• Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    Coronavirus Ireland: Unvaccinated mother and daughter die within days of each other from Covid-19 in same hospital ward

    The 32-year-old Co Down woman who died from Covid-19 after choosing not to be vaccinated has left behind four young children. Sammie-Jo Forde died at the weekend, just days after her mum, who was also unvaccinated, lost her life to the virus in the same ward at the Ulster Hospital, where her daughter was fighting for her life. Mrs Forde, who lived in Groomsport, has been described as a "devoted mum" to her children, Max, Ruby, Milo and Daisy, while her heartbroken father has said she and her mum

  • News
    Irish Independent

    President Higgins says he was annoyed at DUP, not church leaders, over giving him the wrong title

    President Michael D Higgins has said he was never annoyed at church leaders, but instead the DUP leadership for referring to him as “president of the Republic of Ireland,” rather than his proper title. Yesterday President Higgins had told media in Rome he had taken issue with the wording of the invitation to the event commemorating the partition of Northern Ireland.

  • Politics
    The Huffington Post UK

    'F*ck No' – Eric Trump Gets Shut Down Over Question About His Dad

    Eric Trump received a resounding “no” in response to a question posed via a web address he shared on Twitter on Thursday. Former President Donald Trump’s son posted the URL doyoumissmeyet.com. It linked to a page featuring an image of his father in front of the American flag.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Woman who abandoned Dublin 4 home due to toxic chemical spill at neighbour's property claims repair works causing further damage to her house

    A woman who had to abandon her Dublin 4 home due to a toxic chemical spill at a neighbour's property has claimed before the High Court that repair works are causing further damage to her house. Last year Sharon Keane, and her two children had to move out of their family home at 22 Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4 following a spillage of a hazardous chemical called 'xylene' that was being stored on the property of her neighbours Thomas and Bronwyn Dunne.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Thirteen pups left for dead in a black bag in Wexford town

    A Wexford woman was horrified on Thursday to discover a total of thirteen puppies dumped in a plastic bag in the town centre. The woman had parked her car near St Peter's Square when she noticed what she assumed was a bag of rubbish dumped behind a van. Having returned from shopping a couple of hours later, she noticed the bag moving and could hear whimpering and when she opened it up, she was appalled to find twelve small puppies inside a plastic container in the bag and one which had escaped i

  • Politics
    JOE.ie

    Marc MacSharry sticks the boot into Micheál Martin on his way out the door

    Speaking on Ocean FM's North West Today show on Thursday morning (16 September), MacSharry labelled Fianna Fáil as a "one-man show" as he makes plans to stand as an independent candidate in the next general election. MacSharry began his interview by noting that he didn't take his decision lightly but that things had gradually come to a head.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    'It wasn't an invitation to the opening of a credit union in Kerry' – former Taoiseach reacts to President Higgins declining event invite

    Former Taoiseach John Bruton said he believes President Higgins is “wrong” not to attend a church centenary commemoration in Armagh next month. It emerged earlier this week that Mr Higgins would not be at a centenary church commemoration of partition and the establishment of Northern Ireland scheduled for next month in Co Armagh. Speaking to media in Rome, Mr Higgins said that he is not attending the event because he said it has become a “political statement”.