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The Supreme Court has overturned a decision to grant Clare County Council orders requiring members of the Irish Traveler community to vacate lands on which they had resided for several years. The council had obtained a High Court injunction requiring Bernard and Helen McDonagh, and their family members, to vacate council owned land in Cahercallamore, …

According to Simon Communities of Ireland, only 11% of rental accommodation available in December accepted the housing assistance payment. Simon’s latest ‘Locked Out’ report shows that while the number of properties on the rental market has increased, there has been a drop in availability on the HAP scheme. Of 1,349 properties available for rent in …

LONDON — British lawmakers will be asked to consider legislation this week that would allow ministers to impose a wider range of sanctions on Russia if it acts against Ukraine, Britain’s foreign secretary said on Sunday. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss described the plan in an interview with broadcaster Sky News, casting it as part of …

Rory McIlroy suffered desert disaster for the second time in two months when he carved his three-wood approach into the water at 18 and missed a qualifier for the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic. he world number eight, who missed three of his last four holes to lose November’s DP World Tour Championship to Collin Morikawa, …

(Bloomberg) – The UK is considering the “biggest possible offer” to NATO, including more troops and weapons to Estonia, to help deter any Russian aggression against Ukraine, it said on Saturday evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Bloomberg’s Most Read President Joe Biden said on Friday he would send US troops to Eastern Europe as the …

Tucked away in a winding lane off Moira Road in County Antrim, Glenavy’s Denis Wilson has been a go-to shop for all the community’s farming, DIY and crafting needs for over 45 years. The family business has grown into more than just an acclaimed hardware store since its inception in 1977 and is known as …

Updated at 4 p.m. GAA The first semi-final of today’s All-Ireland Club Football Championship is underway at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Kilcoo leads Saint Finnbar 1-5 to 1-3. The other semi-final will be between Padraig Pearses of Roscommon and Kilmacud Crokes at Breffni Park at 5pm. Neart aicsin ón bpeil ar GAA Beo an Satharn …

It was a case of the picture not quite telling 1,000 words that led Paul Gallagher on a quest that spanned five decades and from North Cork to New Zealand. And while it’s an offbeat sports tale, it also comes with a reminder of the decline of rural Ireland. The photo in question (see main …

In this An appearance on the Irish Examiner podcast that all but brought down the government, Jack O’Connor’s assessment of Paul Geaney’s role with Kerry last season was far more pointed and informative than the attention it received. O’Connor, typically outspoken, thought employing Geaney as a half-forward was not the optimal use of the 30-year-old’s …

A council’s £250,000 budget to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been described as a “ridiculous” amount of money to “massage trade unionist insecurities about their identity”, Sinn Fein said. lliance described the character as “excessive and obscene” and said it was “pulled out of nowhere”. In January, the Community Services and Leisure Committee for …

Imogen Cotter, the Irish national cycling champion, says she feels “lucky to be alive” after she was hit by a car while training in Spain, which left her seriously injured. Cotter, who won the National Senior Women’s Road Race Championship in October, said she suffered horrific injuries after a car passed a cyclist on the …

Families affected by problems in mental health services in Kerry will receive financial compensation, Leo Varadkar said. Le Tanaiste also told the Dail that the cabinet would discuss details of a damning review of services next Tuesday. A review of the care of more than 1,300 children who came to South Kerry Child and Young …

Here are the best stories from Independent.ie this morning. Energy regulator turned down plan for wealthy people to turn down €100 grant Affluent households will not be able to return their €100 electricity credit after the energy regulator rejected opt-out proposals. Mystery still surrounds terms of Robert Watt’s pay rise The conditions that prompted a …

The Taoiseach is due to lay a wreath at the memorial to those killed on Bloody Sunday during a service in Derry to mark the 50th anniversary of the atrocity. Micheál Martin is also expected to meet privately with the families of those killed, according to The Irish Times. Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney is also …

Ireland will see a big change in the weather as a low pressure system is expected to hit parts of the island. The low pressure will overtake northern Ireland bringing with it outbreaks of rain and drizzle across the country. But there is good news as the high pressure system will be back on after …

Kapitus Asset Securitization 2022-1 is preparing to issue $200 million in asset-backed securities, secured by small business loans and merchant cash advances, in an expandable transaction. The Trust may periodically issue additional Notes up to a maximum of $600 million. Kapitus has already hit the market twice, according to a pre-sale report from ratings agency …

Irish Cement Limited (ICL) has been fined €225,000 following the serious injury of an employee in a workplace incident nearly four years ago. Judge Martina Baxter has fined Trim Circuit Court in Platin Works, Platin, Drogheda £225,000 after pleading guilty to breaches of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 . The case …

The Australian government acquired the copyright to the Aboriginal flag so it could be used freely, resolving a dispute that had prevented communities from reproducing the image. The Aboriginal flag has been recognized as the official flag of Australia since 1995, flown from government buildings and adopted by sports clubs. After a negotiated agreement with …

Five years ago, the small primary school in Aughaleemore, on the outskirts of Killarney, faced certain closure. The number of pupils fell to just 17 in 2015/16; when it reopened in September, parents opted not to send any of their children away. Today, the school is not just surviving, it is thriving. Enrollments have increased …

LONDON – The EU and the UK will continue to discuss how to ease the burden of post-Brexit trade rules on Northern Ireland, with both sides stressing their desire to keep the relationship “positive”. European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss held their second meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss …

Justice Minister Naomi Long has warned of irreparable damage to the justice system and major reductions in police numbers if Stormont’s proposed budget goes as planned. The PSNI said it had to delay the recruitment of 85 officers due to “financial pressures”. In a letter to the police board, Chief Constable Simon Byrne called the …

Gardaí is investigating the sexual assaults of two teenage girls in Sligo. Separate crime scenes have been cordoned off near Sligo town following the attacks which occurred between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday evening. A location on Gaelic land in Ballydoogan has been cordoned off, while investigations are also focused on a house less than …

A fire broke out at a popular nightclub in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, causing explosions and killing at least 17 people, government officials said. The tragedy comes as the central African country welcomes thousands of players, supporters and referees from across the continent for the month-long Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. A government statement said …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called off her wedding as the country imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gatherings from midnight after a cluster of nine Covid-19 Omicron cases showed the community spread from the North Islands to …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Blake Wesley scored 22 points and Notre Dame sank 15 3-pointers in an 82-70 victory over Louisville on Saturday. Wesley was one of four Notre Dame players with three 3-pointers and the Fighting Irish had a total of 15 of 23 attempts for 65%. They shot 67% overall against the best …

SINGAPORE – The Epigram Books Fiction Prize was won by a Malaysian for the second time on Saturday January 22. Karina Robles Bahrin will receive $25,000 from the seventh edition of the prize, Singapore’s only prize for unpublished novels in English. His manuscript, The Accidental Malay, came out on top in a virtual ceremony streamed …

In the scheme of things, the emergence of the family farm in rural Ireland is a relatively recent phenomenon. The land laws of the late 19th and early 20th centuries changed the character of rural communities and the character of people. They allowed tenants to become landlords, leading to a new stratification of society. They …

IRISH Rail has given customers an update on the train’s snack trolley – which has not worked during the pandemic. Almost all Covid restrictions will be lifted from 6am tomorrow, but face coverings are still compulsory on public transport. 1 A rail service spokesperson provided an updateCredit: Alamy Updating passengers, Irish Rail said regulations do …

East Derry MP Claire Sugden has expressed concern that the vital contribution of rural schools to their communities is not taken into account in a purely cost-based approach to school sustainability. A School Authority report last week (from January 17) said there were too many small and unsustainable rural schools. Almost 44% of rural primary …

The expert behind the UCC intervention program says she has been “inundated with requests” from schools across the country wanting to enroll in a pilot program following the murder of Ashling Murphy. Professor Louise Crowley of UCC Law School said the pilot scheme would be rolled out to participating schools after Easter, after funding was …

There’s something about winning or losing that’s just irresistible to sports fans. So when the basketball cup weekend takes place each year in January, interest in the national game is always at its peak. Thousands of neutrals will tune in to TG4’s live coverage over the next three days and, were it not for Covid, …

Irish people have higher levels of interest in news compared to other countries, including the UK, a study has found. It also found that the disparity between Irish men and Irish women’s net interest in news is narrowing. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has published research examining the role of gender and diversity in …

The government will not oppose a Dáil motion to be debated on Thursday evening calling for the compulsory purchase of the site of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH). However, the government has not changed its position and has no intention of buying the site. Instead, it is seeking to secure a long-term lease – …

Micheál Martin has said the UK government has been “too dragging its feet” on inheritance issues in Northern Ireland. The Taoiseach again criticized London’s proposals to bar future prosecution of military veterans and ex-paramilitaries for incidents in The Troubles before April 1998. Mr Martin told the Dáil on Wednesday that British soldiers implicated in atrocities …

Have you always dreamed of becoming a librarian? Well, here’s a chance to make that dream a reality as the National Library of Ireland recruits for an exciting new position. The Library is recruiting for the position of Digital Engagement Librarian (Assistant Keeper, Grade 2) in Dublin. The job description reads: “This newly created role …

Come to our Recruitment Open Day at Brean Leisure Park on Saturday January 22nd from 11am-3pm, to check out our current #teambrean vacancies across many of our departments. Whether you are looking for casual part-time, seasonal, full-time or permanent work, we have a wide range of positions available. Comprehensive training is offered as well as …

The High Court has lifted an order preventing the ringleader from being named in the kidnapping and serious bodily injury of businessman Kevin Lunney. This is Alan Harte (40), who was sentenced last month to 30 years in prison by the Special Criminal Court (SCC) without a jury for seriously injuring and wrongfully imprisoning the …

A Welsh council is considering making St David’s Day a public holiday for its workers. Gwynedd Council Cabinet will meet on Tuesday January 18 to discuss plans to make March 1 a public holiday for council workers. The meeting comes after the UK government refused to delegate power to allow Wales to create its own …

Sitting in the archives of the Archdiocese of Chicago, I came across a woman who would become a leading figure in my research on the Irish in Chicago. A letter from Mother Agatha O’Brien requesting more funds to support the work of the Sisters of Mercy, a small group of women who had established the …

A professor of immunology at Maynooth University said it appears the Omicron wave has peaked, but it’s “difficult to be completely sure”. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Prof Paul Moynagh said testing has recently been “really overcrowded” and the positivity rate has been very high, but looking at the numbers over the past few days …

Saturday morning we attended the wake for Ashling Murphy in Cork. The sight of hundreds of people in solidarity was very moving and an urgent question loomed in shock and silence: “How can we prevent this from happening again? The need for all of us to speak out against all forms of gender discrimination is …

Two-time Young Footballer of the Year, Oisin Mullin chose to reject a professional career with AFL club Geelong to stay in Ireland and continue playing with Mayo and his club Kilmaine. After weeks of deliberation, Mayo GAA confirmed Mullin’s decision tonight, which is a huge boost for All Ireland’s beaten finalists in 2021. Resigned to …

and Detained protesters in Cuba face up to 30 years in prison as they face the island’s largest and most punitive mass trials since the early years of the revolution. Prosecutors last week tried more than 60 citizens charged with crimes, including sedition, for participating in protests against the country’s economic crisis over the summer, …

Conveniently located for both Antrim city and the M2 to Belfast, Randalstown has undergone a transformation in recent years that has put it on the map as a place to live, shop and explore . Despite the hardships the pandemic has imposed on Northern Ireland’s high streets, independent businesses have continued to do all they …

Game 16: vs. #21/18 North Carolina (14-1, 4-1) When: Sunday January 16 | 1 p.m. ET Or: South Bend, IN | Purcell Pavilion Look: NSR | Marquee Network locally Listen: 99.9WQLQ-FM | ND radio network Remarks Notes N/A | UNC Ratings Social: @NDWBB NOTRE DAME, Ind. –The Purcell Pavilion will be a feast for the …

A vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into agricultural tools. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will be turned into plowshares and spears will become billhooks. But sometimes, in our modern world, it happens that bitter enemies with blood on their respective hands wake up and realize that compromise is …

Australian bank Westpac has taken the decision to charge higher interest rates on payments made through its credit cards. Customers will now have to pay more interest on what Westpac calls “near-cash” payments, which include transactions drawn in favor of online gambling accounts. Westpac will charge 22.95% interest on cash advances All payments that were …

The United States believes Russia is laying the groundwork for a possible invasion of Ukraine and could stage a false flag attack in the militant-held east of the country to justify a major assault in the coming weeks. Washington issued the warning as the Ukrainian government works to restore the websites of dozens of state …

Vigils are to be held in Ireland after the ‘senseless’ murder of a 23-year-old teacher, with echoes of the national judgment that was sparked in the UK last year by the murder of Sarah Everard. Ashling Murphy was killed on Wednesday afternoon as he ran along the banks of the Grand Canal at Tullamore in …

More than 900 people have been arrested for drunk driving on Irish roads over the Christmas period. Between November 26 and January 4, gardaí ran its Christmas and New Year road safety campaign which saw 5,681 checkpoints carried out across the country. The campaign focused primarily on testing for drink-driving and 914 people were arrested. …

Housing benefit overpayments due to errors made by officials have more than doubled since 2019, Northern Ireland’s spending watchdog has found. Comptroller and Auditor General Kieran Donnelly found that levels of fraud and error in the system totaled £4.2 million in the 2020/21 financial year, representing 12, 1% of total expenditure on housing assistance. This …

MOST cryptocurrency owners in this country are under 34, according to a survey. losing half a million people in the state now own bitcoin or some other form of cryptocurrency, according to a survey by Australian price comparison site Finder.com. The research comes after bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, recently lost more than 30% of …

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to advance their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The October 25 military takeover upended Sudan’s plans to move to democracy after three decades of international repression and sanctions under the autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A popular …

An environmentally friendly and inexpensive brown algae electrolyte that can be used in a battery to generate green electricity was developed by two students from Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. The algae acts as an electrolyte and is composed of “abundant, thermostable and biodegradable materials”, allowing the production of renewable electricity in a capacitor which stores energy, …

Spain has become the latest European country to withdraw COVID-19 antigen tests produced by Chinese pharmaceutical company Genrui Biotech following a spike in false positive results. The Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency (AEMPS), which is currently investigating the product, has ordered the testing to be withdrawn “due to a possible increase in false positive …

Always remember to tip your waiter, if you know what is good for you. A tourist made a big impression at a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Years Eve without leaving a tip. This made it easy for staff to locate him after police released a webcam video showing vandals …

A voluminous file in the National Archives of the United Kingdom contains details of three refugees from South Africa who fled to Botswana, then Bechuanaland, in early 1963. In a memorandum written in July 1963, a British official reported wrote that all three were “said to be Southern African Citizens and Listed Communists” while one …

An American has been called a “hole **” for introducing herself with her friend as Irish – although she could not prove any connection to the island. We’ve all seen this happen at some point. If you are ever in America and someone hears your Irish accent then you will have a story about how …

A report by British academics indicates that the minimum unit price (MUP) on alcohol cannot change the habits of heavy drinkers in Ireland. Debate is intensifying over the controversial measure, which entered into force in Ireland last week and has seen prices double for many cheaper products. However, it is also claimed in British Columbia …

There is no page in this book, from the preface by Mary Heffernan of the OPW to the personal file of archivist Lucy Whiteside, that does not offer entertainment, pleasure or, at the very least, information. And that includes the index. It seems important to make this point because at first glance the Brilliant Volume …

The HSE has ordered an additional 15 million antigen tests in an effort to ensure a sufficient supply to meet the huge demand expected in the coming weeks. Ore of 400,000 tests were sent to close contacts and symptomatic under-40s in the past week alone, while retailers admit they have to work “exceptionally hard” to …

A new rule from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changes the way third-party network transactions are reported on Form 1099-K for self-employment income earned in 2022 and beyond. Form 1099-K is used to report payments that you receive from payment settlement entities (ESPs) that process payment card transactions or over a third-party network. Payment cards …

Michelle Jay ran an event business, but when the pandemic ended the gatherings, she decided to fulfill a long-held dream of opening her own bookstore. The reading tree started in May 2020 online only, but in April 2021, when lockdown restrictions eased, Jay opened up to the public. “The response from the local community has …

According to the endocrinologist and clinical manager of the National Gender Service (NGS), Dr Karl Neff, the NGS “faces multiple complex challenges and is coping with them with insufficient resources”. Writing for the Irish Times, Dr Neff described the diabolical state of trans healthcare in Ireland and highlighted a number of issues facing the NGS. …

Sony has unveiled plans for a self-driving electric car loaded with sensors and entertainment displays. At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Japanese tech company said it was “well positioned” to enter the automotive industry. “This spring, we are creating a new company, Sony Mobility, to accelerate these efforts,” said Kenichiro …

The Irish government has been asked to oppose the European Commission’s plan to classify nuclear and natural gas power plants as green energy. EU taxonomic rules Brussels consulted with EU Member States on the move as part of the EU Taxonomy which aims to rank activities that contribute to a green transition so that private …

Graham Rowntree said it’s important that there is a good mix of personalities in a management team, but you don’t have to have multiple nationalities involved for this to be successful. The four Irish provinces have a mix of foreign and Irish coaches on board and strikers coach Rowntree, the only current senior manager to …

The Duchess of Cornwall will join Country Life magazine as the third Royal Guest Editor for the launch of an issue commemorating her 125th birthday. Camilla will edit the special edition of the magazine, which will be released on July 13, just days before her 75th birthday on July 17, with the royal edition focusing …

Finding Zero Payday Loan Confirmation of Family Savings? The main points have yet to be resolved, but Southern Bancorp is anticipating and proposing a statement in the first quarter of 2010, CEO Joe Ricotta told you. “Both men and women (payday lenders) wouldn’t have succeeded if there wasn’t perhaps a desire for the majority product. …

After one of the best years on record for real estate investment transactions, agents are adopting a positive outlook for 2022, with some believing it could approach the record high of € 5 billion in transactions seen in 2021. These factors will be the availability of properties for sale as well as keeping interest rates …

Updated 46 minutes ago ADDITIONAL CORONAVIRUS MEASURES in schools across England will not be in place “for a day longer than we need,” his education secretary pledged, as concerns were expressed over ” possible staff shortages in the sector. Nadhim Zahawi has called on principals to consider merging classes or sending groups of children home …

Kamil Tomko was 16 when his parents told him his family was moving to Ireland. He was not surprised by their decision to leave Slovakia – the family had parents in Ireland and had regularly talked about moving abroad to build a better life. He tried to mentally prepare for the change, but was deeply …

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced on Sunday that he was resigning, six weeks after returning to his post under a deal with military coup plotters which he said could save a transition to democracy. Hamdok, who had not appointed a government as protests continued against the military takeover in October, said a roundtable was …

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Gigable, which aims to be a fair platform for delivery people and restaurants, has launched a new feature on its app to encourage better wages and terms. The effective hourly wage indicator on the Gigable application will allow businesses to see how much they are paying in relation to the living wage and allow them …

IRELAND’S DECADE OF COMMEMORATIONS enters its most difficult period as the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. The War of Independence was interrupted by a truce in July 1921 and ended with the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty five months later. The treaty established the Irish Free State (which came into being …

A The New Year’s Honors bus driver for over 40 years of service to his local community said the award “won’t change it.” Cornel Grant, currently based at Sharston Depot in Manchester, received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his fundraising work and efforts in organizing local events. The 68-year-old served in the Royal Fusiliers …

The NI Protocol is leading to business investment in Northern Ireland of a kind not seen in decades, an economist said. nrew Webb, chief economist at Grant Thornton, said the trade deal to keep Northern Ireland in a single market for goods provided the kind of boost to the economy long promised by a cut …