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  • Josephine Feehily: Policing Authority concerned about issue of domestic violence

    09 January 2019 11:58 3

    The chair of the Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, has said that the authority is very concerned about the issue of domestic violence and the fact that there had been two domestic homicides in the first week of this year justified that concern. She said that the authority wants to do more this year in relation to domestic violence. Ms Feehily said: “The origins

  • CUH tops waiting list figures as numbers awaiting hospital beds falls slightly

    09 January 2019 10:46 2

    There are 565 people waiting for hospital beds around the country today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO's Trolleywatch has revealed that 393 are waiting in emergency departments, while 172 are in overflow wards. It is a slight fall on yesterday's figure of 583. The hospital with the most people waiting to be admitted

  • Clare actress cast in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series

    09 January 2019 10:33 2

    Denise Gough has been cast in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. The Ennis native will be joined by two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell Bower and Sheila Atim. The Game Of Thrones prequel takes place thousands of years before the events of the main storyline, with HBO saying it "chronicles the world's descent from the Age Of Heroes

  • Senator calls on Transport Minister to ensure Irish airports are prepared for drones

    09 January 2019 10:28 2

    There is a call for the Transport Minister Shane Ross to ensure Irish airports are prepared for potential drone disruption. No Drone Zones are in operation at airports across the country, but Senator Neale Richmond wants reassurances from Minister Ross on the issue. It comes after the temporary closure of the departures runway yesterday evening at London

  • Arts Council freezes €300k funding for Abbey Theatre

    08 January 2019 15:55 2

    The Arts Council has frozen €300,000 in funding for The Abbey Theatre. It follows concerns its been buying in productions from abroad, resulting in a big drop in opportunities for Irish theatre-makers. More than 300 people, including Aidan Gillen, Ruth Negga and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, have signed a letter to the Minister for Culture over how the Abbey Theatre

  • Driver jailed after placing 'lurid widow's curse' on garda that her family would die

    08 January 2019 15:42 2

    A judge has jailed a man who told a female Garda he would have a "widow's curse" put on her after she stopped him on the road last May. At Ennis District Court on Tuesday, Judge Patrick Durcan imposed an eight-month prison term on Martin Joyce (28) after stating that the Ennis man had imposed a "lurid curse" on Garda Elizabeth McDonagh on May 18 last at Beechpark

  • Update: Woman's body found in the Louth village of Ardee; Man arrested

    08 January 2019 14:30 3

    Update: Gardaí have arrested a man after a woman's body was found in Co. Louth today. The 35-year-old was arrested in the Ardee area and is being held at Drogheda Garda Station. Gardaí are investigating after they were called to a house in the Clonmore Estate in Ardee at around 11.30am this morning. The woman is believed to have suffered severe injuries

  • Gardaí release man without charge in connection with alleged sexual assault in Dublin

    08 January 2019 12:12 3

    Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Dublin in the early hours of December 9, 2018. The woman alleges that she was attacked in a car in the Dublin 4 and Dublin 1 areas. The suspect in his 30s was brought to Irishtown Garda station last Thursday, and he was later released without charge

  • Number of patients on trolleys rises as nurses set to announce strike days

    08 January 2019 10:39 1

    There has been another rise in the number of patients waiting for hospital beds across the country today. The INMO's latest report shows 583 are waiting on trolleys and in emergency departments. Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 61 patients in need of a bed. That is followed by University Hospital Limerick and Letterkenny University

  • Kerry's Reeks District comes third on list of top places in world to see

    08 January 2019 09:46 1

    The Reeks District in Kerry has been listed as one of the Top 6 places in the world to visit. The Rough Guides travel website ranked the area around the Macgillycuddy's Reeks at number three on its 'Six Regions on our Radar' list behind Yunnan in China and the Ibera Wetlands in Argentina. It was also listed ahead of the US State of Alabama, and the Yukon