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Ross and Zappone among three new Independent ministers

Irish Independent - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Enda Kenny is set to become the first Fine Gael leader to be elected Taoiseach for a second consecutive time when the Dáil holds a special sitting today.
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North Korea's Workers' Party congress apparently opens

Washington Post - ‎20 minutes ago‎
PYONGYANG, North Korea - The much-hyped seventh congress of the Workers' Party apparently began in North Korea Friday morning, but foreign reporters allowed into the country for the event were not permitted into the forum.
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Man dies on Cork golf course

Irish Examiner - ‎5 hours ago‎
A man's body was found in a man-made lake on a Cork golf course yesterday morning. It is understood the man, Maurice Hennigan, who lived locally, was in his mid-60s and had been a member of Lee Valley Golf Club for a number of years.
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Kennedy Wilson bets on suburban Dublin offices

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
The European arm of US property giant Kennedy Wilson has spent more than €75m for a number of office blocks around Dublin, in an ambitious bet on the suburban office market in the capital.
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Fire crews battle 'moving animal' wildfire across Alberta

Irish Examiner - ‎5 hours ago‎
Alberta has declared a state of emergency as crews battle to hold back wildfires that have destroyed 1,600 homes and buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 people to flee.
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Northern Ireland voters have their in Assembly elections

Irish Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern Ireland voted yesterday to elect the next 108-member Northern Ireland Assembly. While more than 1.2 million people were entitled to vote in the North's 18 six-seater constituencies, the general expectation ...
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Starbucks defends using ice in its iced drinks as an 'essential ingredient'

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Starbucks has rejected a $5million lawsuit by a customer who claims she is being ripped off by the amount of ice inside their iced drinks.
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How health service can say sorry and really mean it

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
It leaves patients and families distressed and looking for answers and leads to unnecessary court cases. Now the Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has issued a guide to public services on how to make a "meaningful apology".
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Man (80) dies and another seriously injured in road traffic accident

Irish Independent - ‎7 hours ago‎
A MAN has been killed and another seriously injured in a car accident this evening. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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Does God control the weather?

TodayFM - ‎12 hours ago‎
Danny Healy-Rae has said he does not agree with all the talk about climate change because only God controls the weather. Healy-Rae made his comments in the Dail during a debate on climate change and said he doesn't believe mankind is the cause ...
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Teachers warned of losses over ballot

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
Secondary teachers could be €31,000 worse off if they withdraw from 33 non-teaching hours, according to the Department of Education.
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Irish Bank Officials' Association to rebrand itself

Irish Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Some 98 years after its establishment, the Irish Bank Officials' Association (IBOA) is reinventing itself as the Financial Services Union (FSU) to reflect the diversity of its membership.
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Former arch rivals Aer Lingus and Ryanair set to reach deal - Walsh

Irish Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ryanair is likely to feed passengers to the Aer Lingus long-haul network as part of what would be an unprecedented formal agreement between the two former arch rivals, according to IAG chief executive Willie Walsh.
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US firms in for latest Nama portfolio sales

Irish Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
The two portfolios contain loans tied to apartments, as well as commercial property, development 1 The two portfolios contain loans tied to apartments, as well as commercial property, development land and hotels.
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Tax break for new house buyers mooted by Michael Noonan

Irish Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
New house buyers could be in line for a tax break in Budget 2017, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has signalled. Speaking at the Oireachtas committee on housing and homelessness, Mr Noonan poured cold water on suggestions that VAT on the ...

Revealed: The Luas drivers' 81-page rulebook - 'No swearing, drinking, or chit-chat'

Irish Independent - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Photo: PA 2 Photo: PA Any driver who loses their car driving licence will no longer be permitted to drive a tram. Photo: Collins. Luas driver guidelines include not chatting to passengers over the PA system and not listening to personal radio, the ...
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Tingle Is The New Dating App That Lets Users Communicate With Matches Without Compromising Their Safety

Tech Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
If you are single and own a smartphone, you have probably downloaded at least one dating app. However, if you are a woman, you might have been quickly turned off after getting one too many messages from potential matches who clearly only wanted one ...
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Is this virtual speed bump brilliant or bonkers?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎22 hours ago‎
They are one of the most hated types of traffic calming measures, among drivers responsible for bad backs and bust suspension, but now a solution may have been found which will please motorists and pedestrians: the virtual speed bump.
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Tech world seeks successor to Moore's Law as chips beat their own records

Irish Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller, faster and cheaper.
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Nicky Byrne reveals 'burning embarrassment' he felt during time in Westlife ahead of Eurovision performance

CelebsNow - ‎May 3, 2016‎
We don't know about you, but Nicky Byrne was always our favourite member of Westlife. You can keep your smooth-voiced Shane Filan and charming Kian Egan, because Nicky was always the Westlifer for us - and we had a collection of pop magazine ...
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Michael O'Leary speaks out strongly against potential British exit from the European Union

Irish Mirror - ‎5 hours ago‎
Michael O'Leary has insisted Ryanair will invest less in Britain if they exit the European Union. Speaking on BBC Question Time the Ryanair chief compared Britain to Norway and said the Brexit campaign are selling a lie.
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Robbie Keane hands ecstatic young LA Galaxy fan 'contract' on Ellen show

Irish Mirror - ‎19 hours ago‎
He left a young fan speechless on the Late Late Show three years ago..and now Robbie Keane has done it again - this time in the States.
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Paul Hayward: Sturridge's dazzling display quells the doubters ... for now

Irish Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
'Maybe now there will be a greater acknowledgment of what he offers to place alongside 1 'Maybe now there will be a greater acknowledgment of what he offers to place alongside the understandable doubts about his absences and quiet spells.
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At a glance: Airtricity Premier Division

RTE.ie - ‎8 hours ago‎
Liam Buckley has targeted the scalp of high-flying Derry City to get his side's league campaign back on track in Inchicore on Friday night.
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Kieran Donaghy and Tralee return to top table

Irish Examiner - ‎5 hours ago‎
Premier League basketball will return to Kerry later this year, with Basketball Ireland confirming four new franchises for the national leagues, including Tralee Town BC.
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Turns out living near 'blue space' is better for your mental health

Her.ie - ‎11 hours ago‎
Beachfront property is considered the pinnacle of real estate for the views, the lifestyle, and, of course, the shoreline access. Everyone knows that being on the water makes us feel good, but now there's scientific proof: a new study confirms that ...
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Irish skies braced for spectacular shooting star display as Halley's Comet fragments hit Earth's atmosphere

Irish Mirror - ‎21 hours ago‎
But don't worry...most of the shooting stars invading our skies are no bigger than a grain of sand. The spectacular natural fireworks display, astronomers reckon, should be visible from right across the country - provided we have clear skies, of course.
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Leopards Have Lost 75 Percent of Their Historic Range

Discovery News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Worldwide, leopards have lost about 75 percent of their historic range, according to a new survey - the first to attempt to get a glimpse of the big cat's remaining global paw print.
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Analysis: Public pay set to cause problems for new government

Irish Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Some of the difficulties likely to face the proposed commission on public-service pay envisaged in the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil agreement are already emerging.
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Varadkar threat to pull funds in St Vincent's hospital row

Irish Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned St Vincent's Hospital it must resolve the row over the planned €150 million relocation of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to its site or the funding will be directed “elsewhere”.
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Organ donations up 35% as 226 people receive transplants

Irish Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Some 266 people received life-saving organ transplants in Ireland last year. The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceased relatives and 33 people donating a kidney to a family member.
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FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
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