• Business
    Irish Independent

    'Potentially the maddest day of travel ever' – Dermot Kennedy posts pic of rubbish-strewn Dublin Airport after flight cancelled

    Irish superstar singer Dermot Kennedy has vented his frustration online over what he described as “potentially the maddest” travel experience he has ever had. Kennedy was in Dublin Airport Terminal Two yesterday morning to catch a flight to the US. The Dubliner was travelling to Portland, Oregon, where he will support singer Shawn Mendes in concert tomorrow.

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    The Huffington Post UK

    'Not Legal': Theresa May Condemns Move To Override Northern Ireland's Brexit Deal

    Theresa May has joined the Tory rebellion against Boris Johnson’s plan to override parts of Northern Ireland’s Brexit deal, as she warned the move was “not legal” and will “diminish” the UK’s global standing. MPs are set to vote on a bill to scrap elements of the Northern Ireland protocol, which was agreed with the European Union as part of Johnson’s Brexit withdrawal deal in 2019.

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    Irish Independent

    Judge remands Joshua Allen in custody for five days as he awaits cocaine sentence

    Joshua Allen, the son of celebrity TV chef Rachel Allen, has been remanded to prison for five days after he was caught with cocaine just five weeks after being released early from a sentence imposed for possession of more than €22,000 worth of cannabis. Allen (22) appeared before Judge Sarah Berkeley at Cork Circuit Criminal Court in relation to two separate drugs matters.

  • Celebrity
    Irish Independent

    Boxing coach Pete Taylor marries partner Karen Brown

    Boxing coach Pete Taylor and his long-time partner Karen Brown have married in a low-key wedding on the Spanish island of Majorca, according to reports. Taylor (58) and Brown (32) exchanged vows during a small ceremony attended by friends. Pete Taylor is the father and former coach of two-time world champion Katie Taylor, and split from his first wife Bridget in 2016.

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    Irish Independent

    Man who broke restaurant door when staff wouldn't let him eat McDonald's he brought in was 'foaming at mouth'

    A MAN who smashed a restaurant door when staff refused to let him eat a McDonald’s meal he had brought in has been given a four-month suspended sentence. Nicholas Levingstone (34) was “foaming at the mouth” when gardaí arrived and arrested him at an Eddie Rocket’s in Dublin city centre. Judge Bryan Smyth suspended the sentence for a year after hearing Levingstone had paid compensation for the damage he caused.

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    Irish Independent

    Passengers in disarray last night after Aer Lingus cancels several flights to and from Dublin Airport

    Some air passengers were in disarray last night after Aer Lingus cancelled several flights to and from Dublin Airport. The company has apologised, saying a Covid surge among staff and Air Traffic Control strikes in France, Italy and Spain, had caused “buffers” to fail. Yesterday evening, a Dublin to Faro flight, along with a flight to Split in Croatia were cancelled by the airline, along with arrivals from London Heathrow and Amsterdam.

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    Irish Independent

    Tipperary couple tragedy — 'Gardaí believe woman found dead with husband died of illness'

    The woman found dead alongside her husband in their Tipperary home last Monday died from an illness, but the exact medical cause of her death will never be uncovered, gardaí believe. Officers are satisfied Nicholas Smith (81) died from natural causes and are working on the theory his wife Hilary (79) died from an illness, according to an informed source.