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  • 4 hours, 0 mins ago

    Kerry farmer convicted of manslaughter of 73-year-old neighbour has four years added to sentence

    A North Kerry bachelor farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a 73-year-old neighbour by driving the pronged forks of an agricultural teleporter into his car in a row over a loud crow-banger had his five-year jail term replaced with a sentence of nine years in jail today.

  • Gardaí seek help locating teen missing from Dublin since October

    Have you seen Oltjan Kurtulaj?

  • White-water rafting attraction in Dublin gets go-ahead from councillors

    Councillors in Dublin City have voted to let a controversial plan for a white-water rafting attraction go ahead at George’s Dock in the north inner city.

  • After 36 years of wondering what happened to him, Conor Whooley’s family finally know

    Until recently, Wicklow man Conor Whooley’s grave on a windswept island in north Wales had been marked by just two words “Plot 322”.

  • Man held over alleged mistreatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey

    Muckamore Abbey treats patients with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

  • Shannon Airport runway reopens following incident involving light aircraft

    Operations have been brought to a standstill at Shannon Airport following an incident this evening involving a light aircraft.

  • Gardaí studying statements by returned Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith

    Ms Smith was arrested just before 11am on Sunday after she was flown from Turkey along with her two-year-old daughter.

  • 3 hours, 39 mins ago

    Gardaí appeal for help in locating woman, 30, missing from Monaghan

    Gardaí in Monaghan are appealing for help in locating a missing 30-year-old woman.

  • Solidarity/PBP TDs want to expand legal action on Bill’s ‘money messages’

    Deputies Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett, Gino Kenny and Paul Murphy claim a Bill seeking to link exploration licences with meeting carbon reduction targets has been “strangled” by the Ceann Comhairle.

  • Planning permission approved for 17-storey apartment block in Cork city

    An Bord Pleanála has approved the construction of a 17-storey apartment block in Cork city centre.

  • Public urged to reach out to elderly who may face loneliness over Christmas period

    The public have been urged to reach out to elderly people, as pensioners can face high levels of isolation and loneliness over the Christmas period.

  • 5 hours, 37 mins ago

    Support from key Independents in doubt ahead of no confidence motion in Eoghan Murphy

    Rsocommon-Galway TD Denis Naughten confirmed that he has yet to make a decision on whether to vote with the Fine Gael-led government against the motion or to stand with the Opposition in its efforts to topple the coalition.

  • Court rules father and daughter have arguable defence to funds demand for €1.5m judgement

    Mr Justice Tony O Connor ruled that a demand by Promontoria Aran Ltd for payment against Patrick O’Reilly and his daughter Breda O’Reilly, who is based in the United States should go to a full plenary hearing of the court.

  • 5 hours, 51 mins ago

    UK police call for DNA to help identify bodies of seven poeple they believe may be Irish

    Update: Police in Wales are looking for help identifying the bodies of seven people they think might be Irish.

  • 5 hours, 59 mins ago

    ‘Moment of madness’: Man gets suspended sentence for making bogus call about gangland shooting

    Eleven garda units, a fire brigade truck and an ambulance raced to the scene after Brendan Treacy made the crank call from his mobile phone two years ago.

  • 6 hours, 11 mins ago

    Period of detention for Lisa Smith extended by 24 hours

    Meanwhile,the solicitor representing Lisa Smith has claimed that the Dundalk woman was not a member of a terrorist organisation.

  • Woman entitled to €440,000 compensation from Hep C tribunal over father’s death, judge rules

    A woman whose “adored” father contracted Hepatitis C from infected blood products is entitled to total compensation of €440,000 the High Court has ruled.

  • 6 hours, 23 mins ago

    Sligo woman who staged musician’s suicide has balance of four-year jail term suspended

    The Central Criminal Court heard today that Janice Brady (29) no longer has to serve the balance of her jail term on condition that she resides with her father at his address in Co Donegal.

  • High Court to make decision within weeks on warrant seeking Ian Bailey’s extradition to France

    The High Court will decide later this month whether it will endorse a warrant seeking Ian Bailey’s extradition to France for the murder of filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

  • 6 hours, 58 mins ago

    Ivor Callely’s son’s lawyers say lighting firework in Copper Face Jacks was ‘moronically stupid’

    Lawyers for the son of former politician Ivor Callely have described his lighting of a firework in a crowded nightclub as “moronically stupid and dangerous”.

  • 7 hours, 13 mins ago

    Four face €25k in court bills after losing damages claim for low-impact accident in taxi

    Four passengers who claimed to have been injured in what was described as a low-impact accident near Blanchardstown Shopping Centre have each had their €60,000 damages claim thrown out with costs against them.

  • Michelle O’Neill: Powersharing administration must be ‘just and sustainable’

    Talks on restoring devolution are due to begin immediately after the General Election.

  • Govt report claims there will be 38,000 excess teachers by 2036; Union brands it ‘utter nonsense’

    A teachers’ union has criticised a new Department of Education report which predicts an oversupply of 38,000 teachers by 2036 as “utter nonsense”.

  • 7 hours, 54 mins ago

    Garda who faced down armed robbers before being hit by getaway car awarded €37k

    An armed garda, who risked his life to foil a post office robbery by a gunman and two criminal associates, was today awarded just under €37,500 damages for injuries he suffered at the scene.

  • McDonald: SF’s voice heard ‘loud and clear’ despite Westminster empty seats

    The leader said it was the election of a generation due to the challenge posed to Northern Ireland by Brexit but rejected criticism of her policy.

  • Hopes that Limerick mayoral wage of €146k will be ‘terrific value for money’

    The chairman of the advisory group set up to establish a directly elected mayor in Limerick says he hopes its annual salary of €130,000 plus a further €16,000 in expenses will be value for money.

  • Junior Minister warns ‘sickening’ compo culture ruining businesses in tourism sector

    A junior minister has said a “sickening” compensation culture is destroying businesses in the tourism sector.

  • ‘Christmas general election? Bring it on,’ says Minister

    Communications Minister Richard Bruton has challenged opposition politicians to “bring it on” ahead of tomorrow’s no-confidence vote in Eoghan Murphy.

  • Govt includes community category in plan to raise renewable electricity generation

    Environment Minister Richard Bruton unveiled details of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme.

  • Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman robbed and attacked in Co. Cork

    A woman has been robbed and assaulted in Co. Cork.

  • Gardaí assign nearly 200 new officers to help with traffic in run-up to Christmas

    Gardaí have started an operation to help the flow of public transport and minimise traffic disruption in three cities in the run-up to Christmas.

  • More than 550 people waiting for hospital beds today

    The worst-hit hospital today is University Hospital Limerick.

  • 11 hours, 22 mins ago

    State ‘failing to meet obligations on hate crime’, says University of Limerick report

    A report shows that the State is failing to meet its obligations in relation to hate crime.

  • 11 hours, 59 mins ago

    Dara Murphy ‘needs to account for expenses claims,’ says Richard Bruton

    The Communications Minister Richard Bruton has said his party colleague Dara Murphy has serious questions to answer.

  • 12 hours, 14 mins ago

    Welsh police appeal for help to identify bodies from 70s and 80s who they believe are Irish

    A detective constable based in North Wales has launched an appeal to help identify the remains of three people found off the coast of Wales who he believes may be Irish.

  • €1bn rail network deal signed to improve reliability and punctuality of trains

    A new five-year contract has been signed that will see €1bn invested in the country’s rail infrastructure.

  • 14 hours, 8 mins ago

    Govt aiming to generate 70% of electricity through renewables in a decade

    The Environment Minister Richard Bruton has said the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction has been approved.

  • 14 hours, 40 mins ago

    Gardaí continue to question man in connection with death in Galway

    A man in his 70s remains in garda custody this morning in connection with the death of a man in County Galway.

  • Tánaiste set for visit to Middle East

    The Foreign Affairs Minister will hold meetings with senior political leaders and UN officials.

  • 14 hours, 53 mins ago

    40% of people who went to Dublin Sexual Assault Treatment Unit did not report incident to gardaí

    Four in 10 people who attended a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in Dublin last year did not report the attack to Gardaí.

  • Council to bring in 30km/h speed limits throughout Dublin City in 2020

    All residential areas across Dublin City are to see speed limits cut to 30km/h under new laws that will begin next year.

  • Travellers in Galway living with sinking kitchens

    Some families lack heat and cooking facilities and insulation is minimal or non-existent, a review alleged.

  • 15 hours, 28 mins ago

    Doctors to be balloted on strike action

    The Government has failed to engage on measures to address a recruitment and retention crisis among the medical profession, the IMO claimed.

  • Asylum seeker housing situation ‘perilous’; 39 direct provision centres full

    Ireland is “perilously close” to not being able to offer accommodation to asylum seekers, the Department of Justice has admitted.

  • Man hit by vehicle during Cork dispute

    His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

  • 1 day ago

    Pollution in Dublin ‘alarming’, says UCD scientist

    Francesco Pilla, reveals how a new citizen science project is using smart sensors to monitor air quality around Dublin.

  • 1 day ago

    Dublin dementia home in danger of closing down due to lack of funds

    St John of Gods says it cannot afford to keep the 60 residential beds at St Joseph’s in Shankill open.

  • Driver killed in Limerick named; Woman hospitalised after crash in Co Cork

    A Co Limerick man who was died instantly when his van collided with the back of an articulated truck outside Limerick city, Saturday has been named locally as Ivan Harvey

  • 1 day ago

    Vehicles seized across Leinster as gardaí continue Operation Thor

    These high visibility patrols and checkpoints will have prevented burglaries and disrupted the movement of travelling criminals, according to gardaí.

  • 1 day ago

    Man shot in Cork in stable condition as community left ‘shaken’ by incident

    The 41-year-old was approached by a lone gunman and shot a number of times as he got out of a car in the Chapelgate area at 7.40pm.

  • Watch: Cork woman just metres away from London terror attack ‘saw and heard everything’

    “We were so close we could hear someone of them say ‘police are on the way, he has slit somebody’s throat’.”

  • 1 day ago

    Unionist leader: I hope Boris Johnson loses his seat in Westminster

    The Ulster Unionist leader blasted the Prime Minister for ‘placing the union into peril’.

  • 1 day ago

    Pensioner arrested following death of man, 60s, in Co Galway

    A man in his 70s was arrested following the incident

  • 1 day ago

    Tractor driven by 12-year-old safely intercepted by gardaí in Meath

    Gardaí have expressed relief that a tractor driven by a 12-year-old was intercepted safely in Meath in the early hours of this morning.

  • 1 day ago

    Man recovering in hospital following shooting incident in Dublin

    A man in his 20s has been injured following a shooting incident in the North Strand area of Dublin City this morning.

  • Scam connection service taking advantage of people attempting to phone Revenue

    A scamming connection service is taking advantage of people attempting to contact the Revenue Commissioners, according to Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming.

  • 1 day ago

    Govt secured return of Lisa Smith in light of ‘dire conditions’ her daughter faced in Syria – Coveney

    Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government secured the return of Lisa Smith and her daughter in light of the “dire conditions” the child faced in a Syrian camp.

  • 1 day ago

    ‘We must continue to do more’ – Harris marks World Aids Day

    Events are taking place across the globe today to mark World Aids Day.

  • 1 day ago

    Lisa Smith arrested by gardaí on suspicion of committing terrorist offences

    Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith is set to be questioned for a number of days on suspicion of committing terrorist offences abroad.

  • Stormont cannot be resurrected without fundamental reform – Steve Aiken

    Mr Aiken also warned that London regards the Assembly – which collapsed over the fall out from a green energy scheme – as a basket case.