• News
    Irish Independent

    In light of Vladimir Putin's thinly-veiled nuclear threats, what would happen if there was a nuclear strike on Ireland or the UK?

    It’s actually probably more likely [a strike on Ireland] than maybe you’d think. "If Russia got to the point where they felt they needed to take out the UK, Ireland would be absolutely key to the rebuilding efforts since Shannon Airport has one of the longest runways in Europe and it's the closest to North America,” Dr Fitzsimmons said.

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    Irish Independent

    College student (21) charged with damaging garda car and injuring two people in incident in Fermoy

    A 21-year-old college student has been charged with a string of road traffic and criminal damage offences which allegedly occurred in Fermoy, Co Cork, at the weekend. Jonathan Woodside is charged with damaging a garda car, damaging two other cars, causing injury to two people and leaving the scene of collisions. Mr Woodside, of Killally West, Kilworth, Co Cork, appeared before Mallow District Cout today.

  • Celebrity
    Irish Independent

    Prince Harry was 'incensed' after failed meeting with the Queen, book claims

    Prince Harry was reportedly “incensed” after a private meeting with the Queen to discuss his and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from royal duties was allegedly hampered by courtiers. A forthcoming book by The Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Low claims that Harry sent an email to his father, King Charles III, stating that he and wife, Meghan Markle, were unhappy, that their current set-up within the royal family was “not working for them”, and that they wanted to go and live in North

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    Irish Independent

    'A true gentleman' – Tributes flood in for teacher killed while walking home on motorway

    A young teacher who tragically died after being struck while walking on the M7 in Co Kildare early on Saturday morning has been remembered as “an absolute gentleman” who was “truly loved by all. Brendan Fitzpatrick, (24), of Powerswood, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, was struck by “one or more vehicles” travelling north on the motorway near his home in Naas around 4am on Saturday. It’s understood he has been walking to his home when the tragedy occurred.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Mystery surrounds murder of Detroit radio anchor and brutal attack on his family

    A 10-year-old boy was found tied up in a closet with trauma to his head and a five-year-old girl also was injured in the attack. The boy is hospitalised in a critical condition, authorities said. A suspect — a 54-year-old man — was also hospitalised after he tried to kill himself following the attack, police said.

  • Business
    Irish Independent

    Post Office expects rush of customers depositing paper £20 and £50 banknotes

    The Post Office is preparing for a “last moment” rush in customers depositing paper £20 and £50 banknotes in its branches this week, before they can no longer be used in shops or to pay businesses. September 30 is the last day that the Bank of England’s paper £20 and £50 banknotes will have legal tender status. To date, £1.2 billion worth of paper £20 and £50 banknotes have been deposited at Post Office’s 11,500 branches.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    How to keep spiders out of your home as temperatures drop this autumn

    Pest control provider Rentokil, has shared its tips for householders to prevent the presence of spiders in their homes this Autumn. Rentokil consultant Richard Faulkner said: “As the warm weather comes to end, you are more likely to see spiders indoors due to a variety factors, including the need to seek food and shelter. "Insects, spider’s main food source, also retreat indoors at this time of year, so while the presence of spiders may be unpleasant, they are also providing you with a form of f