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10 October 2018 17:31 Ex-player ‘relieved’ to leave club, sex abuse trial of former youth coach told

Celtic FC’s head of recruitment has told the sex abuse trial of a former Crewe Alexandra youth coach he was “relieved” to leave the club because it was not a “healthy” environment. Lee Congerton, 45, said while he was a player for Crewe Alexandra’s youth team in the late 1980s he had stayed over at the house of coach Paul McCann, 57, who is accused of indecently 3

08 October 2018 21:02 Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables. NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN TIPPERARY County Council and members of the Travelling Community are continuing in a bid to resolve a dispute over a new housing development. A number of families were set to move into houses at Cabragh Bridge 2

08 October 2018 10:56 Nine enforcement orders imposed on food businesses, including one where 'live crawling insects' were found

There were nine enforcement orders issued to food businesses last month. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served eight Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order in September for breaches of food safety legislation. Some of the reasons for the Enforcement Orders include dead and live crawling insects on surfaces and bakery equipment on the premises 1

05 October 2018 19:30 Poll: It's national potato day, what's the best way to enjoy spuds?

Bord Bia’s national potato day, encourages consumers to buy Irish spuds. “IMAGINE A WORLD without potatoes”, is the theme of this Bord Bia national potato day. The annual event highlights the importance of the lowly spud, both in terms of our culture but also our economy. According to IFA president Joe Healy the sector is worth €80 million with 500 growers 1

20 September 2018 08:23 1,300-year-old Book of Durrow to go on loan to British Library

Originating in Offaly, the Book of Durrow is thought to be almost 100 years older than the Book of Kells. WIDELY REGARDED AS a medieval masterpiece, the Book of Durrow is going on loan to the British Library for an international exhibition. The ancient manuscript currently resides in Trinity College Dublin but will go on display in London as a part of the Anglo-Saxon 1

03 September 2018 13:01 Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in front of 100 people for attempting to have sex

Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex were caned today in a rare public whipping that was slammed by lawmakers and rights activists as a form of torture. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs 2

22 August 2018 12:13 Govt numbers 'don't include people sleeping on sofas,' says homeless campaigner

The head of a homeless advocacy group has said that the “enormous shortage” of housing has left families sleeping on streets, tents and hostels in Dublin. Father Sean Donohoe, co-director of Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, was speaking at the second day of the World Meeting of Families (WMOF). The Pope is to visit the centre on Saturday as part of his visit 10

20 August 2018 19:45 Greece wants new talks with UK on Elgin Marbles

The Greek government has launched a new bid to engage the UK in talks over the return to Athens of the Elgin Marbles. Greece’s culture minister has written her to British counterpart to formally propose negotiations on the future of the celebrated ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple at the Acropolis. A ministry statement said Lydia 3

20 August 2018 10:59 Pope Francis issues letter condemning sexual abuse and cover-ups within church

Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of sexual abuse by priests and subsequent cover-ups. Francis demanded accountability in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. The Pope begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics 6

15 August 2018 06:27 Analysis reveals 11% pay rise for company bosses compared to 2% for staff

Company bosses have seen their pay soar by 11% this year, compared with just 2% for full-time workers. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the High Pay Centre looked at executives in FTSE100 companies. Women make up 7% of those bosses, but they earn only 3.5% of total executive pay. Luke Hildyard, director of the High Pay Centre 4