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Irish soldiers of the Somme commemorated at Dublin memorial event

The thousands of Irish soldiers who died at the Battle of the Somme have been commemorated at a state memorial event in Dublin. Irish President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Stormont Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness were among those who marked the centenary …

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Ireland's 26.3% growth figure a farce, say economists

Official figures on Ireland’s economy have been branded a farce. The country’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan said the phenomenal growth numbers – 26.3% last year – combined with rising employment and strong consumer spending showed the signs of “real growth”.

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EU will be sensitive to Ireland's 'invisible border' fears

The European Union will be sensitive to Ireland’s desire to preserve the “invisible border” and maintain close relations with post-Brexit UK, the Republic’s foreign minister has claimed. Charlie Flanagan insisted other EU partners understood the nature and importance of the close link between Ireland and the UK.

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Woman motorcyclist dies in crash

A motorcyclist in her 40s has died after her bike hit the central divide on the M9 motorway in Co Kildare. The collision happened between Junction 1 and 2 at around 8.30pm on Saturday.

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Gardai follow car lead amid shooting probe

Gardai investigating a shooting in Co Dublin have appealed for information about a northern registered car. A 36-year-old man was critically injured after he was hit several times in the gun attack at a housing estate in Lusk on Tuesday.

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