Batten down the hatches folks, there's a storm coming. Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning for eight counties in Ireland, as Storm Atiyah is set to make its presence felt this weekend. The warning, issued on Friday morning, will affect Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick. It will be in place from 9am on Sunday, 8 December until 6am on Monday, 9 December. Met Éireann has said that Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday, generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country. Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h, with gusts from 110 to 130km/h. It's also expected that,
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Mince pies are a Christmas culinary classic. Come December, there's never a wrong time of the day to eat one, though at HuffPost, we like to open ours in time for the mid-afternoon tea round. Every year, dozens of varieties stack up on the supermarket shelves, promising a heady mix of fruits, spices and sometimes a dash of brandy or port, all packaged up in a butter pastry casing. But how to know which you buy? As we've done with Christmas sandwiches and festive hot drinks, we've pitted the big supermarkets against each other in the ultimate taste test to determine the best to stuff your face with this year (and which you can totally pie off). The 2019 Winner Co-Op Irresistible All Butter Pastry
Cancer patient left waiting on a hospital trolley in hallway discharged herself and later died, inquest told
A 67-YEAR-OLD cancer patient discharged herself from hospital due to overcrowding and died four days later, an inquest heard. Elizabeth Leavy from Montpellier Road, Dublin 7 was left waiting on a hospital trolley for six hours. “She was left in the hallway beside the bins. She was afraid, in pain, uncomfortable and she was hallucinating. She couldn't stick it,” the woman's daughter Joy Leavy said. Speaking after an inquest at Dublin Coroner's Court, family members said they stayed with their mother all night in the Mater Hospital emergency department and were unaware her condition was so serious. “We waited all night with her for test results and they told us she was okay. If we had of known
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PORTLAND, Oregon - Like many Americans, Aaron Cole and his wife had been able to save up a nest egg through the rising value of their home. But after six years there and the births of their two children, the Oregon couple decided to sell and use the equity they had built up to purchase a slightly larger place. After they had sold their current home, Aaron Cole received word that his title company would be in touch soon with the wire instructions for sending the down payment required to close on the new house. When an email arrived on December 4, 2018, from what appeared to be the title company, Aaron's wife went to the bank and sent $122,850 to the account number provided in the message. A few
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Katherine Jenkins has been mugged after intervening in a “vicious” street robbery in London. The opera singer was on her way to a rehearsal just after 3pm on Wednesday when she witnessed an elderly woman being attacked on the King's Road in Chelsea. Her agent revealed that after she stepped in to help, Katherine was then mugged herself. The Welsh mezzo-soprano had been in London to sing at the Henry van Straubenzee charity carol concert at St Luke's Church in Chelsea. “Miraculously, Katherine still managed to perform at the concert as she didn't want to let the charity down,” her agent added. The Met Police said it was called to the scene after reports of the robbery at about 3.10pm on 4 December.
People throw flower petals on Indian policemen after the men were shot. Image: Mahesh Kumar A/AP/Press Association Images People throw flower petals on Indian policemen after the men were shot. Image: Mahesh Kumar A/AP/Press Association Images FOUR MEN SUSPECTED of raping and killing a woman in southern India have been fatally shot by police, an official said. The men were killed around 3.30am local time, according to Priya, a police sub-inspector in Hyderabad who goes by one name. Another police official said the suspects tried to grab an officer's firearm and escape during a visit to the crime scene. That officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Joe Biden reportedly plans to impose sanctions on Ireland for facilitating tax avoidance by multinational companies. A leaked copy of the Democratic frontrunner's tax plans is said to propose sanctions on jurisdictions, including Ireland, that “facilitate illegal corporate tax avoidance and engage in harmful tax competition”. The proposal reportedly appears in a document obtained by the Bloomberg news agency, which says that Biden's campaign “supports imposing sanctions on places like Ireland, the Netherlands, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda”. The Department of Finance said that it could not comment on a document that is not in the public domain. However, the department's