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10 January 2019 18:10 Court hears woman in Kerry dealt cannabis and cocaine to buy food for horses in animal sanctuary

A middle-aged English woman running an animal sanctuary in Kerry resorted to dealing cannabis and cocaine to buy food for her horses. Rosalin Barton of Barrduff, Killarney was jailed for four years today. She was caught in a transaction involving the movement of €139,000 worth of cannabis herb at Dromalour, Kanturk, County Cork. In a follow-up search 63

19 December 2018 17:17 Government to establish independent CervicalCheck tribunal

The Government has agreed to establish an independent statutory tribunal to deal with claims arising from CervicalCheck. Minister for Health Simon Harris TD secured Government approval to prepare legislative proposals as a matter of priority, but the Government acknowledged this will take time to establish. The Cabinet approved the appointment of Ms Justice 38

12 December 2018 15:02 103 cruise ships to visit Cork in 2019

A record 103 cruise liners are booked to visit Cork next year, including several which will dock in the port for the first time. New ships such as Celebrity Cruises MV Celebrity Reflection and Ocean Cruises MV Scenic Eclipse, billed as a contender for the world's most luxurious cruise ship, will make their maiden visit to the deep water quay in Cobh, along 31

08 December 2018 17:54 Sinn Féin leader reaffirms abstentionist policy at Markievicz celebrations

Mary Lou McDonald has used a speech at the centenary celebration for the first female MP to reaffirm her party’s stance on abstentionism. The Sinn Féin leader spoke on Saturday at an event dedicated to Constance Markievicz, who was elected to the House of Commons as an abstentionist Sinn Féin MP in 1918. The party have come under renewed calls to revise 25

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 27

26 November 2018 06:55 Number of women in top jobs at local government falls below minimum requirement

Only 28% of Chief Executives in local government across the country are women. Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has been given the figure after asking a Parliamentary Question. It falls below the minimum requirement of 30% placed on political parties. He said: "I think Government needs to take on board the figures that they published to me by way of Parliamentary 26

24 November 2018 05:50 Daughter saved dad who had abused her

A woman who was sexually abused as a child by her own father saved him from death when she found him trying to take his own life. Patrick McCarthy, aged 66, from Corbally North, Ballincurrig, Co Cork, was jailed for a total of three years by Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin at Cork Circuit Criminal Court for sexually assaulting his two daughters and another girl. “I have nightmares 28

23 November 2018 08:12 People urged to wear red as part of campaign to clamp down on racism

People are being urged to wear red today as part of a campaign to clamp down on racism. Iconic buildings like Galway's Spanish Arch and the Mansion House in Dublin will be lit red as part of the initiative. In 2017 there was a significant rise in the number of racist incidents in Ireland. Show Racism the Red Card Coordinator Garrett Mullan says it's a major 24

21 November 2018 04:00 Man suing over blurred vision settles with hospital

A 24-year-old man who sued the Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin over the circumstances of care when he presented with the sudden onset of blurred vision has settled his High Court action. Horse rider Connor Callaghan had claimed he allegedly suffered permanent vision impairment and is no longer able to compete in showjumping competitions. It was claimed 23

20 November 2018 16:44 Horse rider who sued Eye and Ear Hospital settles High Court action

A 24-year old man who sued the Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin over the circumstances of his care when he presented with the sudden onset of blurred vision has settled his High Court action. Horse rider Connor Callaghan had claimed he allegedly suffered permanent visual impairment and is no longer able to compete in showjumping competitions. It was claimed 29