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  • Chair of new National Children’s Hospital to address Joint Oireachtas Health Committee

    16 January 2019 09:50 242

    The Chair of the board overseeing the new National Children’s Hospital will tell TDs and Senators that if they were to start the project again, they'd adopt the same approach. Tom Costello is addressing a Joint Oireachtas Health Committee this morning to discuss the spiralling cost of the project. The final project cost is now expected to be between

  • Did you buy a Lotto ticket in Kerry? You might have won €45,612

    15 January 2019 16:35 185

    The National Lottery has appealed to a Kerry ticket holder to claim the €45,612 prize which remains unclaimed from the November 3 draw. The deadline to claim the winnings is Friday, February 1. Ticketholders have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim the money. The ticket was sold in Listowel, Co Kerry and the money was won when the player matched

  • 'I had a very nice Hereford steak last night': Taoiseach hits back on meat criticism

    15 January 2019 16:11 202

    The Taoiseach has hit back at criticism against him for eating less meat. Leo Varadkar said yesterday he was trying to reduce his carbon footprint by eating less meat. He said: "Them fellas that are talking about stopping people eating meat have never worked hard. "If you're a hard worker and do a hard days work there's nothing to bring you back and to revive

  • Jail sentence for man who held over €77,000 worth of heroin

    15 January 2019 15:40 147

    A man who held over €77,000 worth of heroin having built up a drug debt has been sentenced to four and half years. Garrett Hanley (33) of Oliver Bond House, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to having heroin, with an estimated value of €77,301 and cannabis with a value of €2,100 at his home on May 12, 2015. The court heard that heroin

  • Supermac's wins long running case against McDonalds over 'Big Mac' trademark

    15 January 2019 12:19 150

    Supermac's has won its long running case against McDonald's to have the use of the "Big Mac" trademark cancelled throughout Europe. The European Union Intellectual Property Office has ruled that McDonald's had not proven genuine use of the contested trademark as a burger, or as a restaurant name. The Irish fast food company had claimed that McDonald's

  • DUP 'unable' to support May's deal because of 'toxic' Irish backstop

    15 January 2019 10:24 121

    Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster branded the Irish border backstop "toxic" and said her party's 10 MPs would vote against the Withdrawal Agreement. Mrs Foster said on Twitter: "Tonight will be historic but for the wrong reasons. We will oppose the toxic backstop & vote against the WA. "It's time for a sensible deal which governs our exit from the EU & supports

  • Children's hospital over spend having impact on rest of health service

    15 January 2019 08:01 128

    A specialist in emergency medicine has said that the escalating cost of the National Children’s Hospital is going to have an impact on the health system for years to come. Dr Fergal Hickey, a consultant in emergency medicine in Sligo University Hospital, says that the over expenditure on the children’s hospital will have a knock on effect elsewhere in the health

  • Cork man jailed for theft after stealing man's wallet during Mass

    14 January 2019 17:09 85

    A man has been jailed for eight months for stealing the wallet of a man as he attended mass at St Augustine’s Church in Cork city. Trevor O’Donoghue, 48, with an address at a flat at 15 Willow Court, Cross Douglas Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft whereby the card was used in two different shops within a short time of being stolen. Just over €100 was spent

  • Gardaí disrupt gang linked to spike in bike thefts in north Cork

    14 January 2019 16:32 104

    Gardaí have disrupted a gang they believe were behind a spike in bike thefts in north Cork. They have recovered several bikes which were believed to have been stolen for quick sale - one is valued at around €3,500 - and they also recovered suspected cannabis and cocaine with a street value of around €3,000 during the same search operation. One man has been charged

  • Harris says nurses’ strike will not be solved by ‘megaphone diplomacy’

    14 January 2019 15:48 76

    Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the upcoming strike action by Irish nurses will not be solved by “megaphone diplomacy”. Nurses are planning to strike for 24 hours later this month over a pay dispute. Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will take part in the action on January 30. The organisation says the decision to hold a national