By using Yahoo, you agree that we and our partners may set cookies for purposes such as customising content and advertising.

  • ‘I am elected to deliver for all citizens,’ says Michelle O’Neill

    Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill is out canvassing in north Belfast, in a commercial part of the Antrim Road, calling into the chemist, the carpet seller, the dry cleaners, the butcher’s and other shops. Storm Doris is hitting Ireland and one can’t resist wondering is this new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland – known as Michelle Doris before she married Paddy O’Neill – about to kick up an electoral tempest on voting day next Thursday. Whatever about Storm Doris, O’Neill says she is a force for good: “No one has anything to fear from me and I think that people will see over time that I am someone who is elected to deliver for all citizens, and elected to make a difference. I want to drive

    The Irish Times q
  • Jimmy Kimmel opens Oscars with Donald Trump jibe

    The Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel thanked President Donald Trump for making the Oscars appear less racist as he opened the 89th Academy Awards. The talk show host said he knew the country was divided and he had been encouraged to say something that would unite people. Opening the show he said the ceremony was being watched around the world by “countries that now hate us” adding: “The country is divided right now, I’ve been been getting advice that I need to say something to unite us.” “Let me say something. I can’t do that. There is only one Braveheart in this room and he’s not going to do that either.” He added: “I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the

    Evening Echo q
  • Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted Donald Trump during Academy Awards and it was amazing

    Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted American President Donald Trump during the live show. Kimmel told the audience: “We’re more than two hours into the show and Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted at us once and I’m starting to get worried about him.” For his first tweet he asked the American President: He then quickly tweeted him a second time writing: Within minutes both of the posts had notched up hundreds of thousands of likes on the social media platform. The Academy also re-tweeted the first message from its official account. Mr Trump tweeted that Meryl Streep was “overrated” after she criticised him during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes where she was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille

    Evening Echo q
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic on winning the EFL Cup: This is what I came for

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes winning trophies gets better with age after firing Manchester United to success in the EFL Cup final. The 35-year-old striker scored twice in the 3-2 victory over Southampton – including a late winner – to give United manager Jose Mourinho his first trophy since taking over at Old Trafford. “It was nice, it was very nice,” the former Sweden international told Sky Sports. “This is a team effort, this is not about an individual. This is collective. “This is what I came for, I came to win and I’m winning so I just have to keep going because the more I win, the more satisfied I get. “I think you appreciate it more the older you get, in the beginning you don’t realise what

    Evening Echo q
  • People are wondering whether Jose Mourinho was actually happy about winning the EFL Cup

    Phew – after winning a phenomenal EFL Cup final 3-2 against Southampton, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sure to be delighted, wasn’t he? Mourinho’s side had gone from 2-0 up to 2-2, only for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score late on with a header. That’s got to warrant a grin, hasn’t it Jose? It was a strange sight, as the United players enjoyed their success, to see Mourinho looking so down. Some fans felt that the Portuguese manager, who has won two Champions League titles, could have made a bit more of an effort. It was a good day for Mourinho’s personal statistics as well. The former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager mentioned that he was emotional, so maybe he was just

    Evening Echo q
  • Storm chasers honour Twister star Bill Paxton with GPS tribute

    Storm chasers in the US have paid tribute to late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS co-ordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley. The actor, who died on Saturday at the age of 61 after complications from surgery, played a storm chaser in the 1996 film Twister, which co-starred Helen Hunt. On Sunday, Spotter Network’s effort saw more than 200 people spell out “BP” in GPS co-ordinate dots in a moving ode to the actor. Most people participating did not travel, but entered co-ordinates manually to spell the letters on a map based around Wakita, Oklahoma. The non-profit organisation’s president John Wetter said storm chasers have spelled out the initials of fellow

    Evening Echo q
  • Lily Cole condemns Trump travel ban at event supporting Oscars boycott director

    Actress Lily Cole has said Donald Trump’s travel ban is “unnecessary in this day and age” because cities like London are “wonderfully open”, and warned we may yet see “more ludicrous policies”. The model made the comments as she was addressing a large crowd gathered in the capital’s Trafalgar Square for the UK premiere of The Salesman, which is up for best foreign language film at the Oscars. Asghar Farhadi, the drama’s Iranian director who won an Academy Award in 2012, is boycotting the star-studded event in California over Mr Trump’s travel ban, which bars people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering America. His latest work was being shown in the public space in solidarity with his

    Evening Echo q
  • Iranian director who boycotted Oscars over Donald Trump travel ban wins best foreign language film

    The Salesman, directed by Iranian film-maker Asghar Farhadi, who is boycotting the ceremony because of Donald Trump’s travel ban, has won the foreign language film Oscar. His award was collected by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian woman to go to space who read a statement on his behalf. In the message, Asghar, whose film A Separation won the same prize in 2012, said it was a “great honour” to receive the prize for a second time. “I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight, my absence is out of respect for the people of my country and the other six nations who have been banned.” He continued: “Dividing the world into the us and the enemy categories creates fear, justification for war.” The statement

    Evening Echo q
  • Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars opening monologue: Trump jibes and Meryl's 'mediocre' early work

    Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at US president Donald Trump as he delivered a politically charged opening monologue at the Academy Awards. The comedian, who is hosting this year’s ceremony, joked about Mr Trump’s “5am bowel movement” and his criticism of Meryl Streep, who was invited to stand for a round of applause from the Oscars’ audience. On stage Kimmel said: “This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us. “I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?” Addressing potential award winners, Kimmel said: “Some of you will get to come up here tonight and

    Evening Echo q
  • Five things we learned as Zlatan Ibrahimovic drags Man United to EFL Cup glory

    Manchester United won their first trophy under Jose Mourinho as a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic header secured a 3-2 win over Southampton in the EFL Cup final. Here, we highlight five things we learned from an enthralling encounter which also saw Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini hit a brace, with an Ibrahimovic free-kick and a smart Jesse Lingard finish proving just enough for United. ZLATAN STILL LOVES THE BIG STAGE His impact on the final may have dropped as the game progressed and Saints took control of proceedings, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic still had his customary moment in the spotlight. The 35-year-old dispatched a 30-yard free-kick to put the Red Devils in front and notch his fifth goal in his last

    Evening Echo q
  • Tributes keep rolling in after death of Bill Paxton

    Tributes are continuing to flood in for actor Bill Paxton, who has passed away at the age of 61. Film-maker James Cameron, who directed Paxton in blockbuster movies such as Aliens, True Lies and Titanic, said in a statement to Vanity Fair that he was “reeling” after hearing that Paxton had died after complications from surgery, calling the actor “a creative dynamo”. “The world is a lesser place for his passing and I will profoundly miss him,” he said. Paxton’s Big Love co-star Chloe Sevigny said in a statement that he was “a big-hearted, thoughtful and honourable person”. “He always had a smile on his face and could entertain any room with his wonderful stories of his many amazing years in Hollywood,”

    Evening Echo q
  • White House attempt to kill Russia scandal backfires

    The White House made a messy attempt on Sunday to control public perceptions of a widening scandal over alleged contacts between aides to Donald Trump and Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, alleging that the FBI had dismissed reports of such links. The scandal has shown little sign of coming under control, with a Republican congressman calling for an independent inquiry, multiple congressional committees pursuing investigations and Mr Trump escalating a war with the media in an apparent attempt at distraction. While the White House has, by its own clumsy admission, been working behind the scenes to try to manage the conduct of Congress and intelligence agencies in the scandal, those efforts have so far backfired.

    The Irish Times q
  • Watch Meryl Streep nearly fall over in the dress she snubbed Chanel for

    Meryl Streep arrived at the Oscars in a deep blue gown by Elie Saab following hours of controversy about her outfit for the prestigious event. All the attention was on the Hollywood veteran, 67, after she fell out with Chanel’s head, Karl Lagerfeld who labelled her “cheap” for supposedly demanding money to wear one of his dresses. Meryl denied the claim and accused Lagerfeld of “defaming” her. As she stepped on to the red carpet in the beautiful Elie Saab gown, the actress took a stumble before steadying herself. On Saturday, Women’s Wear Daily reported she had ordered a dress from Chanel, designed by Karl, but then withdrew the request because another designer had offered to pay her to wear

    Evening Echo q
  • Sound fix doesn't save SS-GB from being dull, say viewers

    SS-GB appears to have shaken off jokes about it being the “slurred Reich”, but the series is still not thrilling viewers. The five-part BBC series imagining London if the Nazis had won the Battle Of Britain came under fire last week after viewers complained that the dialogue was “mumbled”. But many took to Twitter to say things seemed to have cleared up a bit in the latest instalment. However not everyone escaped unscathed, with actor Sam Riley coming in for some stick from viewers who claimed he was still a bit hard to hear. Some people found that switching on the subtitles helped them get into the drama, which also stars American actress Kate Bosworth. But subtitles or no subtitles, a quick

    Evening Echo q
  • Dancing with the Stars: Teresa Mannion blown away by storm in a dance off

    This week on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars, the Dreaded Dance Off – aka The DDO – makes its first appearance and RTÉ news correspondent Teresa Mannion is struck down and out as its very first victim. Mannion and her partner John Nolan were up against Red Rock’s Denise McCormack and Ryan McShane, who are the usually the show’s highest scoring couple. As Storm Ewan rages outside, perhaps Mannion was pulled away from her natural habitat and it affected her paso doble this evening. Mannion’s routines have teetered on the safe side but this week she took some necessary risks as a fiery flamenco dancer, particularly when Nolan flung her like a frisbee on to the floor for their big finish. But for all

    The Irish Times q
  • Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

    Mahershala Ali has made Oscar history after becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. The 43-year-old American was named best supporting actor for his performance in coming-of-age drama Moonlight. During his acceptance speech, Ali did not mention US president Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim majority countries, which has been a hot topic at awards shows in recent weeks. Instead, he paid tribute to his wife Amatus Sami-Karim, who had given birth to their first child Bari Najma four days earlier. Ali said: “My wife was in her third trimester doing awards seasons, we just had a daughter four days ago. I just want to thank her for being such a soldier through this process.”

    Evening Echo q
  • Gardaí recover gun and make three arrests, including member of Limerick crime family, after car chase

    Gardaí have recovered a gun and arrested three men in a crackdown on organised crime in Limerick. The firearm was discovered at the rear of a flat, at Main Street Bruff, Co Limerick, situated around 34km from Limerick city. The gun was discovered in wrapping, however Gardaí said they were satisfied it was a firearm, reliable sources said. The weapon was put into a garda evidence bag at the scene and taken by Gardaí to Limerick city where it will be transported on to garda headquarters in Dublin for forensic testing. Plainclothes detectives and local informed Gardaí were backed up by an armed support unit. The officers did not draw their weapons but carried out searches of the flat’s interior

    Evening Echo q
  • Conor O'Shea: We deserve 'a little bit of respect'; Eddie Jones slams Italy tactics

    Italy coach Conor O’Shea was pleased with his side’s display in their 36-15 defeat to England in their Six Nations game today. O’Shea believes they should be taken more seriously in the competition. The win moved England back to the top of the championship table and kept alive their hopes of a second successive Grand Slam. The Italians remain bottom of the table following three successive defeats. “We have a massive job to do but we will do it and we have to think differently like we did today,” he said. “We didn’t come here to make up numbers. “But you’re playing against a brilliant team who are on-form and they worked their way through it. “We thought we might come away with a bonus point but

    Evening Echo q
  • Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery

    Actor Bill Paxton has died after complications following surgery. The 61-year-old, who starred in Twister, True Lies and Aliens, died on Saturday. A family representative said in a statement: “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and film-maker. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.” Paxton had two children and was married for 30 years.

    Evening Echo q
  • Take cover Matt Damon: Jimmy Kimmel hints he won't hold back as he hosts the Oscars

    Jimmy Kimmel and actor Matt Damon continued their “feud” as the Oscars host tweeted a picture of Damon at the ceremony. Kimmel posted the photograph from his dressing room as he prepares to host the 89th Academy Awards. Damon, 46, didn’t hold back as he spoke to ABC News on the red carpet telling them Kimmel was “talentless,” adding, but “he’s got an incredible group of writers who work for him”. The pair have had a long-standing feud that dates back many years and was sparked when Kimmel started signing off his popular American talk show saying: “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time.” Asked if he thought Kimmel was going to take aim at him during the ceremony, Damon told E! News: “It’s

    Evening Echo q