie to impact Ireland with gales and wintry downpours


A Met Eireann spokesperson confirmed that the hurricane is heading eastwards Storm Leslie has become a hurricane as of Wednesday morning and it could be set to whip up strong winds and unleash wintry downpours later this month in Ireland. The unsettled front will arrive at the same time as Ireland is hit by plunging […]

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#RaisetheRoof Housing Protest


The National Homeless and Housing Coalition are proud to join forces with community and grassroots campaign groups, trade unions, students, women’s organisations, housing agencies and political parties in the biggest yet united campaign to fight for an end to the housing crisis. More than 80 organisations have come together under the slogan #RaisetheRoof. The Irish […]

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