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World: Ireland

'I've nobody coming in at night to check if I'm in bed, to check if I'm still breathing'

Sunday  15:56,   17 june 2018

A terminally ill woman who was told she has less than six months to live has made a dying wish to Simon Harris to give her a full time carer. Kate Tobin (52) was told a fortnight ago that her progressive multiple sclerosis had gotten worse, and that [...]

Killer gang wanted children 'to witness' father's murder - wife of machete murder victim tells priest

Sunday  13:00,   17 june 2018

The wife of murder victim Mikolaj Wilk believes his killer wanted their children "to witness" the attack, according to a local priest."They wanted the children to witness the killing," Fr. Galus told the Sunday[...]

Crime fears as Garda overtime to be slashed by 38% in Dublin

Sunday  13:00,   17 june 2018

The Garda overtime budgets for Dublin is being slashed — which will see a massive cut in the number of officers fighting crime on the capital’s troubled streets. Internal Garda correspondence has ordered Garda chief superintendents and[...]

Ireland weather forecast: Met Eireann predict a return of 'warm humid' conditions this week as temperatures set to hit 22C

Sunday  11:50,   17 june 2018

Tuesday's temperatures also look promisingHowever, a forecaster said we can expect some good dry periods also, and bright spells this[...]

Irish teen who died in Spain balcony fall will donate organs to save lives

Sunday  11:10,   17 june 2018

The mother of the Limerick lad who died in Spain earlier this week has revealed he will save lives after his tragic death. Jack Walsh, 19, died in hospital on Thursday, two days after he fell from the balcony of an apartment while he was on holiday[...]

Father's Day 2018: Liam Neeson tops poll as Ireland's favourite dad

Sunday  09:10,   17 june 2018

Almost four in ten people opted for the 66-year-old Taken star (39%) with President Higgins on 23% and rugby ace Johnny Sexton third on 17%.Former US President Barack Obama easily heads the international list ahead of David Beckham and Prince[...]

Irish teacher jailed in US for sexual assault following improper relationships with students

Sunday  08:35,   17 june 2018

An Irish teacher has been jailed in the US for having improper relationships with students.Gaffney was convicted on three counts for improper relationship with a student and on three charges of sexual assault of a child, US officials confirmed to[...]

Pensioner dies after falling near fire in tragic accident at Irish house

Sunday  08:20,   17 june 2018

The man, named locally as Joe Quinn, was rushed to hospital but died a short time laterThe man, named locally as Joe Quinn, 89, from Meelick, Co Clare fell next to a fire at his home on Friday[...]

Garda bill for Pope’s Irish visit to set taxpayers back €10m

Sunday  08:10,   17 june 2018

The cost of Garda security for the Pope’s visit is expected to exceed €10million, we can reveal. Senior security sources have said that ‘no expense will be spared’ when it comes to the safety of Pope Francis and the crowds during his trip here in[...]

Conor McGregor 'in talks' to do community service before next New York court date

Saturday  17:11,   16 june 2018

McGregor is hoping to resolve the problem outside of court by doing the community service, according to the Irish Star. © @thenotoriousmma Conor McGregor and Cian Cowley ahead of their private jet journey A source told the newspaper:[...]

€3.5m for binman who suffered brain injury as he fell from waste van

Saturday  16:55,   16 june 2018

A binman who suffered a severe brain injury after he was propelled from a waste disposal van on to a road has settled his High Court action for €3.5m.Mr Heffernan was travelling in a van belonging to Killarney Waste Disposal delivering compost bins[...]

'People smoking, urinating and freaking out' - Commuter chaos as darts delayed following Liam Gallagher gig

Saturday  16:55,   16 june 2018

Dart services suffered major delays last night after Liam Gallagher's gig at Malahide Castle, with impatient commuters opening doors and walking on the tracks to get home. There was chaos on board trains leaving Malahide station as concert-goers [...]

Drug that shrank Vicky's tumour should be made available to all - experts

Saturday  11:26,   16 june 2018

Two leading oncologists are calling for wider access to a drug which cervical cancer sufferer Vicky Phelan revealed had reduced her tumours.She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014 after receiving an incorrect smear test result in[...]

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man shot in the leg at Dublin home

Saturday  11:26,   16 june 2018

The incident happened shortly after 11pm on La Touche Drive in Bluebell. A man in his 40s was shot in the leg by a lone gunman when he answered a call to the front door of the house.It’s understood the gunman fled the scene on foot.The injured man[...]

Life in jail for man who stabbed partner and set fire to her home

Saturday  08:45,   16 june 2018

A man who stabbed his girlfriend and set fire to her home before then returning to the scene when the fire brigade arrived has been jailed for life for her murder.Loved ones of the playschool teacher had to go through three separate trials in[...]