• www.longfordleader.ie

    Longford is 'so lucky there hasn't been a fatality' as violence escalates

    It's a miracle that Longford hasn't suffered at least one fatality as a result of the recent spate of violent incidents in the county, according to chairman of Longford Joint Policing Committee, Cllr Seamus Butler. In the past two weeks, there have been five violent incidents including two separate shooting incidents at a property in Corboy, Edgeworthstown and one shooting at a house in Annaly Gardens, Longford town, where a two-year-old child was in situ. Aside from the three shootings, there has also been an incident of a petrol bomb being thrown into a car and caravan in Dun Darach, Longford town, last week. The most recent incident occurred on Monday morning, when a petrol bomb was thrown

  • Irish Independent

    Salma Hayek responds to fan who tells her she had 'too much Botox'

    Salma Hayek has thanked a fan for telling her that she has had “too much Botox” - because she has not had any. The Hollywood star, 53, had posted a selfie from a tropical location, in which she appeared to be wearing little or no make-up. While many of her 14.1 million followers responded with praise to her picture, one wrote: “Too much Botox :(. Not needed Salma!” Hayek directly responded: “I don't have Botox. But thank you for the advice because I was thinking maybe it's time.” Fans of the Mexican-American actress and producer were overjoyed at her comeback, with one writing: “Trust me all the following posts are true .. u don't need it .. u r naturally beautiful I am taking your response to

  • Irish Independent

    'My whole future was swept from under my feet' - Caroline Flack's family release star's final unpublished Instagram post

    The family of Caroline Flack have released an unpublished Instagram post that the star wrote in the days before her death, in which she said that within 24 hours her whole world and future had been swept from under her feet. The 40-year-old former Love Island host, who took her own life, described the domestic incident with boyfriend Lewis Burton as "an accident". "On December the 12th 2019 I was arrested for common assault on my boyfriend," she wrote. "Within 24 hours my whole world and future was swept from under my feet and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me, collapsed. "I am suddenly on a different kind of stage and everyone is watching it happen. "I have always taken

  • Irish Independent

    Turf cutter vows to return to protected bogs after trial collapses

    A turf cutter has vowed he will be back cutting turf on EU protected bogs in East Galway next month - weather permitting - after efforts by the State to prosecute four men failed at Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week. The four men who were in court this week said it was a great day for rural Ireland as they walked free from court moments after their trial collapsed due to lack of evidence. All four were initially charged in 2013 with cutting turf on three EU protected bogs in the Woodford and Portumna areas of South-East Galway in 2012. Following several adjournments in the intervening years, their trial finally opened before a jury today in Galway. However, moments after it began, Judge

  • Irish Examiner

    Joan Burton: Micheál Martin likely to be next Taoiseach

    Former Labour leader Joan Burton, who lost her seat in the election, has said that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is most likely to be Taoiseach in a government supported by Fine Gael and the Green Party. “Those numbers add up,” she told RTÉ radio's Today with Séan O'Rourke show. “Whoever creates a government should try to make it last for the sake of the people, for at least four years.” Ms Burton also said that it would be generous for Leo Varadkar, as head of the caretaker government to invite Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan to accompany him to the White House on St Patrick's Day. Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald will already be going as part of the peace talks, she said.

  • Irish Independent

    Man dies following three-car collision in Co Cork

    A man in his 50s has died following a road traffic collision in Co Cork. Gardai in Mallow are investigating the incident involving three cars that occurred on the N20 in Ballybeg, west Buttevant, at around 10.50pm on Monday night. A man suffered fatal injuries when his car collided with a second car. One of the cars spun on the road and hit a third vehicle. Emergency services attended the scene. The man was pronounced dead a short time later and his body was taken to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out. The driver and two passengers in the second car were taken to Cork University Hospital with minor injuries. The Buttevant-Mallow road

  • Big News Network.com

    Findings from NASA's Juno update Jupiter water mystery

    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 19 (ANI): NASA's Juno mission has provided its first science results on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere. Published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy, the Juno results estimate that at the equator, water makes up about 0.25 per cent of the molecules in Jupiter's atmosphere -- almost three times that of the Sun. These are also the first findings on the gas giant's abundance of water since the agency's 1995 Galileo mission suggested Jupiter might be extremely dry compared to the Sun (the comparison is based not on liquid water but on the presence of its components, oxygen and hydrogen, present in the Sun). An accurate estimate of the total amount of