World: Ireland

Emotional goodbye as President Higgins apologises for lost letters

Monday  19:36,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

It was the thought of the thousands of lost or unsent letters home that caused President Michael D Higgins voice to crack, and then break. He was in the small outback town of Warwick in south Brisbane - best known for its rodeo and rose garden - on[...]

Student pleads guilty to manslaughter of Oisín McGrath (13) who died from playground punch

Monday  18:50,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

<p>A 20-year-old student has admitted his responsibility for the untimely and tragic death of Belcoo schoolboy Oisín McGrath who died from a playground punch nearly three years ago.</p>At a hearing in Dungannon, listed only as a mention,[...]

Sinn Fein exposes Taoiseach's expensive drinks bill in jibes backlash

Monday  17:30,   23 october 2017
MSN

The party’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty tweeted a picture of an invoice to the Department of the Taoiseach showing drink costs of more than €2,000 .The request for payment shows an order for 29 bottles of white wine at €29 and 42 bottles of red [...]

Man assaulted after meeting 'prospective buyer' at Meath graveyard

Monday  16:45,   23 october 2017
Journal.ie

The owner of the car says that he had arranged to meet a prospective buyer there.The victim had advertised his car for sale and arranged a meeting with a prospective buyer at the graveyard in Dunshaughlin, located opposite St Seachnall’s[...]

Young Irish woman's trauma after losing hand to devastating firework injury

Monday  16:35,   23 october 2017
MSN

Natasha was only eight when the accident occurredShe’s no different from anyone else sitting around the table sharing the craic and having a laugh with her[...]

Man who raped woman who got lost on night out jailed for 10 years

Monday  16:35,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

A man convicted of raping a woman he met after she became lost on a night out in Dublin city has been jailed for ten years. Egyptian national Mohamed Okda (30) was staying in a friend's flat in the city in February 2014 when he met the woman in an[...]

Man killed after being hit by two cars while crossing road

Monday  14:00,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

A young accountant who was tragically killed after being hit by two cars while crossing the road may have been invisible to the drivers because he had just got out of a van-sized taxi. Robert McLoughlin (29) died when he was hit on the Old Newry[...]

Gardaí hunt for 'armed man' following series of incidents this morning

Monday  12:10,   23 october 2017
Independent.ie

Gardaí hunt for 'armed man' following series of incidents this morning Gardaí are carrying out a manhunt in Tallaght, Dublin this morning for a man who is believed to be armed. Gardaí said the searches began following "a series[...]

Crews working 15-hour shifts to restore power post-Storm Ophelia

Sunday  18:06,   22 october 2017
Independent.ie

It was the morning after Storm Ophelia hit Kinsale, Co Cork. There was no electricity, water, phone or broadband. Streets were eerily empty. A small queue formed outside Fishy Fishy, the restaurant owned by celebrity chef Martin Shanahan.He cranked [...]

Crews working 15-hour shifts to restore power post-Storm Ophelia

Sunday  18:06,   22 october 2017
Independent.ie

It was the morning after Storm Ophelia hit Kinsale, Co Cork. There was no electricity, water, phone or broadband. Streets were eerily empty. A small queue formed outside Fishy Fishy, the restaurant owned by celebrity chef Martin Shanahan.He cranked [...]

Children rescued from small boats during sailing lesson as Storm Brian hits

Sunday  18:05,   22 october 2017
Independent.ie

A children's sailing lesson was cut short as Storm Brian moved on to the east coast this afternoon. The group of around 15 children were rescued from the sea as weather conditions deteriorated.Independent.ie understands that the sailing class[...]

Children rescued from small boats during sailing lesson as Storm Brian hits

Sunday  18:05,   22 october 2017
Independent.ie

A children's sailing lesson was cut short as Storm Brian moved on to the east coast this afternoon. The group of around 15 children were rescued from the sea as weather conditions deteriorated.Independent.ie understands that the sailing class[...]

Irish Rail staff announce five strike dates - including day of Ireland's World Cup playoff

Saturday  18:16,   21 october 2017
Independent.ie

The Iarnród Éireann Trade Union Group have announced five days of industrial action as a dispute with management over pay escalates. The dates announced this afternoon are:Wednesday November 1Tuesday November 7Tuesday November 14Thursday November[...]

When will Storm Brian hit Dublin? Track the storms path

Friday  20:13,   20 october 2017
Dublin Live

Met Eireann have issued warnings for the entire countryMet Eireann are again issuing warnings for severe winds as the front make it way to Irish[...]

Christmas travel chaos looms as Irish Rail workers vote in favour of industrial action

Friday  17:06,   20 october 2017
Dublin Live

The move comes after a dispute with management of the State transport company over wages .SIPTU TEAC Division Organiser, Greg Ennis, said: “SIPTU representatives will meet with officials of the four other trade unions in the Irish Rail Group of[...]