• Irish Examiner

    FG puts onus on rivals to take office

    Leo Varadkar will tell his party today that Fine Gael is preparing to go into opposition and that Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil should instead put together a government as they both have the numbers. The move comes amid pressure for Mr Varadkar and Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin to end their parties' civil war rivalry and do a deal to enter coalition. Instead, Mr Varadkar believes Fine Gael would only enter government as a “last resort”. Speaking to the Irish Examiner ahead of his parliamentary party meeting in Leinster House, the Taoiseach said: “Fine Gael is preparing for opposition. The country will need a strong and effective opposition. I relish the challenge of leading it. “Sinn Féin should try

  • Big News Network.com

    Zimbabwe-born actor Rick Cosnett reveals he is gay

    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 15 (ANI): Rick Cosnett, Zimbabwe-born actor known for his roles in 'Vampire Diaries' and 'The Flash', recently came out of the closet and revealed that he is gay. He declared the truth of his true sexual orientation in a one-minute long video on Instagram, reported New York Post. In the video, the 36-year-old said: "Hi, everyone. Dramatic pause ... I'm gay.""I just wanted everyone to know because I've made a promise to myself to, uh, live my truth every day."He further continued: "I just wanted everyone to know because I've made a promise to myself to, uh, live my truth every day and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things

  • www.leinsterexpress.ie

    Polar cold weather set to follow Storm Dennis says the latest Met Éireann forecast

    A dose of the cold weather that brought snow after Storm Ciara is set to be repeated after Storm Dennis, according to the Met Éireann forecast. In her latest forecast on the storm on after the RTÉ news on Saturday, Met Éireann meteorologist Jean Byrne delivered an update on the weather event and what would follow. She said Storm Dennis would continue to make its presence felt bringing very windy are extremely windy in places for the rest of the weekend. She said there would be a continuing risk of flooding. She said the storm is sitting just to the south of Iceland but it will move a little closer toward Ireland on Sunday before eventually moving over Scotland on Sunday night. She said a Storm

  • Irish Independent

    Caroline Flack dead at 40 after taking her own life

    Caroline Flack has died at the age of 40 after taking her own life. The Love Island star was found dead at her new flat in east London on Saturday. Her family said in a statement: “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February. “We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us.” Flack is the fourth person linked to the ITV2 dating programme to have died. Sophie Gradon, who appeared as a contestant in the show in 2016, was found hanged at her home in 2018 at the age of 32. Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, who had found her body, went on to hang himself three weeks

  • TheJournal.ie

    'Nothing to offer': Mary Lou McDonald says violent dissident republicans should disband

    VIOLENT DISSIDENT REPUBLICANS should disband, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has said. Anti-peace process renegades threatened the party's vice president Michelle O'Neill and veteran policing spokesman Gerry Kelly after they supported a recent recruitment campaign for new Catholic officers. McDonald has said they would not be deterred or intimidated by the gunmen. She added: “These people have no politics, no strategy and nothing to offer. “They are at war with their community and are now threatening political representatives who serve the people.” The event was intended to encourage more Catholics to join the PSNI. Senior commanders have become concerned in recent years over a slide in the

  • Irish Independent

    Toilet paper is hot new currency in virus-hit Far East

    In the high-stakes world of gift giving in Asia's financial hubs, Montblanc pens and leather folios are out - toilet paper and surgical masks are most definitely in. As fears of coronavirus spread across the region, pharmacies and supermarkets in Hong Kong and Singapore are running out of basic supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitiser and especially masks. That has created an opportunity for financial service providers looking to wow clients and bolster relationships. The Singapore arm of online trading provider IG Group gave out care packs with face masks, digital thermometers and bottles of Dettol. What started as an amusing idea from local management quickly spiralled and

  • Irish Independent

    Far too many players at Manchester United seem to be there just for the wages

    I hate matches between my boyhood club, Chelsea, and the team I played so long for - Manchester United. But it happens on Monday night at Stamford Bridge and it is one of the biggest games of this season that does not involve mighty Liverpool. That's because Chelsea now hold fourth place in the Premier League table, the one that holds the precious passport to playing in next season's Champions League. Frank Lampard's team are six points ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team in the race to be fourth - and so United simply must win this game. Manchester United seem to throw in stupid results, against weaker teams, more often than the London Blues do. That makes this a total must-win match for Ole,