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  • Coast Guard rescues woman who suffered leg injury in Howth

    16 December 2018 18:28

    The Irish Coast Guard has gone to the rescue of a member of the public who suffered a leg injury while walking on the cliffs in Howth. A rescue team from Howth assisted Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics in bringing the casualty to a waiting ambulance for treatment. Fergus Cooney, the PRO for Howth Coast Guard said they were happy to be of assistance

  • Gardaí investigating after digger used to steal ATM from Monaghan bank

    16 December 2018 09:19

    Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a digger was used to steal an ATM from the wall of a bank in Monaghan. A digger was used to break a hole into the wall of a Bank of Ireland to remove the ATM, at around 3am this morning. Gardaí say the cashpoint was loaded onto a trailer in Ballybay, before heading off in the direction of Cootehill or Carrickmacross

  • Grandfather of three-year-old killed in car collision ‘heartbroken’

    15 December 2018 22:38 1

    The grandfather of a three-year-old boy who died after being struck by a car in Co Down has said he is heartbroken. Kai Corkum, from the Ards area, died on the Moville Road in Newtownards in Co Down on Thursday, police said. A 21-year-old man was arrested, but has since been released on bail pending further police inquiries. Kenneth Corkum posted on social

  • Poll shows fall in popularity for Taoiseach and Fine Gael

    15 December 2018 21:48

    A new poll out this weekend shows satisfaction with the Government has fallen. The Sunday Independent Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll shows nearly half the people polled are unhappy with its performance. The Taoiseach's popularity has also taken a hit and Fine Gael has also suffered falling two points since April to stand at 32%, now just five points

  • Gardaí investigating after body of baby found on beach in Dublin

    15 December 2018 14:24

    Gardaí are investigating after the body of what is believed to be a newborn baby was found on a beach at Balbriggan, Co Dublin. The discovery was made at the North Dublin beach shortly before 10am this morning. The scene is currently sealed off and a technical examination of the area has begun. Gardaí have raised concerns about the wellbeing of the child's

  • Flight turns around over Atlantic and diverts to Shannon with ill passenger

    15 December 2018 08:00

    A Canada-bound flight was forced to turn over the North Atlantic and divert to Shannon Airport last night after a passenger was reported to have fallen ill. Air Canada flight AC-859 departed London’s Heathrow Airport at 6.30pm destined for Toronto, Canada. The flight was almost four hours into its journey and about two hours north west of Shannon when the crew declared

  • Man held for harassment had balaclava and gloves

    15 December 2018 05:50

    Gardaí found binoculars, a balaclava, latex gloves, and a notebook with details of the alleged victim and her boyfriend when arresting a man later charged with harassing a woman, a court has been told. The man, with an address in West Cork, appeared before Bantry District Court in relation to the charge on Thursday and again in Bandon yesterday. He denies

  • GPs criticise methods used to reduce number of people on waiting lists

    14 December 2018 17:23

    1,000 people were cleared from outpatient waiting lists last month, but there are still over half a million people without appointments. GPs have criticised the methods used to reduce the number of people waiting. The National Association of GPs thinks the HSE should be calling people to check if they still need to be seen rather than writing to them, in case they have moved

  • MacSharry: More detail on President's spending should be provided in annual audit

    14 December 2018 08:41

    Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee Marc MacSharry wants the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to have access to more details of spending by the President. He was commenting after Áras An Uachtaráin published for the first time the details of the President’s annual spend of €317,000. “I commend President Higgins for doing what he did. There

  • Charity single released in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless

    14 December 2018 08:26

    A new single is being released today asking Ireland to make the homeless their number one priority this Christmas. 'Take Back the City' is available on download to raise funds for the charity Inner City Helping Homeless. It has been a difficult year for thousands as the struggle to find homes for all who need them continues. Homeless figures have been increasing