• Politics
    Irish Independent

    More than 120 revellers defy court order to attend wedding party in Longford

    More than 120 revellers defied a court order tonight by attending a Traveller wedding after party in Longford. Armed gardaí had earlier attended the scene adjacent to a halting site on the outskirts of the midlands town to ensure a 2,000 sq ft marquee erected to host the post wedding party was taken down. Local authority chiefs secured an emergency Circuit Court order on Wednesday morning in Sligo for the structure's removal following its emergence adjacent to Willow Park Halting Site less than ...

  • Health
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    Woman expecting to give birth to seven babies ends up having nine

    All nine babies are reportedly "doing well". A 25-year old woman has given birth to nonuplets, after doctors failed to spot two of her babies in an ultrasound. Doctors initially said that the mum-of-nine would give birth to seven babies, rather than nine, after a recent scan.

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    Here are the restrictions being eased today as Ireland begins reopening

    Small changes, but there's bigger ones to come next week. Tuesday, 4 May marks the first day in the next phase of the easing of the public health restrictions as announced by Taoiseach Micheál Martin last week. All remaining construction can restart from Tuesday while outdoor workers, such as maintenance workers or window cleaners, can also return to work.

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    Irish Independent

    Woman in her 40s dies after she is struck by car while walking in Co Kildare

    A pedestrian aged in her 40s has died after she was struck by a car in Co Kildare. The collision happened at Ballyhagan, Carbury, at approximately 6.45pm on Wednesday The woman was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. No one else was injured in the accident.

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    Irish Independent

    Woman in her 40s killed after she is struck by car while walking in Co Kildare

    A pedestrian aged in her 40s has died after she was struck by a car in Co Kildare. The collision happened at Ballyhagan, Carbury, at approximately 6.45pm on Wednesday The woman was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. No one else was injured in the accident.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands told Sinn Féin he wanted to be buried in a graveyard in the Republic – but his wishes were ignored

    IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands told Sinn Féin that he didn’t want buried in Milltown Cemetery, but in a graveyard in the Republic. In a ‘comm’ - a secret communication smuggled out of the H-Blocks – four days before he embarked on his fast, Sands expressed concern about what would happen after his death. Belfast Telegraph

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Helen McEntee shares first photo of her newborn son

    Justice Minister Helen McEntee has shared a first snap of her newborn son and thanked those who sent well-wishes following his birth last week. She and her husband Paul Hickey have named him Michael Shane, in memory of Ms McEntee's late father who was also a Fine Gael TD and previously served as a junior minister. Taking to Instagram, the proud new mother wrote: “A week old today.....@paulhickeyros and I want to say a massive thanks for all the congratulations and nice wishes on the arrival of b...