World: Ireland

Coveney says that government has to 'repair' relationship with DUP

Monday  10:05,   18 december 2017

Relations between Dublin and the North’s largest party have been strained since contentious Brexit talks a week ago. The rancour led to DUP MP Sammy Wilson referring to Coveney and Varadkar as “cynical, aggressive and green”.A deal on the border[...]

Employee suspended as University Hospital Kerry conducts review of over 46,000 files

Sunday  20:07,   17 december 2017

A hospital employee has been suspended as University Hospital Kerry conducts a review of over 46,000 scans or files. The files involve over 26,700 patients in an area that includes Kerry, north Cork and south Limerick. RTE News reports today that[...]

'We got to see the reality... it's frightening' - GAA stars slept out across the country for homelessness last night

Sunday  20:07,   17 december 2017

Around 400 GAA stars of past and present raised close to €200k for homeless charities by holding sleep-outs across the country last night. The group, made up of inter-county hurling, camogie and gaelic football players, organised the charity event[...]

Teacher who allegedly 'drank with students, and made sexual advances to one' can continue to apply for jobs

Saturday  15:06,   16 december 2017

A teacher dismissed over allegations by two overseas students, including of making sexual advances to one while drinking, can continue to seek teaching jobs because a High Court bid to suspend his registration cannot proceed. The teacher was subject [...]

Cyclists tell of horror injuries on Luas lines

Saturday  15:05,   16 december 2017

Cyclists are sharing photos of injuries they have suffered after falling on the Luas tracks as part of a campaign to make cycling in the city safer. Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) said it had received multiple messages from people who have fallen[...]

Varadkar: Many EU countries don’t share Irish desire for close ties with the UK

Saturday  13:20,   16 december 2017

Ireland’s desire to keep close ties with The UK after Brexit is not shared across European Union countries. Speaking on Friday, on the second day of a European council summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said ‘a lot of thinking’[...]

This is what the weather will be like for Christmas

Saturday  11:20,   16 december 2017

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you’re in luck as bookies have just slashed the odds of snow in Ireland on December 25th! Due to the extreme weather the country has experienced over the past few weeks, Met Eireann isn’t ruling out[...]

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

Saturday  11:20,   16 december 2017

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.Over the festive period, the instances in which people are found to be over the drink driving limit[...]

Distraught Irish mum issues warning after son spends her month’s wages online

Saturday  09:20,   16 december 2017

A distraught Irish mum has been left strapped for cash at Christmas after her son spent a month’s worth of her wages playing FIFA 18. The mum-of-four has warned parents after her son unknowingly bought points while playing the[...]

Tinder sex attacker's sentence delayed

Saturday  09:20,   16 december 2017

The sentencing of a man convicted of a sex attack on a woman during a date arranged through the Tinder dating app has been adjourned to allow the prosecution to clarify his previous convictions.The jury took around 90 minutes to return a unanimous[...]

Man is jailed for throwing boy (11) against window

Saturday  09:20,   16 december 2017

A businessman was sentenced to five months in jail after flinging an 11-year-old boy against the plate glass window of a sandwich shop following a minor row over splashed water. Niall Scully (43) received the prison term after he was convicted of[...]

Kildare mum wins big before Christmas on €5 scratch card

Saturday  08:05,   16 december 2017

A Kildare woman will have a Christmas to remember after she picked up a huge prize from the National Lottery headquarters after winning big on a €5 scratch card. Karen Keiller, from Kilmead in Athy bagged herself €50,000 after winning on[...]

Deadly mosquito found in Irish holiday favourite Canary Island

Saturday  08:05,   16 december 2017

The deadly mosquito that spreads dengue fever, Zika fever, and yellow fever viruses, has been found in the Canary Islands. Health officials sounded the alarm after discovering Aedes type mosquitoes behind the spread of the painful diseases[...]

'Our lives have been shattered forever': Man sentenced for manslaughter of schoolboy in 2015

Saturday  08:05,   16 december 2017

13-year-old Oisin McGrath, following an incident at St Micheal’s College, Fermanagh.Francis McDermott, aged 20, from Camphill Park, Newtownbutler, pleaded guilty in October to the manslaughter of 13-year-old Oisin McGrath, following an incident at[...]

Death of 'pure angel' treated as suspicious

Saturday  08:05,   16 december 2017

Relatives of a pensioner found dead in her Limerick home were "distressed and shocked" after gardaí confirmed they were treating her death as "suspicious".Gardaí sealed off Rose Hanrahan's home at New Road, Thomondgate, and[...]