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Gardaí ruled out terrorism links in 'random' Dundalk killing, court hears

GARDAÍ RULED OUT terrorist links to the “random” stabbing of a Japanese man on a public street by an Egyptian man who claimed to be fighting for Isis, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

Detective Inspector Martin Beggy told the trial of Mohamed Morei, who is accused of murdering ...

2019-12-11 19:43 open_in_new
Man pleads not guilty to murder of Japanese man in Dundalk by reason of insanity

A JAPANESE MAN who came to Ireland to improve his English was stabbed to death on a public street by an Egyptian with paranoid schizophrenia, a barrister has told the Central Criminal Court.

Mohamed Morei (20), of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murdering ...

2019-12-10 22:43 open_in_new
Poll: Do you support protests and blockades by farmers?

FARMERS ARE CURRENTLY staging a protest outside a major Aldi distribution centre in Naas, Co Kildare. 

Organised by the Irish Farmers’ Association, the protest began at 7am and is expected to last all day. 

Farmers are blocking exits and entrances at the site. IFA ...

2019-12-05 10:25 open_in_new
Poll: Should there be an all-island soccer league?

SPORTS MINISTER SHANE Ross has encouraged the football associations in Ireland and Northern Ireland to work together in the possible creation of an All-Ireland soccer league.

In response to a parliamentary question, Ross said he is “very supportive of cross-border sporting initiatives” ...

2019-11-23 11:46 open_in_new
Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?

WOULD YOU LIKE it if the Leap card was replaced with a cashless payment system in the next few years?

Plans for the introduction of “next generation ticketing” on public transport in Ireland are being progressed in a move which could see the Leap Card being replaced by 2027.

It ...

2019-11-21 11:28 open_in_new
Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board

PARENTS AT A Dundalk school at the centre of a row over the withdrawal of Irish language-taught subjects have threatened legal action after accusing staff of trying to silence their concerns after the board of management was ‘reconstituted’. 

Coláiste Lú, an aonad at English-medium ...

2019-11-17 09:49 open_in_new
Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland?

NEW ZEALAND LAWMAKERS yesterday voted in favour of making euthanasia legal, paving the way for the issue to be put to voters in a referendum next year.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly stated her support for euthanasia reform and reluctantly voted for the referendum saying it ...

2019-11-15 10:34 open_in_new
Dundalk TD says Lisa Smith 'is willing to speak to anybody to clear her name'

A DUNDALK TD has said that Lisa Smith is willing to testify to clear her name when she returns to Ireland, and that she wants to go back to Dundalk.

Smith is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces who was married to an Islamic State fighter and lived in Syria until Turkey’s recent ...

2019-11-14 00:58 open_in_new