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 2022-01-02 12:13 

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EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe after opposition...

A large European Union flag attached to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday to mark the start of France's six-month presidency of the bloc was removed today after it drew outrage from far-right and right-wing leaders....

 2022-01-02 12:02 

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Men's Aid saw sharp increase in contacts in 2021...

Men's Aid has reported a 30% increase in demand on its domestic violence support services in 2021 compared to 2020....

 2022-01-02 10:24 

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Wider policy response to tragic deaths is needed...

My father worked with stone. He had an array of hammers and chisels that he used to put shape on a mound of old sandstone drawn from the ruins of my grandfather's house, my father's homeplace....

 2022-01-02 08:20 

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Person enters North Korea from South in border breach...

An unidentified person entered North Korea from the South on New Year's Day, the military in Seoul said, a rare breach of the heavily fortified border between the neighbours....

 2022-01-02 08:04 

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'Major implications' if no protocol progress made - DUP...

The DUP has said there will be "major implications" at Stormont if Britain's foreign minister fails to swiftly set a formal deadline to end negotiations with Brussels over the Northern Ireland Protocol....

 2022-01-02 07:46 

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Fire breaks out at Cape Town parliament building...

A major fire has broken out at South Africa's seat of parliament in Cape Town, sending a thick column of smoke into the sky and threatening the National Assembly building....

 2022-01-02 07:31 

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Booster programme opens to people aged 16 and over...

The Covid-19 vaccine booster programme opens to all remaining cohorts aged 16 and older from today....

 2022-01-02 07:21 

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New Australian Covid cases dip, hospitalisations rise...

New Australian Covid-19 cases dipped as testing slowed over a holiday weekend, but remained well over 30,000 and hospitalisations rose further in New South Wales....

 2022-01-02 07:06 

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Man dies in Co Longford road crash...

A man in his 20s has died following a collision in Co Longford....

 2022-01-02 01:29 

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US excludes some African countries from trade agreement...

United States President Joe Biden's administration has announced that it has excluded Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from a US-Africa trade agreement...

 2022-01-01 23:36 

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Three people missing in US following wildfires...

Three people have been reported missing after a wildfire tore through several Colorado towns in the US destroying nearly 1,000 homes....

 2022-01-01 20:20 

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EU moves to label nuclear, gas energy as 'green'...

The European Union is planning to label energy from nuclear power and natural gas as "green" sources for investment despite internal disagreement over whether they truly qualify as sustainable options....

 2022-01-01 16:42 

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Teenager dies in motorcycle crash in Dublin...

A 19-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash in Dublin city....

 2022-01-01 16:09 

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Tyrone funeral told of 'dark cloud' over communities...

The deaths of three young friends killed in a crash in Co Tyrone "shocked and stunned" the whole country, mourners have been told....

 2022-01-01 15:49 

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New rules an 'administrative burden' on GPs - expert...

New rules which say a GP can certify if someone has symptoms of Covid-19 for the purposes of illness benefit will create too much of an administrative burden on GPs, according to the Irish College of General Practitioners....

 2022-01-01 15:07 

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France bans plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables...

A ban on the use of plastic to package a range of fruit and vegetables came into force in France today....

 2022-01-01 14:57 

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Egyptian vulture spotted in Co Roscommon...

An Egyptian vulture has been sighted in the south Roscommon area. The male bird was first observed yesterday morning by the National Parks and Wildlife Services warden for Lough Rea and the Mid-Shannon Callows in the area, Owen Murphy,...

 2022-01-01 12:56 

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Four killed in gas explosion at Belgium apartment block...

Four people died in a gas explosion that shattered two apartment blocks in northern Belgium on New Year's Eve, a local official has said....

 2022-01-01 12:53 

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Proud parents welcome first babies of 2022...

Ireland's first baby of the new year was believed to be born at the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in Dublin just after the stroke of midnight....

 2022-01-01 12:19 

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Euro marks 20 eventful years...

The euro is today marking 20 years since people began to use the single European currency, overcoming initial doubts, price concerns and a debt crisis to spread across the region....

 2022-01-01 11:00 

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Hail the heroes whose happy stories stood out in 2021...

As a regional correspondent, the last 12 months has provided endless stories about Covid but it's the stories of hope and happiness that stand out....

 2022-01-01 10:19 

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Pope issues call to end violence against women...

Pope Francis has used his New Year's message to issue a clarion call for an end to violence against women, saying it was insulting to God....

 2022-01-01 09:53 

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China ends 2021 with worst Covid week...

China ended its final week of 2021 with its biggest tally of local coronavirus cases for any seven-day period since subduing the country's first epidemic nearly two years ago, despite some of the world's toughest Covid-19 measures....

 2022-01-01 08:14 

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Covid-19 test system remains under pressure...

Ireland's Covid-19 testing system is continuing to come under pressure with no PCR test appointments available anywhere in the country this morning....

 2022-01-01 07:55 

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Three killed in two-car collision in Co Meath...

Three people have died and a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured following a two-car collision near Kells in Co Meath....

 2022-01-01 07:46 

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President welcomes Irish as full official EU language...

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed what he called a "significant day" for the Irish language as it achieved full status as an official language of the European Union from midnight last night....

 2022-01-01 07:42 

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State funeral for Desmond Tutu in South Africa...

A state funeral is under way for Archbishop Desmond Tutu in St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, where for years he preached against racial injustice....

 2022-01-01 07:06 

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Acts of kindness as islands of hope in a year to forget...

Looking back over my work diary for 2021, it's all Covid and mica, then mica and Covid, every other week, with a few other stories thrown in, and, on a personal level, it's been horrible, to put it politely....

 2022-01-01 07:03 

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Muted welcome to 2022 as Omicron cases rise globally...

The world ushered in 2022 with scaled-back celebrations due to new restrictions aimed at slowing soaring Covid cases - although hope remained for a better new year....

 2022-01-01 07:00 

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Much work needed for shared vision of Ireland - Martin...

Much work is required in exploring and building a unity of hearts and minds towards a shared vision for the future on the island of Ireland, according to the Catholic Primate of All Ireland....

 2022-01-01 07:00 

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2021 safest year on Irish roads on record - RSA...

2021 was the safest year on Irish roads since records began, with the number of road deaths last year down 11% on 2020....

 2022-01-01 06:00 

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Supply-demand storm keeps on brewing for property...

Although the supply of newly built properties has been fairly decent in the context of lockdowns, the overall supply of homes - against the backdrop of soaring demand - has seen property prices ending the year with double digit percentage increases. The p...

 2022-01-01 04:23 

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Stampede at India holy shrine kills 12...

Officials in India says at least 12 people have died in a stampede at a religious shrine as pilgrims gathered to offer new-year prayers....

 2022-01-01 00:02 

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New social welfare increases come into effect this week...

All social welfare weekly payments will increase this week with the increased payments benefitting an estimated 1.3 million pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents and jobseekers....

 2021-12-31 20:23 

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HSE antigen tests can be used to qualify for benefits...

A positive PCR Covid test result will no longer be a necessity to qualify for Enhanced Illness Benefit, under new changes announced this evening by the Minister for Social Protection....

 2021-12-31 19:38 

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Golden Girls actress Betty White dies aged 99...

Comedic actress Betty White, who starred in globally popular sitcom The Golden Girls, has died just three weeks away from her 100th birthday....

 2021-12-31 19:31 

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France introduces free birth control for young women...

Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from tomorrow....

 2021-12-31 18:45 

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Experts concerned about Covid testing changes...

GPs and infectious diseases experts have expressed concern about the changes to the rules around Covid-19 testing....

 2021-12-31 17:38 

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Childcare services should reopen, says O'Gorman...

Childcare services should remain open, or reopen next week, if they have been closed for the Christmas period, the Minister for Children has said....

 2021-12-31 16:02 

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UK's Prince Andrew asked to prove he could not sweat...

The UK's Prince Andrew has been asked to produce key documents in support of his alibi he did not have sex with his American accuser - including confirmation he did not sweat....

 2021-12-31 15:39 

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In pictures: New Year's Eve around the world...

How 2022 is being welcomed by people across the globe....

 2021-12-31 15:31 

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Dutch child killed in fireworks accident...

A 12-year-old child has been killed and another seriously injured in a Dutch fireworks accident today, despite a nationwide ban on fireworks to usher in the New Year....

 2021-12-31 14:22 

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Foley, health officials to meet before school reopening...

The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, will meet with public health officials next Tuesday in advance of schools reopening....

 2021-12-31 12:53 

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UK sees hottest New Year's Eve on record...

Britain has marked its hottest New Year's Eve on record with temperatures already reaching 15.3C, the Met Office has confirmed....

 2021-12-31 11:58 

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Sauropod tracks in Wales may be 200 million years old...

Footprints discovered on a south Wales beach could have been made more than 200 million years ago by an early dinosaur, experts believe....

 2021-12-31 11:57 

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Truck driver sentence over fatal crash cut by 100 years...

A truck driver whose 110-year sentence over a deadly crash sparked outrage had his jail term reduced to ten years....

 2021-12-31 11:06 

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Ronaldo statue kicks up a fuss in India's Goa...

A statue of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a stir in the southern Indian state of Goa, with locals accusing officials of insensitivity for honouring a sports star from the region's former colonial power....

 2021-12-31 10:43 

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Charges dropped against Epstein prison guards...

US prosecutors have dismissed charges against two New York prison guards who admitted to falsifying records on the night the US financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life in his cell in 2019....

 2021-12-31 10:11 

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South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides...

South Africa, where the Omicron variant was detected in November, has said that the country's latest coronavirus wave had likely passed its peak without a significant increase in deaths and that restrictions would be eased....

 2021-12-31 09:56 

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Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 rises to 682...

There were 682 patients with Covid-19 in hospital as of 8am, an increase of 63 on the same time yesterday....

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