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Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)
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# Tenerife

Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)

Feb 12th 2021, 2:30 PM 58,767 Views 129 Comments

The Tenerife based dental receptionist said that Irish callers are requesting an email to confirm the appointment.

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds
# Tax Loophole
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# Tax Loophole

High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:30 AM 25,848 Views 38 Comments

Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax
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# Revenue Commissioners

No plans to legislate against loophole that allowed 200 people to try avoid paying €500 million in tax

Jul 15th 2017, 7:40 AM 35,150 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that there are no plans to legislate as the case was dealt with successfully.

Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party
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# Royal Family

Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party

May 27th 2017, 6:00 PM 58,675 Views 33 Comments

Good news if you’re from New Zealand and would like to meet Queen Elizabeth.

Donald Trump called out Warren Buffett on Sunday. The wily old billionaire has hit back
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# Loophole

Donald Trump called out Warren Buffett on Sunday. The wily old billionaire has hit back

Oct 11th 2016, 9:44 AM 39,981 Views 82 Comments

The philanthropist gave away the equivalent of 75% of Trump’s wealth last year.

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists
# Suspended Sentences
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# Suspended Sentences

Dáil can act "very quickly" to fix Section 99 problems, minister insists

Apr 20th 2016, 11:34 AM 9,722 Views 30 Comments

It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole
# In Irish Please
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# In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

Sep 22nd 2015, 1:39 PM 18,643 Views 34 Comments

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

There's a hole in Facebook's security that leaves you open to attackers
# Flaw
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# Flaw

There's a hole in Facebook's security that leaves you open to attackers

Aug 10th 2015, 5:35 PM 19,270 Views 10 Comments

But you can fix it pretty easily.

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?
# Too Much Information?
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# Too Much Information?

Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?

Aug 4th 2015, 10:40 AM 19,028 Views 24 Comments

In the short-term, it can.

'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting don't go far enough, says family
# Family Home
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# Family Home

'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting don't go far enough, says family

Jul 24th 2015, 10:56 PM 22,365 Views 19 Comments

A new report by the Law Reform Commission is aimed at closing a loophole highlighted by the Eamonn Lillis case.

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Have you had alcohol delivered to your home? You may have broken the law

May 9th 2015, 10:00 PM 67,476 Views 97 Comments

If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early
# Want To Break Free
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# Want To Break Free

Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early

May 4th 2015, 3:05 PM 18,945 Views 18 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the law.

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?

Mar 17th 2015, 4:30 PM 20,327 Views 42 Comments

Are you currently sitting in a sea of sweet wrappers?

What the world thought of Ireland accidentally legalising ecstasy and a load of other drugs
# Loophole
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# Loophole

What the world thought of Ireland accidentally legalising ecstasy and a load of other drugs

Mar 11th 2015, 9:59 AM 34,023 Views 65 Comments

Surprise!

Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?

Feb 12th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,827 Views 72 Comments

An independent TD says a loophole means it is.

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW
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# Loophole

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW

Dec 11th 2014, 1:31 PM 12,453 Views 21 Comments

A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.

Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?

Oct 21st 2014, 2:00 PM 7,368 Views 19 Comments

A motion on banning circuses from using public land passed through Kildare County Council yesterday evening.

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all
# Not So Fast
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# Not So Fast

Ministers WILL have to pay water charges for their second homes, after all

Oct 1st 2014, 2:16 PM 14,443 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Finance confirmed that a loophole allowing ministers to claim the charges as an expense was set to be closed.

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras
# Sexual Gratification
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# Sexual Gratification

Legal loophole makes it harder to prosecute people who plant hidden cameras

Sep 29th 2014, 11:52 AM 11,859 Views 15 Comments

There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.

Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:29 PM 14,011 Views 18 Comments

The 28-year-old has already been capped five times by England.

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed

Mar 12th 2014, 4:46 PM 8,726 Views 7 Comments

The flaw would allow another app to access a user’s entire database of chats by accessing their SD card.

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest
# Courts
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# Courts

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Mar 7th 2014, 10:12 AM 33,400 Views 102 Comments

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax
# Budget 2014
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# Budget 2014

Noonan cracks down on 'stateless' companies registered in Ireland for tax

Oct 15th 2013, 3:11 PM 5,555 Views 9 Comments

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s long-held commitment to not change the corporation tax rate.

NHL players embarrassingly help each other through new fight loophole
# Fight Club
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# Fight Club

NHL players embarrassingly help each other through new fight loophole

Sep 21st 2013, 1:51 PM 2,554 Views 3 Comments

It all starts so civilised with the fighters kindly removing their opponent’s helmet.

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens
# Third Level
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# Third Level

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Jul 26th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,715 Views 47 Comments

Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister
# Loophole
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# Loophole

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

Feb 26th 2013, 10:23 AM 5,790 Views 46 Comments

A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.

Shatter said Troika deal will not increase repossessions
# Repossession
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# Repossession

Shatter said Troika deal will not increase repossessions

Dec 13th 2012, 2:23 PM 3,483 Views 37 Comments

The Minister for Justice said the right for banks to repossess a home when a person defaults already exists in mortgage contracts.

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes
# Repossession
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# Repossession

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes

Dec 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 10,161 Views 66 Comments

The agreement was made in a memorandum sent by Finance Minister Michael Noonan to the Troika.

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban
# Sharks
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# Sharks

MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban

Nov 22nd 2012, 6:10 PM 4,881 Views 16 Comments

The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.