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Learner drivers least likely to pass their test in Dublin

Ennis is the driving test centre with the best pass rate in Ireland in 2016 according to a new report published by the Road Safety Authority. Overall, 73.25 percent of people who took their driving test in Ennis passed. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have published a list of the pass rates for all its

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CSO figures reveal Irish women are better educated than men

Latest census figures reveal that women in Ireland are better educated than men, as 43.2 percent of women aged 15 and over received third-level education in 2016 compared with 40.7 percent of men. Census figures released last month by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that 42 percent (1,216,945) of the population aged 15 and

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Fine Gael’s €1.2 million deficit following 2016 election

Fine Gael saw its deficit rise to €1.2 million in 2016, whereas Fianna Fáil was in position to deliver a surplus of €500,000 according to the annual financial accounts released on Thursday. This drop in finances, according to Fine Gael’s report, has been a result of the ‘disappointing’ election, with the number of members in

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The Irish Defence Forces deployed 1,300 troops on UN missions this year

On the 17th of November, 230 Irish troops returned home following a six month deployment to South Lebanon.  The 110 Infantry Battalion of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), were greeted at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport by overjoyed friends and family. Their tour of duty is in accordance with Ireland’s long-standing participation

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Over 22,000 recipients of paternity benefit in 2017

More than 22,000 fathers have taken paternity leave in 2017 so far. Figures released by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection show that 22,375 fathers have received paternity leave in the first ten months of the year. The payment for paternity benefit is €235 per week and it allows fathers to take two

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Dublin rally for America’s ‘Dreamers’

A rally was held in Dublin on Monday evening in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme in the United States. The DACA programme was established by the Obama administration in 2012 to protect those who entered the US as minors from deportation. Donald Trump made the decision to end the programme

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