World: Ireland

The Garda Band has cost taxpayers €5.5 million over the past three years

Thursday  17:05,   14 december 2017
Journal.ie

Members of the band, none of whom are involved in policing duties, were paid an average of €58,985 each last year.The Garda Band is comprised of 29 full-time musicians, who perform at a variety of national events including the Rose of Tralee[...]

Gardaí appealing for witnesses to cash-in-transit robbery in Dublin

Wednesday  18:37,   13 december 2017
Journal.ie

The driver of the van was approached by a man who was armed with what was described as a hammer. He was forced to hand over the cash box.The raider left the scene in a Renault Megane driven by a second male.A short time later, the Renault Megane[...]

'The chap is dead now and I need to give him peace' - man jailed for stabbing father-of-one

Wednesday  18:36,   13 december 2017
Independent.ie

A Mulhuddart man who admitted stabbing a father-of-one three times has been sentenced to eight years with one suspended at the Central Criminal Court for his manslaughter. Andrew Gibney (25), with an address at Dromheath Avenue, Mulhuddart, Dublin[...]

Emergency services battle fire at popular bridal shop

Wednesday  18:36,   13 december 2017
Independent.ie

No one was injured in a blaze which forced the evacuation of a Cork bridal store and caused traffic chaos in the city centre. Five units of Cork Fire Brigade attended the fire on MacCurtain Street which is believed to have erupted shortly after[...]

Remains 'strongly believed' to be those of Wexford woman missing for 23 years exhumed in Wales

Wednesday  13:35,   13 december 2017
Independent.ie

Police in Wales have exhumed the body of a woman found on a beach in October 1994 and they "strongly believe" they are the remains of a woman who went missing in Wexford in March 1994. Pauline Finlay, (49), who had a mobile holiday home at [...]

Brian Rattigan wins Supreme Court appeal against his conviction for the murder of Dublin man

Tuesday  21:20,   12 december 2017
Independent.ie

Brian Rattigan has won his Supreme Court appeal against his conviction for the murder of a man in Dublin more than 16 years ago. The Director of Public Prosecutions will decide later whether to apply for a retrial for Rattigan, who remains jailed[...]

Thugs attack popular Dublin politician's home and car

Tuesday  21:20,   12 december 2017
Dublin Live

The Clondalkin councillor who married his partner on Halloween has also received two homophobic letters in the past six monthsClondalkin councillor Francis Timmons, who married his longtime partner Darren Lamont on October 31, posted several photos[...]

Identity of children in mass grave at Tuam home may never be discovered

Tuesday  21:20,   12 december 2017
Press Association

Children's remains discovered in underground chambers at a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies in Ireland may never be identified, a report has said. DNA samples would be needed from living relatives and even then it would be[...]

Emergency services attend scene after school child struck by vehicle

Tuesday  15:36,   12 december 2017
Independent.ie

Emergency services are at the scene of an incident where a school child was struck by a vehicle this morning. The incident occurred on Gardiner Street in Dublin's north inner city, at the Sean MacDermott Street junction.The boy, aged 10, did not[...]

Man (22) found dead near Luas stop named locally

Tuesday  15:36,   12 december 2017
Independent.ie

A young man whose body was found close to a Luas stop in Ranelagh, Dublin, may have fallen from a nearby roof following a night out, gardaí believe. The man was named locally last night as Fred Ramos (22), a Brazilian native.He was discovered lying[...]

Three businesses in south Dublin shopping centre targeted by raiders

Monday  20:35,   11 december 2017
Independent.ie

Business owners in the south Dublin suburb of Cabinteely were hit by raiders in the early hours of this morning. At around 4am, three businesses were targeted in the Park Shopping Centre, in the suburb. The suspects stole a small amount of cash from [...]

Mourners pay final respects to entire American family wiped out in horror Wexford smash

Monday  18:35,   11 december 2017
MSN

Doug and Lily Alexander, both 75, died alongside their adult sons, Stephen and Doug Junior, in a road accident on the N25 near Cushinstown in Co WexfordThe coffins of a mother father and their two sons were carried into a small rural church, just[...]

Sky News' Adam Boulton says he was replying to abusive tweets with 'you Irish' remark

Monday  16:20,   11 december 2017
Independent.ie

Sky News presenter Adam Boulton has defended his controversial 'you Irish' tweet, saying he was responding to a series of abusive tweets directed his way after his interview with Tanaiste Simon Coveney. Mr Boulton found himself at the centre [...]

Advert requesting roommate for notorious rapist Michael Murray changed to 'men only' after outrage

Monday  15:05,   11 december 2017
Independent.ie

A notice advertising a room at a property where a convicted rapist is housed has been amended to state that no women may apply for the vacancy. Sex offender Michael Murray (57) is currently a tenant at the house, but the online advertisement had not [...]

Signal failure causes major traffic disruption during Luas Cross City's first weekday

Monday  15:05,   11 december 2017
Journal.ie

“It couldn’t have happened at a worse time.”The Luas Cross City is a huge infrastructure project, one that took almost three years to[...]