• JOE.ie

    Met Éireann issues snow/ice weather warning for six counties

    A bitter weekend lies ahead. Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow/ice weather for six counties ahead of what is set to be a pretty bitter weekend on the weather front. The warning applies to Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and comes into effect at a minute after midnight tonight, remaining in place until just before midnight on Saturday night. Met Éireann has warned that wintry showers will give localised accumulations of hail and snow, compacting to ice in some areas and leading to hazardous driving conditions. The warning comes after a status yellow wind warning was issued for Donegal earlier on Friday. Gusts of 90 to 110 km/h have been forecast, with the risk of even

  • Limerick Leader

    Former soldier drowned in Limerick after prank backfired

    A VERDICT of misadventure was recorded at the inquest into the death of a former soldier who drowned following what has been described by the coroner as a “joke or prank that went wrong”. The body of Aaron Buckley, 22, who was originally from Pollough near Clara in County Offaly, was recovered from the Abbey river shortly before 6pm on June 10, last -  a number of hours after he entered the water. Limerick Coroner's Court heard Mr Buckley, who has been living in the Rhebogue area, had been socialising with a friend throughout the previous night and into the morning. Ryan Day told gardai the pair had been drinking for almost 16 hours and were “very drunk” while walking home at around 1pm. He said

  • Irish Examiner

    Woman awarded €56k after scalding by hot water poured into glass Dunnes Stores jug

    A woman who was scalded when a glass jug she bought in Dunnes Stores exploded after she poured hot water from a kettle into it has been awarded over €56,000 by the High Court. The jug, Mr Justice Kevin Cross found, did not have a label warning against using it for hot liquids and he accepted Eva Cekanova would not have purchased it if it had the label. Dunnes Stores he found was negligent to have sold the glass jug without a warning label. The jug, the judge said was not made of tempered glass and clearly was not suitable for making tea. Mr Justice Cross said making tea in a glass jug was not an Irish custom, but it is a custom in other parts of the EU. The cultural certainties, he said of an

  • TheJournal.ie

    Gardaí urge people to report anyone they suspect is 'living on the proceeds of crime'

    GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for members of the public to contact them if they suspect someone they know is “living on the proceeds of crime”. An Garda Síochána has also urged anyone who has been subjected to or has knowledge of any form of intimidation or extortion to report the matter so it can be fully investigated. The appeal comes amid an ongoing investigation by gardaí in Dublin and the Criminal Assets Bureau. Gardaí yesterday arrested a man in his 60s after receiving evidence from CAB in October. They said this case is linked to a CAB investigation of a number of individuals in 2016. The man was detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He has since

  • The Irish Times

    heartening results

    An unusually unpredictable Northern Ireland election returned surprising, heartening results. Though not for the DUP or even Sinn Féin, despite the latter's success in unseating the DUP's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds. Both big parties lost ground. The cheer is for Alliance, which took a seat the DUP coveted. For the third successive election the North's fledgling centre ground showed well. This fits with the other big electoral shift. Belfast, a majority Remainer city three of whose four seats had been held by Brexiteer DUP MPs, now has three nationalist representatives. For the first time, nationalists hold more seats than unionists in both Westminster and the non-sitting Assembly at Stormont.

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Man jailed for 11 years after 'catastrophic' claw hammer attack on shopkeeper during robbery

    Additional reporting by Brion Hoban A robber who attacked a defenceless shopkeeper with a claw hammer leaving him with “life-changing” injuries has been jailed for 11 years. John McKeon (31) and his cousin Daryl McKeon (23) entered Tansey's newsagents armed with a hammer and screwdriver. John McKeon hit Kevin Tansey three times to the back of the head with the hammer as he tried to escape. He threatened passers-by who tried to help the injured man. In CCTV footage of the incident, Daryl McKeon can be seen stepping over the unconscious body of Mr Tansey in order to try and open the cash register. The robbers ultimately fled empty-handed. Mr Tansey suffered a severe traumatic brain injury which

  • TheJournal.ie

    'Why would my leadership be in any doubt?': Arlene Foster on DUP's election outcome

    DUP LEADER ARLENE Foster has denied her leadership is in doubt after the party emerged as Northern Ireland's biggest casualty in the election.  The DUP now has 8 MPs, down from 10 MPs in the last election. Sinn Féin stay the same on 7, a result they'll be happy with. The SDLP now has two MPs, and the Alliance Party has one in Lady Sylvia Hermon's former constituency. This means that, for the first time, nationalist parties have more MPs than unionist parties - a major shift in the North's politics.  Furthermore, Boris Johnson's thumping majority ensures that the confidence and supply arrangement negotiated between the DUP and Theresa May in 2017 is now dead, erasing any real DUP influence over