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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 […]


You can now buy tickets to football matches on the Ryanair website

Ever travelled to see a football match? Plenty of people do it, and now popular airline Ryanair have made their first move into the world of sports. Thursday (13 December) marks the launch of the availability of tickets to sporting events across Europe on the Ryanair website. Ryanair’s “Tickets” page previously offered travellers the option […]


Applegreen drops fuel prices across all service stations in Ireland

Applegreen is dropping fuel prices by 5c a litre across all service stations from today. The reduction on fuelgood fuel prices is being implemented across all Applegreen sites in the Republic of Ireland. Applegreen Head of Operations Conor Lucey said: “We are committed to our ‘low fuel prices always’ promise and are delighted we can […]