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21 December 2018 10:48 Video: Christmas cheer for man left with life-changing injuries in Storm Emma as he returns home

Taking time to relax and enjoy Christmas after a life-changing nine months is the plan for the determined young Cork man Jack O’Driscoll who said he feels lucky with how his life has turned out. Jack, aged 20, who suffered life-altering spinal injuries during a fall in snow storms last March, has come home to Mayfield in Cork for Christmas after his time in Dublin 55

20 December 2018 16:22 Commission finds 1998 garda shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn in Wicklow was justified

The final report from the MacLochlainn Commission of Investigation into the fatal shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn by members of An Garda Síochána has found that the shooting was justified. However, the report found that there were "serious deficiencies" in the garda investigation into the incident, as well as in relation to record keeping, the disclosure 71

18 December 2018 12:58 Warrant issued for 'David Schwimmer lookalike' after court no-show

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a "lookalike" of Friends star David Schwimmer after he failed to attend court in the UK. Abdulah Husseni, 36, of Spencer Road, Slough, had been summonsed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court today accused of theft and fraud. District Judge Jane Goodwin issued a warrant not backed for bail after Husseni 81

17 December 2018 17:28 Man accused of causing fatal collision gave false name in hospital, trial told

A man accused of causing a fatal two-car collision gave a false name while being admitted to hospital after the incident and said he had injured his leg in a fall, a jury has heard. It is alleged that Michael Jones was driving an Audi A3 which broke a red light at speed before crashing into the side of a Mitsubishi Colt driven by Hong Qing Qu. The collision 109

17 December 2018 13:48 Here are the latest poverty figures for Ireland

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there was a modest improvement in poverty rates in 2017, with a decrease in the rate of consistent poverty. The figures, contained in the CSO’s latest Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), show that the consistent poverty rate, which includes people both at risk of poverty and experiencing 57

11 December 2018 19:40 Manchester City sign United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen

United States international goalkeeper Zack Steffen will join Manchester City from Columbus Crew next summer on a four-year deal, the clubs have announced. The 23-year-old, who has played six times for his country, will officially become a City player in July. Columbus Crew said in a statement on their official website that the undisclosed transfer fee is the largest 83

07 December 2018 13:14 Peat extraction firms cannot appeal over finding their activities need planning permission

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding their activities are no longer exempt development. The companies had claimed the finding would effectively bring the industry to "a standstill" with implications for some 11,000 jobs while planning applications are put in train. In a ruling today, the High Court's 91

05 December 2018 11:50 Survey claims 82% of Irish drivers will drink over Christmas

Research has found that 82% of Irish drivers are expecting to drink over the Christmas period. The research from Allianz also shows around a third are not aware of the stricter drink driving laws which came into effect recently. It means anyone caught driving over the limit will face an automatic ban for three months. Previously, drivers got three penalty 42

02 December 2018 14:20 Official schedule of memorial services for George H.W. Bush released

The official schedule of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at the age of 94, has been released. The 41st President will lie in state in the rotunda at the US Capitol until Wednesday morning. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington DC for a memorial service. The former 48

23 November 2018 22:36 Children among those evacuated from ice rink as fire breaks out

More than 100 people had to be evacuated from an ice rink in the UK after a fire broke out. Avon Fire and Rescue were called to Icescape at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare shortly after 5pm on Friday. A spokesman for the service said about 120 people had to be cleared from the rink and surrounding area, including staff and families with children 50