World: Ireland

Fears over brutal rapist on the loose after DNA tests rule out suspects

Monday  13:15,   23 january 2017
Irish Independent

<p>GARDAI investigating the rape of a young mother in west Dublin are still hunting for the attacker after three chief suspects were ruled out following DNA tests.</p> 1/3 SLIDES [...]

'He is so full of life and love that you wouldn't guess he was sick' - Charity single released for boy (6) with cancer

Monday  09:45,   23 january 2017
Irish Independent

A little boy’s heroic fight for life in the face of cancer has inspired a local Offaly musician, to donate a song he wrote to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, a charity that offers help and support to families with children diagnosed with[...]

Women's March hits the streets of Dublin as protests planned around the world

Sunday  17:30,   22 january 2017
Journal.ie

At least a few hundred people gathered for the march, which is being echoed across the world today.Crowds gathered in the city centre for 12.30pm today before marching down O’Connell Street to join protesters in London, Barcelona and Helsinki, as[...]

Sister of Cork teenager who died using designer drugs warns that there is an epidemic in Ireland

Sunday  17:30,   22 january 2017
MSN

18-year old Alex died a year ago after taking the designer drug N-BombNicole Ryan lost her 18-year-old brother Alex a year ago after he took the substance and now gardai are probing two more suspected synthetic drug[...]

Gran stabbed on New Year's Day in unprovoked attack has fled her Dublin home

Saturday  18:05,   21 january 2017
MSN

Bridie Smith, 72, was attacked when she answered her door to two men at Oranmore Road, Ballyfermot, West Dublin , on New Year’s Day.Two of her adult sons who lived with her have also moved out because of safety concerns.It is believed they are[...]

'I realised some claims were fraudulent' - Businessman Pat McDonagh on how 'Supermacs' battled 'compo-culture'

Saturday  18:05,   21 january 2017
Irish Independent

A resurgence of fake accident claims is ongoing in Ireland, according to popular self-made businessman and founder of Supermacs Pat McDonagh. Speaking on The Late Late Show, McDonagh told Ryan Tubridy that in the past, his chain of fast-food outlets [...]

'Some people think she is just a rude teen' - mum of girl who can't smile wants to connect with others with rare syndrome

Friday  16:35,   20 january 2017
Irish Independent

The mum of a teen with a rare condition which means she can’t smile or show any emotion has revealed people often think her daughter is simply “a rude teenager”.The rare neurological condition affects movement in the face and prevents [...]

Who do Sinn Féin have lined up to fill Martin McGuinness' shoes?

Friday  14:45,   20 january 2017
Journal.ie

McGuinness says he’s looking towards a new generation.In his statement confirming his departure, McGuinness said that he felt it was time for a “new generation of republicans” to lead Sinn Féin in the[...]

Martin McGuinness receives heartfelt tributes from Bertie Ahern and... Ian Paisley Jr

Friday  14:45,   20 january 2017
Journal.ie

The former First Minister’s son said that by his cooperative actions with the DUP McGuinness had doubtless “saved lives” and “made countless lives better”.Speaking on BBC’s The View, the DUP MP for North Antrim said he wanted to “wish Martin[...]

Al-Qa'ida million in Irish banks

Friday  14:45,   20 january 2017
Irish Independent

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that entities with ties to terrorist network al-Qa'ida have over $1.2m (€1.1m) frozen in several bank accounts in Ireland. Mr Noonan made the disclosure in a written Dáil response to Fianna Fáil's[...]

29 Irish people left dead from killer flu as 835 hospitalised

Friday  14:45,   20 january 2017
MSN

Some 30 people were also admitted to intensive care with the ailmentIn an update at a press briefing yesterday, the organisation outlined that some 835 people have been hospitalised with the[...]

Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election

Friday  11:30,   20 january 2017
Journal.ie

The outgoing Deputy First Minister said he was not “physically able” to continue in his current role. “Last year, Gerry Adams and I confirmed that we had a plan in place for transition to a new leadership. For my part, it was my intention to step[...]

'Not a single patient in the building': PAC to investigate €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital

Thursday  21:26,   19 january 2017
Journal.ie

The PAC will write to the HSE to demand a “full explanation” on the situation. [...]

Wrap up well! Freezing weather ahead with temperatures set to fall as low -4°C this weekend

Thursday  14:05,   19 january 2017
Journal.ie

Temperatures will hit below freezing this weekend.According to Met Éireann, temperatures throughout the day are forecast to stay between seven and nine degrees in light winds. There will be some bright spells and it will remain mostly[...]

Wrap up well! Freezing weather ahead with temperatures set to fall as low -4°C this weekend

Thursday  14:05,   19 january 2017
Journal.ie

Temperatures will hit below freezing this weekend.According to Met Éireann, temperatures throughout the day are forecast to stay between seven and nine degrees in light winds. There will be some bright spells and it will remain mostly[...]