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Gardaí hunt child porn users as 23 properties raided Stock photo A countrywide drive against child pornography users and distributors will be stepped up by gardaí after raids in 11 counties. Officers seized computers containing child porn material during raids on 23 addresses in Leinster, Munster and Ulster. The year-old operation, codenamed Ketch, was led by the online child exploitation unit (OnCE)...
Varadkar seeks EU aid as no deal plans speed up May commits to avoiding hard Border but wants Brussels to reopen Brexit pact Varadkar will travel to Brussels today to lobby key EU leaders to pledge major emergency aid for Ireland if UK crashes out next month Fine Gael leader's back-to-back meetings with EU leaders comes a day ahead of...
Public and firms must face up to carbon tax hikes, Philip Lane warns Central Bank Governor Philip Lane. Photo: PA Consumers and businesses will end up being harder hit in the long term if there is a delay in addressing the costs of climate change including hiking taxes, Central Bank Governor Philip Lane has warned. It appears that consumers will end up...

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11 funny examples of ‘movie logic’ social media users wish worked in real life Life would be a little simpler if some things worked just like they did in the movies. (SerhiiBobyk/Getty Images) Sometimes it seems logic works slightly differently in Hollywood movies than in real life, and we’ve all wished from time to time that our lives worked a little more...

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Fly farmer Hexafly plots €10m drive to take flight Farming (l-r) John Lynam, CTO and cofounder, Hexafly; Julian Seymour, Syndicates Manager, HBAN and Alvan Hunt, CEO and cofounder Hexafly Meath-based agritech firm Hexafly is looking to raise €10m this year. The company uses insects to turn waste into material that can be used in animal feed ingredients, fertilisers and a range of other...
Pope praises girl who evaded security to give him letter ‘This child has a future,’ Francis told reporters. Pope Francis reaches for a letter from the young girl (Vatican Media via AP) Pope Francis has praised the courage of a young girl who broke through police barricades in Abu Dhabi to hand-deliver a letter to him. Francis was being driven around the city’s...
Ministers oppose extending presidential vote to diaspora Agriculture Minister Michael Creed raised his objection to the referendum directly with the Taoiseach at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. Photo: Arthur Carron Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing an internal Fine Gael backlash over plans to extend voting rights in presidential elections to the diaspora. An increasing number of Fine Gael Cabinet ministers are understood to be...
No-deal Brexit 'could push us into recession in 18 months' No-deal Brexit could push Ireland into a recession within 18 months - analysts Ireland's robust economic performance faces an 'existential threat' from a no-deal Brexit 'A game of chicken is now in train between the UK and the EU' Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: AP A no-deal Brexit could push Ireland into...

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Young mum found dead in hospital next to sick son's bed (stock photo) A young mother has died after she was found unresponsive at her sick child's bedside at a Dublin hospital. The woman, who has been named locally as Sarah Jane Brazil, was found unconscious in Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght on Sunday. It is understood the 32-year-old mother of two had...
Seán Healy: 'Talk of economic recovery is cheap for families mired in long-term homelessness'    Stock Image: Bloomberg The Government's housing policy is not working. The scale of its overall strategy is not sufficient to meet the challenge it addresses. Rebranding private rent as social housing has not worked. Removing homeless families from official data as a policy response has not worked. Rebuilding...

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