Ballaghaderreen Senator‘What extra resources are going to be put in place if one in eight people are refugees?’

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According to an ESRI report published in December, 507 persons have been resettled in Ireland under the EU Resettlement Programme, with an additional 260 refugees to be resettled in 2017. The majority of refugees resettled since 2014 have been of Syrian origin. Yesterday afternoon, it emerged that a potential 80 Syrian refugees are to be housed in a former hotel …

Trump was using Trump foundation money in ways that apparently broke the law. He was using the foundation to buy things for himself.

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As the countdown continues see the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th, his reputation, firstly as a Teflon candidate, now as a Teflon President-elect, has been well and truly cemented. (Okay, it doesn’t have the same ring as Teflon Taoiseach, but Polytetrafluoroethylene President seems a little long winded.) This morning on Today with Sean O’Rourke, Washington Post reporter David …

‘I have had nurses crying, literally crying on me in the last several days’

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If you want to get a sense of the real, everyday toll the crisis in emergency department overcrowding takes on ordinary people, just take a listen to Dr Gerry Lane, who spoke this morning to Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme. “I have had nurses crying, literally crying on me in the last several days. I’ve had senior nurse managers …

Dr Pat Doorley‘Tobacco is the most lethal consumer product ever marketed. And there is no doubt that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking.’

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Electronic cigarettes. A revolution in the fight against smoking, or a dangerous and unknown quantity? That was the question posed by Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme, where he was joined by Dr Pat Doorley, the chairman of anti-smoking group ASH Ireland, and GP, Dr Gareth McGovern, who specialises in addiction treatment at the Priority Medical Clinic in Dundrum. Pat …

‘If I can help build a bridge between the British government and the Trump administration, I would love to do so.’

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Never the shrinking violet, Nigel Farage described last year’s victory in the Brexit referendum as “the achievement of my life’s work.” Now, having accomplished what he set out to achieve with his UKIP party colleagues and his stint as an MEP, it seems Nigel is considering his future plans in politics, international relations and diplomacy. (Yes, diplomacy.) On Today with …

‘Offstage, I am frequently hurt by what is said about me. But that never stops the recklessness of the onstage performance.’

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It was a reflective, philosophical and supremely candid Tommy Tiernan who appeared in studio with Ryan Tubridy this morning. Fitting, in a way, as the host described one of Ireland’s most successful comedians as more a ‘stand-up philosopher’ than a ‘stand-up comedian’. But given the level of success he has achieved over the years, it will surprise many to hear …

‘I was on the phone to my girlfriend, walking towards the taxi rank. A don’t remember anything after that until I woke up in Tallaght hospital.’

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Unfortunately, it is a story that is all too familiar on our streets, the story of a completed unprovoked, arbitrary assault by an anonymous attacker on a random passerby. The random passerby was, in this case, 2FM’s Eoghan McDemott, the attack gratuitous and senseless, the attacker anonymous and, as yet, unknown. “I was leaving a pub, I left by myself. …

Enda O’Coineen‘Two years of effort. It’s been a dream, it’s been shattered…. My ambition was to be the first Irishman to sail single-handedly across the world.’

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English mountaineer George Mallory, who rose to fame nearly 100 years ago with his attempts to conquer Mount Everest, was famously credited with a three-word quotation which, it could be said, speaks for anybody who’s driven by a desire to overcome the greatest challenges in what could be termed “extreme adventure”. “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?”, was …