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Work finally starts on €16m Cork social housing scheme

Building work on a €16m social housing scheme — one of the largest in the country — is finally under way in Cork City, more than a decade after flats on the site were demolished. Cork City Council confirmed that it has signed the main contract with Conack Construction to deliver 65 homes on the site of the former Deanrock […]

Nóirín O’Sullivan ‘hadn’t heard McCabe rumours’

Nóirín O’Sullivan didn’t hear all the bad stuff that was going around about Maurice McCabe a few years back. She didn’t speak to anybody about it either. Neither did she see other people discussing it. Her evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal yesterday inferred that she was completely oblivious to scurrilous rumours, lies and distortions circulating in Garda HQ and the […]

Fianna Fáil leader to meet no-vote members

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to have individual meetings with TDs and senators who campaigned against repealing the Eighth Amendment in a bid to gain their support to legislate for abortion. The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party last night met in Leinster House for the first time since the referendum. More than half of Fianna Fáil’s TDs and senators had […]

Fund for abuse survivors won’t be extended

Supports from the €110m fund administered by Caranua are not to be extended beyond survivors of institutional child abuse, Education Minister Richard Bruton has decided. His department has concluded that the statutory fund, which is still short over €7m of the amount promised by at least one religious order, will be fully spent on services for past residents of institutions […]

Women to be able to access abortions from January, says  Taoiseach

Women will be able to access abortions here from January, the Taoiseach has said. While Leo Varadkar is confident legislation can be passed through the Oireachtas in the autumn, he said it will be next year before the full effect of the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment comes into force. Speaking in the Dáil, he said the Government is […]