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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is banking on more of the same in cabinet unveiling
The coalition is opting for stability rather than change as government leaders made minimal changes to their ministerial teams following the handover of power between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
Private Seán Rooney may have been mistaken for an Israeli soldier
According to a security source, slain soldier Seán Rooney and his colleagues in Lebanon may have been targeted after being mistaken for Israeli soldiers.
Death of an athlete: “I know my son is dead, but I feel him with me now more than ever”
The family of the late GAA player Dillon Quirke started a charity in his name.
Dublin’s Fire Brigade battle building fire on Dame Street
“Less murder, now Bomber Kavanagh is in jail,” says the nation’s top anti-organized crime officer
The decline in Ireland’s gangland homicide rate is directly linked to the conviction and imprisonment of Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh this year, the nation’s top officer in the fight against organized crime has said.
Eamon Dunphy: “I told George Best to stop drinking. I said, ‘Damn it, George, have a joint, baby!’”
Lionel Messi is just one win away from the World Cup – and veteran pundit Eamon Dunphy says he will find it hard to hold back tears when the Argentine genius lifts the trophy for the first time.
The prison officer was unemployed for five years before being fired
Concerns have been raised about how the Irish Prisons Service manages officers who are on excessive sick leave – as one staff member was off duty for five years before being sacked.
Bittersweet radio moment sparked a million memories of life with gay
Kathleen Watkins talks about coping with loss, her strong faith and her father’s troubled past.
As Martin McDonagh formulated the law: “No Irish music in The Banshees of Inisherin”
Film composer Carter Burwell has spoken candidly about the challenge film director Martin McDonagh gave him when working on the music for his multi-award-winning film The Banshees of Inisherin.
Delay in release of St. John Ambulance child sexual abuse report is an ‘insult’
An independent report into allegations of child sexual abuse at St. John Ambulance (SJA) is unlikely to be released before the New Year, leaving victims “retraumatized,” according to a survivor.
Gardaí say gangland target James “Nellie” Walsh “throws his weight around” at his Dublin home.
Gangland target James “Nellie” Walsh has returned to his hometown of Ronanstown, in west Dublin, after fleeing his home in Wexford.
Qatargate: Curtain up on Act One of what may be the worst scandal the EU has ever seen
Alexandros Kaili was on his way out of his Brussels hotel with his roller bag, apparently bound for the airport, on Tuesday morning last week when he was stopped by Belgian police. They wanted to see the bag – for good reason. Inside they found around 600,000 euros in freshly printed banknotes that may have been withdrawn by Belgian banks.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/news-headlines-leo-varadkar-bets-on-more-of-the-same-with-cabinet-tragic-soldier-sean-rooney-may-have-been-mistaken-for-israeli-military-42227436.html Headlines: Leo Varadkar goes for more of the same with Kabinett; Tragic soldier Seán Rooney may have been mistaken for the Israeli military