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Cork speed limit rise quizzed by Road Safety Authority

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The Road Safety Authority is questioning a decision by Transport Infrastructure Ireland to raise the speed limit on a dangerous stretch of road close to a national school.

31 apply to policing body for assistant garda commissioner post

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
More than 30 people have applied for the rank of assistant garda commissioner in the first position to be filled by the Policing Authority since it got the power at the beginning of the year.

Technology helps track human choices

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
New eye-tracking technology is letting others see what drives human choice.

Cork groups fly the flag in national heritage awards

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Two Cork projects have won national heritage awards — a group from Castlemartyr that remembers the work of Cork-born White House landscapist, John Saul; and the Cork LGBT Archive.

Global warming is increasing storms

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The risk of extreme storms on the west coast has risen by 25% as a direct result of human-induced global warming, a world-renowned climate change expert has claimed.

Smuggler, scoundrel, and hero gets a new lease of life in Star Wars spin-off

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke were among the stars on the set of the of the new Han Solo Star Wars spin-off as filming kicked off at London’s Pinewood Studios.

Indiependence festival expects to sell out as more acts are added to line-up

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The organisers of a 10,000 capacity music festival expect it to sell out well in advance after announcing a raft of artists will appear alongside Manic Street Preachers, The Coronas and Sigma.

Cyclists demand more resources

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Cyclists yesterday gathered in force and demanded more resources to be ringfenced to build cycling routes, to promote cycling, and to aid the environment by keeping traffic off the roads.

Shane Ross using ‘Pontius Pilate behaviour’

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Transport Minister Shane Ross has been accused of engaging in “classic Pontius Pilate behaviour by hiding behind the industrial relations fig leaf” in the Bus Éireann crisis.

Cyber criminals will face up to 10 years in jail

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Sentences of up to 10 years will be available to the courts to deal with new offences to protect state bodies and businesses from cyber criminals and hackers.

Irish in US ‘question their future’ after Trump clampdown

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Irish people in the US are questioning their future after President Trump’s latest raft of measures to clamp down on undocumented immigrants.

Tusla chief vows no repeat of Maurice McCabe scenario

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Tusla chief executive Fred McBride has said measures have been taken to ensure there can be no repeat of the issues in the Maurice McCabe case.

Private health insurance costs rose 8% last year

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Private health insurance premiums rose almost 8% over the past year. Premiums were 7.7% higher last month, compared to January 2016, according to the latest Consumer Price Index from the Central Statistics Office.

ISPCC warns of cyber threat to children

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Children are spending up to five hours a day online and engaging in dangerous activity such as sexting, with their parents unaware of the dangers.

Norwegian to announce Cork/US flight details today

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Details of the first direct transatlantic flights from Cork to the US will be unveiled today, with special one-way introductory offers of €69 expected.

‘Gang member’ told not to dispose of house

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A man described by gardaí as “a senior figure” in a Limerick crime gang has been ordered by the High Court not to dispose of a house in Tipperary and a car which are suspected to have been acquired from the proceeds of crime.

Garda faces 212 deception, theft, corruption charges

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A member of An Garda Síochána facing 212 charges related to alleged deception, theft and receiving corrupt payments appeared before Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.

Retired teacher denies sexually assaulting nine-year-old schoolboy

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A retired primary school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a nine-year-old schoolboy eight times in the early 1990s denied the charges yesterday and a jury was sworn in for his trial.

Nephews deny making up sex claims

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A middle-aged man on trial for sexually assaulting his two nephews claimed they were making up the allegations because he refused to give them money.

Introduction of casual trade byelaws put on hold

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The introduction of controversial casual trading bye-laws is on hold in Cork county after a senior counsel advised the local authority to conduct comprehensive research into ancient market rights.

Row may have led to man’s death in Fermoy

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The escalation of what had been a minor spat, may have led to the death of a father- of-two after he was struck with an iron bar during a row outside a busy service station in Co Cork.

Enda Kenny kills off bid to topple him

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A defiant Enda Kenny has killed off internal Fine Gael attempts to topple him after silencing rebels with a promise to “conclusively” address his leadership next month.

Drowned boy could not use own armbands, father told

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A father, whose three-year-old son drowned, was told the children using the hotel’s kids’ club should wait for armbands to be given out by staff, an inquest heard.

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney back Enda Kenny's remarks

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The two most likely contenders to replace Enda Kenny as leader have welcomed the Taoiseach’s comments, despite claims those calling for him to resign quickly have backed down on the issue.

Defiant Enda Kenny tells party he’s not afraid of ultimatums

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
A defiant Enda Kenny has told the Fine Gael party that he is not afraid of motions of no confidence or ultimatums after over 40 years in politics.

Fine Gael set to have new leader by Easter

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Fine Gael ministers believe they will have a new leader by Easter after Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he will “conclusively” address his future after he returns from his White House visit for St Patrick’s Day.

Bid to force Fine Gael leadership change now at an end

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Rebel Fine Gael TDs have accepted that attempts to push Enda Kenny to hand over his leadership in the coming weeks have now effectively come to an end.

EU sharply criticises lack of housing in Ireland

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The chronic lack of housing supply in Ireland has been severely criticised by the European Commission.

Delayed ‘Grace’ reports due next week, says Finian McGrath

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
Two previously unpublished reports into the ‘Grace’ foster abuse sex scandal will be published early next week, Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath confirmed yesterday.

State still plans to sell AIB shares within six months

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00:00 PM IrishExaminer.com
The Government is still planning to sell shares in AIB at the first opportunity, in May or June, the Irish Examiner understands, as the bank last night announced a huge programme of bank closures and 130 voluntary job losses at its unit in the North.

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