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Man held in attempted murder probe after incident outside Ukrainian embassy in UK A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was driven at police officers outside the Ukrainian embassy in London. Police fired shots at the scene in Holland Park in the west of the capital after the Ukrainian ambassador’s car was “deliberately rammed” twice...
Refuges full more than half of times that women need them Victims are hit, beaten with weapons, stabbed and cut, report shows Women’s rights: (left-right) RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan, Women’s Aid director Margaret Martin, and Minister Katherine Zappone at report launch. Photo: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX Women's Aid says it is "unacceptable" that more than half of refuges are full when women and children...
Algerian president steps down at army official’s urging Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 82, leaves office after weeks of peaceful protests, following military backing for calls to remove him. Algerian demonstrators have demonstrated for weeks against Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his regime (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has stepped down after 20 years in office and weeks of massive nationwide protests aimed at pushing...
Dublin will take 10 years to copy 'Vienna model' for housing, says expert (Stock picture) The much-championed 'Vienna model' for affordable housing would take 10 years to have an impact in Ireland, according to Michaele Bankel, vice president of the Austrian capital's housing authority. In Vienna, where 45pc of housing is classified as social or affordable, people can earn as much as...
Hard Brexit and housing shortages biggest threat to economy - report Mortgage-to-rent is a State-backed initiative whereby homeowners that are unable to pay their mortgage can voluntarily sell their property to Home for Life. The property is then rented back to the homeowner. A hard Brexit poses the biggest risk to the economy, closely followed by the government’s budget policies and...
Letters to the Editor: 'Voters no longer take politics seriously – and pay the price' "Politics is now only a career, not a vocation with a sense of public duty." Stock image Yes, politicians are much to blame for the Brexit crisis. But we licensed them at the ballot box less than a year after voting for it: we the electorate...
Sinead Moriarty: 'Communion dress shopping is a holy show' Notebook 'Some shops are offering a dedicated one-hour slot, so you and every person in your family can clap and cheer each time the little girl comes out in a different dress.' Stock photo: Getty There has always been a fair amount of palaver around communion dresses. Mothers and daughters heading off to...
Boris Johnson: 'I don't believe that Corbyn will negotiate in good faith on Brexit'   Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images There are times when the news seems so bad and so disheartening that you can scarcely believe it. For years now, we Tories have been pointing out the obvious - that the Marxist Jeremy Corbyn is not fit...
Irish premier criticises former FAI chief over unanswered questions The FAI has been in the eye of a political storm since it emerged that ex-CEO John Delaney provided it with a bridging loan. Leo Varadkar was unhappy that questions went answered (Brian Lawless/PA) Ireland’s premier has criticised the behaviour of the former chief executive of the country’s soccer association. The Football Association Ireland (FAI)...
Lay of the Land: The long man who was short on love Kilkenny Castle. Photo: Deposit Time has turned the many Norman castles around this country town into romantic ruins; though there was nothing sentimental about the vicious fighters who built them. But even if Churchill rightly observed that history is written by the victors, the underdog's version of events survives...

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