World: Ireland

Accused 'lied to save his skin' over Sonia death

Thursday  18:46,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

Accused 'lied to save his skin' over Sonia deathConsultant forensic psychiatrist Dr Richard Bunn said Eric Locke (35) could have chosen not to strangle Sonia Blount and was not insane at the[...]

An Post agent who cheated pensioners out of their welfare with 'cock and bull story' avoids jail

Thursday  18:46,   18 may 2017
Journal.ie

Maureen Walsh had told welfare recipients that she didn’t have money at the time to pay them.At Kilrush District Court, Maureen Walsh of the Lighthouse Inn, Kilbaha escaped a jail term after receiving a four month suspended jail sentence for[...]

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald says she won't be contesting Fine Gael leadership

Thursday  18:45,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald says she won't be contesting Fine Gael leadershipThe Justice Minister confirmed this morning that after having “seriously considering” a tilt at becoming the next Taoiseach, she has decided it would not be “the right[...]

Michael Noonan to step down as Finance Minister - and won't run again for Dail

Thursday  18:45,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan is set to step down from the role. He says he does not wish to be considered for cabinet by the candidate who succeeds Enda Kenny as Taoiseach.  "Following the Taoiseach’s announcement yesterday, I want to state[...]

From reluctant Taoiseach to reluctant ex-Taoiseach: What is Enda's political legacy?

Thursday  18:45,   18 may 2017
Journal.ie

The grandfather of the Dáil has announced his departure.When he took the position in 2011 it was the first time Fine Gael had won power in an election in almost 30 years. His re-election five years later was the first time the party had been[...]

Six beaches unfit for swimming - but three-quarters rated excellent

Thursday  18:45,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

Six beaches have failed to meet minimum mandatory health standards for swimming, a new report has revealed.Brook Beach in Portrane, Co Dublin, and Clifden and Tra na bhForbacha beaches in Co Galway were detected in 2016 as having water quality which [...]

Doctors scoff at Healy-Rae claim that eating leads to car accidents

Thursday  18:32,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

Doctors scoff at Healy-Rae claim that eating leads to car accidentsThe Independent Kerry TD hit out at the Road Safety Authority (RSA) yesterday, saying it was on a "crusade to isolate people further in rural[...]

'Outstanding' Irish dad (61) died after falling on Welsh mountain

Thursday  18:31,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

'Outstanding' Irish dad (61) died after falling on Welsh mountainJohn Wynne (61), originally from Carlow, was walking in the Snowdonia mountains with his daughter when they took a wrong[...]

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches

Thursday  17:49,   18 may 2017
Journal.ie

The Board of Management only found out about the plans last week.The Congregation of Christian Brothers (CCB), which owns the grounds of Clonkeen College in Deansgrange, is in advanced talks with local developers over the sale of the land, which[...]

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches

Thursday  17:49,   18 may 2017
Journal.ie

The Board of Management only found out about the plans last week.The Congregation of Christian Brothers (CCB), which owns the grounds of Clonkeen College in Deansgrange, is in advanced talks with local developers over the sale of the land, which[...]

Dublin Zoo welcomes new elephant calf and wants you to name it

Thursday  17:25,   18 may 2017
Independent.ie

Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of a male Asian elephant calf and they’re calling on the public to give name suggestions. The calf which was born on Monday, May 15, is estimated to be one metre tall and weighs approximately 130 kg. This is the[...]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny quitting as Fine Gael chief to pave way for new leader

Wednesday  20:16,   17 may 2017
Press Association

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to step down as leader of his Fine Gael party tonight, clearing the way for Ireland to have a new head of government. In a statement to colleagues in Dublin, Mr Kenny said he was retiring from midnight, with his successor to[...]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny quitting as Fine Gael chief to pave way for new leader

Wednesday  20:16,   17 may 2017
Press Association

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to step down as leader of his Fine Gael party tonight, clearing the way for Ireland to have a new head of government. In a statement to colleagues in Dublin, Mr Kenny said he was retiring from midnight, with his successor to[...]

Enda Kenny: An unlikely leader who confounded his critics

Wednesday  19:50,   17 may 2017
Press Association

Enda Kenny was an unlikely leader handed the reins of power during one of Ireland's most tumultuous economic upheavals. Dismissed by many early on as a lightweight, he arguably confounded critics by forging an international reputation for[...]

Enda Kenny: An unlikely leader who confounded his critics

Wednesday  19:50,   17 may 2017
Press Association

Enda Kenny was an unlikely leader handed the reins of power during one of Ireland's most tumultuous economic upheavals. Dismissed by many early on as a lightweight, he arguably confounded critics by forging an international reputation for[...]