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Poll: Are you happy Trump plans to visit Ireland?

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said US President Donald Trump could visit Ireland as early as June.

Speaking to reporters in Chicago, Varadkar said Trump is due to visit Europe twice in the next year, in June and December, adding that it would make sense for Trump to visit Ireland on one of ...

2019-03-16 11:25 open_in_new
Criminal Assets Bureau seizes 45 cars, €43k in cash and Rolex watch as part of ongoing operation

THE CRIMINAL ASSETS Bureau has seized a substantial amount of cash along with 45 vehicles following search operations targeting the assets and activities of an organised crime gang based in Limerick. 

CAB with the assistance of a number of garda units conducted eight searches in counties ...

2019-03-15 15:28 open_in_new
Poll: Is delaying Brexit a good idea?

THE HOUSE OF Commons has voted to seek to delay Brexit for three months while Prime Minister Theresa May continues her attempts to get a deal over the line.

A majority of 413 MPs voted last night in favour of extending Article 50, with 202 voting against the government’s ...

2019-03-15 11:16 open_in_new
McGregor charged with 'strong arm robbery and criminal mischief' after alleged altercation with fan

MMA STAR CONOR McGregor has been charged with “strong arm robbery and criminal mischief” following an alleged altercation with a fan. 

McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5am (9am Irish time) yesterday when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of ...

2019-03-12 13:58 open_in_new
Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary?

THE FAMILIES OF the Ballymurphy massacre victims have joined those calling for Karen Bradley to resign. 

On Wednesday, the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary told the House of Commons the deaths in the North “that were at the hands of the military and police were not ...

2019-03-08 12:19 open_in_new
Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding man missing since Thursday

GARDAÍ HAVE ASKED for the public’s help in locating a man last seen in Limerick City on Thursday.

Jiri Semerad (41) – originally from the Czech Republic but living in Nenagh, Co Tipperary – was last seen in Limerick City on Thursday at about 9pm.

He was reported missing ...

2019-03-03 17:52 open_in_new
Poll: Would cheaper non-alcoholic beer make you more likely to drink it?

FINANCE MINISTER PASCHAL Donohoe has said there are currently no plans to reduce the VAT rate on non-alcoholic beer.

Non-alcoholic beer is not subject to excise duty which, on a regular pint of beer, is around 54 cent.

It is subject to a VAT rate of 23%, the same as which ...

2019-03-02 14:34 open_in_new
Man (30) pleads guilty to assaulting Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox

A MAN HAS pleaded guilty to assaulting Irishman Seán Cox in Liverpool last year, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Cox, a 53-year-old father-of-three from Co Meath, sustained life-changing injuries in the incident.

The incident happened outside Anfield stadium ahead of the Champions ...

2019-02-28 16:22 open_in_new
Poll: Should the UK delay Brexit to allow a second referendum to be held?

THE LABOUR PARTY has announced plans to back a second referendum on Brexit in an attempt to prevent the UK from leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal. 

A number of votes on Brexit will take place in the House of Commons this week, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced yesterday ...

2019-02-26 11:52 open_in_new
Young girl in critical condition following boating accident in Limerick

A YOUNG GIRL has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after a boating incident in Limerick this morning.

The girl is understood to have been one of a group of four female youths travelling in a rowing boat that was found overturned on a stretch of the Abbey River.

The ...

2019-02-23 14:34 open_in_new
Poll: Should Brexit be delayed if a deal isn't agreed?

THREE BRITISH CABINET ministers have said today that Brexit should be delayed if the UK parliament doesn’t approve a deal in the next few days. 

Writing in the Daily Mail, Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark said it would be better to seek to extend Article 50 and delay Britain’s ...

2019-02-23 12:28 open_in_new
Hundreds of fans attend first anniversary mass of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan

HUNDREDS OF FANS of the late Dolores O’Riordan were among those to pay homage at her graveside ahead of The Cranberries singer’s first anniversary.

O’Riordan, 46, and a mother of three, was found dead in a bath in her room at London’s Park Lane Hilton on 15 January, 2018.

An ...

2019-02-22 10:13 open_in_new
Appeal for witnesses after man sustains stab wounds in Limerick city

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses after a man received apparent stab wounds in a Limerick city suburb in the early hours of this morning.

The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am.

The man was taken by ambulance to ...

2019-02-21 12:10 open_in_new
Gardaí arrest 23 people in crackdown on prolific shoplifters

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED 23 people in an organised crackdown on arrests from shops across Limerick City.

As part of Operation Mierle, officers detained the suspected shoplifters in relation to 31 theft incidents at shops that happened last year.

As part of two days of action on 18 and ...

2019-02-20 21:28 open_in_new