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 2021-12-30 07:40 

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'Others must be held accountable' - Maxwell accusers...

Accusers of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell have said "others must be held accountable" after she was convicted of sex-trafficking young girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse....

 2021-12-30 07:35 

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Australia's former parliament in flames during protest...

Australia's former parliament building caught fire during an Aboriginal rights protest today, officials said, causing limited damage....

 2021-12-30 07:01 

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Simple pine coffin as Tutu returns 'home' to cathedral...

The body of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was carried this morning into a historic cathedral where he once railed against white rule, to allow South Africans to bid farewell before the weekend funeral....

 2021-12-30 06:23 

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Maxwell family commences appeal over abuse convictions...

Ghislaine Maxwell's family said they have commenced the appeal process after the British socialite was convicted of luring young girls to massage rooms for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to moles...

 2021-12-30 06:00 

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Senior garda says friendly fire claim 'totally untrue'...

An assistant garda commissioner has said a review into the IRA killing of a garda and a soldier during the rescue of the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in 1983 will "prove beyond doubt" that claims they were shot dead by garda or army weapons are...

 2021-12-30 05:00 

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A year of chopping and changing for hospitality sector...

2021 was a year of chopping and changing for the hospitality sector. While most businesses were shut for the first six months of the year, the other half was spent trying to come to grips with ever-changing Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines....

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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The whispering campaign against Mo Mowlan...

Irish officials in London were concerned about a whispering campaign to undermine Mo Mowlam in her early months as secretary of state for Northern Ireland....

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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7 things we learned from the State Papers: Day three...

The State Papers are the secret letters, memos and minutes written by politicians and civil servants as they wrestled with the problems of the day. They were not meant for the eyes of the public until now....

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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State Papers 1997-98: The hard slog towards agreement...

"Of all the people that I talk to in this whole damn thing, I feel that we are on the same wavelength now...". Quite the tribute, from Tony Blair to Bertie Ahern, as the two men were in the final stretch of negotiating the Good Friday Agreement....

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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Declassified papers show reaction to Diana's death...

Declassified documents from 10 Downing Street made public today provide lots of detail on how the British state reacted to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales...

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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Drumcree 1997: 'An offence against reason'...

Reaching an all-party agreement on Good Friday 1998 was an historic achievement; but implementing the document was to prove incredibly difficult, with progress threatened by unionist intransigence, Sinn Fin pandering to its republican base, and tensions o...

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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Blair suggested 'hoovering up' dissidents after Omagh...

Just two weeks before the Omagh bombing, taoiseach Bertie Ahern assured British prime minister Tony Blair that Irish security were "keeping a handle" on dissident republicans....

 2021-12-30 00:01 

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Keeping a 'frightened' Trimble onside...

The final chaotic scramble to get the Good Friday Agreement over the line is revealed in newly released State Papers, which detail the close contact between Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair....

 2021-12-29 18:35 

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Irish sportswomen reflect on 'amazing' 2021...

On the pitch, in the pool, on the water, in the ring, on the tee and in the saddle, Irish women excelled in sport this year....

 2021-12-29 17:28 

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Majority of Tallaght outreach services 'not curtailed'...

The Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency Service is continuing to operate for people in the Tallaght area....

 2021-12-29 15:46 

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NI Health Agency changes guidance on booking PCR tests...

Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency has changed the guidance on when people should book PCR tests....

 2021-12-29 13:26 

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Maxwell trial jury set to resume deliberations...

The jury in British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's sex abuse trial is set to resume deliberations today, after the judge in the case warned of an increasing risk of a mistrial due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant....

 2021-12-29 13:11 

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Organ transplants increase despite 'difficult year'...

More than 200 organ transplants were carried out in Ireland in 2021, the HSE has confirmed....

 2021-12-29 12:56 

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Covid-19: Further 16,428 cases, with 568 in hospital...

The Department of Health has been notified of a further 16,428 new cases of Covid-19, while the number of people hospitalised with the virus has risen for the fourth consecutive day, up 47 since yesterday, to 568....

 2021-12-29 11:45 

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World hits record Covid figures in a week - tally...

The world has hit a record number of Covid infections in a seven-day period, with more than 935,000 cases detected on average each day between 22-28 December, according to a tally....

 2021-12-29 11:00 

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Opposition TDs eye prospects over next 12 months...

Surging Sinn Fin poll support means the TDs on opposition benches in several parties may have a shot at forming a government at the next election. Political Correspondent Paul Cunningham analyses the prospect for the Opposition over the next 12 months....

 2021-12-29 10:27 

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Majority believe legal outcomes worse for poor - survey...

A significant majority of the population agree that legal challenges result in worse outcomes if people do not have the money....

 2021-12-29 08:40 

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'Lessons learned' after Dept gathering during lockdown...

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said "lessons have been learned" following an apparent breach of Covid-19 regulations in June of last year....

 2021-12-29 07:51 

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Backlash after shaming of Covid rule breakers in China...

Armed riot police in southern China have paraded four alleged violators of Covid rules through the streets, leading to criticism of the government's heavy-handed approach....

 2021-12-29 07:18 

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Former US Senate leader Harry Reid dies aged 82...

Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat who rose from humble beginnings to lead the upper chamber during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has died at the age of 82....

 2021-12-29 07:16 

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Euro banknote artist fears redesign could spark rivalry...

Twenty years after arriving in Europeans' wallets, euro banknotes will get a new look with help from the public, a process officials hope will make citizens feel closer to the single currency....

 2021-12-29 06:46 

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Australia looks to ease Covid test rules as cases surge...

Australia will seek to make urgent changes to Covid-19 testing rules to ease pressure on test sites, after infections surged and the country's most populous state reported a near doubling in daily cases....

 2021-12-29 06:36 

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New exhibition marks 60 years of television in Ireland...

Ireland on the Box, a free exhibition celebrating six decades of television in Ireland, opens at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar today ahead of RT television turning 60 on New Year's Eve....

 2021-12-29 06:09 

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Covid-19 booster vaccine eligibility opens for 30-39s...

People aged between 30 and 39 who have completed their primary Covid-19 vaccination course are eligible to register for their booster vaccine from today....

 2021-12-29 06:00 

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Great uncertainty over virus spread as year ends...
 2021-12-29 06:00 

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Senior garda says friendly fire claim 'totally untrue'...

An assistant garda commissioner has said a review into the IRA killing of a garda and a soldier during the rescue of the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in 1983 will "prove beyond doubt" that claims they were shot dead by garda or army weapons are...

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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The Great Escape...

They thought they were plotting The Great Escape; but in reality, they were taking part in occupational therapy....

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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Bruton feared that Sinn Fin 'hold all the cards'...

Less than a year after the IRA ceasefire in 1994, taoiseach John Bruton was concerned that Sinn Fin "hold all the cards" and that his government was becoming a hostage to Sinn Fin's line on the political process....

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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Report shows property prices rose by almost 8% in 2021...

Property prices rose by almost 8% in 2021, and there was an urban-rural divide according to new data released by the property website Daft.ie....

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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'Foolishly impaled': RUC's view on weapons demands...

The British Government demand for IRA decommissioning before Sinn Fin could enter political talks was a major factor in the collapse of the ceasefire in early 1996 and it was pointless, according to senior security sources....

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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8 things we learned from the State Papers: Day two...

"Mind-boggling" and "rubbish": John Bruton didn't pull his punches when he heard about a plan to bring the North's political leaders on safari to South Africa....

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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Politicians behaving badly...

Politicians are no different to the rest of us. When they're under pressure, they can get grumpy; sometimes they bad mouth their enemies or more often their colleagues; and they can say things in the heat of an argument that might be better left unsai...

 2021-12-29 00:01 

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State Papers 1994-97: Ceasefire's end tests relations...

John Bruton's election as taoiseach in December 1994 was the result of a series of unlikely events. The Fianna Fil-Labour coalition had an unassailable majority in the Dil, but the government was undone by a collapse in trust between taoiseach Albert ...

 2021-12-29 00:00 

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Drumcree 1996 'could have been a lot worse'...

Hugh Annesley was worried. Speaking to an Irish diplomat in March 1996, the RUC chief constable predicted that the forthcoming marching season would be difficult, with no signs of compromise between the Orange Order and residents' groups, particularly...

 2021-12-28 22:43 

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US and Russia to hold talks on Ukraine in early January...

The United States and Russia will hold much-anticipated talks in early January on European security and the Ukraine conflict after Moscow demanded NATO halt its eastward expansion....

 2021-12-28 19:31 

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Covid surges across Europe as France reports 179k cases...

France reported a record high of 179,807 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period today, one of the highest one-day tallies worldwide since the start of the pandemic....

 2021-12-28 17:00 

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'Very quickly things escalated' - US Capitol riot...
 2021-12-28 14:25 

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Russia orders country's oldest rights group to close...

Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the closure of Memorial, the country's most prominent rights group, which chronicled Stalin-era purges and symbolised post-Soviet democratisation....

 2021-12-28 13:11 

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Ongoing support for arts needed after difficult year...

Arts and Media Correspondent Sinad Crowley sums up a turbulent year for the sector through three artistic moments....

 2021-12-28 11:50 

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Jury to resume deliberations in Maxwell abuse trial...

The jury in British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's sex abuse trial is due to reconvene today, following three full days of deliberations....

 2021-12-28 11:40 

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Afghan women protest over 'murders of former soldiers'...

A crowd of women have marched through the Afghan capital accusing Taliban authorities of covertly killing soldiers who served the former US-backed regime....

 2021-12-28 11:17 

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Former RT sports commentator Jim Sherwin dies...

Former RT presenter and sports commentator Jim Sherwin has died aged 81, following a short illness, at home with his family....

 2021-12-28 10:24 

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Seven dead in five road crashes over last two days...

Seven people have died and six people were injured in a number of road traffic accidents over the last two days....

 2021-12-28 08:30 

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Covid 'absolutely running rife' in communities - Reid...

The Chief Executive of the Health Service Executive, Paul Reid, has said there is "no doubt now" that Covid-19 is "absolutely running rife in our communities"....

 2021-12-28 08:16 

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Drug projects to shut this week unless funding provided...

Two community drugs projects that provide support to people using crack cocaine in Tallaght will shut this week unless funding is provided for services....

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