• News
    JOE.ie

    Police shoot and kill teenage girl in Ohio as George Floyd verdict announced

    Ma'Khia Bryant was involved in an attempted stabbing when she was shot. A teenage girl was shot and killed by police on Ohio on Tuesday just before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter yesterday following the May 2020 death of Floyd, who died after the former police officer knelt on his neck for over nine minutes.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Coronavirus Ireland: 2021 to become 'year of the variant' as 'double mutant' Indian strain detected in Ireland

    Three cases of the new Indian strain of coronavirus were detected in Ireland yesterday – as 2021 is set to become the “year of the variant". Two of the cases are as a result of travel and the third is still under investigation. India was added to the UK’s red-list countries for mandatory hotel quarantine after cases of the variant were found there too.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    'Doodle' Kennelly, daughter of award-winning poet, dies suddenly at her south Dublin home

    The sudden death has occurred of the writer Kristen ‘Doodle’ Kennelly at her south Dublin home at the weekend. Ms Kennelly was the only child of the award-winning Kerry poet and TCD Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly and the American poet and English professor Margaret (Peggy) O’Brien. She died, aged 51, at her home in Blackrock, Co Dublin, on Sunday, it was announced this evening.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    European Super League: English clubs may be dumped out of Europe by Friday as tensions spiral over Super League plans

    Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City were in danger of being thrown out of the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals last night as football authorities, fans and the British government declared war on The Super League. The four remaining English clubs in Europe were warned they could be expelled from their respective competitions as soon as Friday, while the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford were facing a ban from playing at this summer’s Europe...

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Kate Schneider: Irish woman named new Mrs World after title-holder quits over on-stage fracas

    An Irish woman has been named the new Mrs World after the reigning title-holder resigned following an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant. Organisers said they had received the resignation of Caroline Jurie, and the first runner-up, Kate Schneider, will be the new Mrs World 2020. The website of Mrs World, a beauty pageant for married women, published a photo of Ms Schneider with the title.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan remembers mother-of-two Gillian Ryan who died on mountain running trail as 'so much fun'

    Olympic medalist Sonia O’Sullivan has paid tribute to mother-of-two Gillian Ryan whose remains were found on the Comeragh mountains after going missing for 30 hours. Ms Ryan, from the Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co Tipperary, was a keen runner and a member of Thurles Crokes Athletic Club and her family. She went missing while out of a run on Sunday and her body was discovered yesterday following a large search operation.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Sleep, exercise and don't forget to laugh – How to prepare your body for the Covid-19 vaccine

    As well as a good diet, Prof O’Neill said there are other factors that affect the immune system, and in turn affect the body’s response to the Covid-19 vaccine – including laughter, vitamin D and iron. Speaking at the Irish Gerontological Society’s event on Getting Ireland’s Adults Covid Vaccination Ready, Prof O’Neill gave advice on how to get the immune system in shape before the Covid-19 vaccine.