• BreakingNews.ie

    Irish Rail doing everything they can to help gardaí investigate 'shocking and upsetting racial abuse' on train

    Irish Rail is describing an incident of alleged racial-abuse on a train as "shocking" and "upsetting". Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information into the incident, which took place on the Belfast-to-Dublin line last Sunday evening. A man boarded at Dundalk and allegedly began to racially abuse a family. Barry Kenny, from Irish Rail, said the matter is being taken extremely seriously. Mr Kenny said: "Well, we've provided the information that the customers have provided to us and the families themselves of what was really quite shocking and upsetting racial abuse from the individual on board. "We had security meet the train at Connolly Station as well, but obviously it's important that these

  • The Irish Times

    South Dublin council targets luxury scheme for social housing

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pursuing a plan to secure all 90 units at an apartment scheme beside Dundrum Town Centre for social housing. Nearing completion, the Herbert Hill scheme, by publicly-listed developer Glenveagh, made headlines when it emerged that it would be sold in a single block to the private rented sector as opposed to being offered for individual sale. A number of institutional buyers are understood to have expressed interest in acquiring Herbert Hill on that basis., However, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council has added a new dimension to the sale process with an offer to lease the exclusive scheme in its entirety for use as social housing. Council officials are understood

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    'I'm happy to do it' - Taoiseach willing to make official apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal

    The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is "very happy" to offer a full apology to women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal. It comes after Lorraine Walsh of the 221 Plus campaign said that nobody had ever formally apologised to them on behalf of the State for what happened. Ms Walsh, who is one of the women caught up in the scandal, was one of two patient representatives appointed by the Minister for Health Simon Harris to a steering committee tasked with overseeing changes to the screening programme. Mr Varadkar said that he thought there had been an official State apology. "Certainly, I think in previous comments that I'd made I had apologised for what has happened, particularly the whole

  • The42

    Where are they now? Ireland's USA '94 World Cup squad · The42

    Packie Bonner The legendary Donegal goalkeeper was instrumental in qualification for the 1994 World Cup, but endured a frustrating tournament. Bonner kept two clean sheets in four games, but made a disastrous fumble against the Netherlands as Ireland exited 2-0 in the knock-out stages. Now works as a technical advisor for Uefa on goalkeeping. Denis Irwin A Manchester United icon, Irwin featured in the heroic 1-0 victory against Italy and the 2-1 defeat to Mexico in Orlando. He missed the 0-0 stalemate with Norway via suspension and was replaced by a 19-year-old Gary Kelly for the knockout stage exit against the Netherlands. Irwin has worked a variety of punditry roles for MUTV and RTÉ since retiring

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Mark Ronson sorry for throwing up at Tom Cruise's wedding

    Oscar-winning music producer Mark Ronson has apologised to Tom Cruise for vomiting at the Top Gun star's 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes. Ronson, 43, was hired as the DJ when Hollywood A-lister Cruise married Holmes in a lavish ceremony held at a 15th-century castle in Italy. The songwriter told the Daily Mirror: “The person I was most starstruck by was probably Tom Cruise. “But I got really drunk. And there's something about when I am DJing, I do not realise when I am drunk, so I keep drinking. “The minute the music stops, I start spinning, so I threw up all over the castle. “It was in the Italian countryside and it was very disrespectful. And I am sorry to Tom.” The producer described the wedding

  • The Huffington Post UK

    What It's Like To Be The First Woman In My Family To Choose An Interracial Marriage

    Growing up, my dad would repeat his house rule almost every week: When you get married, marry a Sikh. He couldn't fathom that after moving to America for more opportunities for his family, one of his kids would make the mistake of losing touch with her roots. Through my mid-20s, my parents were still holding out hope that I would end up with a Sikh man. Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world, originating in Punjab, India. Its central values include the devotion to one God, service, equality, fighting for justice and truthful living. My parents are strict followers of the religion and made sure my siblings and I grew up going to Sikh camps over the summer, learning the Punjabi language

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    More than 100 gardaí committed breaches of discipline last year

    An Garda Síochána has said there were 91 findings of "neglect of duty" against gardaí last year. Details released under the Freedom of Information show 118 officers were found to have committed breaches of discipline in 2018. There were 25 discreditable conduct offences and two findings of criminal conduct. There are currently around 14,500 gardaí in Ireland, meaning less than 1% of officers breached discipline last year. Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim, Marc MacSharry, said: "The vast majority of gardaí are very, very hardworking and do a tremendously good job on all our behalves, but I think that in building the trust the public require we need to be fully open and transparent about information