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17 October 2018 14:52 County star O'Neill helps champions Ardscoil Ris get off to a winning start

Reigning Dr Harty Cup champions Ardscoil Rís got this year’s campaign off to a winning start in today’s first round tie at Mallow. The Limerick side, who saw off Midleton CBS in the 2017 final, emerged with six points to spare over the Cork city team after a hard-fought encounter. Ardscoil Rís, who led by two points at the interval, actually fell behind

15 October 2018 13:22 German railway station evacuated amid hostage siutation

Police in Cologne say they have closed parts of the western German city's main railway station because of a hostage situation. Police officer Christoph Schulte said the incident appears to have started inside the station. He said parts of the station, one of the biggest in the country, were closed off as well as Breslauer Platz square behind the station 1

15 October 2018 08:03 Sinn Féin closes WhatsApp group over 'inappropriate and disrespectful' texts about President Higgins

The messages sent during Saturday’s Presidential debate, suggested Higgins needed a booster seat. SINN FÉIN HAS closed down a WhatsApp group after messages sent to it described President Michael D Higgins as a ‘leprechaun’. According to images shared in the Irish Daily Star the texts included a photograph of Higgins seated in studio during the debate 6

13 October 2018 08:20 Man (20s) killed after his car hit a wall in Co Longford

The driver was the sole occupant of the car. A MAN IN his 20s has died after his car hit a wall in the early hours of the morning on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Mullingar. Gardaí are currently investigation the single-car collision that occurred at 6am this morning. The driver was the sole occupant of the car and his body has been removed to Mullingar 25

13 October 2018 07:43 Man dies after car hits wall in Co. Longford

The accident happened on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Mullingar at around 6am. The driver of the car, a man in his mid-20s, was killed when his car hit a wall. He was the only person in the car. His body has been removed to Mullingar Regional Hospital where a post mortem will take place. Garda forensic collision investigating officers are at the scene 25

13 October 2018 02:40 Greg Higgins swoops as Cork Con’s late show edges UCC

Cork Con scored a last-gasp try to beat rivals UCC 18-20 last night at the Mardyke in the second round of the All-Ireland League. While UCC looked set to cause an upset, Cork Con centre Greg Higgins scored late in the corner to give Con their second win from two games in the competition. Con started the derby on the front foot, and after kicking to the corner 10

12 October 2018 06:52 Man in his 40s killed after being struck by car in Meath

Gardaí are investigating the incident which happened on the R162 Navan to Nobber road. A PEDESTRIAN IN his 40s has been killed after being struck by a car in Meath. Gardaí are investigating the incident, which happened on the R162 Navan to Nobber road at around 10.30pm last night. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been taken to Our Lady’s

11 October 2018 19:29 Two dead in motorway crash between lorry and minibus in the UK

Two people have died and three more are being treated for serious injuries after a lorry and a minibus crashed on a motorway in the UK. Air ambulances were called to a stretch of the M4 in Berkshire at 12.20pm on Thursday after the two vehicles collided. The two people killed were travelling in the minibus and died at the scene. Six other people on board 1

11 October 2018 08:13 Severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast with 95mph winds

A severe cyclone damaged mud huts and uprooted trees and electric poles in eastern India where authorities have moved nearly 300,000 people to higher ground. The India Meteorological Department said the cyclonic storm named Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 95mph with widespread rain in coastal districts in eastern Orissa state. A woman was killed 2

09 October 2018 10:22 Zookeeper dies after ‘tiger attack’ in Japan

Japanese police are investigating the death of a zookeeper killed in an apparent attack by a white tiger. Local officers said 40-year-old Akira Furusho was found bleeding from his neck and collapsed inside a tiger cage at Hirakawa Zoological Park in Kagoshima, southern Japan. Zoo officials said they believe Mr Furusho was attacked while trying to move a male tiger 5