• Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    'We rebuilt the whole house apart from the front wall' – from demolition job to a €400,000 cottage in Dublin 7'

    Claire Gormley and Philip Blake were torn between buying a new apartment or an old cottage when they were house hunting back in 2016. When they viewed the artisan house in Stoneybatter, they managed to look beyond the problems and instead saw the potential in the bones of the building. It was basically a ruin,” says Claire, as she looks back on the early days in the house.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Heart surgeon (60) caught on M50 was holding mobile while driving

    A HEART surgeon who was caught by gardaí holding a mobile phone while driving on the M50 has been left without a conviction. Michael Tolan (60) made a €150 donation to counselling charity Family Life Services and Judge Dermot Dempsey struck out the summons. The accused, with an address at Sandford Road in Ranelagh, admitted holding a mobile phone while driving on the M50 near Finglas on May 24, 2020.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Jozef Puska (31) replied 'no' when charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy, court told

    RELATIVES of Ashling Murphy stood at the back of a courtroom holding pictures of the schoolteacher as a 31-year-old man appeared before a special sitting charged with her murder. The young woman was fatally assaulted while out jogging along the grand canal in Tullamore on Wednesday of last week. On Wednesday Jozef Puska, a Slovakian national with an address at Lynally Grove, Mucklagh, Co Offaly, was brought before a late night sitting of the local district court.

  • Entertainment
    Big News Network.com

    Singer dies after catching Covid intentionally

    Hana Horka, a Czech folk singer, has died after purposefully catching Covid, according to her son. A member of Czech folk group, Asonance, 57-year-old Hana Horka posted on social media that she was recovering from Covid after testing positive, but passed away just two days later. Her son, Jan Rek, told the BBC that his mother was unvaccinated and contracted the virus intentionally in the hopes of gaining immunity.

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    Irish Independent

    Woman arrested during Ashling Murphy murder probe pleads not guilty to failing to leave her home after it was designated a crime scene

    Ms Tanase's brother, Radu Floricel (39), was arrested at the same residence that day and detained for questioning until his release the following night, Thursday. Gardaí said he had been eliminated from their enquiries and was no longer a suspect. Earlier last Thursday, Ms Tanase appeared before Portlaoise District Court and was granted bail but was placed in custody because she did not take up the bail.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Deirdre Morley, who killed her three children, sues HSE, hospital and consultant

    Deirdre Morley, the mentally ill mother who killed her three children, and her husband Andrew McGinley have both issued medical negligence actions against the HSE in relation to her care. The Governors of St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin and a consultant psychiatrist are also named as defendants in separate lawsuits filed with the High Court on Wednesday.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Madeleine McCann investigators find 'shocking' new evidence about suspect

    A German TV channel has discovered “shocking” new evidence against a man suspected of kidnapping Madeleine McCann, reports suggest. Authorities in Germany announced two years ago that Christian B, whose full name cannot be disclosed under German privacy law, was being treated as a prime suspect in the disappearance of the girl, who was three years old when she went missing in 2007.