World: Ireland

Family loses everything in house fire just a month after father died from cancer

Friday  17:36,   15 december 2017
Journal.ie

The fire destroyed the family home in Mallow, Cork, on Tuesday.Mary Gore and her five children had been trying to adjust to the death of dad Chris when their home went up in flames on[...]

'Drink as much as you want but do not break the law' - drunk man who tried to choke taxi driver jailed

Friday  17:36,   15 december 2017
Independent.ie

'Drink as much as you want but do not break the law' - drunk man who tried to choke taxi driver jailedMihail Coptu (46) jumped out of the car as it was still moving after the 70-year-old taxi driver managed to free himself. Gardai later[...]

Two men arrested after Irish Rail security guard is beaten and locked in boot of his car for nine hours in Laois

Friday  15:21,   15 december 2017
MSN

Two men arrested after Irish Rail security guard is beaten and locked in boot of his car for nine hours in LaoisThe worker was set upon by between five and six people and locked in the boot of his own car for nine hours at the compound, while the[...]

'Like a famous person at Christmas, there'll be room in the stable' - remarkable attitude of Dublin man (71) set to become homeless next week

Friday  15:21,   15 december 2017
Independent.ie

'Like a famous person at Christmas, there'll be room in the stable' - remarkable attitude of Dublin man (71) set to become homeless next week A 71-year-old man has spoken out about how he will be homeless for Christmas.The man, who[...]

Irish Rail strike threat over staff anger at €500 Dunnes vouchers

Friday  15:21,   15 december 2017
Extra.ie

Commuters could be facing further rail strikes because unions are fuming over a €500 Christmas bonus gift card their members are getting. Some staff are unhappy at being offered a Dunnes Stores voucher instead of one for various[...]

Ryanair to recognise unions for first time in its history in bid to avert Christmas strikes

Friday  15:20,   15 december 2017
Journal.ie

Pilots in Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Spain have planned strikes for next Wednesday.Earlier this week, pilots in Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Spain served the company notice that they would be striking next Wednesday 20[...]

Luas service experiencing delays of 'up to 15 minutes'

Friday  15:20,   15 december 2017
Independent.ie

The Luas green line is experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes this morning due to a "signal failure"."Please accept our apologies," a spokesperson for the tram service said on[...]

Dublin apartment blocks at risk of 'Grenfell-like disaster' because of lax fire safety regulations

Friday  10:51,   15 december 2017
Dublin Live

It is six months since the terrible disaster that saw 71 perish in a towering inferno in the Grenfell tower in London. It's believed that one of the main causes of the rapid growth of the raging fire was the cheap and inferior cladding that was used [...]

Rural areas 'left drained' by daily exodus of workers

Friday  10:50,   15 december 2017
Independent.ie

Huge swathes of the country are losing hundreds of thousands of people every day as they are sucked in to the cities to work and study. Startling figures from Census 2016 show the scale of the daily exodus from two out of every three local authority [...]

'This may lead to disruptions': Ryanair to publish contingency plans on strike action this Monday

Thursday  19:20,   14 december 2017
Journal.ie

The company said “we will do everything we can to minimise disruption to customers”.Earlier this week, pilots in Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Spain served the company notice that they would be striking on Wednesday 20[...]

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Freedom of Dublin award revoked by City Council

Thursday  17:10,   14 december 2017
Extra.ie

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Freedom of Dublin award revoked by City CouncilThe vote was 59 in favour with two opposed and one abstention, and councillors said they rescinded Ms Suu Kyi’s award for her failure to protect Rohingya Muslims in her[...]

Two arrested after man threatened and money stolen over eight hours in Terenure house burglary

Thursday  17:09,   14 december 2017
Dublin Live

The incident unfolded between 2am and 10amAt around 2am on Wednesday night a 24-year-old woman and 27-year-old man gained entry to a house by smashing a downstairs window and threatened the[...]

Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice MInister if his phone is being tapped

Thursday  17:06,   14 december 2017
Journal.ie

His concerns come after his parliamentary questions which unravelled Fitzgerald’s email scandal.Kelly’s questions on whether his phone communications have been intercepted by gardaí come just a few weeks after he had asked a series of detailed[...]

Pictured: Woman (23) charged following shooting which left mum, baby and teen injured in Dublin

Thursday  17:06,   14 december 2017
Independent.ie

A WOMAN has been charged with possession of a gun with intent to endanger life following a shooting in west Dublin in which an eight-month old baby was injured along with his mother and a teenage boy. A WOMAN has been charged with possession of a [...]

Gardaí searching for missing man (71) release CCTV images

Thursday  17:06,   14 december 2017
Independent.ie

Gardaí searching for an elderly man missing from the south Dublin area have issued CCTV images in the hope of tracing his whereabouts. Brendan Burke (71) is missing from Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, since November 15. He is missing from the Bloomfield[...]