• News
    Irish Independent

    More ships drop anchor off Bray coastline

    Increasing numbers of ships have been visible off the coast of Bray in recent months. The cargo ships are particularly visible at night, when their lights are on. The vessels have been sheltering in the bay while they wait their turn to dock at Dublin Port.

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    Irish Independent

    Sinn Fein urges councillor Paddy Holohan to remove post backing beauty salon owner

    Sinn Féin has called on controversial party councillor Paddy Holohan to remove a Facebook post in which he tells people to “get behind” the beauty salon owner who was arrested for opening her business in breach of Covid-19 restrictions. In a post on his Facebook page, Mr Holohan described C&N Beauty Room owner Christine McTiernan as “inspiring” after she was arrested by gardaí for opening her business during the highest level of restrictions.

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    Shock in rural Cork community as three brothers found dead

    Gardaí found the body of a man who had died from head injuries. They immediately sealed off the scene and called in Armed Support units. The armed gardaí then entered an outhouse where they discovered a second man, also with devastating head injuries.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    With no end of lockdown in sight, society is snapping

    A year into the pandemic and the public mood has turned to one of revolt. To quote Arthur Fleck from Joker, the last movie I saw before the cinemas shut: “Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there? Like the Joker, I now feel mad enough to laugh maniacally on public transport to the soundtrack of Gary Glitter’s Rock n’ Roll Part II.

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    Irish Independent

    €400k budget to replace light at top of the Spire branded 'absolutely startling' by Dublin councillor

    A €400,000 budget to replace the aviation light at the top of the Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin city centre has been described as “absolutely startling” by a Dublin city councillor. Cllr Keith Connolly said he was amazed when he saw the figure, questioning how changing a light at the top of the Spire could cost the “same as the price of a house in Dublin”. It just doesn’t make sense,” the Fianna Fáil councillor for Ballymun-Finglas said.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    'We had a personal loss in June when we lost our baby son Jamie. He was born prematurely at 29 weeks and passed away a week later. It was incredibly tough'

    It was only when Fiona Coghlan went to the University of Limerick to study PE and maths that the Clontarf native took up playing rugby. A loosehead prop, she captained Leinster, has 85 caps for Ireland and captained the team that won the 2013 Women’s Six Nations. Fiona teaches at Lucan Community College.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Families are living in fear over drug debts

    Several Bray families are living in fear of violence and intimidation due to non-payment of drug debts. In one case, a family was pursued for payment of a drug debt after their child had taken his own life, according to a report by Bray Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force. The task force has compiled its annual update, setting out its work and results achieved, as well as some emerging and continuing concerns such as drug related intimidation.