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Cork priest shortage could see Masses replaced by public prayers with no communion

The Diocese of Cork and Ross is facing a priest shortage crisis and some Masses could be replaced by public prayers with no communion in the years ahead....

Iarnród Éireann warns of disruption to some services over Bank Holiday weekend

Iarnród Éireann has warned that there will be major service alterations on some lines over the Bank Holiday weekend due track improvement works....

Couple 'horrified' after hospital carried out review into baby's death without their knowledge

A Co Galway couple say they were horrified after Portiuncula Hospital carried out a review into the death of their baby - without their knowledge....

Children's Minister: Any delay in abortion referendum would be a betrayal of women's rights

Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has said that a referendum on abortion should take place by next spring, at the latest - and any delay would be a betrayal of women's rights....

Government would struggle to cut public-sector pensions, says economist

The Government would find it very hard to change pension agreements for public sector workers, according to a leading economist....

Health Minister favours review of wider issue of Church-State relationship

Health Minister Simon Harris is keen to begin a review of the ownership and patronage of dozens of hospitals across the country as he feels it is time to settle the wider issue of the Church-State relationship, senior government sources have said....

Firefighters tackle blaze at apartment in south Dublin

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade have attended a fire at an apartment on the south side of the city....

Latest: Less than a third of nursing graduates offered contracts by HSE

LATEST: Just 29.8% of final year nursing students have been offered contracts by the HSE, a survey by the INMO has found....

Latest: Maternity hospital board 'not consulted' about request for Peter Boylan to resign

LATEST: A member of the National Maternity Hospital Board has said that they were not consulted about a request for Dr Peter Boylan to resign....

Raw sewage blamed as superbug found on two Irish beaches

Researchers are raising fresh concerns about the risks of pumping raw sewage into the waters around Ireland....

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