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Economy is good, but tax receipts are slowing

money-2017-eurosThe ESRI says the economy is performing well, despite a slow down in tax receipts. The labour market is also improving and there’s more money being spent by consumers. But there’s a warning that Brexit may hit public finances. A hard EU exit for the UK could affect our long-term growth rate and lessen the […]

Man charged with murder of Dublin grandmother

Crime sceneA 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Dublin grandmother. The remains of 61-year-old Patrica O’Connor were found scattered in the Wicklow Mountains over the past few days.   Last Saturday a garda investigation was launched after walkers found a torso near Enniskerry in Co Wicklow. Since then various body […]

Katherine Zappone’s wife Dr Ann Louise Gilligan dies

Katherine ZapponeKatherine Zappone has announced the death of her wife Dr Ann Louise Gilligan. In a statement this morning the Children’s Minister says she’s heartbroken at the passing of her love and life-partner. Minister Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan have been together since 1981. In 2003 they were married in British Columbia it wasn’t […]

Flames still burning at London tower block

frei-9amNo one is expected to have made it out alive from the top two floors of the London apartment fire. The flames are still burning this morning – the official death toll stands at 12 – but as crews make their way through the building they’re expected to find more bodies. 18 other residents are […]

Post mortem due on baby who died in Tipperary

candles-church-2017A post-mortem is to be carried out today on the body of baby who died tragically in Tipperary yesterday. The seven-month-old was found unresponsive in a car in Dundrum village at around lunchtime. It’s understood she may have suffered heat stroke after being left in the car for a number of hours. Gardai are investigating […]

Full review ordered into collapse of Fitzpatrick trial

seanie-fitzpatrickA full review has been ordered into the status of the corporate affairs watchdog, after the collapse of the Sean FitzPatrick trial. Enda Kenny says it’s “not acceptable” that such a major trial could collapse, due to under resourcing by the O-D-C-E. He’s insisted that extra resources have always been given by his governments, whenever […]

Four people arrested over Manchester Arena bombing

bombingFour people are now being questioned by police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack. Three more men were arrested earlier. The UK’s terror threat level has been raised to critical meaning an attack may be imminent. The home secretary says the decision to heighten the state of alert was made because it’s thought the bomber […]

Britain’s terror alert raised to highest level

policeBritain’s terror threat level has been raised to its highest point amid fears another attack may be ‘imminent’. Theresa May made the announcement as investigations continue into the suicide bombing in Manchester – which claimed the lives of 22 people. More victims have been named overnight – while concern is growing for those who are […]

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