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Tenerife dental clinic reports surge in Irish people booking appointments (and then not turning up)
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
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
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
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
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
It follows a High Court ruling yesterday concerning the law governing suspended sentences.
Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole
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
But you can fix it pretty easily.
Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?
In the short-term, it can.
'Celine's law' proposals to prevent killers profiting don't go far enough, says family
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
If you paid by cash upon delivery, that is.
Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early
Frances Fitzgerald is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the law.
Open thread: Is it okay to break Lent on St Patrick's Day?
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
Surprise!
Is Ireland becoming a "safe haven" for sex offenders?
An independent TD says a loophole means it is.
Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW
A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.
Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?
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
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
There is no specific law prohibiting undercover recording for voyeuristic purposes.
Toulon's Steffon Armitage is considering playing for France - report
The 28-year-old has already been capped five times by England.
Security flaw on Android version of WhatsApp could leave user chats exposed
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
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
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
It all starts so civilised with the fighters kindly removing their opponent’s helmet.
Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens
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
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
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
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
The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.