• News
    Irish Independent

    Rampaging deer hunter missed gardaí by inches in night of terror in Donegal town

    He shot at terrified gardaí missing them by inches, shot through cars and also shot into the windows and walls of three different houses during a hour-long escapade. The 25-year-old father-of-one appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today where he pleaded guilty to a range of charges on a night which was described in court as like "something from the Wild West."

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    Irish Independent

    Mother who fraudulently claimed more than €100,000 in social welfare from Dublin and Wexford post offices is jailed for two years

    A mother of four who fraudulently claimed more than €100,000 in child welfare and single parent benefits has been jailed for two years. Lawyers for Janet Agbontaen (55) told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that she was under the control of a domineering and violent husband when she committed the thefts and frauds. The court heard when the Nigerian native arrived in Dublin airport in April 2001 heavily pregnant and under a false identity, she claimed to be from Sierra Leone and sought asylum.

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    Irish Independent

    Edwin Poots' wife 'genuinely upset' over joke posted by UUP leader Doug Beattie

    Glynis Poots, the wife of the DUP Agriculture Minister, was genuinely upset by a joke posted on social media by Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie, sources have said. Mr Beattie deleted and later apologised for the Saturday evening post on Twitter, which included an imagined scene where he and Edwin Poots are in a barber shop and with a punchline that makes reference to Mrs Poots and a brothel.

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    Irish Independent

    Collision driver had false Irish passport

    AN asylum seeker and volunteer pastor was caught with a fake passport after gardai investigated a road crash. Father-of-five Abraham Ayendi (47) was banned from driving for four years when he appeared in Dublin District Court. Judge Bryan Smyth also fined him a total of €800.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    Pictured: Irish sports coach (29) who faces up to 20 years in jail after allegedly 'exposing buttocks' on flight to New York

    THIS is the former professional footballer from Galway facing up to 20 years in prison in the US after he allegedly caused various disturbances on a flight from Dublin to New York. He is also accused of mooning cabin crew, throwing cans at a passenger and refusing to wear a mask. Shane McInerney (29), from Ballinasloe, was arrested on arrival in New York after allegedly causing “numerous disturbances” on a Delta flight from Dublin to JFK International Airport on January 7.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Woman stabbed to death and her attacker hit by car and killed in London

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  • Lifestyle
    The Huffington Post UK

    Michael Madsen Confirms His Son Hudson Has Died, Aged 26

    The department of the medical examiner in Honolulu, Hawaii told The Sun that Hudson had died on the island of Oahu in what they said was “a suspected suicide”. Authorities have not confirmed exactly when Hudson died.