• JOE.ie

    Met Éireann issues snow/ice weather warning for six counties

    A bitter weekend lies ahead. Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow/ice weather for six counties ahead of what is set to be a pretty bitter weekend on the weather front. The warning applies to Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and comes into effect at a minute after midnight tonight, remaining in place until just before midnight on Saturday night. Met Éireann has warned that wintry showers will give localised accumulations of hail and snow, compacting to ice in some areas and leading to hazardous driving conditions. The warning comes after a status yellow wind warning was issued for Donegal earlier on Friday. Gusts of 90 to 110 km/h have been forecast, with the risk of even

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Former X Factor Semi-Finalist Danny Tetley Pleads Guilty To Sexually Exploiting Teenage Boys

    Tetley, who reached the live shows of the 2018 series of The X Factor, was accused of asking five boys between the ages of 15 and 16 to send him explicit images in exchange for money between October 2018 to August 2019. It was also revealed that Tetley had also pleaded guilty to four other charges involving two 14-year-olds at a previous hearing. A reporting ban had previously been in place in case it was to go before a jury. However, Tetley pleaded not guilty to making indecent images of children and perverting the course of justice, with prosecutor Michael Smith telling the court he would not stand trial on the other outstanding allegations. He said: “The investigation is complete and the victims

  • Limerick Leader

    Former soldier drowned in Limerick after prank backfired

    A VERDICT of misadventure was recorded at the inquest into the death of a former soldier who drowned following what has been described by the coroner as a “joke or prank that went wrong”. The body of Aaron Buckley, 22, who was originally from Pollough near Clara in County Offaly, was recovered from the Abbey river shortly before 6pm on June 10, last -  a number of hours after he entered the water. Limerick Coroner's Court heard Mr Buckley, who has been living in the Rhebogue area, had been socialising with a friend throughout the previous night and into the morning. Ryan Day told gardai the pair had been drinking for almost 16 hours and were “very drunk” while walking home at around 1pm. He said

  • Irish Examiner

    Woman awarded €56k after scalding by hot water poured into glass Dunnes Stores jug

    A woman who was scalded when a glass jug she bought in Dunnes Stores exploded after she poured hot water from a kettle into it has been awarded over €56,000 by the High Court. The jug, Mr Justice Kevin Cross found, did not have a label warning against using it for hot liquids and he accepted Eva Cekanova would not have purchased it if it had the label. Dunnes Stores he found was negligent to have sold the glass jug without a warning label. The jug, the judge said was not made of tempered glass and clearly was not suitable for making tea. Mr Justice Cross said making tea in a glass jug was not an Irish custom, but it is a custom in other parts of the EU. The cultural certainties, he said of an

  • Irish Sun

    Things people say about exercise that aren't true

    It can be hard to include exercise in our busy lives, despite the best of intentions. There are a lot of reasons people don't exercise, and a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Here are nine common misconceptions about exercise and what research actually tells us. 1. I was fit once, so I don't need to exercise Unfortunately, the health benefits of exercise won't last if you don't sustain your exercise regime. A significant reduction or drop out can cause a marked loss of initial benefits, such as cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Consistency is the key. Mix it up and keep it interesting as maintaining high levels of physical activity throughout your life is associated with the best health

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Man jailed for 11 years after 'catastrophic' claw hammer attack on shopkeeper during robbery

    Additional reporting by Brion Hoban A robber who attacked a defenceless shopkeeper with a claw hammer leaving him with “life-changing” injuries has been jailed for 11 years. John McKeon (31) and his cousin Daryl McKeon (23) entered Tansey's newsagents armed with a hammer and screwdriver. John McKeon hit Kevin Tansey three times to the back of the head with the hammer as he tried to escape. He threatened passers-by who tried to help the injured man. In CCTV footage of the incident, Daryl McKeon can be seen stepping over the unconscious body of Mr Tansey in order to try and open the cash register. The robbers ultimately fled empty-handed. Mr Tansey suffered a severe traumatic brain injury which

  • Irish Sun

    Motorist pulled over by Cork City RPU was disqualified for 4 years

    CO CORK, Ireland - The Cork City Road Policing Unit (RPU) as part of a checkpoint operation on Thursday night has caught a person driving a vehicle while their license was suspended. The motorist was driving a van when he was called in to the checkpoint area. The RPU on checking found the driver was disqualified for 4 years. A court appearance is in the works at which time fines will be applied, and no doubt an extension of the disqualification period.