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21 February 2018 07:00 Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'

Mark Wards writes about his journey from crippling depression to running the Dublin City Marathon for MS awareness. IN 2005, MY life as I knew it was over. After years of being hospitalised, misdiagnosed and countless tests I was diagnosed with Multiple-Sclerosis (MS). I remember getting the news and my feelings were a mixture of relief and fear – relief 12

14 February 2018 12:00 40% rise in household burglaries in Cork

And gangs are getting easy pickings from the large number of people who do not lock their cars at night. Figures released by gardaí at a meeting of the Cork City and county joint policing committee (JPC) show there were 324 burglaries reported in the last three months of 2017, which was up from 225 in the comparable period in 2016. Thefts from vehicles 1

06 February 2018 22:45 FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'

Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended. A FIANNA FÁIL councillor has apologised for telling AAA-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger that she should “keep your clothes on”. The tweet was sent by councillor Patrick McKee last night while Coppinger was on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne programme. The tweet was criticised by numerous people online with McKee’s party colleague 13

05 February 2018 09:20 Ballymun Sinn Féin councillor resigns citing 'orchestrated bullying campaign' in area

Noeleen Reilly said she first raised concerns with the party leadership four years ago. SINN FÉIN COUNCILLOR Noeleen Reilly says she is resigning from the party with immediate effect, citing a failure of the leadership to deal with a campaign of bullying against her. The Ballymun-based councillor was suspended for six months by the Sinn Féin ard chomhairle 6

27 January 2018 14:44 'This was attempted murder': Suspected arson attack on family home in Waterford

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an apparent petrol bomb attack on a house in Waterford overnight. The incident occurred in the Ardmore Park area of Ballybeg and there was one man inside the house. He did not receive any injures. Local councillor John Hearne has urged anyone with information to contact him or gardaí. He said the house was “completely gutted 9

21 December 2017 06:45 Danny Healy-Rae's plant hire firm is sitting on profits of more than €700,000

It was revealed that the Kerry TD’s outfit has benefited from state and county council contracts. A PLANT HIRE firm owned by independent Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae is sitting on profits of more than €700,000, new documents show. Recently filed accounts for Healy-Rae Plant Hire Limited show that the company – which rents machinery to construction contractors 4

20 December 2017 08:58 'War on wildlife': Bristol residents put spikes on tree to avoid birds pooing on cars

The move has caused much bafflement. RESIDENTS OF AN area in Bristol in the UK have put spikes on the branches of some trees in an attempt to stop birds pooing on cars beneath them. The spikes were seen on trees in the Clifton area, The Guardian reports. Wildlife writer Jennifer Garrett, who shared a photo of the trees which went viral, declared the spikes 4

19 December 2017 00:05 Go to the High Court over Irish, man told

The District Court judge dealing with the case against a councillor accused of blacking out street names in Cork called after Queen Victoria told him to go to the High Court if he wanted to raise the issue of having a judge fluent in Irish for the case. Judge Olann Kelleher said: “I have already decided this twice with Mr Ó Cadhla. I am entitled to hear it through 4

14 December 2017 22:24 Bob Geldof 'disgusted' as Dublin City Council accepts Freedom award he handed back

Geldof handed back his award in an effort to have the honour stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi. BOB GELDOF HAS said he is “absolutely disgusted” that Dublin City Council voted to expunge his name from the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the city after he publicly handed back the award last month. Geldof drew media attention across Ireland and the UK when he visited 6

12 December 2017 12:56 National day of protest against housing and homelessness to be held in April

Stakeholders have urged everyone to get involved in the demonstration next year. A NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION against the homeless and housing crisis is being organised by a coalition of stakeholders on 7 April. Making the announcement this morning at the Mansion House in Dublin, Father Peter McVerry said the homeless and housing situation is “out of control 15