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Former senator jailed for kicking and spitting at gardai outside of music festival Former Senator James Heffernan pictured at Fermoy District court Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited A FORMER senator who kicked and spat at Gardaí when they arrested him outside a popular Irish music festival has been handed a three month prison term. James Heffernan (38), a former Labour senator and...
Brendan Keenan: 'Whatever the Brexit, Irish Question will still need an answer' Border Communities Against Brexit holding protests on Old Belfast Road in Carrickcarnon on the northern side of the Irish border, between Newry and Dundalk. Photo: PA Journalism, according to a well-known saying, is the first draft of history. My own experience leads me to think that the second draft,...
Labour MP defends comparing Brexiteers to Nazis    David Lammy (David Mirzoeff/PA) Prominent Labour MP David Lammy has defended comparing some Tory Brexiteers to Nazis. The high-profile campaigner for a new Brexit referendum hit out at members of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs who have urged UK Prime Minister Theresa May to take a tougher stance on EU withdrawal. Mr Lammy...

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Perfection is an illusion: Yasmin le Bon on melancholy, depression and the realities of her charmed life Married at 21 and a mother by 24, Yasmin le Bon is still waiting to get her sabbatical from caring for people. But, she tells Sarah Caden, becoming a grandmother has been an unexpected joy for her and husband Simon. It has also...
Internal inquiry into claims senior garda worked part time as security consultant Stock picture An internal inquiry is underway this evening into claims a senior garda was engaged in part-time work as a security consultant for a well-known company. It has been claimed the garda - an inspector - had engaged in consultancy work on security matters for the firm. The work...
Almost 40pc of samples put on DNA database made link to individual Chris Enright: Database a valuable tool, says FSI director Almost 40pc of crime scene samples uploaded to the national DNA database last year resulted in a link to a person. Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) said the database assisted in 867 investigations in 2018 alone, and in more than 2,000 investigations...
Major row between Flanagan and Carthy as former 'Dragons' entry in race raises stakes ‘Prioritises agriculture’: Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan A major row has erupted between European election rivals Independent MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Matt Carthy of Sinn Féin. It comes as former presidential candidate Peter Casey has entered the race, significantly raising the stakes for the two sitting Midlands-North-West MEPs....
Mesut Ozil shares moving video of encounter with young blind fan Mesut Ozil met Mikey on the same day Arsenal beat Napoli in the Europa League. Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has met a young fan who has a rare eye disease (Peter Byrne/PA) Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has posted a video on social media of him meeting a “special” young blind fan. The video...
Your Money: Don't pay price of finance woes As bill issues and credit card use spiral here are six ways to ease pressure Payday probe: Examining statements for direct debits and standing orders and cutting or cancelling costs can put money back in your pocket New research from Switcher.ie has revealed that 65pc of Irish consumers cannot afford essential household bills with...
The bestseller that solved a rural housing crisis Jack Fitzsimons Jack Fitzsimons died in 2014 aged 84. The son of a farm labourer, he went on to become an architect, a prolific writer and a member of Seanad Éireann. He is best known as the author of Bungalow Bliss, 'the layman's building bible', a handbook that helped hundreds of thousands of rural...

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