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‘He’s not welcome here’: Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit

THERE WILL BE tight security around Shannon Airport and the Doonbeg Golf resort in Co Clare as President Donald Trump arrives for a brief visit to Ireland this week. The president will be greeted by protesters who will be encamped close to the airport – where he is expected to meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar […]


It’s a very mixed bag on the weather front for the Bank Holiday weekend

If you’re heading outdoors, prepare for all eventualities. This time last year, Ireland was in the middle of a very unfamiliar heatwave as temperatures soared towards 30 degrees, but it’s going to be a little different for the June Bank Holiday weekend this time around. The weather, which, in football parlance, has been solid if […]

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Michael Noonan in mourning as sister Mary among three women killed in horror crash

Former finance minister Michael Noonan is mourning the loss of his sister Mary, who was among three women killed in a road crash. Tributes were also paid to Mary Costello (73) and Mary Bradley (77) who died with Ms Noonan in the two-car crash. Mary Griffin (70), a passenger in 78-year-old Ms Noonan’s car, was […]


EuroMillions winners reveal they’ll spend some of £115m haul on football club

Winners of the £115 million Euromillions Lottery prize revealed what they’re going to do with some of the money today – spend it on a football team. Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Moira in Northern Ireland, went public with their £114,969,775.70 jackpot at a press conference today. The couple lived in Hartlepool in County Durham […]

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EuroMillions: Ticket holder makes claim for incredible £114M jackpot

A claim has been made of the incredible £114M EuroMillions jackpot prize – won by a single UK ticket-holder from the draw on Tuesday 1 January 2019. The lucky ticket-holder scooped an exact prize of £114,969,755.70 which will be paid out at the ticket validation appointment. The ticket-holder will then decide whether or not to […]

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Dad of Irish ‘sugar baby’ caught up in Australian ‘racy texts’ scandal says his daughter is a ‘bloody eejit’

The father of a South Dublin “sugar baby” at the heart of an Australian political sex scandal has labelled his daughter a “bloody eejit”. But the dismayed dad of the woman named by Oz media as Amy Keating, 25, says his daughter would never resort to blackmail. And the dating website, Seeking Arrangement, used by […]


App users’ unaware data being shared with Facebook

Some popular smartphone apps are sending users’ data to Facebook, even when app users don’t have a Facebook account. Apps on Android smartphones, including music streaming service Spotify and travel site TripAdvisor, were among apps found to be sending data by researchers at campaign group Privacy International. The researchers found many of the apps tested […]


Gift vouchers could be valid for five years under new laws

Gift vouchers will have to have a minimum expiry date of at least five years under proposed new laws approved by the Cabinet. The draft legislation will also ban a requirement for gift vouchers to be spent in a single transaction.  Cancellation of gift vouchers, or the imposition of charges, where the recipient’s name is […]


Cork hair-salon booking app sold for €15 million

A Corkman has sold his hair salon booking app to an international software company for a reported figure of €15 million. The Jonas division of Constellation Software has bought the Irish hair and beauty software firm, WhatSalon from founder David O’Flynn. WhatSalon was set up in 2013 in Cork as a free mobile app for […]


McDonald’s to create 65 jobs in Cork town

McDonald’s is to create more than 65 jobs with the opening of a new restaurant at a motorway service station in Co Cork. The restaurant, which opened yesterday, is located at the Circle K services at Junction 14 on the M8, just north of Fermoy. With an initial investment of €2m, it will be operated […]