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15 January 2019 11:50 Marks & Spencer announces UK store closures, putting 1,000 jobs at risk

More than 1,000 jobs at Marks & Spencer are at risk as the retailer announced its latest round of store closures as part of a drastic transformation plan. The retailer released a list of 17 UK stores proposed for closure on Tuesday, in a move which will affect 1,045 employees. As part of an accelerated store closure programme, M&S is on track to close 240

11 January 2019 06:46 Woman killed and girl, 6, injured in Donegal collision

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 110

08 January 2019 17:54 Heathrow runway closed amid possible drone sighting; departures suspended as investigation takes place

Departures at Heathrow Airport have been suspended due to a possible drone sighting. The news comes just weeks after London's Gatwick Airport descended into chaos amid reported drone sightings which caused the cancellation of flights both inbound and outbound of the airport. One of the airport's two runways is currently closed and all departures have been suspended 126

07 January 2019 16:44 Alps avalanche warning after spate of weather-related deaths

Authorities in Austria and southern Germany have warned that the risk for avalanches in the northern Alps remains high after several people died in weather-related incidents. A 28-year-old man and 23-year-old woman who went missing while snowshoeing were found dead near Salzburg in central Austria, the Austrian news agency APA reported. About 40 rescuers 133

07 January 2019 16:03 Cork gym which closed with debts worth €660,000 to reopen under new ownership

A popular Cork city gym that went into liquidation last year with debts of more than €660,000 is set to re-open in April under new ownership and following a major refurbishment. Source Health and Fitness in Tivoli was purchased before Christmas at a cost of €790,000 by McHugh Property Holdings and will be managed by Séamus Crowe, owner of two Galway 102

07 January 2019 07:27 Hospital consultants concerned at ‘overwhelming’ capacity deficits

Hospital consultants have expressed concern about the Government’s complacency over addressing the “overwhelming” capacity deficits in the health service. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) said it was worried that the reduction in the number of patients being treated on trolleys in the past week compared with the start of 2018 was being 89

05 January 2019 05:00 Landmark Cork bridge to be closed to traffic on consecutive weekends

Cork’s landmark St Patrick’s Bridge is to close to traffic for resurfacing for two weekends in a row later this month as part of its €1.2m restoration. The work was deferred from early November amid ongoing controversy over the implementation of the afternoon car ban on St Patrick’s St. But Cork City Council has now advertised a temporary closure of the bridge 85

04 January 2019 09:28 Debutant Kevin Tway holds lead at Tournament of Champions with McIlroy three shots off pace

Rory McIlroy holds a share of sixth place heading into the second day of Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The Ulsterman shot an opening round of 69 to lie on four under par among a six-strong chasing pack. That is three strokes behind the leader Kevin Tway of the US who is making his debut at the tournament. The American fired a round of seven-under 86

03 January 2019 09:35 Democrats determined to end government shutdown with 'nothing for the wall'

A closed-door meeting between US president Donald Trump and congressional leaders has led to no further progress over the partial government shutdown. Talks will resume on Friday amid an impasse over Mr Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the US border with Mexico. In public, Mr Trump has renewed his dire warnings of rapists 97

30 December 2018 15:40 Motorcyclist dies in accident involving two motorbikes and car

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with another motorcyclist and a car in Co. Limerick today. The accident happened on the N69 between Glinn and Tarbert at around 12.40pm. The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, collided with a car and another motorcyclist in his 20s. The man in his 50s died at the scene while the motorcyclist in his 20s was taken to Limerick 90