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Irish Eurovision singer Sandie Jones dies, aged 68 The Irish singer Sandie Jones, who represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 with her song Ceol an Ghrá, has died at the age of 68, her family has confirmed.
Overcrowding an issue as more people sent to prison The Prison Service says more people are being sent to prison and overcrowding has once again become an issue in Irish prisons.
Stripe now valued at $35bn after $250m fundraising The online payments firm Stripe, founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, is raising a further $250 million in new funding.
68 complaints made to Irish Greyhound Board phone line The Chairman of the Irish Greyhound Board has said they received 68 complaints to a confidential phone line that was set up in July.
Climate Change Mitigation Plan ruled constitutional The High Court has ruled that the Government's 2017 National Climate Change Mitigation Plan did not violate constitutional rights of Irish citizens.
Hail Mary voted Ireland's favourite prayer at Ploughing The Hail Mary has been voted Ireland's favourite prayer at the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow.
RTÉ to broadcast acclaimed Loughinisland Massacre documentary RTÉ One has announced that it will broadcast Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney's No Stone Unturned, a feature-length documentary on the 1994 Loughlinisland Massacre.
UK court to issue parliament ruling 'early next week' Former British prime minister John Major believes Boris Johnson's prorogation decision was motivated by his "political interest" in closing down parliament ahead of the UK's exit from the EU.
UK rejects 'artificial' deadline on Brexit proposals The British government has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be bound by an "artificial deadline" to produce formal written proposals to resolve the Brexit deadlock.
Dublin petrol station shut after rat filmed in kitchen Applegreen has today closed one of its petrol stations after an online video showed a rat in a food preparation area.
Dublin Airport additions stalled over charge cut plans Some planned developments at Dublin Airport have been put on hold because of planned cuts to charges, according to the DAA.
HSE spent €11.2m in consultancy fees in 2018 for NCH The Health Service Executive spent €11.2 million on consultancy fees for the National Children's Hospital last year.
'I love you Mom' - US ad highlights school shootings An association formed by victims' relatives after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook school in the United States has posted a shocking ad featuring children fleeing at the sound of gunfire.
Ryanair AGM narrowly approves bonus plan for O'Leary Ryanair shareholders have narrowly approved a bonus scheme for Chief Executive Michael O'Leary that could earn him around €100m over five years.
GPs warned on overprescribing anxiety, sleeping pills The Medical Council has warned doctors to reduce the overprescribing of anxiety and sleeping medicines, or they could face an investigation.
Varadkar set to meet Johnson as 'very wide' gaps remain Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to meet Boris Johnson on the margins of a UN meeting in New York next week, saying "the gaps are still very wide and we have no time to lose" as the Brexit deadline approaches.