• BreakingNews.ie

    Woman in fear of her son 'better off getting a lodger', judge says

    A judge has told a 40-year-old man who lives rent-free with his mother that she would be better off getting rid of him out of the house and taking in a lodger instead. At the family law court in Ennis, Judge Patrick Durcan made his comment before granting a safety order for two years to the woman against her son. Judge Durcan granted the safety order arising from a recent incident at the home where the woman called the gardaí after the man pulled at her and she fell to the floor in her own bedroom. In a statement, the woman told Judge Durcan: “I am in fear.” The man works full-time but does not pay any money to his mother for bed or board. The mother told Judge Durcan: “He is a weekend drinker,

  • The42

    Tiger Woods dropped from suit on restaurant staffer's drink driving death

    TIGER WOODS HAS been dropped from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a staffer at his Florida restaurant who died in a drink driving accident after allegedly being overserved alcohol. Woods' lawyers said on Monday that the superstar golfer was no longer named in the suit, which is continuing against the restaurant The Woods Jupiter and its general manager Erica Herman, who is Woods' girlfriend. Woods' lawyer Barry Postman called the decision not to name the golfer in the lawsuit “clearly appropriate.” The parents of Nicholas Immesberger, who died last December at age 24, filed the lawsuit in May. They said their son was served alcohol at the restaurant to the point of “severe intoxication” before

  • The42

    Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko rescued at sea after yacht catches fire

    Klitschko, his family and friends are all 'fine', confirmed the former heavyweight champ. Klitschko, his family and friends are all 'fine', confirmed the former heavyweight champ. FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT champion Wladimir Klitschko was rescued by the Spanish coastguard on Sunday night after the luxury yacht he was onboard with some of his family and friends caught fire. Klitschko, who won 64 of his 69 fights (53 KOs) and reigned atop the heavyweight division alongside his brother, Vitaliy, for a decade and a half, was on holiday off the coast of Mallorca when his boat 'ignited'. The 43-year-old future Hall of Famer confirmed on Twitter that he and the other people on board had been successfully

  • Radio Nova

    Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway' Trial Reveals Further Copyright Issues

    Stairway to heaven, one of Led Zeppelin's most famous songs has landed them back in court again. The iconic rockers are part of an ongoing legal dispute over the intro to 1971's “Stairway to Heaven” and a late-'60s instrumental called “Taurus” by the band Spirit. After a lengthy  series of challenges and accusations which involved court testimonial appearances by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin finally won their case in 2016. However the victory was short lived and last year a U.S. appeals court ordered a new trial challenging  specifically the copyrights of the song. The original lawsuit was filed by Michael Skidmore a trustee for the late Spirit songwriter Randy California's estate.

  • The Huffington Post UK

    12 Times Yewande Was The Love Island Contestant We Didn't Deserve

    It's official - Yewande Biala is out of the Love Island villa after one of the most savage recouplings so far this series. Monday night's episode saw the scientist dumped from the Island after Danny Williams was finally forced to choose between her and Arabella Chi.  The Islanders were devastated at the result - a sentiment shared by many online as we saw Yewande dragging her suitcase out of the villa for good.  As we lament her premature exit, we're looking back on the times Yewande was the Islander we didn't deserve...  1. Her parting words to Danny were a masterclass in staying cool, calm and collected in the face of adversity

  • Irish Examiner

    High debt exposes Ireland to crash

    “Dramatic cuts” will be needed to Government spending if it continues to spiral, while high debt levels mean the country is very exposed to the next crash, TDs will be warned today. The stark assessment from two of the country's top economists comes as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will seek to re-establish his control of the public finances by publishing two budget options, one in the case of a Brexit deal before October 31 and one in the case of a no-deal Brexit. A no-deal Brexit could turn an expected surplus into a deficit in the range of up to 1.5% for 2020, Government sources told the Irish Examiner. In his summer economic statement, Mr Donohoe looks set to adhere to a €2.8bn increase

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Woman Poses With Her 34 Bridesmaids - But How Many Is Too Many?

    Leila Harris-Ryberg, who's Canadian but based in London, found organising a wedding with five bridesmaids in different countries a challenge.  Three of her bridesmaids flew over from Canada, one was based in London and the other was living in Sweden, where the wedding took place in 2008. “They all had different body shapes so I suggested they choose their own dress by a brand that's available everywhere. I just stipulated the colour,” she explains. “The only low point for me was that because they were geographically dispersed no one organised a hen do and I didn't have anyone to help with the wedding plans.” But, she maintains she wouldn't change a thing. “They were my nearest and dearest and