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Proposed pay increases to gardaí will not cost the taxpayer extra, the Government has said.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe have issued a statement welcoming the fact that Garda associations the GRA and AGSI called off their planned strikes.
The ministers said the Labour Court's pay offer was made within the framework of the Lansdowne Road agreement, amid calls from other unions for a new public pay agreement in the wake of the Garda proposals.
The ASTI has confirmed up to 17,500 of its members will withdraw from substitution and supervision duties in secondary schools from Monday.
Although teachers say they will show up for teaching duties as normal on Monday, it means 400 schools are now unlikely to open after the midterm break - boards of management had previously warned they could not open if all duties are not covered due to health and safety concerns.
A woman missing since August has been found chained up "like a dog" in a padlocked metal container in rural South Carolina, US officials have said.
Kala Brown (30) was discovered inside a shipping container after police heard a banging sound when they arrived at a property in the town of Woodruff with a search warrant.
FIFA have decided to open disciplinary proceedings against the Republic of Ireland for wearing a symbol commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising.
Football's governing body has decided to progress with the disciplinary action according to the BBC, after the Irish side wore the commemorative shirt for a fixture against Switzerland in March of 2016.
Tickets for Radiohead's return to Dublin for their first concert since 2008 sold out within minutes of going on sale at 9:00 this morning.
Thousands of fans were left disappointed as some 10,000 tickets for their appearance at the 3arena on June 20th were snapped up.