World: Ireland

'Inexperienced and untrained gardaí' investigating allegations of child sex abuse

Thursday  19:20,   24 may 2018

Special Rapporteur for Children Dr Geoffrey Shannon said there has been no significant follow-up from garda management after it asked him last year to help with training.It is one year on from the publication of what has been described as a landmark [...]

Gardai plan crackdown on public disorder and underage drinking across Dublin

Thursday  18:51,   24 may 2018

Gardai plan crackdown on public disorder and underage drinking across Dublin'Operation Irene' will be rolled out again this year to target public drinking and riots on some of Dublin's most popular[...]

Two men in their 20s appear in court over attack on Sean Cox

Thursday  18:21,   24 may 2018

Sean Cox suffered serious head injuries and is still in hospital.Daniele Sciusco, 29 and Filippo Lombardi, 20, were charged after an attack on the Liverpool FC supporter. Lombardi will stand trial in October after pleading not guilty to violent[...]

RTÉ to announce result of Eighth Referendum exit poll on tomorrow's Late Late Show

Thursday  18:12,   24 may 2018

RTÉ to announce result of Eighth Referendum exit poll on tomorrow's Late Late ShowTomorrow Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum to repeal or retain the Eighth[...]

One debater left people outraged over ‘disgraceful’ comments

Thursday  18:12,   24 may 2018

One debater left people outraged over ‘disgraceful’ commentsOn Wednesday night, the final debate on the topic was aired on TV3 and one particular debater had viewers at home absolutely[...]

Woman (46) in critical condition after being rescued from Lough Ree

Thursday  17:21,   24 may 2018

A woman remains in critical condition after she was rescued by the emergency services from Lough Ree last night. The woman (46) was swimming close to the Number 1 area, near Athlone town at around 7pm when she got into difficulty.The Athlone[...]

'It's looking good' - Ireland to be as hot as Madrid until early next week

Thursday  11:15,   24 may 2018

'It's looking good' - Ireland to be as hot as Madrid until early next weekThe Spanish capital will see temperatures hovering between 19C and 26C over the next six days and Ireland won’t be far behind, according to Met Éireann forecaster[...]

Fisherman (62) drowns off Galway coast

Thursday  10:36,   24 may 2018

A member of the public raised the alarm after the fisherman said that he was in difficulty and his boat was sinking. The man ended up in the water. It is believed he was his own at the time, Gardaí said.Both the Clifden RNLI and the all-weather [...]

First votes to be cast in Irish abortion referendum

Thursday  09:50,   24 may 2018

Many islanders will take to the polling booths along Ireland’s western seaboard.An electorate of just over 2,000 is expected in a scattering of Atlantic outposts today as Ireland decides whether to reform some of the strictest termination laws in[...]

Voting card not arrived? Here’s how to cast your vote this Friday

Thursday  09:06,   24 may 2018

So you’ve checked the register and made sure your name and current address are on there, but your voting card still hasn’t arrived in the post. Don’t panic, if you are currently registered to vote — you can check if you are on[...]

Gardaí probe killer's use of dating apps and sites

Thursday  08:45,   24 may 2018

Gardaí are investigating whether twisted killer Mark Hennessy was using dating apps and websites and even if he had attempted to contact potential victims online. A massive probe was still continuing last night into the brutal murder of tragic[...]

Jastine Valdez murder - gardaí appeal for information on missing iPad

Thursday  08:40,   24 may 2018

It is hoped that Jastine’s bag and iPad could help shed light on any connection she may have had with her killer.As the investigation widens into the 24-year-old’s murder at the hands of construction worker Mark Hennessy, gardaí have renewed their[...]

Mum of tragic teenager Elisha Gault: ‘I just wanted to hold my baby girl’

Thursday  08:20,   24 may 2018

The mother of tragic teenager Elisha Gault has revealed how she felt in her gut that her baby was gone. The Tipperary schoolgirl’s body was recovered from the River Suir on March 25, near her home of Carrick-on-Suir, after she had been[...]

'We are so grateful' - Irish teen battling terminal illness gets date for life-saving US surgery

Thursday  08:15,   24 may 2018

An Irish teenager who is battling terminal cancer has been given a date for his potentially life-saving treatment in the US. Aaron McMahon (17) from Shanagarry, Co Cork was diagnosed with a rare chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.After[...]

Body of murdered Jastine Valdez to be returned home to Philippines for her funeral

Thursday  08:00,   24 may 2018

Friends in Jastine's hometown of Aritao have been paying tribute to the murdered 24 year-oldA post-mortem examination revealed yesterday that Jastine died after being strangled, before her body was dumped near thick woodland near Rathmichael, Co [...]