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David Carey reached a mainstream audience at the Open when he placed 18th halfway through on his Major debut. With his Ben Hogan cap, Mr 57 moniker for his rock-bottom career record and DeChambeau length off the tee, he’s eminently marketable. He is taking part in the ISPS HANDA World Invitational at Galgorm Castle this …

Four people were rescued by the RNLI last night on Lough Derg after the boat they were traveling on succumbed to engine failure. Alentia Coast Guard has requested the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist four people on an engine-out 36ft motor cruiser. The Coast Guard informed the lifeboat volunteers that the stricken …

The GAA community of Clonoulty-Rossmore came together united in grief Saturday night at a vigil held for Dillon Quirke. illon (24) died on Friday night after collapsing during a Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship match between Clonoulty-Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs. Dillon’s untimely death shocked the Tipperary GAA community and a vigil was held in his memory …

French conservationists were hoping to give a catch of herring to a worryingly thin beluga whale that strayed from its arctic habitat in the French Seine. hey fear the ethereal white mammal is slowly starving in the waterway through Paris and beyond. “We are clearly in a race against time,” said Lamya Essemlali, president of …

Activity picked up again in Ireland’s services sector in July with a surge in new business, according to the latest AIB Purchasing Managers Index. It is the 17th consecutive monthly rise for the index, signaling a strong recovery for the sector after the most difficult months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Services business confidence also improved …

Spraoi Chiarraí – the Kerry-based youth group who specialize in Irish folk and traditional music as well as song, dance, storytelling and mentorship – are back in action this coming Saturday August 6th when they will give a free concert in Killarney. A feast of young Irish folk talent will keep people entertained and they …

TRADITIONAL musician Ashling Murphy has been remembered as thousands of festival-goers return to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann after the pandemic. he week-long festival is back for the first time since Drogheda in 2019. Some 500,000 festival-goers from Ireland and abroad are expected this week, making it the biggest music gathering in the country. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí …

As he awaited a verdict, Frank McCann sat in the courtroom, engrossed in a book about “the perfect murder.” The book, “Total Eclipse,” has been described as “engrossing” and “scary,” which could easily be words attributed to McCann’s own story. He himself had played the role of a distraught husband as he tried to get …

The number of children starting school at age four continues to decline. Last January, 17% – about one in six – of junior infants were four years old, up from 47% twenty years ago. In raw numbers, 10,483 of 63,583 toddlers in the 2021-22 school year were aged four, up from 25,662 of 55,236 in …

More than 10 homes had to be evacuated and two firefighters were hospitalized battling a wildfire on Killiney Hill on Monday. The fire, which is still raging, has forced evacuations and will see the Air Corps assist firefighters by dripping water from the air today in an attempt to put out the blaze. close DFB …

A young Ukrainian woman was saved from the Russian invasion by an Irish church she volunteered with three years ago. Leksandra Hromova, 23, and her mother Yuliia, 45, from Dnipro, now live in Dublin thanks to two Salvation Army officers. The former management and economics student first came to Ireland in 2019 on a gap …

A burglar who broke into a Supermacs with underpants over his head will be convicted later. Hilip Daly (52), a former fisherman with 102 convictions, had tried to feed a “deep” drug addiction. The defense lawyer said his behavior has since “improved markedly”. Daly of Curran Park, Balbriggan pleaded guilty in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court …

The Bohemians will end their current relationship with Dublin schoolboy band St Kevin’s Boys and seek new partners to add to their underage structure. t Kevin’s, which has helped produce generations of international stars such as Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady, entered into an official partnership with Bohs in 2018, in …

Notre Dame would remain independent if it could earn at least $75 million a year in media rights revenue from current broadcast partner NBC, sources told CBS Sports. The Fighting Irish’s deal with the network is due to expire in 2025. For NBC to feel comfortable elevating Notre Dame’s valuation to such a high, it …

Up to 2,000 people took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday afternoon for the Trans Pride march. along the route, passing conductors honked their horns in support of those heading from the Garden of Remembrance to the main stage near Merrion Square, where they were greeted by cheers from the crowd. Addressing the pickers, …

Former Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward has died aged 67. he popular Carlow-Kilkenny TD was elected to the Dáil three times during his political career. The charismatic dairy farmer was first elected in 2007 when the government of Fianna Fáil and the Green Party took power under Bertie Ahern. He replaced his brother Liam who …

Northern Irish sprinter Leon Reid has been refused entry to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham following a security risk assessment. Eid received a suspended sentence in February after being found guilty of allowing his apartment to be used for the production of crack cocaine. Reid, 27, won a bronze medal in the men’s 200 meters …

A CONVICTED drug dealer who previously faced death threats, withdrew a personal injury claim of up to €60,000 this week on the morning it was due to start. Christopher Kelly (37), of Greenfort Gardens, Clondalkin, Dublin, had sought compensation from South Dublin County Council and Irish Water after saying he was injured when he tripped …

Ant McPartlin has paid tribute to Father Dermott Donnelly, saying he was “the kindest, wisest man I know”, after his death at the age of 55. he Catholic priest and brother of McPartlin’s presenting partner, Declan Donnelly, died in hospital on Friday after a short illness. TV star McPartlin (46) wrote on Twitter: “Father Dermott, …

Hamish Watson will return from injury to earn his 50th Scottish cap in Saturday’s second Test in Argentina. The flanker replaces Edinburgh team-mate Luke Crosbie in the line-up for the encounter in Salta. Gregor Townsend made five changes in all after a 26-18 loss in the first Test. Ben White replaces Ali Price as scrum-half …

Xander Schauffele won the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor. The American, ranked 11th in the world, won the title with a shot from fellow American Sam Burns, with Ireland’s Shane Lowry finishing a shot further in third. Pádraig Harrington produced a second round 64 to finish fifth. JP McMANUS PRO-AM FINAL DASHBOARD bold …

In a week when Nicola Sturgeon announced another referendum for Scottish independence, we read that Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had spoken out against any rush in a border poll on the island of Ireland. On whose behalf exactly is Mr. Varadkar speaking? Fine Gael, of course – the party that accepted the partition. But does he …

A radio presenter has publicly apologized for a ‘fake’ tweet he posted about political commentator Eoghan Harris. ewstalk’s Kieran Cuddihy – who features the hard shoulder – posted on Twitter last night to ‘unreservedly apologize’ for the tweet, which was posted last month. “On June 3, 2022, I posted a tweet accusing Eoghan Harris of …

There were long queues outside Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport this afternoon, but the Dublin Airports Authority (DAA) says 98% of passengers get through security within 45 minutes. harmaine Quinn, from Blessington, Co Wicklow, said she would not return from the airport until the chaos calmed down as she waited two and a half hours …

News Ireland, the local branch of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, is to cease publication of its daily online edition of The Times Ireland as part of a wider corporate reorganization here. The move will mean the loss of four of the current 20 editorial jobs here at The Times and Sunday Times headlines. Journalist Nóirín …

According to the Bank of Ireland’s latest Economic Pulse index, consumer sentiment is “reaching into reverse”, with a third of households saying they are just making ends meet. The monthly survey found that the rebound in confidence from the pandemic has reversed as people brace for interest rate hikes as inflation continues to climb. The …

Dublin’s Pride Parade returns to the streets of the capital today for the first time since the pandemic began – and returns greener than before. Starting on O’Connell Street at midday, the Pride Parade will parade down O’Connell Street and is expected to pass along Custom House Quay before crossing the River Liffey and ending …

The Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent won several honors at this year’s Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Awards (JMA). he annual ceremony recognizes outstanding journalism that contributes to public understanding of justice, the legal system and legal issues. Irish Independent Legal affairs editor Shane Phelan won two accolades. He received Merit in the …

Boris Johnson meets President Zelensky in Kyiv Boris Johnson is ‘feeling fine’ after being placed under general anesthesia for routine surgery on his sinuses this morning, Number 10 has claimed. Responsibility for “important decisions” facing the government has been transferred to Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab for a period of 24 hours from the start …

A south Dublin pub was set on fire in an arson attack inside the premises in front of a large group of customers who were socializing on the premises. he shocking incident took place at the Lough Inn pub in Loughlinstown in the early hours of the morning in front of a large group of …

Irish Water will be flushing essential water lines over the next few weeks to protect the water supply to homes and businesses in Dundalk. it works, in partnership with Louth County Council, is scheduled to take place between mid-June and until Wednesday July 13 in Blackrock, Haggardstown and surrounding areas. During the water system maintenance …

England suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Hungary that was as remarkable as it was humiliating as fans turned on Gareth Southgate and his players just five months from the World Cup. Among the favorites to triumph in Qatar after reaching the semi-finals four years ago and finishing runners-up at Euro 2020, the Three Lions …

Charlie Bird has opened up about his heartache that his terminal illness will mean the end of his relationship with his wife. n the documentary Charlie Bird: Strong and Clear, broadcast on RTE1 on Monday June 13, the seasoned journalist reveals that his wife, Claire, is “the human being” closest to him. “That’s what makes …

Irish Bruce Springsteen fans have been shocked after finding out that a trip abroad to see the American singer would be cheaper than heading to Dublin and spending the night. Is it because concert tickets are more expensive in Ireland, or perhaps because of skyrocketing hotel room prices and ever-rising fuel prices? In a comprehensive …

International money transfer and currency exchange service provider OFX will establish its European base in Dublin, creating 15 jobs. FX, which was founded in 1998, is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. It employs 650 people in eight offices around the world, working with businesses that trade across borders, as well as with consumers who send money …

RYANAIR has announced what it calls its “biggest ever” Irish winter schedule, with 177 routes from Ireland now scheduled for winter 2022/23. he program includes seven new routes, including winter services from Dublin to Lapland (Rovaniemi), Castellón, Genoa, Klagenfurt, Rome Fiumicino and Venice, as well as Cork to Newcastle. “While this program offers plenty of …

TWO men have been killed following a three-car collision in Co Sligo this evening. ardaí are currently at the scene of the fatal road accident which occurred on the N15 at Rathcormack, Co. Sligo at around 5.20pm. A Garda spokesman said: “Three cars were involved in the collision. “Two men, the driver and passenger of …

A woman’s body has been found in the River Lee in Cork city center after two children were rescued during a rescue operation. The woman, who is in her 40s, reportedly drowned. A car was pulled from the water early in the day using specialist equipment. The two children were rescued after they apparently managed …

Wexford County Council chief executive Tom Enright has been appointed by the government to the board of an agency overseeing billions of euros in house building funding – just months after he was harshly reprimanded by SIPO, the watchdog of political ethics. r Enright had threatened to pull the advertisement from South East Radio’s board …

British holidaymakers hoping to take off this week are facing continued travel disruption across the UK. After preemptively cutting 240 flights over the weekend, easyJet’s daily cancellations continue. Passengers on the morning flight to Belfast from Gatwick on Tuesday were told at 4am they would not travel. Meanwhile, the airline’s 5am service from Bristol to …

Shoppers returned to shopping malls in Beijing on Sunday as the Chinese capital eased pandemic restrictions after declaring a small but lingering Covid-19 outbreak effectively under control. The partial reopening of shops and offices in Beijing has been welcomed by weary residents and struggling traders eager to see life return to normal. Coupled with a …

Middleweight Gabriel Dossen is assured of a bronze medal at the European Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, after advancing to Sunday’s semi-finals. He fashioned a 4-1 decision win over Norway’s Mindaugas Gedminas. it’s a decisive win for the 22-year-old who fights at Olympic BC in Galway. He won back-to-back European Youth bronze medals in 2016 and …

DUBLIN trainer James McAuley is ‘still in shock’ after a ‘nightmare’ event on Tuesday afternoon which saw 17 of his horses break loose from a paddock before galloping down the road at speed, some up to eight kilometers. 17 returned to McAuley’s yard in the Naul after being arrested by locals, but two were shot …

House building plans thrown into ‘serious doubt’, tobacco-style health warnings on car advertisements and the Taoiseach’s defense of Cork City are all on the front page this morning. the Irish Independent reports that the Foreign Office insists there is no backlog in processing passports and blamed incorrectly completed forms as nearly 200,000 people are waiting …

Two Irish MEPs were part of an EU delegation which today had to cancel a planned diplomatic mission to Palestine because the Israeli authorities prevented the chairman of the delegation from entering the state. he delegation for relations with Palestine canceled the trip after its president Manu Pineda was prevented from entering Israel. The delegation …

DEPUTY Johnny Mythen lent his support to victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV) at an innovative event at Leinster House. We were part of a group of TDs and Senators who took part in a special star weaving ‘jam’ session organized by the One Million Stars Ireland project and Amber Women’s Refuge, Kilkenny. …

Tokyo Olympian Nhat Nguyen won a decisive victory in a badminton world circuit event in Thailand. Guyen beat Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus, who is ranked 21st in the world, to reach the last 16 of the Thailand Open BWF Tour Super 500 event earlier today. On the last occasion the pair each faced the Dane …

The messages between Rebekah Vardy and her agent about Coleen Rooney were ‘harmful and unwarranted’, the former England captain’s wife has told the High Court as she completes her evidence in the high-profile libel trial of the women. In a viral social media post in October 2019, Ms Rooney, 36, said she had carried out …

Cork’s Rockmount have lifted the FAI Centenary Intermediate Cup for the fourth time in their history after beating Dublin side Bluebell United in that decisive match at Turner’s Cross, Cork. It was the first time since 2008 that Rockmount had won the contest. After a scoreless first half, Rockmount were awarded a penalty early in …

The three Irish boxers in action today at the World Championships in Istanbul have qualified for the next round. Light flyweight Caitlin Fryers reached the round of 16 with a dominating performance to overcome a challenge from South Africa’s Thandolwethu Mathiba. The fryers will be in action again on Sunday. Featherweight Niamh Fay looked even …

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 …