World: Ireland

Irish widow, 69, scammed out of life savings by ‘nasty’ crook spoofing her bank details

Friday  10:06,   23 february 2018

Consumers have been warned after phone fraudsters tricked a 69-year-old widow out of her entire life savings of €48,000. Two weeks ago, Marie Murphy received a phone call from a man posing as a Permanent TSB employee warning her of[...]

Complaint filed to Dublin Airport over claims security damaged a 300-year-old €282k viola

Friday  10:06,   23 february 2018

Violist Morgan Goff was travelling through Dublin Airport on 10 February when the alleged incident happened.Violist Morgan Goff, from London, claims that his 300-year-old viola was damaged during a manual security check at departures by a staff[...]

Nicola Anderson: 'Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander' - effects of alcohol spelled out in Rugby rape trial

Friday  09:20,   23 february 2018

One of the reasons people drink alcohol, a defence barrister put it to the forensic medical examiner, is to induce a feeling of "well-being".The medic[...]

Investigation launched after historic €1.2m mansion destroyed in blaze

Thursday  12:50,   22 february 2018

AN investigation is under way after a stunning Victorian mansion went up in flames. Donaghmore House in Castlefin, Co Donegal, was regarded as one of the county’s most historic houses.An investigation was launched after the vacant 10-bedroom mansion [...]

Gardaí warn people after victims lose thousands of euro in iTunes gift card scam

Wednesday  14:31,   21 february 2018

In recent weeks, a number of people have fallen victim to this scam. In counties Wicklow and Tipperary two people purchased in excess of €1,000 worth of vouchers.In Galway, another person was scammed out of €2,200. In Dublin, one[...]

'We should have done more': Victims of 'black cab rapist' win case against Met Police

Wednesday  14:31,   21 february 2018

Worboys has been linked to over 100 rapes.John Worboys, 60, was jailed in April 2009 after a jury convicted him of 19 charges of drugging and sexually assaulting at least 12 women, including raping one of[...]

Doctor who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensual

Wednesday  10:17,   21 february 2018
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Doctor who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensualBelfast Crown Court was told the complainant had a one centimetre bleeding laceration on the wall of her vagina, as well as minor bruising to her right arm and right[...]

Catherine Nevin takes the secret of who pulled the trigger on her husband to her grave - and may be buried alongside victim

Wednesday  10:16,   21 february 2018

In a final twist to one of the most shocking criminal cases ever seen in Ireland, Catherine Nevin may be buried in the same cemetery plot as the husband she murdered. Nevin owns the plot in Barndarrig Cemetery in Wicklow where Tom was buried and has [...]

Hiker in his 60s dies after rescued from Mangerton Mountain in Kerry

Wednesday  10:16,   21 february 2018

A paramedic and seven rescue volunteers worked on the hiker .He was stretchered down the mountain before being brought to University Hospital Kerry where he was pronounced[...]

Some 4,000 customers in Dublin city centre without power due to 'interference from construction workers'

Monday  16:06,   19 february 2018

Large swathes of Dublin city are without power due to an interference from ongoing construction works.Around 4,000 customers are[...]

Irishman arrested in connection with spate of ATM robberies in Australia

Monday  14:35,   19 february 2018

Police are reported to have seized tens of thousands of Aussie dollars during his arrestStephen Anthony Dunne is facing nine charges in relation to the robberies, which happened along the south east of the country since January[...]

The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublin's George's Street has closed down

Monday  13:40,   19 february 2018

The retail business will now operate exclusively from its Blanchardstown branch.In a blog post, Waltons managing director Niall Walton said that “yes times are changing and we must change with[...]

Conflicting accounts emerge as friends and witnesses take the stand

Monday  12:22,   19 february 2018

Conflicting accounts emerge as friends and witnesses take the standJudge Patricia Smyth reminded the 12 jurors that even if they are approached by family and friends, they are not permitted to discuss anything to do with the[...]

South Dublin burglary gang targets new areas following 45-second garda response time to attempted robbery

Monday  12:21,   19 february 2018

Gardaí based in Dun Laoghaire have made significant ground against the organised crime group following intelligence supplied to its burglary units.A new drugs unit established in DMR East in September 2017 has also helped increase the amount of[...]

Irish weather: Ireland to be hotter than Barcelona today as Met Eireann forecast 13C temperatures

Monday  10:26,   19 february 2018

Enjoy the mild weather while it lastsMet Eireann are forecasting a mild day with some sunny[...]