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Revenue officers seize €1.1m worth of heroin at Dublin Airport

Wednesday  09:16,   20 june 2018

Officers seized the deadly drugafter it arrived in a number of packages labelled as ‘household goods’ , which originated from Lahore in Pakistan.The drugs have an estimated street value of €1.1 million, and investigations are now ongoing between[...]

Woman 'verbally abused and thrown off her bike' outside Dublin mosque

Tuesday  18:25,   19 june 2018

Woman 'verbally abused and thrown off her bike' outside Dublin mosqueThe woman, known only as Rosie, claims she was out for a cycle when she passed the Islamic centre and was confronted by two[...]

Gardai probing whether tragic dad Mikolaj Wilk was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity

Tuesday  17:00,   19 june 2018

The dad-of-two was battered and killed by a gang of men armed with machetesMikolaj Wilk, 35, was battered and sliced when men with machetes stormed his family home in Ballincollig in rural Co Cork on June[...]

Meath man convicted of raping woman he met on dating app

Tuesday  10:00,   19 june 2018

Gardaí arrested Martin Sherlock following a “sting” operation in which officers arranged to meet him as he was selling a phone through Done Deal. He told gardaí: “I know she said no, but we had already started”.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy adjourned [...]

Cigarettes responsible for more than half of Irish waste

Tuesday  09:06,   19 june 2018

Pedestrians and passing motorists were among the greatest culprits, according to a National Litter Pollution Report. Cigarette butts were responsible for more than 56% of rubbish discarded on the streets.Packaging items like cardboard, paper,[...]

‘Drunk passenger vomited on my head on Ryanair flight’ Cork man’s journey from hell

Tuesday  08:40,   19 june 2018

Conor Lydon was looking forward to a family holiday in Spain when a drunken passenger turned the first day of his holiday into a journey from hell. Noticing he was tipsy ahead of the trip to Malaga at Cork airport, the self-employed Corkman told[...]

Homeless man who shoplifted toothbrushes gets 18 months

Tuesday  08:05,   19 june 2018

A homeless man who repeatedly stole toothbrushes from a Dublin pharmacy despite being arrested several times has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.None of the toothbrushes was ever recovered. However, after one theft, gardaí apprehended[...]

Man who regularly raped daughter in Mayo home jailed for four years

Tuesday  08:05,   19 june 2018

He abused his daughter while her mother was at work has been jailed for four years.The now 54-year-old woman stated in her victim impact report: “A child should feel safe in their own home, in their own bed, but you took that from me.”“I now know[...]

Evil killer Graham Dwyer 'bombarded with fan mail' behind bars at Midlands Prison

Tuesday  08:00,   19 june 2018

The sicko who stabbed Elaine O'Hara to death for his own sexual pleasure in 2012, is said to be receiving bundles of letters every day .On top of this, sources say women are queuing up to visit the 45-year-old, who they see as "some sort of[...]

Woman dragged by car for 30 yards in terrifying mugging at Malahide Castle

Tuesday  08:00,   19 june 2018

Gardai and an ambulance were rushed straight to the sceneThe woman, aged in her 40s, had her handbag snatched by a passing car at the Malahide tourist spot shortly after[...]

Mary McAleese has 'no intention' of going to confession after voting Yes in abortion referendum

Monday  15:00,   18 june 2018

Mary McAleese has 'no intention' of going to confession after voting Yes in abortion referendumShe spoke out following comments by Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran that Catholics who had voted Yes, intending that abortion would be the outcome of [...]

Simon Coveney rules out snap autumn election

Monday  14:40,   18 june 2018

Simon Coveney rules out snap autumn electionMr Coveney insisted that talk about an imminent general election was "a distraction" from the vital business of Government - despite revelations that Fine Gael have been working on campaign strategy after[...]

Ireland weather forecast: Ireland set for return of hot and dry conditions as Met Eireann promise 22C highs

Monday  11:50,   18 june 2018

A big weather change is expected mid week with Met Eireann saying temperatures could go 'well into the twenties'The national forecaster said "mainly dry settled weather is set to become established" by midweek, while the weekend will see[...]

Shamed: Former Miss Universe Ireland Lynn Kelly fights back after being bullied online

Monday  09:25,   18 june 2018

Within minutes of us sitting down to talk, Lynn Kelly's eyes fill with tears and she chokes up, unable to speak. It is not long since the VIP Style Awards. That night, which is one of the biggest of the year for her industry, Lynn became a[...]

Three arrested after drunken passengers force Ryanair flight from Dublin to Ibiza to divert to Paris

Monday  07:37,   18 june 2018

The budget airline re-iterated its call for a pre-10am booze ban at airports following the incidentUp to 20 holiday makers were involved in the unruly drink-fuelled disturbance, with three passengers removed and detained by French police when the[...]