Drivers face penalty points, €80 fine if stopped without licence

11.12.2018

Drivers will be hit with automatic penalty points and an €80 fine if they are pulled over and do not have their driving licence to hand, under proposals being tabled by Minister for Transport Shane Ross. The changes would remove discretion from gardaí to allow motorists present at a station with their licence if they […]

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Christmas average spend per household nearly €2,700 – Retail Ireland

11.12.2018

Irish households will each spend €2,690 on average this Christmas, according to research by the business group Retail Ireland. The figure represents a 3% increase on the average spend last year. With just over three weeks to go to Christmas, the busiest shopping period of the year is in full swing. According to Retail Ireland’s Christmas Retail Monitor, […]

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The Passport Office will now allow children's passports to be renewed online as part of a range of new measures

29.11.2018

The expanded service means that all Irish citizens can now renew their passports online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world. The cost of renewing passports online is €5 cheaper, with a turnaround time of ten working days for all online applications, excluding postage. People renewing their passports online […]

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Orange Weather Warning Issued for Storm Diana

27.11.2018

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Wednesday as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning for strong winds for Ireland as Storm Diana approaches. The counties that will be most affected are Wexford, Galway, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford. Severe winds associated with […]

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Donegal hotel earmarked for asylum seekers set on fire

27.11.2018

A Donegal hotel earmarked to welcome more than 100 asylum seekers was set on fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. The blaze broke out at the Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville at around 4am just hours before a meeting to arrange a welcome party for the asylum seekers was held. Local firefighters managed […]

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Landlords to be criminalised for breaching rent caps

25.11.2018

Landlords who raise rents higher than the legally allowed limit in rent pressure zones will be criminalised and may be forced to re-let their property at the appropriate price, the Attorney General has warned. Séamus Woulfe SC told a Lawyers Against Homelessness (LAH) event on Thursday, hosted by Constance Cassidy SC at the Capuchin Day […]

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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CLAIMS *

23.11.2018

A pedestrian accident is a road collision involving both the person walking and a vehicle. Due to hindered vision and harsher weather conditions, the most likely time for pedestrian accidents to occur is at night and during the winter time when there is reduced sunlight. Pedestrian injuries * can occur for numerous different reasons. Every accident is […]

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Do you or a member of your community have a story about women migrants in Ireland or abroad?

23.11.2018

Join us this weekend at EPIC The Emigration Museum to share your story.   We’re keen to collect new and previously unheard stories of women migrants – whether they be distant relatives whose stories have been passed down from one generation to the next, or contemporary women forging a new path for themselves in Ireland […]

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Irish parents to be given full year off to look after newborns

23.11.2018

Irish parents will be able to take an entire year off to look after their newborn in light of plans to extend parental benefit, it has been reported. Both parents will receive seven weeks of paid leave each by 2021. This combined with existing maternity and paternity entitlements and normal annual leave will give couples […]

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Brexit agreement: highlights from EU, UK deal on future relationship

22.11.2018

Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle on a text setting out their future relationship. The deal is pending endorsement by the bloc’s leaders at a summit on Sunday. Here are some key elements of the 26-page draft text. It is part of a package alongside the 500-page legal treaty, known as the […]

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