World: Ireland

Trump's Doonbeg golf resort survived Storm Ophelia by 'building a wall of straw' around golf course

Wednesday  18:20,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

US President Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort survived the destruction caused by Storm Ophelia by building a wall of straw around the golf course. The Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare reported no damage after the storm[...]

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam

Wednesday  17:46,   18 october 2017
Journal.ie

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times. Unfortunately there is no way to identify a scam call number, and they can resemble a very normal, familiar, geographical number that we would come across on a daily basis.In a statement, the[...]

Tracker scandal: Paschal is calling bankers next week to 'admonish' them

Wednesday  17:46,   18 october 2017
Journal.ie

Donohoe is calling in the bankers on Monday and Tuesday to “admonish” the chief executives.Donohoe is calling in the CEOs of Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank, PTSB and KBC on Monday and Tuesday to “admonish” them over their behaviour, said the [...]

'Sorry I didn't mean to do it' - Man accused of fatally stabbing young dad (25)

Wednesday  17:46,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

A 21-year old Co Clare man told a detective sergeant "sorry, I didn’t mean to do it" when charged today with the murder of father-of-one, Karl Haugh (25). At Ennis District Court today, Robbie Walsh of Island View, Kilrush was charged with [...]

'Why should society have to wait for the dinosaurs in Fianna Fail?' - Row erupts at Oireachtas abortion committee

Wednesday  16:31,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

A row has broken out at the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment over members’ reluctance to make a decision on which legal option the group should recommend to replace the amendment. According to TD Ruth Coppinger, an agreement was made for [...]

Clondalkin locals hit out at van driver who took up THREE parking spaces

Wednesday  15:01,   18 october 2017
Dublin Live

The driver has been called 'lazy' and 'selfish' - but not everybody agreesThe driver's Ford Transit van was spotted in the capital yesterday evening taking up not one, not two, but three parking spots in Clondalkin[...]

Army bomb squad carry out controlled explosion at St Stephen's Green school

Wednesday  14:46,   18 october 2017
Dublin Live

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Gardai were called to St Stephen's Green just after 5am this morning , after stores of nitric acid became unsafe at a nearby school.An spokesman for the Defence Forces told Dublin Live that the operation[...]

US tourist wins €250K on scratch card after his flight home grounded during Storm Ophelia

Wednesday  14:26,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

A US tourist won an incredible €250,000 on a scratch card after his flight home was grounded due to Storm Ophelia. Incredibly the retired public affairs professional (60s) also won €200 the previous day, while another US citizen scooped €100,000.The [...]

Taxi driver 'may know' thug who repeatedly punched teenage girl on return from night out

Wednesday  13:32,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

Taxi driver 'may know' thug who repeatedly punched teenage girl on return from night outStudent Shanan Reid McDaid was hospitalised after she was attacked by a stranger while waiting to get a cab home after a night out in[...]

'Dan Brown portraying our fans as thugs is unacceptable' - Tubridy

Wednesday  13:00,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

Ryan Tubridy has accused bestselling author Dan Brown of misrepresenting Irish fans after portraying them as hooligans in his new novel 'The Origin'.In the second chapter of Brown's latest book, he writes how two Irish soccer fans acted like [...]

Ireland's weather set to get wet and windy as country waits on Storm Brian

Wednesday  11:21,   18 october 2017
MSN

Met Eireann has warned that there is a threat of spot flooding over the next few daysAfter a foggy start to the day, with some hazy sunshine in places, the day will turn cloudy and misty, particularly over south[...]

'Women are by-passing abortion law' - ex-Master of Holles Street

Wednesday  10:55,   18 october 2017
Independent.ie

A former master of Holles Street Hospital will tell TDs today that "the genie is out of the bottle" when it comes to abortion as women are already taking abortion pills. Dr Peter Boylan, chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and[...]

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Tuesday  19:16,   17 october 2017
Journal.ie

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.The ex-hurricane landed in the south-west of the country on Monday morning, forcing schools, colleges, shops businesses and[...]

'I don't care if there was Radox in the water' - War-of-words on Liveline over swimmers ignoring weather warning

Tuesday  18:37,   17 october 2017
Independent.ie

People who ignored a status red weather warning to go swimming yesterday have been blasted by broadcaster Joe Duffy, who asked: "Why should you be exempt?"A woman who went swimming in Sandyford, Co Dublin yesterday contacted RTÉ's Radio 1[...]

'I don't care if there was Radox in the water' - War-of-words on Liveline over swimmers ignoring weather warning

Tuesday  18:36,   17 october 2017
Independent.ie

People who ignored a status red weather warning to go swimming yesterday have been blasted by broadcaster Joe Duffy, who asked: "Why should you be exempt?"A woman who went swimming in Sandyford, Co Dublin yesterday contacted RTÉ's Radio 1[...]