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  • Woof justice! Man 'full of crack cocaine' tried to steal cars while holding chihuahua
    on July 10, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    A recovering drug addict has described as “completely bizarre and ridiculous” his multiple failed attempts to steal cars while high on crack and holding his pet chihuahua. Multiple residents of a housing estate in Lusk, north Dublin described how Thomas Cahill Donohue (35) threatened them with viole

  • LATEST: Covid-19 figures for Laois and neighbouring counties
    on July 10, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Laois has gone another day free of new Covid-19 cases with few changes in nearby counties, according to the latest official figures. Up to date data published on the live Covid-19 Dashboard shows that the total number of infections by July 8 remained at 265. County by county figures are published da

  • Cost of Ireland's local politicians could rise by nearly €7 million under reform plan
    on July 10, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    A new report recommends that county councillors be paid a salary as part of a series of reforms which would see them better off by over €9,000 each year and would cost the public nearly €7 million annually. Under the package proposed as part of a reforming the role, nearly 1,000 councillors would re

  • GAA confirm new Covid-19 matchday regulations ahead of return to competitive fixtures
    on July 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    CROKE PARK GAA officials have confirmed the matchday regulations ahead of next Friday's July 17 return to competitive club fixtures. The new measures were approved by An Coiste Bainistíochta on Thursday July 9 and circulated to County Boards this Friday morning. In summary:  * Only a maximum of 24 p

  • Here's some of the best movies on TV this weekend
    on July 10, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Friday has rolled around once more - here's your guide to the best movies on TV this weekend. Friday Tara Road (2005) - RTÉ Two @9.35pm An accidental telephone call brings together a grieving American mother and an Irishwoman, who has just discovered that her husband is leaving her for his pregnant

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