Tue, 21 May 2013 15:02:56 GMT
Frantic rescue effort under way after tornado flattens Oklahoma suburb
A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma. A huge tornado approaches the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Photograph: Richard Rowe/Reuters. Debris covers the ground after a powerful ...
Obama on Oklahoma tornado: 'We will walk with you' – live updates
Oklahoma tornado: Survivors' stories
US tornado: devastated city's storm shelter programme was put on hold
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:42:54 GMT
Unions warned over pay cuts deal
Public servants face compulsory redundancies unless they accept a new deal on cuts in pay and pensions, the Government has warned. Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, asked that unions need to be given space to get members ...
New proposals for teachers and nurses as marathon pay talks continue
Unions to consider new pay proposals
Howlin: public sector pay negotiations "virtually ended"
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:58:52 GMT
Survivor gives evidence at Tit Bonhomme inquest
The only survivor of the Tit Bonhomme fishing disaster has told a coroner's court in Cork that he survived because he grabbed the belt of a lifejacket. Abdelbaky Mohammed was giving evidence on the opening day of the inquest into the deaths of five men, ...
Sole survivor of Tit Bonhomme tragedy gives evidence at inquest
Second day of trawler tragedy inquest
Inquest to begin into West Cork trawler tragedy
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:38:54 GMT
Body in bag man killed by single shot to the head
GARDAI have appealed for the parents of children who may have seen a murdered man's body in a Dublin suburb to come forward. Also in this section. City mayor set to honour space hero Hadfield · Gym boss Enright set up for gun hit after row with pal ...
Killers executed loner in woods over guns seizure
Body of Tallaght shooting victim discovered by children
Man's body found in Dublin field
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:53:31 GMT
IRISH tourists abroad spent an average of €115 per night on hotel rooms in 2012.
But when it came to spending their money on home soil, Irish people spent just €85 per night. The latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) said that the Japanese were the biggest spenders when travelling overseas, paying an average of €145 per night.
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:28:45 GMT
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Tánaiste says allegations of tax avoidance by Apple 'not an issue' for Ireland
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that the alleged role of two Irish subsidiaries in helping Apple to avoid paying tax to the US authorities was not an issue for the Irish tax system. A committee of the US Senate has accused Ireland of being a tax haven for the ...
Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies at Senate hearing over tax practices – live
Apple shifted profits to 'ghost companies' in Ireland, US Congressional panel says
US Senate panel hammers Apple over offshore tax strategies
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:28:42 GMT
Calls for Fianna Fail to allow free vote on abortion
Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has publicly called on his party leader Micheal Martin to allow a free vote on abortion legislation. Mr McGrath, who is Mr Martin's constituency colleague in Cork South-Central, said the situation would become ...
Senior Fianna Fail TD calls for free vote on abortion
Fianna Fáil efforts to beef up deposit guarantee scheme
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:48:08 GMT
Newstalk 106-108 fm
Man accused of Garryowen rugby player murder takes court action to delay trial
A Limerick man accused of the 2008 murder of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan in the city has brought a High Court action to delay the start of his trial. John Dundon claims that he cannot get a fair trial unless his lawyers are given more time to go ...
Geoghegan murder accused seeks more time for defence
Dundon applies to High Court for stay on murder trial
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:57:41 GMT
Shatter has to 'justify' complaint
UNDER-FIRE Alan Shatter has been told he must justify his controversial disclosure that Mick Wallace benefited from garda discretion. Also in this section. 'We're no fools over abortion excuses' · Gunman kills four after bank refuses loan · Critics hit back over ...
Kenny to be quizzed over Shatter controversy
Shatter to make Dáil statement on penalty points controversy
Penalty points issue to be discussed in Dáil
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:57:21 GMT
Celebrity snooped on 80 times – Data chief
A HSE official inappropriately accessed a State database in order to check the records of their son's girlfriend. Also in this section. 'We're no fools over abortion excuses' · Gunman kills four after bank refuses loan · Critics hit back over performer street ban ...
Audit finds celebrity data breaches
Personal data about welfare claimants used inappropriately, says data ...
breaches of data protection across State agencies