World: Ireland

Brother of late soccer star abused male pupils

Thursday  11:55,   22 june 2017
Independent.ie

A former Christian Brother who sexually abused his pupils while in class has been found guilty of indecent assault. James Treacy (75), with an address at Ashford Close, Swords, Dublin, showed no emotion as a jury at Limerick Circuit Court found him[...]

Apollo House is going to be demolished

Wednesday  18:40,   21 june 2017
Journal.ie

Hawkins House – widely known as the capital’s ‘ugliest building’ – will also be redeveloped.An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the redevelopment of the two buildings despite opposition from the managers of the nearby Cork Exchange[...]

Heated scenes as Taoiseach divulges details of phonecall with Micheál Martin

Wednesday  18:20,   21 june 2017
Independent.ie

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of casting aspersions on the "competence, capacity and suitability" of newly-appointed judge Máire Whelan. Mr Varadkar divulged details of a private phone conversation he [...]

Husband of tragic mum-to-be Malak Thawley 'too stressed' to attend inquest

Wednesday  16:50,   21 june 2017
Independent.ie

The heartbroken husband of Malak Thawley, who died in the National Maternity Hospital during a simple operation, was unable to attend an inquest into her death today because of mental stress. Alan Thawley was advised by his psychiatrist not to[...]

Bertie Ahern may run for President if Michael D Higgins bows out in 2018

Wednesday  16:40,   21 june 2017
Independent.ie

Bertie Ahern may run for President if Michael D Higgins does not seek a second term next year, according to the former Taoiseach’s brother. Maurice Ahern told The Star that his brother would be interested in running “in the right circumstances,”[...]

Bertie Ahern may run for President if Michael D Higgins bows out in 2018

Wednesday  16:40,   21 june 2017
Independent.ie

Bertie Ahern may run for President if Michael D Higgins does not seek a second term next year, according to the former Taoiseach’s brother. Maurice Ahern told The Star that his brother would be interested in running “in the right circumstances,”[...]

'Ann Louise would be proud' - Zappone receives Seal of Office after death of her wife

Wednesday  16:31,   21 june 2017
Journal.ie

Ann Louise Gilligan died last week following a short illness. She and Zappone had been together since 1981.The pair had strongly advocated for a Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Ahead of the vote, they released a video about how they[...]

Male cyclist (50s) dies after collision with car

Wednesday  14:00,   21 june 2017
Independent.ie

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist dies in a road traffic collision in Rathfarnham on Monday. The incident took place on Butterfield Park on Tuesday at 8.10am.The collision involved a male cyclist in his 50s and a car.The cyclist[...]

Suspected ISIS member 'screamed his head off' on Aer Lingus flight as he was deported

Wednesday  12:50,   21 june 2017
MSN

One passenger on the flight said his son was left traumatised by the man 's shouting and roaring.He told the Irish Sun: “We were on the plane settling in and the captain made an announcement explaining that there would be gardai escorting a man onto [...]

Historic Kildare pub badly damaged in overnight fire

Wednesday  12:36,   21 june 2017
Journal.ie

The Village Inn is reputed as the place where Arthur Guinness brewed his first beer. The fire damaged a number of parts of the premises but a section of the bar is said to be worst affected.Fire brigade units from Dublin Fire Brigade were alerted to [...]

Two Irish soldiers caught up in Mali terror attack which killed four

Wednesday  12:11,   21 june 2017
MSN

Jihadi gunmen stormed the hotel and shot guestsThe troops were in the Le Campement Hotel in Dougourakoro when gunmen opened fire on guests, killing four[...]

Taxi driver who 'snapped' and ran over passenger who didn't pay fare has driving ban lifted

Wednesday  12:11,   21 june 2017
Journal.ie

The driver had been banned from driving in 2014.David Ryan (59) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to Eoin Daly at Carysfort Park, Blackrock on 7 April,[...]

Woman (63) collapsed due to dehydration after using sauna

Tuesday  19:10,   20 june 2017
Independent.ie

Dehydration was a factor in the death of a 63-year-old woman who collapsed after using the sauna. Elizabeth Mullen from Lombard Court, City Quay, Dublin 2 was a regular user of the pool, sauna and steam room at Club Vitae Health and Fitness in[...]

Ireland's luckiest man has just won a Lotto prize for the third time

Tuesday  19:10,   20 june 2017
MSN

A lot of people are sure to be envious of this extremely lucky manThe Munster bachelor paid a visit to Lotto headquarters in Dublin on Tuesday for the third time in 13[...]

Taoiseach’s citing of 'Love Actually' in Downing Street 'not exactly Michael Collins'

Tuesday  18:10,   20 june 2017
Independent.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been taken to task for citing the movie “Love Actually” during his first visit to the British Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street. Mr Varadkar told journalists in London after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May [...]