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22 February 2018 15:34 Henry Bolton quits Ukip after being sacked as party leader

Bolton was confronted with a statement from his wife, whom he left just before Christmas, on TV this morning. FORMER UKIP LEADER Henry Bolton has quit the party just days after being ousted as leader. Bolton, aged 54, faced criticism in early January after it emerged that his 25-year-old girlfriend made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan 3

21 February 2018 00:00 A side order of ‘cúpla focal’ to go with your lunch

A restaurateur has spiced up her menu with a cúpla focal for a series of special lunches to celebrate our native tongue. Claire Nash of Nash 19 on Princes St, Cork City, has joined forces with former TG4 Cork reporter Grett O’Connor to present two ‘Cúpla Focal Lunches’ as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge in early March. This is aimed at non-native Irish 12

19 February 2018 22:18 Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks

Ahern also questioned Micheál Martin’s criticism of the government. FORMER TAOISEACH BERTIE Ahern says he has been speaking to Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney during the ongoing negotiations in Northern Ireland. Ahern, who was Taoiseach during the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 and the St. Andrew’s Agreement in 2007, told RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live that he has been speaking 8

19 February 2018 00:53 Disarray as Jonathan Griffin sacking prompts Kerry resignations

Chairman Mike Moriarty and secretary Maurice Dunworth, both from Ballyduff GAA club, stepped down on the day of the ladies minor football team’s Munster Championship opener against Tipperary, which they won 3-13 to 3-5. “I just wasn’t able to carry out the role I was asked to carry out,” said Dunworth of his resignation. “Instead of dealing with football 16

18 February 2018 18:30 Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel

The research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans. THE ARAN ISLANDS is being used to study the feasibility of using hydrogen as fuel in a multi-million euro project that focuses on isolated areas. The €3.5 million Seafuel project aims to demonstrate the value of using renewable energies, with no carbon footprint, to fuel transportation 18

17 February 2018 08:30 The first Foroige youth club outside of Ireland has opened

The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually. THE FIRST BRANCH of youth development organisation Foróige outside Ireland has launched. The pilot collaboration between the Irish Immigration Centre and Foróige will “serve as a model to engage Irish-American youth”, its organisers say. They hope it will give young 10

17 February 2018 00:00 Ireland 2040: €1.4bn allocated for strategic investment priorities

It is one of the most significant projects to be undertaken in the State, yet the Cork events centre only gets a mention in Project Ireland 2040. The €73m project is listed as “other amenity” in the plan that states that €1.4bn is being allocated to strategic investment priorities between now and 2027. The Irish Examiner reported last week that a funding 6

15 February 2018 01:09 Jack Anderson: Banning MMA would be populist but regulation is more effective

Last week and in front of family members, Carvalho’s death was viscerally described at a coronial inquest. Carvalho took 41 blows to the head during the bout. Attempts to provide medical care to the stricken fighter were hindered by poor access. When Carvalho’s stretcher did eventually reach the ambulance, he was placed unsecured on the floor. In the rush to an emergency 4

14 February 2018 12:00 World to go green for St Patrick’s Day

More than 300 stadiums, statues, museums and towers worldwide are set to go green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day next month. The Space Needle, now recognised as the symbol of Seattle in the US and one of the most recognisable structures in the world, will join the global greening line-up. And joining Tourism Ireland’s global greening for the first time is Chimo 4

13 February 2018 21:10 Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam

Many women were left with disabilities following the surgery. PAKISTAN POLICE HAVE arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from victims, officials said today, the latest case involving the country’s notorious medical black market. Police in Punjab province’s eastern Hafizabad district arrested five suspects after being tipped off by relatives 1