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21 November 2018 10:29 Hundreds of Wicklow residents protest housing of asylum seekers in hotel

Two hundred people attended a public meeting in Wicklow Town last night to express their concerns about a hundred asylum seekers arriving in the town. The Department of Justice confirmed that the Grand Hotel will be used as a Direct Provision centre. The owner of the hotel says that 24 asylum seekers have already moved into 13 rooms. One woman said: "There's 27

21 November 2018 04:00 Few people loved golf as much as Loyal Goulding

The death has occurred, at the age of 89, of Loyal Goulding, Ardmahon House, Well Road, Cork, and one of the great characters of Cork and Irish golf for many years. Born in Rosses Point, Co Sligo, in August 1929, he came to Cork in the early 1950s. He worked for the Bank of Ireland and became one of the best-known members of Cork Golf Club whom he served 34

15 November 2018 16:40 Roma club and president to donate €150k to Sean Cox family

AS Roma and club president Jim Pallotta have today announced that they will donate an initial sum of €150,000 to the family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox to help with his medical and rehabilitation costs. Roma will donate €100,000 through its Roma Cares foundation, while Pallotta has decided to make a personal donation of €50,000. “What happened to Sean Cox should 26

03 November 2018 16:17 Leicester and Cardiff pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was remembered as Leicester took on Cardiff on Saturday afternoon. The Leicester owner was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium last Saturday, and a week of mourning has taken place in respect. City postponed their midweek cup clash with Southampton but returned to action in Wales, travelling 28

31 October 2018 19:44 Cork accident victim out of intensive care in LA

A Cork man who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a freak accident while in the US is now out of intensive care. Liam O’Connell, 31, from Ballincollig, had been working as a civil engineer in Vancouver, Canada, for the past eight years. However, just over three weeks ago, on October 5, Liam, affectionately known as Doug by friends, suffered serious 20

31 October 2018 11:41 This Michael D Higgins teddy will definitely be on your Christmas wish list

Do you want to giggle your way through the holidays with your own personal giggling Irish President? Well, fear no more because this cuddly toy will be your new obsession - introducing Miggle D Giggles. Yes, you’re not mistaken, Michael D is now available in toy form and we can’t deal. The brothers have always been charmed by the infectious joy of our president 15

26 October 2018 12:40 Bank holiday Fun Run to be held in Meath to raise money for Seán Cox Fund

The Support Seán Cox Fund will be hosting a Fun Run in Seán’s home of Dunboyne, Co. Meath on Bank Holiday Monday, October 29th, continuing their fundraising efforts in support of Seán’s recovery. Over 1,000 race-goers are expected to turn out at St. Peter’s GAA Club, Dunboyne in support of well-known and respected club member Seán Cox, who earlier this year sustained 22

23 October 2018 07:49 Glenda Gilson gives birth to baby boy

The presenter and her husband, Rob Macnaughton, are "over the moon" following baby Bobby's arrival last night at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital. Glenda's maternity leave started just a few days ago and Bobby is understood to have arrived a little bit earlier than expected. He was due to be born in early November but instead arrived at 11.16pm last night 22

20 October 2018 23:05 A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how Met Éireann and the UK Met Office named this year’s storms. THE NUMBER OF Irish names, the pronunciation of ‘Aaron’ and references to a US sitcom were among the concerns raised during the naming of this year’s winter storms. Correspondence released to under the Freedom of Information 16

20 October 2018 09:17 Arizona man broke both of his legs and fought off rattlesnakes after mine shaft fall

AN ARIZONA MAN who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. “He is a very fortunate individual,” Operations Commander Roger Yensen of the Maricopa 20