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Man, 74, bailed on charge of withholding information about IRA spy murder

An elderly man from Scotland has been granted bail after he was charged with withholding information surrounding the murder of IRA spy Denis Donaldson.
Patrick Gillespie, 74, from Craigvar Street in Glasgow, appeared before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin more than 10 years on from the killing of the top Sinn Fein official.

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Farmers, fishermen and forestry staff have longest working weeks

Ireland’s hardest workers are farmers, fishermen and forestry staff.
According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) anyone working in these sectors can expect to clock the longest days and rack up an average of 49.1 hours a week.

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Liver transplant unit ill-equipped to fight superbug,watchdog warns

Ireland’s national liver transplant unit is ill-equipped to fight a potentially deadly superbug, health watchdogs have warned.
The drug-resistant VRE infection has been on the increase at the unit in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, says the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa).

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Two men quizzed over sex attack on woman on parkland

Two men have been arrested in connection with a parkland sex attack on a woman, gardai said.
The pair – in their late teens and early 20s – were detained in the Ronanstown area of west Dublin.

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Elderly man in hospital after aggravated burglary

A man in his 80s has been beaten in a burglary at his home.
Gardai said three masked men broke into the pensioner’s home on Kettle’s Lane, Swords, Co Dublin, between 3am and 4am on Friday.

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EastEnders pair cross the Irish Sea for Redwater spin-off

Kat and Alfie Moon have turned up in Ireland in the first official snap of the EastEnders’ spin-off Redwater.
Viewers will see the pair, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, head to the tiny, fictional village in Ireland to search for Kat’s long lost son.

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Brexit vote sees more shoppers crossing the border

The Brexit vote has boosted business in Northern Ireland from shoppers across the UK’s only EU land border, a leading retailer has said.
The number from the south visiting Newry in Co Down is up 50% since the June referendum as the pound slid in value against the euro, Buttercrane shopping centre manager Peter Murray added.

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Two-thirds in Republic 'would vote for united Ireland'

Two out of three people in the Irish Republic would vote for a united Ireland, a major opinion poll has found.
Pollster Red C said its latest national survey – weeks after the Brexit result – shows a sharp rise in support for reunification since a similar opinion poll six years ago.

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Three killed in head-on crash as week's road death toll hits double figures

Three people have been killed in a head-on crash, gardai have said.
The two men and one woman died when two cars collided on a minor road beside a wooded area near Corrovaddy, just outside Letterkenny, Co Donegal, at about 1am on Thursday.

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Flanagan warns UK against fortifying border after Brexit

Britain has been warned by the Irish government that any attempt to fortify the border with the Republic to prevent migrants slipping into the UK by the back door “won’t work”.
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted the two countries must keep the “invisible” border that exists at present after Brexit.