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20 May 2018 16:30 Sinn Féin more popular than Fianna Fáil, according to opinion poll

Fine Gael remains the most popular political party. FINE GAEL REMAINS the most popular political party in the country, according to two opinion polls. In a Behaviour & Attitudes poll taken for the Sunday Times, Sinn Féin has overtaken Fianna Fáil as the second most popular party. In this poll of 935 adults, Fine Gael has 30% support (down three), Sinn Féin has 24% support

14 May 2018 08:08 A very surprised Sydney man won the lottery twice in the space of a week

The odds of winning just once are one in almost two million. TALK ABOUT LUCKY. A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. The unidentified man, in his 40s and from the suburb of Bondi, picked up Aus$1,020,487 (€643,417) on Monday last week and then scooped another 1

09 May 2018 06:29 Baptism barrier in schools set to be lifted this year

The new rules are expected to take effect this year. MINISTER FOR EDUCATION Richard Bruton has announced that new rules banning discrimination against children who are not baptised should come into force this year. In a statement this morning, Bruton said that oversubscribed primary schools will not be allowed discriminate on the basis of religion. Around 2

08 May 2018 11:49 SuperValu is back as Ireland's most popular supermarket ... but Tesco and Dunnes Stores are right behind it

SuperValu accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend over the course of the 21 weeks to 22 April. SUPERVALU HAS RETURNED to the position of Ireland’s most popular supermarket, but Dunnes Stores and Tesco are right behind it. The latest Kantar supermarket shares show that SuperValu accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend over the course of the 21 weeks 1

29 April 2018 12:37 Body of 26-year-old Mayo man recovered in Canada

Today the young man’s football club Breaffy GAA club confirmed the news, with “great relief and a lot of sadness”. David Gavin from Castlebar, Mayo, had not been seen since diving off a bridge near Lake Kinbasket in British Columbia on 30 June last year. Extensive searches of the lake had been conducted in the weeks and months after the 26-year-old went missing 5

28 April 2018 17:25 New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country

GOVERNING PARTY FINE Gael remains the most popular in the country, with Fianna Fáil seven points behind, according to the latest opinion poll. The Red C/Sunday Business Post poll shows that support for Fine Gael is currently at 32% – down one percentage point on the last poll. Trailing the party is Fianna Fáil, which has 25% support (up one point) 17

22 April 2018 08:41 Poll: Who is your favourite political party leader?

Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country. THE SATISFACTION RATING for the government stands at 47% (-3), according to a Behaviour & Attitudes/Sunday Times opinion poll. The poll also shows that Fine Gael remains the most popular political party in the country, with 33% support (+1), compared to 25% (-2) for Fianna Fáil and 21% (+2) for Sinn Féin. Taoiseach 7

21 April 2018 08:45 What brings visitors into see the Book of Kells? Rain, apparently

It was raining on many of the most popular days at the exhibition last year. THE STRONGEST INFLUENCE on days when the most people visited the Book of Kells exhibition in Trinity College was… rain. According to figures released this week, rain was present across 70% of the ten most visit days at the ten most visited days during the traditional off-peak 6

20 April 2018 14:57 Man airlifted from top of Blarney Castle following cardiac arrest

The Rescue 115 helicopter reached the famous castle in a matter of minutes. THE COAST GUARD airlifted a man off the top of Blarney Castle after he suffered a cardiac arrest earlier today. The ambulance service called the Coast Guard for assistance after the man collapsed on top of the popular tourist attraction. “We got a call from the ambulance saying 7

20 April 2018 08:02 Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Show Country Special tonight?

It will feature a tribute to popular musician Big Tom, whose funeral is taking place today. COUNTRY MUSIC IS hugely popular in Ireland, having enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. The annual Late Late Show Country Special will air on RTÉ One tonight, featuring established and emerging country artists including Sandy Kelly, Derek Ryan and Nathan 8