• Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    Father of baby boy stabbed to death in Belfast flies home to be with daughter (2) as she fights for life in hospital

    The father of a seven-week-old baby boy stabbed to death at a house in north Belfast on Tuesday is flying back from England to be at the bedside of his toddler daughter as she fights for her life in hospital. A 29-year-old woman detained in connection with the murder of the baby boy and the attempted murder of his two-year-old sister remained under arrest tonight, the PSNI added.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Couple 'set upon and attacked by a gang of youths'

    A YOUNG man who was allegedly part of a gang of up to 20 youths who set upon a couple as they were walking home is facing trial on the charges. Nathan Burke (23) was allegedly identified as one of the culprits after his DNA was found on a pair of sunglasses dropped at the scene. Judge Miriam Walsh refused jurisdiction to deal with the charges in the district court and adjourned the case to a date in September for the book of evidence.

  • Science
    Irish Independent

    Ancient farmhouse and holy well pose threat to multi-million euro road upgrade in Tipperary

    A MULTI-million Euro proposed road upgrade in Tipperary faces the obstacle of a potential threat to a local holy well and an ancient farmhouse. Tipperary Co Council are considering four route options for a major upgrade of the N24 Limerick to Waterford route - but one proposal has sparked controversy in Cahir. That route option brings the road close to Toureen outside the south Tipperary town - and locals warned that, if selected, it will pose a threat to St Pecaun's holy well which dates back t

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Ian Marshall: 'I am strong in my unionism, and the Irish language is no threat to it'

    A former Irish senator has joined the UUP and pledged to help it win support among voters “turned off by the big egos and loud voices” often prominent in unionism. Ian Marshall, who was the first unionist elected to the Irish Parliament’s upper house, where he sat as an independent, said he’d been convinced to enter party politics by Doug Beattie’s vision and leadership.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    Conor Murray starts as Warren Gatland shakes up Lions team with three changes for second Springboks Test

    Conor Murray will start for the Lions in Saturday's second Test against South Africa in one of three changes to the team made by Warren Gatland. The Ireland scrum-half had to make do with a place on the bench for last week's win over the Springboks, but having impressed late on, Murray is now preferred to Ali Price, who is among the replacements.

  • Entertainment
    The Huffington Post UK

    Sarah Ferguson Claims She Was Snubbed By The Crown After Making Offer To Show Boss

    Sarah Ferguson has claimed she had her offer to help inform The Crown snubbed. The Duchess of York said she reached out to Andy Harries, an executive producer of Netflix’s hit royal drama, offering her input. I said to him, ‘Why can’t I help my character?

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Garda who put device in van suspected of being involved in Kevin Lunney kidnapping found it unlocked on side of the road, court hears

    A member of the garda surveillance unit who placed a device inside a Renault Kangoo suspected to have been involved in the Kevin Lunney kidnapping found the van parked up and unlocked on the side of the road. The officer was sent to deploy “technical equipment” inside the van during the investigation more than a month after the businessman was abducted and tortured. The Special Criminal Court heard the van was parked in north inner city Dublin and he “easily” gained entry to it.