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  • Adam, 17, named 55th Young Scientist winner

    11 January 2019 20:02 5

    Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College has been named the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2019. Adam won for his project, which was entitled 'Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits'. Adam will now have the chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Bulgaria in September. "I want to congratulate

  • Learner driver preparing for test crashes into Dublin house

    11 January 2019 17:05 6

    A Dublin family has had to temporarily move out of their home after a learner driver drove into their sitting room. The car smashed through the front wall of the house in the Castletymon area yesterday afternoon. Local Councillor Mick Duff says it happened while the driver was preparing for their test. "The man, the householder who was there at the time, some of the blocks

  • City Council defends itself from critics: 'We plant 200 trees a year'

    11 January 2019 15:28 4

    Cork City Council says it plants around 200 trees a year, amid criticism that the local authority is cutting down plantlife to the detriment of the city centre’s environs. Members of the public have taken to social media in recent months to highlight examples of trees being removed from the city centre, with many critical of instances where the tree locations

  • Gardaí searching for man who entered river in Galway city

    11 January 2019 12:01 3

    A search is underway in Galway for a man who was seen entering the River Corrib in the city centre. A taxi driver reported seeing the man entering the water at O'Brien's bridge at around 11.30pm last night. Gardaí are liaising with Oranmore Maree Coastal search team and an investigation is underway. According to Galway Bay FM, gardaí and the coastguard

  • Woman killed and girl, 6, injured in Donegal collision

    11 January 2019 06:46 3

    A young woman killed in a freak accident in Co Donegal last night was a teacher and former Mary from Dungloe contestant. Dawn Croke, was tragically killed in an incident close to St Crona's National School in Dungloe at approximately 6.30pm. Ms Croke, who was in her 30s, was a teacher at the local Rosses Community School. Her father Tony, is still a teacher

  • Fire at Leitrim hotel earmarked for asylum seeker accommodation

    10 January 2019 22:48 1

    Update 10.48pm: A fire has been brought under control at a hotel building in Leitrim that had been earmarked for asylum seeker accommodation. The blaze was spotted at around 8 o'clock this evening at the Shannon Key West Hotel in Roosky. The government announced in November that the hotel was to become a direct provision centre. Just before Christmas

  • Court hears woman in Kerry dealt cannabis and cocaine to buy food for horses in animal sanctuary

    10 January 2019 18:10 1

    A middle-aged English woman running an animal sanctuary in Kerry resorted to dealing cannabis and cocaine to buy food for her horses. Rosalin Barton of Barrduff, Killarney was jailed for four years today. She was caught in a transaction involving the movement of €139,000 worth of cannabis herb at Dromalour, Kanturk, County Cork. In a follow-up search

  • Sport and entertainment shows keep Irish viewers glued to their TVs

    10 January 2019 17:48 5

    Dermot Bannon, the Late Late Toy Show and the Eurovision Song Contest all had Irish viewers glued to their TV screens last year. But it was sporting exploits at home and abroad that had most people settling down in front of the television in 2018. Figures from industry monitoring body, TAM Ireland, show that sporting fixtures - including Ireland's rugby

  • Psychiatric nurses announce strike dates

    10 January 2019 16:44 3

    Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association will strike in February in their dispute over pay and staff shortages. The Association's 6000 members will refuse to work overtime on January 31, or on February 5, 6 and 7. Industrial action will be escalated to full strikes on February 12, 13, and 14. The union says recruitment and retention of nurses within

  • Six people died from flu since start of season

    10 January 2019 16:08 4

    New HSE figures show 150 patients have been hospitalised within the past week, with 27 needing treatment in intensive care units. This season’s flu is predominantly affecting people aged between 15 and 64, but health chiefs say more children will get the flu now they’ve returned to school. The start of February is expected to be the peak for cases of influenza