World: Ireland

Leo Varadkar described as a 'nutcase' by DUP's Brexit spokesman

Thursday  17:53,   18 january 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been described as a "nutcase" by the DUP's Brexit spokesman.He was speaking as Mr Varadkar was being lauded by the majority of the European Parliament for a speech he gave on the future of[...]

Lucky Dublin punter lands €15,000 after making €3 bets on Lotto draw

Thursday  17:00,   18 january 2018
Dublin Live

The win was made over two bets on the midweek Lotto drawThe punter, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed their bets in a BoyleSports shop in the capital just half an hour before the draw took[...]

Judge says Noirin O’Sullivan did not use false sex abuse claim against Maurice McCabe

Thursday  17:00,   18 january 2018

Nóirín O'Sullivan did not use false allegations of sexual abuse to discredit Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O'Higgins Commission, Mr Justice Peter Charleton has said. The chairman of the Disclosures Tribunal said he believed all parties could[...]

'Conor McGregor should apologise to families of road traffic victims', says grieving mother

Thursday  15:32,   18 january 2018

A grieving mother of a young boy who died when he was struck by a car while playing outside the family home has criticised Conor McGregor for recording himself on his phone while driving. Roseann Brennan's six-year-old son Jake died in her arms when [...]

'Kids from all different schools were calling her a sl*t, wh**e, disgusting' - Irish mum of teen getting 'upwards of 50 messages a day' taunting her

Thursday  14:51,   18 january 2018

A heartbroken Irish mother has shared her daughter’s story of cyberbullying on Facebook in order to save her life. The Munster-based mother detailed on Monday the sheer hell that her daughter has been enduring over the past year.The 17-year-old was[...]

Emergency services called as roof blows off onto road in Portmarnock

Thursday  14:11,   18 january 2018
Dublin Live

One house was left without a roof over its headEmergency services were last night called after the roof of a house blew onto a[...]

Gardaí investigating alleged assault of young boy by security guard at Scientology centre

Thursday  13:06,   18 january 2018

Gardaí in Dublin are investigating the alleged assault of a young boy at the Scientology centre in Dublin. A garda spokesman said they received reports of an assault on a minor by a security guard at the centre in Firhouse on Saturday, January[...]

High-risk sex offenders could soon be tagged on release from Irish prisons

Thursday  11:47,   18 january 2018

Communications Minister Denis Naughten said the Sex Offenders Act needs to be reformedCommunications Minister Denis Naughten said a law to change the monitoring system has taken a step forward with Government approval to prioritise this[...]

Arctic temperatures bring snow, sleet, hail, thunder and wintry showers this weekend

Thursday  11:47,   18 january 2018

Arctic temperatures bring snow, sleet, hail, thunder and wintry showers this weekendIt will feel slightly colder than yesterday with highest temperatures between 2C and[...]

Motorists urged to take care as Status Orange snow-ice and Status Yellow wind warnings issued

Thursday  11:47,   18 january 2018

Motorists urged to take care as Status Orange snow-ice and Status Yellow wind warnings issuedFollowing a night of heavy snow in some areas of the country, another bout it expected[...]

Kerry Babies probe: Taoiseach to consider compensation payment to Joanne Hayes

Wednesday  18:10,   17 january 2018
Press Association

Leo Varadkar said Ms Hayes had been very badly treated by the state and society.Mr Varadkar said Joanne Hayes had been “very badly treated” by the state and[...]

Appeal for dash cam footage and witnesses after 70-year-old man killed in three-car M7 crash

Wednesday  18:10,   17 january 2018

The collision happened around 2pm at Birdhill, Co Tipperary yesterday. A man in his 70s was killed and two other people were brought by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.Gardaí in Nenagh are appealing for anyone travelling on the M7 motorway [...]

Could this be our next president?

Wednesday  14:17,   17 january 2018

Seán Kelly MEP thinks he may have a “great opportunity” to connect with people. © Eamonn Farrell Sean Kelly supporters ahead of the EU Parliament election in 2014. President Michael D Higgins said upon his election to the [...]

Dolores O'Riordan post-mortem results now due for release tomorrow

Wednesday  14:16,   17 january 2018

The post-mortem results from the death of Cranberries' singer Dolores O'Riordan are now due for release tomorrow, the coroner has confirmed. © Provided by Irish Independent Dolores O’Riordan death The results were initially[...]

Five things the Taoiseach said in his special address to the European Parliament

Wednesday  14:16,   17 january 2018

Five things the Taoiseach said in his special address to the European ParliamentHe was the first head of government to do so. The President of the European Commission Jean Claude-Juncker and lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier were also[...]