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Skepticism has been expressed over plans by the UK government to legislate culture and language in Northern Ireland. the document released after the Queen’s Speech included plans for the Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill. The government in Westminster was expected to introduce the bill ahead of the Stormont election last week. He fell in …

THE number of people out of work is now below pre-pandemic levels according to new figures released today. Figures from the Department of Social Care show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stands at 4.8%, which is lower than it was before Covid hit. There are 177,004 people on the Live Register. The number of claimants …

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she believes a referendum on Irish reunification could be held within the next five years. he was speaking as Sinn Féin is set to become Northern Ireland’s largest party with a Nationalist Prime Minister in Stormont for the first time. Ms McDonald said the partition had been …

Journalists Hugh O’Connell and Jack Horgan-Jones said it was “sheer luck” that Nphet was disbanded the same week they submitted their book Pandemonium: Power, Politics and Ireland’s Pandemic. The book, which details Ireland’s response to Covid-19, with unparalleled access to key decision makers, was launched on Thursday evening at Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin’s Dawson …

Madeleine McCann suspects Christian Brueckner had his parole request rejected in Germany, according to a report. he was convicted of a sex offender and declared an official suspect by Portuguese authorities last month. According to the Daily Mirror, Brueckner – who was given a seven-year sentence for rape in a separate case in 2019 – …

The parents of Aoibhe Byrne (14), who died in a tragic accident earlier this week, said at her funeral today that she was a happy and friendly girl who ‘smiled from birth’. Mass was held at 11.30am at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Carrickmacross, Monaghan, followed by a burial in the adjoining ceremony. …

CONOR WHELAN has been named to the bench for Galway as Henry Shefflin prepares to welcome his former boss, Brian Cody, to Pearse Stadium this Sunday. helan suffered a worrying hamstring injury in Galway’s opening day stalemate with Wexford in Leinster SHC’s round robin group, and he consequently missed the weekend’s run by 25 points …

Building materials company Grafton Group said revenue rose 7.2% so far this year on higher prices and growth at its Chadwicks chain in Ireland. Hadwicks saw income rise by 37.5% (on a like-for-like average daily basis) as Irish homeowners spent more on repairs, maintenance and improvements to their homes. There has also been an “acceleration” …

A local woman has been severely traumatized following an unprovoked assault by a man on Oldbridge promenade last week. he woman, who does not want to be named, was attacked by an unidentified man as she walked her dog along the beauty spot under the Boyne Cable Bridge at around 8am last Tuesday April 19. …

Veteran marksman Ben Brosnan unleashed his goalscoring power on a wayward Offaly side as he inspired Wexford to a dramatic but deserved victory in this entertaining encounter played at Chadwicks Wexford Park. e Brosnan, 34, inspired his younger colleagues with a dazzling attacking display that gave it a personal 1-5 tally, his 53rd-minute goal a …

Last week we pointed you to some exciting new opportunities in Antarctic postal services and tourism. This week, Review Radio Column’s jobs bulletin brings news of something closer to home – though still involving a journey across water. is heard on Sunday with Miriam (Radio 1, 10am), the Blasket Islands, off Kerry, have been inhabited …

Dearbhla Tinnelly is the new Irish boxing European champion. Dundalk’s light heavyweight outclassed Ukraine’s Karine Airapetian to win the gold medal at the European Youth (U-18) Championships in Sofia this afternoon. A member of Dundalk-based Clann Naofa boxing club, she has already won a European silver medal at U-14 level in 2018 and a silver …

A former hotel worker acquitted of murdering Irish bride Michaela McAreavey has been re-arrested by Mauritian detectives investigating the case, his lawyers have said. Mauritius Police have confirmed that Sandeep Mooneea was interviewed by officers examining Ms McAreavey’s case. Mooneea and another man were found not guilty of the murder after a high-profile trial on …

Survival rates for breast cancer patients treated at the country’s largest private hospital appear to be better than those of patients attending public hospitals, according to the results of a new medical study. Research by medical staff at Bon Secours Hospital in Cork found that the difference in survival rates among its patients diagnosed with …

Protesters in Dublin have called on the Irish government to ban symbols of support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. About 100 people, waving Ukrainian flags, urged the government to ban what they called “symbols of Russian hatred”. Protesters gathered on Kildare Street outside the Irish parliament on Thursday afternoon. “No Z in Ireland,” they …

Michael Carney Hannigan, 62, of Ellsworth, died on Wednesday April 6, 2022, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Edward Martin Hannigan and the late Ruth Carney Hannigan Ballentyne. Michael was a technician for JM Smucker Coffee and Tea Division in Washington. He …

We’re not suggesting for a moment that new manager Greg McWilliams delved into Eddie Jones’ playbook for diversionary tactics ahead of the Six Nations draw with Italy in Cork. But we’ll admit that the cynic in us saw a “Justice for Beibh” motif going up the mast. Or “Bae” to give him the nickname used …

His picture is still on the Wall of Champions in the press building at Augusta National, sandwiched between Trevor Immelman and Phil Mickelson. His chair at the champion’s dinner on Tuesday night was empty, however, and if there was an invitation to play the Masters this year, no one saw it. As the Masters unfolds …

A man is due in court in the morning on charges of stabbing in the town of Longford yesterday which left another man in hospital with serious injuries. The man, in his 20s and from the Longford area, was arrested by detectives hours after an incident inside the Luigis fast food restaurant along the town’s …

Ryanair planes are seen at Dublin Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBLIN, April 5 (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) expects average airfares during this year’s peak summer season to be 5-10% higher than pre-pandemic prices over …

Ukrainian refugees are to be offered job and training assistance at a famous Dublin cafe, which is also putting ‘Red Cross buns’ on its menu to help the humanitarian effort. ewley’s cafe in Grafton Street will sell the pastries in place of its usual hot cross variety until Easter, with all proceeds going to the …

A sacked lawyer’s wrongful dismissal complaint was dismissed by the Workplace Relations Board after his request to subpoena additional witnesses and his mother’s repeated interruptions prevented the hearing from proceeding for more five o’clock today. Mmi Burke also demanded that the lead defense attorney retract his remark that the Burke family were like a ‘traveling …

DUBLIN-based AerCap – the world’s largest aircraft lessor – submitted a $3.5 billion (€3.1 billion) insurance claim linked to plane bombs in Russia after the government has actually seized assets belonging to foreign leasing companies. erCap chief executive Gus Kelly said the company has taken “aggressive” steps to repossess its planes and engines in Russia …

Irish consumer confidence plunged in March as the war in Ukraine exacerbated an already worrisome inflation outlook and added uncertainty to global economic forecasts. A survey by Ireland’s Economic Pulse survey found Irish households were the most pessimistic for almost a year and a half after the second biggest fall in the monthly index. The …

Meta says it has yet to decide whether to appeal the €17 million fine imposed by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner for mishandling the reporting of 12 breach notifications. We are still reviewing the decision,” said a spokesperson for the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, which employs around 5,000 people in Dublin. “This …

Neighbors have described attempts to save a 17-month-old girl who was attacked by a dog in her home. The toddler died in hospital from his injuries following the attack in Blackbrook, St Helens, Merseyside on Monday afternoon. A resident said: “We stopped at the school and heard screams. I just ran to try to help …

If you’re chasing a few points to secure a Grand Slam no one predicted when the six nations made it to the starting gate, then a home game against a useless Scotland is as good as it gets. or is it a Scottish side for whom the bulk gets regular playing time in the SRU’s …

The question of Irish neutrality is constantly in the headlines, and even some of our politicians are beginning to wonder whether the Ukrainian problem should change our attitude. do not forget that Éamon de Valera’s policy of neutrality saved us The Second World War and our permanent neutrality allow our peacekeepers to be welcomed wherever …

Last night MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace maintained their opposition to a European Parliament motion against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Wallace said Russia “has genuine security concerns about NATO entering Ukraine, but that doesn’t change the fact that what Russia has done now is a crime.” Both men said their stance was one …

Teenagers are taking an interest in the Irish language as TikTok stars across the country are using their platform to promote our native language. eamus Lehane from Limerick, who has attracted more than 130,000 followers on the app under his username ‘seamboyseam’ went viral after posting a video posing as Minister Simon Harris. Although he …

Andriy Yarmolenko could return to the West Ham squad to face Aston Villa on Sunday for the first time since the Russian invasion of his native Ukraine. The club initially granted Yarmolenko compassionate leave after the invasion began on February 24, but the 32-year-old returned to training earlier this month. Hammers boss David Moyes has …

Shipping group Irish Continental’s losses narrowed in 2021 as pandemic restrictions eased and new freight routes were added, allowing it to restart paying dividends. revenue increased by €57.4 million last year, an increase of 20.7% over 2020 levels to €334.5. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), before non-trading items, increased by €10.2m (24.2pc) …

Irish truckers have started a journey to Ukraine carrying 500 tonnes of aid for the war-torn country. The first part of a convoy of 25 Irish trucks, carrying hundreds of tonnes of aid to the Ukrainian people, left Dublin Port early Tuesday afternoon. Goods, including medical supplies and clothing, are sourced from individuals, community groups …

Whatever notions or ideas you may have about the murder of Michael Collins, the equivalent in Irish history of the JFK assassinations in the United States, prepare to cast them aside when the musician, comedian and writer Paddy Cullivan will present his latest production at a venue near you. . This week the producer, writer …

A FATHER who was on his way to a hospital appointment with his son also took the opportunity to buy cannabis while in Dublin, a court has heard. eargal Pleimean (60) had planned to share cannabis with a couple of friends for a few months. Judge Gerard Jones ordered Pleimean to donate €1,000 to Pieta …

An Post has unveiled a new booklet of six stamps celebrating some of Ireland’s top female athletes ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8. Athletes honored on the Irish Women in Sport stamps are Rachel Blackmore, Kellie Harrington, Katie Taylor, Sonia O’Sullivan, Ellen Keane and the Irish Women’s Hockey Team. An Post said the …

Jesse Marsch has taken charge of Leeds to become America’s third Premier League manager. Arcelo Bielsa’s successor at Elland Road follows in the footsteps of Bob Bradley, who had a brief stint at Swansea in 2016, and former Huddersfield boss David Wagner. Here, the PA news agency examines the records of those who came before …

A new medical study has raised concerns about the ineffective and ineffective use of acute care beds in the Irish healthcare system, after a survey found nearly 40% of beds in a major Dublin hospital were occupied by patients classified as “delayed discharges”. Research by medical staff at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown in Dublin also found …

The government is working to put in place a rapid response plan to any signs that the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic is worsening. This will include redeploying testing and tracing, accelerating vaccine deployment and contingency plans to put in place short-term public health measures. The contingency plan would be used if a new variant …

The property developer who is suing Davy and 16 of his former employees and senior executives has established a prima facie case of fraud, a High Court judge has heard. Important comments were made in a decision on a pre-trial application in the action brought by Belfast businessman Paddy Kearney and his company Kilmona Holdings …

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he would rule within hours on a request for two regions in eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists to be recognized as independent – a move that could give Moscow a reason to openly send troops. Separately, Moscow said Ukrainian military saboteurs tried to enter Russian territory in …

At Croke Park, Brian Fenton, Ciarán Kilkenny and Dean Rock wore the expressions of guys who had been transferred without warning from Real Madrid to Wycombe Wanderers. watched the game with a crowd of Knockmore men. Before the throw-in, a Westport man said: ‘How did the Leinster game end? Damien Martin said: “I thought the …

Shoppers on Irish websites spent an average of 40% more last year than in 2020, with the total value of purchases rising from €357 per person to €503, according to Paypal’s Retail Trends & Spends Study . According to a survey of over 1,000 consumers, its spending on websites in Ireland was also higher than …

THE vast majority of people are worried about the rising cost of living. And the sustained rise in prices has left one in four people worried about upcoming payments, according to Deloitte’s latest State of the Consumer report. It shows overall consumer spending rose for the fourth consecutive month, by €31 for an average spend …

A lucky Irish person looks to the future with all the trappings of wealth after winning the €30.9 million Euromillions jackpot. The winner – whose identity has not yet been made public – joins an exclusive club of Irish Euromillions winners which now numbers 17. Here is the call of the lucky 17. Dolores McNamara …

Long-awaited reforms to Ireland’s defamation laws will see juries abolished for High Court cases, but there will be no cap on the damages a court can award and no general ‘harm’ test. serious” to discourage petty libel claims, the Sunday Independent understands. report by a group set up to review defamation law does not recommend …

A serial thief who a judge called a “scourge” of Finglas shopkeepers has been jailed for 20 months. Sean Maloney (26) admitted robberies from supermarkets and convenience stores during his appearance in Blanchardstown District Court. Judge David McHugh said he understood the defendant’s life had been difficult but Maloney had been on a rampage which …

Continuing ‘business as usual’ in the Defense Forces will leave Ireland without a credible military capability to protect the country, its people and its resources for an extended period, a report has warned. The Defense Force Commission examined the capabilities, structures and strength of the Irish military, in a report released on Wednesday. Commission members …

Supermarkets unwilling to raise the price of vegetables grown in Ireland are forcing farmers to abandon this type of food production, says a farmer with more than 30 years of vegetable production under his belt. oe Jones from North Dublin quit the industry last year and says some of the country’s biggest vegetable growers who …

Glasnevin Cemetery has a ‘deserted’ memorial wall which controversially remembered British soldiers and RIC officers who died during the 1916 Rising and the Irish War of Independence in addition to Irish civilians and IRA volunteers. The Dublin Cemeteries Trust said in a statement it had decided to stop the wall after it was badly vandalized …

Defense coach Simon Easterby admits discipline is at the forefront of Ireland’s concerns after last year’s Six Nations campaign was derailed by a costly red card. The Irish were on the back foot just 14 minutes into the 2021 Championship following the damaging dismissal of Peter O’Mahony in the 21-16 loss to eventual winners Wales …

Jamie McGrath will meet international teammates James McClean and Will Keane after completing his move to League One Wigan from St Mirren. he Meath native has made an impression since moving from Dundalk to St Mirren and as he was out of contract at the end of the season, and reluctant to sign a new …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 CameraMatics vehicle safety platform is set to become the country’s next unicorn. he London-listed company, with offices in Ireland, UK and US, has successfully raised an additional € 3.9 million from existing investors – Sure Valley Ventures, Puma Private Equity and Enterprise Ireland – after having more than doubled its valuation this year. The …

St Patrick’s Athletic is preparing an ambitious move in January for Bolton Wanderers forward Eoin Doyle. Oyle (33) is the first-choice striker for the League One squad and still has 18 months left on the contract, but he has always expressed his desire to come home with his family and end his career in the …

Fee-paying schools have seen a growth in the number of students this year, in a context of still strong demand for places. almost half of the schools have increased their fees for the current year as a result of the competition. Although the fee increases have been modest, they reflect a buoyant market for private …

A major clean-up was underway in parts of Wexford today after heavy rains which caused flooding yesterday. The Rivery Slaney in Enniscorthy broke out last night, flooding the streets of the center of town, and a number of people had to be rescued from their cars after being trapped in the floodwaters of the Bridgetown …

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has suggested scrapping the Carabao Cup to ease match congestion in English football. he national schedule is under enormous pressure, with the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus sweeping locker rooms and forcing postponements across the country. United, themselves, have not played since December 11 due to their …

WORK is progressing rapidly on updating the obsolete and overloaded Mallow sewer system, an Irish Water project that will protect the water quality of the Blackwater River and provide a platform for growth and development future of the city. The entire project includes the construction of 5.5 km of new sewer lines bringing the system …

Eight people have been charged with drug trafficking following a massive custody operation to sell and supply drugs to Bray, Wicklow, Arklow and Greystones. The investigation was carried out by Gardaí attached to the Wicklow Divisional Anti-Drug Unit as part of Operation Tara alongside the National Guard’s Drugs and Organized Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) as part …

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice were crowned champions of this year’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing. or their last dance of the series, the duo performed a dance inspired by Romeo and Juliet on The Rose by Bette Middler. Shirley Ballas said: “She melted my heart, the love you have for dancing and for each …

NPHET has recommended that bars and restaurants close at 5 p.m. to combat an increase in the Omicron variant of Covid-19. In a letter from Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last night, Nphet also recommended that attendance at outdoor events be limited to 50pc or 5,000 attendees. The public health …

European Union policymakers said on Wednesday they would create a system to certify carbon removals next year, as a step towards establishing a regulated European market to trade them and provide a financial incentive to store them. CO2. Direct air capture and other technologies suck the air in and use chemical reactions to extract carbon …

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will apply for a building permit to build a section of a controversial cycle path through Deansgrange cemetery. councilors accepted a report on the Active School Travel initiative presented by council director Robert Burns at the monthly council meeting this evening and agreed that council will now file a Part 8 …

There is something sinister about the way Spotify, my music streaming service of choice, sends me a recap of my listening for the year. It’s not just the tone that seems to aim to flatter me for doing a good job listening to music, as if listening to music is something to be proud of. …

Mick Abidoye faced a lot of adversity in his young life, faced setbacks that would have derailed many. In 2019, his father passed away at the age of 46, and then Mick’s promising football career and an American college scholarship was cut short by a career-ending injury. And yet, last week, the 21-year-old Enniscorthy was …

Gardaí has ​​stepped up its crackdown on drug gangs, including the Kinahan cartel, by stepping up intelligence sharing with police in South America. The Cabinet this week approved a request from the Commissioner of the Guard to initiate an official exchange of information with the Colombian National Police. The South American country remains the world’s …

The Anglo-Irish treaty results from a conference held in London from October 11 to December 6 to determine how “Ireland’s association with the community of nations known as the British Empire can be best reconciled with aspirations. Irish nationals ”. The Irish delegation was finalized at a Dáil cabinet meeting on September 4. Arthur griffith …

Ulster Bank is giving customers six months to close their accounts in 2022 before withdrawing from the Irish market. he bank invited its competitors to a meeting today to outline its plans to scale down its business and migrate services to other providers. He wants customers to quickly move their businesses elsewhere to avoid account …

On the outskirts of Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, the statue of Bussa, a slave who led a failed revolt in 1816 – his face raised triumphantly to the sky and holding broken chains from his outstretched arms – testifies to the legacy 400 years of British rule, and resistance to it. It is a …

Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The question of Palestine has eluded justice, international human rights law and international humanitarian law for decades. the Palestinians face unbearable living conditions. They suffer from house demolitions, displacement, the illegal expansion of Jewish settlements, the usurpation of land, the theft of natural resources …

Claudio Ranieri pushed Brazilian striker Joao Pedro to become a star player for Watford. Former Fluminense player Pedro celebrated his first Premier League goal last weekend after coming off the bench to help seal a resounding 4-1 victory over Manchester United. Hornets boss Ranieri will be forced into an attacking reshuffle to former club Leicester …

Celtic’s hopes of advancing in the Europa League were agonizingly dashed as a late retaliation from Bayer Leverkusen denied them a famous victory in Germany. The spirited team of nge Postecoglou knew they would probably need a win to keep their last 32 dream alive and they were on track for that result until the …

Paul Nolan prepares for a few big days as Cheltenham festival heroine Ms Milner crosses the Irish Sea to tackle the long distance obstacle in Newbury on Friday. o The Irish raider has landed the second year competition since the What a Question, formed by Mouse Morris, prevailed 25 years ago and Nolan expects to …

Figures from the HSE revealed that Waterford has the highest vaccination rate of any county in the country for adults, adolescents and children aged 12 and over. According to data, 99.7% of people aged 18 and over living in Waterford are fully vaccinated, while 96.8% of adolescents and children aged 12 and over have also …

Again, there has been no winner for the € 19million Loto jackpot tonight – the prize has now been carried over 47 times since June 6. The publicity storm around the National Lottery began on Friday, when Fine Gael TD called for a “full investigation” into why there has not been a Lotto jackpot winner …

Meghan Markle described how she dated Prince Harry for “one last fun night” before their relationship was revealed to the world. The playful interview with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres came just days after Meghan (40) apologized for misleading the UK High Court about his collaboration with the authors of the biography Find freedom. She …

WEXFORD County Council has confirmed that a boil water advisory for the town of Wexford, affecting more than 20,000 people, has been lifted with immediate effect. The advisory went into effect on October 30, with the affected area stretching from the town of Wexford to Barntown and Taghmon. Bottled water flew off the shelves over …

Rescue efforts are underway to free people in up to 100 vehicles trapped by mudslides that rolled down a Pacific coast highway in the Canadian province of British Columbia following torrential rains. British Columbia Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said earlier Monday that search and rescue teams were assessing how to get safely to Highway …

Seán FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, has passed away. The 73-year-old was rushed to hospital late last week after suddenly falling ill at home. He lost his battle for life on Monday. A family spokesperson told Independent.ie the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Mr. FitzPatrick is survived by his wife Triona …

TWO Afghan teenagers based in Ireland have been successfully repatriated after the brother and sister were trapped in the war-torn country three months ago when the Taliban overthrew the government. the 18-year-old girl and her 16-year-old brother are now safely back at their Irish address after being stranded in Afghanistan and unable to return home …

The hospitality industry has been warned that adherence to Covid-19 guidelines is “essential” if the government is to maintain the “current level of openness”. The industry has been called to a meeting tonight by the Taoiseach Department to take place next week and warned that a “collective effort” is needed to reduce the “burden of …

UCD is in pole position to reach the Premier League promotion playoff final after a 3-0 victory over Treaty United at Markets Field. A goal from Paul Doyle in the first half and a brace from Colm Whelan put Andy Myler’s men in an excellent position ahead of Sunday’s second leg. Treaty United scored the …

People Newspapers featured prominently in the nominations for this year’s Irish Local Media Awards, which were announced on Friday. or more than 500 entries were received in 14 editorial and business categories in print and digital publications across Ireland, with People Newspapers – Wexford People publishers, New Ross Standard, Enniscorthy Guardian, Gorey Guardian, Wicklow People …

MAJOR waterworks were announced for Macroom in the middle of Cork and Freemount in North Cork during the week as a boil water advisory entered its second week in the city center from Cork. It works at Macroom involves replacing around 615m of problematic water pipes with new, modern pipes. The water line replacement program …