World: Ireland

Firework attack victim threatened she'd 'get her head blown off' if she reported incident

Monday  10:45,   16 october 2017
Dublin Live

Homeless mum-of-two Michelle Kearns suffered hearing loss and second degree burns in the horrifying incident26 year-old Michelle Kearns from Dublin has spoken about how she feared for her life after a gang of youths in the inner city threw a[...]

'I showed a lack of judgement' - Donal óg Cusack apologises for writing letter supporting Tom Humphries

Sunday  22:51,   15 october 2017
Journal.ie

The court was told a chief sportswriter for the Sunday Times and a sportsperson had written letters on Humphries’ behalf. In a statement on Twitter last night, Cusack apologised for any hurt caused.“I absolutely condemn the crimes he has committed.[...]

Man (19) with 90 previous convictions attacked and robbed student on Luas

Sunday  11:30,   15 october 2017
Independent.ie

Man (19) with 90 previous convictions attacked and robbed student on LuasCrumlin man Sean Byrne, who was then aged 19, was one of two people who assaulted and robbed a student after escaping from the young offenders'[...]

'I didn’t expect to bring my first born home in a tiny white coffin' – grieving mum on losing baby to 'missed opportunities'

Sunday  11:30,   15 october 2017
Independent.ie

'I didn’t expect to bring my first born home in a tiny white coffin' – grieving mum on losing baby to 'missed opportunities'Krystle Hunt from Tramore, Co Waterford went into labour on October 18, 2016 at University Hospital Waterford [...]

'There was one Irish broadcaster who would sit beside you and remove his clothes below the waist'

Saturday  14:35,   14 october 2017
Independent.ie

'There was one Irish broadcaster who would sit beside you and remove his clothes below the waist'The co-founder of the Communications Clinic joined a long line of high profile women who have shed light on abuses by powerful men in the wake[...]

Dublin Blind Date contestant jailed for a year over violent attack on dog walker

Saturday  13:20,   14 october 2017
Dublin Live

The Dubliner portrayed himself as a happy-go-lucky charmer when he appeared on the showDave Mulligan battered a man approaching 60 years of age in a daylight attack as onlookers watched in[...]

Mother of three died from 'very rare disease' shortly after giving birth to son

Saturday  13:08,   14 october 2017
Independent.ie

Mother of three died from 'very rare disease' shortly after giving birth to sonTracey Campbell Fitzpatrick (36) died after giving birth to son Max at St Luke's Hospital,[...]

Cork bound Aer Lingus flight forced into diversion after 'full emergency' declared

Saturday  13:07,   14 october 2017
Journal.ie

It was feared the aircraft had a defect that could cause a crash.Flight EI845 was travelling from Amsterdam when the emergency was[...]

'He feels he can't return to Dublin anytime soon' - Top cartel target flees to England amid fears for his life

Friday  19:16,   13 october 2017
Independent.ie

'He feels he can't return to Dublin anytime soon' - Top cartel target flees to England amid fears for his lifeJames 'Mago' Gately (30), who has survived two attempts on his life in recent months, had been hiding out between Newry and[...]

Retired Irishman 'thrilled' after winning nearly €79,000 in Lotto draw

Friday  18:36,   13 october 2017
MSN

'This stroke of luck will make retirement a lot easier'The winner, from Navan, Co Meath, won €78,817 on a ticket he bought in the Newsround newsagents on Railway Street in Navan from the draw on Saturday, October[...]

'He never thought of us when he murdered our beautiful mother' - daughter delivers powerful statement as man jailed for life for murder of his ex-partner

Friday  16:01,   13 october 2017
Independent.ie

A FATHER-of-two has been jailed for life for murdering the mother of his children, who he strangled to death after a row at her home. Danny Keena (55) was sentenced today for killing his estranged partner Brigid Maguire (43), who he had earlier[...]

'I got a statue of the Virgin Mary and minutes later I was able to walk for the first time in a decade' - Pensioner speaks of 'miracle'

Friday  14:55,   13 october 2017
Independent.ie

A pensioner claims he could walk properly for the first time in years 10 minutes after obtaining a 4ft-tall statue of the Virgin Mary. Grandfather Des Fitzgerald (82), of Greystones in Limerick city, recently purchased the statue to mark the[...]

'Dublin has always been racist' - father had ear bitten off in horrifying attack

Friday  12:57,   13 october 2017
Independent.ie

A father has told how he had part of his ear bitten off by men shouting racist slurs in a horrifying attack. Milan Hosek was assaulted just 20 days after his wife Joanna was beaten up by men in broad daylight outside of their house while she was[...]

Vast Scientology complex to be opened in Dublin tomorrow amid mystery about what it will be used for

Friday  12:55,   13 october 2017
Independent.ie

The head of the Church of Scientology will visit Ireland tomorrow for the grand opening of their vast new centre in Dublin. Church of Scientology head David Miscavige will supervise the ceremonies to mark the launch of the new complex at Firhouse in [...]

Youth who reached speeds of 200km/h in stolen Audi 'called gardaí begging them to call off pursuit'

Friday  12:25,   13 october 2017
Independent.ie

A YOUTH, who stole an Audi A4 and reached speeds of 200km/h during a chaotic drive to Dublin, phoned gardai begging them to call off the pursuit, a court has heard. The then 17-year-old boy who stole the high-powered car in a burglary in Boyle, Co.[...]