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  • Family believe daughter was killed in car being pursued by Gardai

    The mother of a woman killed in a high speed car crash says she wants a passenger in the car to give evidence at an inquest into her death.  Lillian Maguire lost her daughter Sinead Maguire (43) of Bayview Avenue, Dublin 3 when the car she was travelling in hit a pole on May 29 2014. The driver of the car Eric Wansboro, is currently serving an eight year sentence for dangerous driving causing death. He told an inquest into the woman’s death at Dublin Coroner’s Court that he had no recollection of the crash. Front seat passenger Ian McDonagh was not present in court but Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane is to seek his deposition. The Maguire family believe Gardai were pursuing Eric Wansboro at the time

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  • Stunning illustrations portray mental illness like you've never seen before

    Shawn Coss is an artist who works with Cyanide & Happiness and also on his own projects. For inktober, Coss decided to shine a light on some mental health issues. Little did he realise that his illustrations would connect with so many people. One of his posts on Facebook has more than 30,000 shares alone. Coss said: "If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask." People have been thanking him on social media and the response to his work has been overwhelmingly positive. However, some people have problems with Coss depicting illness’ that he does not suffer from himself describing his art as "disgusting" and "insulting". Coss said to his followers: "Thank you for the love and hate. Glad my work can

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  • Case against gang target to stand

    A judge has refused to throw out a phone theft case brought against gang target Ross Hutch. Ross Hutch, 24, who won €33,000 in cash and prizes on RTÉ’s Winning Streak last year, is accused of stealing a man’s iPhone worth €875 at Marino Mart last Sunday. Garda Sharon Kavanagh told Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court yesterday that the father of two with an address at Portland Place, in Dublin 1 made no reply when he was charged. He was arrested on Sunday evening and held overnight before being brought to court. Judge Halpin was asked to throw out the case. Defence solicitor Declan Fahy argued that the court should make “no order”. He said the legislation under which Mr Hutch was charged

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  • 'Get to know your neighbour' campaign launched by Macra na Feirme

    A new campaign has been launched urging us to get to know our neighbours. A survey by Farming group Macra na Feirme shows that as we get older loneliness is our biggest fear followed by safety and security concerns and a lack of access to health services. People in rural areas are also worried about younger people in the community emigrating and the welfare of older citizens. Macra's National President is Sean Finan: "27% of people have said that loneliness is the biggest fear that they have but if you break that up in both rural and urban 33% fear isolation or are more concerned about it in urban areas, wheras 21% in rural areas which is very stark."

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  • George Hook bets on Donald Trump in the race for the White House

    The eternally controversial George Hook has stayed true to form by placing a €200 bet on Donald Trump to be the next American president. With just 14 days to go before the election the radio host has placed his trust in the Republican candidate over the more qualified Democratic runner Hillary Clinton. Hook placed a €200 charity bet with Boylesports on Donald Trump with odds of 5/1. Hillary Clinton currently remains the one to beat at odds of 1/7 to become the first female president of the United States of America. If Trump is elected, the proceeds of the bet are to be donated to the IRFU Charitable Trust. Liam Glynn, BoyleSports’ spokesperson said: "George Hook believes Donald Trump can upset

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  • Does science have all the answers?

    There has always been a creative tension between philosophers and scientists and for the past 30 years Susan Haack has followed the currents of that debate, playing the role - in her own words - of “the cannibal among the missionaries”. Haack, an English-born philosopher now based at the University of Miami, has little patience for those in the humanities who see the rise of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) as a threat. But she also warns of the modern trend towards scientism – an undue deference to all things scientific. The tension arises acutely in investigations of the mind. Can the mind be understood purely through neuroscience, or do other disciplines have

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  • Jury sees graphic video of British banker describing torture and killing of woman in Hong Kong

    A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video of a British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her. In the video he shot, Rurik Jutting, a Cambridge University graduate on trial in Hong Kong's High Court for the murder of two Indonesian women, can be seen shirtless in his flat. "My name is Rurik Jutting. About five minutes ago I just killed, murdered, this woman here," he says into the camera. He also pointed the camera down briefly to show the body of Sumarti Ningsih, 23, lying face down in a bathroom. Moments later he holds up his hand, which can be seen shaking. "It's Monday night. I've held her captive since early Saturday, q
  • Ryan O’Dwyer’s painful road to recovery: ‘I was a horrible person’

    Ryan O’Dwyer has lost his sense of smell and is a little more forgetful than he once was, the consequences of being knocked unconscious almost 12 months ago to the day. A brain injury, he concludes, is different for everyone and as if to underline that fact the experienced Dublin hurler points to a rare and curious positive about his own case. “I actually eat salmon now whereas I didn’t eat salmon before,” the Tipperary native revealed. “If you gave me fish before, I would have said, ‘no, horrible’. So my taste has probably been affected too but, look, I eat anything anyway.” Everything changed for O’Dwyer that night in late October, 2015 when, queuing for a nightclub, he was the victim of an

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  • This ice-cream will help give some Irish people better lives

    Fancy some philanthropy with your dessert? Ben & Jerry’s latest offering lets you give back to Irish communities and combat marginalisation with compassion. The One Sweet World ice cream has been launched in partnership with the Peter McVerry Trust with an aim to bring people together and create a positive outlook within our communities at a time of increasing division. "It might not be as simple as it sounds, but what’s important is that we make the first step. Peter McVerry Trust is delighted to have been selected as Ben & Jerry’s partner in Ireland for this important campaign," says Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust. The awareness raising pint is the latest instalment to Ben & Jerry’s q
  • Four new hospitals required due to growing level of risk associated with giving birth in Ireland

    Four new adequately staffed and fully resourced maternity hospitals are needed to address the growing level of risk associated with giving birth in Irish hospitals, the HSE’s clinical lead in obstetrics and gynaecology has warned. “On the one hand, demands for services are increasing, as are expectations, but at the same time, the resources we are investing are far too low,” said Professor Michael Turner, director of the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction. Prof Turner’s concerns about funding and staffing levels in maternity services, which have not kept pace with either the number of births or the risk profile of mothers, are against a backdrop of a fourfold increase in Caesarean section rates over a 30-year period (1984-2014). The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said there was a need for a significant annual increase in midwifery numbers in order to reduce the ratio of the number of births per midwife from the current 1:36 to 1:29.5 as envisaged in the National Maternity Strategy.

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  • Ireland braced for new EU corporate tax plan

    A new EU corporate tax proposal could fundamentally change how multinationals pay their tax bills in Ireland. It comes at a sensitive time for the State, following so closely after the commission ruled phone giant Apple tapped illegal tax breaks worth around €13bn. In proposals to be unveiled tomorrow, the commission will suggest a common way for large firms to calculate taxable income in the EU, including deductions and credits. The proposals, seen by the Irish Examiner, also suggest how multinationals’ combined EU tax take should be shared around the bloc, depending on sales, payroll and assets. Tax rates will not be touched, and the new rules will apply only to groups with combined annual

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  • ‘Don’t tell me he’s dead,’ man told gardaí

    One of seven Dubliners on trial, charged with murder, begged gardaí not to tell him that the man he had kicked had died. The jury in the Central Criminal Court trial was yesterday hearing evidence of garda interviews conducted with one of the accused, Ross Callery. Dale Creighton was assaulted on New Year’s morning 2014 at the footbridge over the Tallaght bypass. The 20-year-old died in hospital the following day. A woman and six men, who are in their 20s and from Tallaght, have all pleaded not guilty to murder. They are 23-year-old Aisling Burke and 28-year-old David Burke, both with a current address at Beechpark, Collinstown, Co Westmeath; Graham Palmer, 26, with a current address at Park

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  • Always remember, Wayne Rooney lived the dream

    One of the ironies of the Premier League being so hyped through the years is that criticisms and critics of the same league can be guilty of gross exaggeration as well. Take the case of one of its finest players since its inception in 1992: Wayne Rooney, who turned 31 yesterday. A few weeks ago we were listening to the Last Word on TodayFM in which its host Matt Cooper was almost indignant at the prospect of Rooney somehow starting another game for Manchester United. When he finally got his analyst Mark Lawrenson to concede that it was time United stopped picking him on the basis of past glories and that, yeah, he should be dropped, The Last Word’s anchor almost broke into a chant of Hallelujah.

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  • Bishop of Limerick praises Anthony Foley's son for Facebook Mass appeal

    The Bishop of Limerick has described as “moving and inspirational” a gesture by the 11-year-old son of the late Munster rugby star Anthony Foley in asking people to go to Mass and light candles over the next eight Sunday’s for their own deceased loved ones. Endorsing the #8masses4no8 Facebook campaign launched yesterday by Tony Foley and his family, Bishop Brendan Leahy said he it was a deeply touching and selfless gesture at a very tragic time for the Foley and Hogan families. “This is both moving and inspirational. The Foley and Hogan families have found themselves in one of the worst places imaginable. But yet this young man has been moved by the support they have received to, in turn, think q
  • Gardaí arrest two men in 're-plated' car in Meath

    Two men have been arrested by Gardaí in County Meath as part of Operation Thor. The men - who are aged 31 and 41 - were detained when a 3-litre BMW was intercepted in the townland of Ratfeigh in Asbourne last night. The car, which had been re-plated, had been stolen in the Dublin region last week. A number of items used in the course of committing burglaries were also found. The men are being questioned at Blackrock Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. q
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova cuts her hair in middle of win over defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska

    Agnieszka Radwanska lost her first match of the WTA Finals in Singapore, with Svetlana Kuznetsova surviving match point to score the upset. Kuznetsova landed less than 48 hours before her first match having only qualified by winning Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Saturday, but completed a fine 7-5 1-6 7-5 win. Second seed Radwanska was sloppy in the first set and paid the price as Kuznetsova found 11 winners and broke her opponent twice. The momentum swung dramatically in the second as Radwanska broke three times and reeled off four games in a row as her net game came to the fore. Kuznetsova took the unusual move of taking a pair of scissors and cutting around an inch of hair from her ponytail during q
  • Woman dies, man and woman injured, in Dublin car crash

    A woman has died in a crash in north Dublin overnight. The single-vehicle incident happened shortly before 12.30am on the Rush Road in Skerries. Gardaí have said the woman, who was in her 20s, was a front-seat passenger in the car when it crashed into a wall. The driver, a man in his 20, and another female passenger in her late teens, were taken to Beaumont Hospital. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash. The road is closed for a technical examination. q
  • Benedict Cumberbatch commentating on Judge Rinder's Strictly dance is truly incredible

    Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty brilliant at acting – luckily for him – and he’s also fantastic at narrating TV programmes, as it turns out. The Doctor Strange star appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show and happily acted as a commentator for Judge Robert Rinder’s latest Strictly Come Dancing routine. This might seem a bit random, but Benedict and Judge Rinder are very close friends, something the Hollywood star reminded radio listeners of before he took on the challenge. Nick joked that, because they are pals, Benedict had the right to “destroy him” but the Sherlock star opted to go for a far more pleasant commentary. Highlights included him repeating “his knees are going, his knees q
  • Patrick Freyne on the return of The Walking Dead

    A baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire and dripping with blood is the look every post-apocalyptic road warrior must have this season, and new Walking Dead antagonist Negan wields his with haughty insouciance. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) has just killed a character you love but the Walking Dead’s (Monday, Fox) creators are a little slow to reveal who it is. They left us at the end of the last series with a humdinger of a cliffhanger. Negan and his crew had encircled our heroes and then Negan battered one of them to death with the aforementioned bat. This was presented from the point of view of the victim, suggesting that the viewer him/herself was among this circle of shuddering, crying people,

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  • Revenue oficers seize €5m of cocaine in Clare

    Customs Officers have seized around 75kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of over €5m. The drugs were found after a tip-off from the public through the “Customs Drugs Watch Programme”. Revenue Officers from the South West region uncovered a suspicious item on the shore near Liscannor, Co. Clare. The "torpedo type" device held the cocaine, which Revenue say may have been attached to the hull of a ship below its waterline. However, Revenue cannot say where the drugs came from, or where they were being sent. Investigations are continuing. They have the public not to put themselves in danger by approaching or interfering with suspicious items such as this. Instead, Revenue are encouraging q