• News
    Irish Independent

    Four officers sacked after black man's arrest death

    Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired yesterday, hours after a bystander's video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted about the firings, saying: "This is the right call". The man's death on Monday night, after he struggled with officers, was under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities.

  • News
    herald

    Man shot in backside as he ran for his life from crashed car after chase by gunmen

    A 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks following a high-speed car chase in the country's latest gun attack. The victim - understood to be an Eastern European national who lives in Co Kildare - was recovering from his injuries at home last night after being discharged from Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown yesterday morning. The gunman chased him on foot after the victim crashed into a parked car in Main Street, Clonee, Co Meath, at around 10.25pm on Monday.

  • News
    Irish Examiner

    Gardaí issue renewed appeal for help with missing Dublin teenager

    Gardaí at Store Street are renewing their appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 14 year old Chantelle Doyle, who was last seen on Eden Quay, Dublin 1, on Thursday 21st May, 2020. An Garda Síochána are extremely concerned about the welfare of this young missing person. Chantelle is described as being approximately 5 foot in height, of stocky build with long brown hair.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Trump jeers Biden for wearing a face mask

    Hours after President Donald Trump was spotted at public Memorial Day remembrances without a face mask, he jumped on Twitter to retweet a Fox News commentator criticising his Democratic opponent Joe Biden for wearing one. "This might help explain why Trump doesn't like to wear a mask in public," Brit Hume, Fox News's senior political analyst tweeted Monday evening, sharing a picture of Mr Biden at a Delaware veterans memorial earlier that day.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Simon Cowell joins justice group after 'tragic' America's Got Talent audition

    Simon Cowell has become an ambassador for the Innocence Project after hearing the “tragic” story of America’s Got Talent contestant Archie Williams. Williams appeared on the US version of the ITV show, where Cowell is a judge, to sing Sir Elton John’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. He told the judges how he had spent more than 30 years in a Louisiana prison after being falsely convicted of rape.

  • News
    herald

    Ana's murderer 'Boy A' is kicked and punched during planned attack

    One of the two teenagers who murdered Ana Kriegel was assaulted in a planned attack by fellow detainees in a centre for young offenders. The convicted murderer, known as Boy A during the horrific murder trial, was assaulted by two fellow inmates in the Oberstown Detention Centre on Sunday night. The 15-year-old was set upon while he watched television and received several kicks and punches to the head before staff intervened to break up the assault.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Coronavirus restrictions need to be lifted 'sooner rather than later'

    A SENIOR Fianna Fáil TD has urged the government to speed up the lifting of the coronavirus lock-down while raising concern that too much responsibility has been "casually delegated" to public health advisers. Jim O'Callaghan told the Dáil that restrictions need be lifted "sooner rather than later" and that "we're going to have to live a certain amount of risk." He asked Communications Minister Richard Bruton to bring that message to Cabinet.