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  • ‘Champagne killer’ Breen prepares for freedom in Dublin

    19 May 2014 14:00 7

    The leader of the Infamous D22’ gang was sentenced to nine years for the manslaughter of his pal, Martin McLaughlin, on January 1, 2006, during a cocaine and booze-fuelled session at Jurys Croke Park Hotel. Breen (34) was dubbed the Champagne killer’ because he had ordered a bottle of celebratory bubbly before stabbing McLaughlin in the arm, the back and the chest

  • Funnel cloud in Co Longford makes for dramatic show

    19 May 2014 13:50 13

    Photographs taken of tornado-like formation as heavy rain, thunder cross country Dramatic photographs of a funnel cloud were taken by an amateur weather enthusiast who spotted the formation in Co Longford yesterday evening. Louise Duggan said it was “very calm” about 8pm yesterday when her partner noticed a tornado-like cloud from their north Longford

  • Des baffles Sunday Game viewers with new word | BreakingNews.ie

    19 May 2014 13:42 3

    Viewers of the first Sunday Game of the season might have been left a little confused with some of presenter Des Cahill’s questioning throughout the show. In discussing Longford’s victory over perennial first round losers Offaly, the presenter suggested that supporters of the Faithful County would be “bumfuzzled” by their failure to win a Leinster Championship

  • Two rape crisis centres are to close temporarily as cuts take hold

    19 May 2014 13:28 6

    The services in Clare and Tipperary will be closed for at least a month because of a €120,000 shortfall. TWO RAPE COUNSELLING services in the Midwest are to be temporaily closed because of a funding shortfall the service estimates at €120,000. Rape Crisis Midwest has centres in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary but is to close the latter two services for a least

  • Gardaí arrest two men in Longford drugs raid

    19 May 2014 13:28 9

    Gardaí in Co Longford have seized around €45,000 worth of cannabis in a planned operation. They found 55 cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb at an address in Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford at around 9:45pm last night. Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit and Detective Units arrested two men in their 20s at the scene and brought them to Longford

  • Wexford man jailed for 12 years for rape of partner's daughter

    19 May 2014 12:26 16

    A Wexford man has been jailed for 12 years for raping his ex-partner's daughter in a case the DPP viewed as being on the 'severe end of the scale'. The 40-year-old was convicted by a jury of 12 charges including eight charges of sex assault and one of rape in two locations in Waterford on dates between 2003 and 2008. The man, who pleaded not guilty to all of the charges

  • Gardai seeking help to trace missing pensioner

    19 May 2014 12:05 16

    76-year-old George Mason has been missing from the Stillorgan area since Sunday. He is described as being 5' 6" in height, slim build with grey hair and moustache. George was last seen wearing black trousers and a maroon coloured v-neck jumper. Gardaí are concerned for George's welfare and anyone with information is asked to contact Blackrock Garda Station

  • Armed gardai called in to deal with Nevin row

    19 May 2014 10:17 33

    Armed gardai had to wade in to separate around 40 people who were involved in what locals described as “pitched batter” at St Loman’s GAA Club in Mullingar in the early hours of yesterday. Members of the extended Nevin family were fighting with members of a rival family, but root of the dispute was not known. It is understood the fight broke out during

  • 44-year-old arrested after aggravated burglary

    19 May 2014 09:57 17

    Gang broke into Edgeworthstown house and assaulted lone male occupant A 44-year-old man has been arrested after a man was assaulted during the course of a robbery in his home in Edgeworthstown Co Longford yesterday. Three men broke into the house shortly after midday, assaulted the man, locked him in a toilet and stole property. The man was the only person

  • Return of the old guard sparks Fianna Fail backlash

    19 May 2014 09:09 21

    Following Mary Hanafin's return to the Fianna Fail ticket, more than one in three voters say they are less likely to vote for the party if former ministers are brought back. Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has also made his first public contribution to the Fianna Fail campaign by canvassing with party MEP Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher at the weekend. The negative