• Irish Independent

    Johnson planning to renege on Brexit agreement on North

    Boris Johnson is preparing to tear up part of the Brexit deal as he sets out his red lines today for a trade agreement with the EU. The British prime minister has made it clear he will not be bound by the political declaration attached to the EU Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out ground rules for a trade deal. Downing Street sources said the rules of engagement agreed by Mr Johnson last year had been superseded by promises made in the Tory manifesto on which he was elected. Mr Johnson believes he is within his rights to go back on previous agreements covering areas including Northern Ireland, fishing rights and state aid. It puts him on a collision course with Michel Barnier, the EU's chief

  • TheJournal.ie

    Woman charged with murder of man (39) following fatal stabbing in Dublin

    A 38-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged with the murder of a man following a fatal knife attack in Dublin. Father-of three Gareth Kelly (39) died following a stabbing in the Brownsbarn Estate, in Kingswood, Co Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday morning. Kelly, from Tallaght but who had been living in Clondalkin, had tried to start his car to go to work. He was believed to have been staying over with his partner in the estate, which is a small cul de sac. His car would not start when he came out to go to work at 7am and he was working on the engine when he sustained stab wounds. He died on the street between two cars.  His body was removed to Dublin City Morgue for post-mortem examination. Mother-of-two

  • Irish Independent

    Rachel Riley shares photo of baby Maven on-set as she returns to Countdown

    Countdown presenter Rachel Riley returned to the show with a special guest - her baby daughter Maven. The maths whizz quipped that she could “still sum post baby” and said she and her husband Pasha were “loving” being parents. “First block back at work done and dusted and I can still sum post baby… phew!” she wrote on Instagram. Ms Riley, 34, also hailed the end to her “eternal on screen pregnancy” referring to previous episodes of Countdown in which she had featured with her baby bump. “Mave was busy melting hearts and Pash is a hero. The eternal on screen pregnancy has just a month to go! Now back to family time for us, we're really loving it.” Earlier this week 10-week old Maven was taken

  • TheJournal.ie

    'The pain of losing you is unbelievable': Funeral held for Cork schoolgirl killed in crash

    A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL who died when a car driven by a teenage boy crashed in to a wall was described as the “superstar” and “priceless diamond” of her family at her requiem mass. Kimberly O'Connor died when a car she was a passenger went out of control in Knocknaheeny on the northside of Cork city on 19 February. Two teenage boys also suffered serious injuries in the crash. The car was bought for as little as €200. Kimberly, who did voluntary work with the Hope Foundation in India just last month, was pronounced dead at the scene. A large crowd attended Kimberly's requiem mass at St Mary's on the Hill Church in Knocknaheeny, which featured tributes from her mother, Jennifer, and her older sisters,

  • Irish Examiner

    Mary Butler apologises for 'huge error of judgment'

    Waterford Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler has said she will be leaving her constituency office at Waterford City's Waterside, which she rents from the cousin of a convicted paedophile. Ms Butler also conceded that she made “a huge error of judgment” in allowing former junior minister Brendan Kenneally, who is the cousin of paedophile Bill Kenneally, to canvass on her behalf during the general election. Former basketball coach Bill Kenneally is serving 14 years in jail for abusing young boys in the 1980s. Brendan Kenneally, while not in any way involved in the abuse, has admitted being made aware of his cousin's crimes in 2002, but did not report them, he says, because the victim who had informed him

  • Irish Independent

    Italy seeks help as coronavirus cases surge past 400

    Italy has sought to rally international support for its coronavirus containment efforts as the number of cases reached 400 and the UN's health agency urged an increased response. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte's government appealed to European neighbours for cooperation, not isolation and discrimination. Italy has been struggling to contain the rapidly spreading outbreak that made it the country with more coronavirus cases outside Asia than anywhere else. “Viruses don't know borders and they don't stop at them,” Italian health minister Roberto Speranza said at the start of a crisis meeting with World Health Organisation and European Union representatives in Rome. Twelve people infected with the

  • herald

    'Grieving' Cipriani shares last messages with Flack

    Danny Cipriani has shared a message sent to him by Caroline Flack before her death about her court case. The rugby player said he is "grieving hard" after the Love Island host took her own life at the age of 40. The pair dated last year and Cipriani posted a screenshot on Instagram of a WhatsApp exchange between the pair. After Flack said she was "OK", Cipriani (32) asked: "Why you just OK? Want you smiling." Flack replied: "Well, got court case coming up." Flack stepped down from presenting the winter series of Love Island after an alleged assault on her boyfriend, Lewis Burton. She pleaded not guilty and was released on bail, but was ordered to stop having contact with Mr Burton ahead of a