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Sonia Blount killing an 'unspeakable tragedy' for her son, says judge

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
A Dublin man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a single mother-of-one hours after her son's third birthday party, in what the judge described as 'an unspeakable tragedy' for the child.
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Coveney has what is needed

Evening Echo Cork - ‎2 hours ago‎
THE long-awaited, much-anticipated Fine Gael Leadership contest has finally been given the official start. I, like many others, believed the interests of Fine Gael would best be served by a full-blown contest where candidates would be challenged on ...
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Ramadan 2017: What are the health issues and benefits linked with the Muslim holy month?

The Independent - ‎19 minutes ago‎
As the world's one billion-plus Muslims gear up to fast over the next month during Ramadan - one of the five pillars of Islam - there are perennial concerns over followers being required to go without any food and water for some 18 hours a day.
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Trump may have softened Nato stance, but fissures remain

Irish Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
After relatively successful trips to Riyadh, Jerusalem and the Vatican, American president Donald Trump's trip to Brussels always promised to be more difficult - even before the terrorist attacks in Manchester, which has strained co-operation between ...
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Jeremy Corbyn speech IN FULL: Listen to Labour leader's latest manifesto pledge - ‎1 hour ago‎
JEREMY CORBYN has laid out his hopes for British foreign policy in a bid to implement one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the UK.
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PAC chairman concerned over UL financial revelations

Irish Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming says he is very concerned about revelations that the University of Limerick misled the Department of Education and the Comptroller and Auditor General during an inquiry into its payments of unauthorised ...
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Gardaí investigate death of woman in Co Cork

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gardaí are keeping an open mind on the death of a woman in her 30s in Co Cork and say a post-mortem examination will determine the course of the investigation into her death.
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Customs seize 110000 of classroom craze fidget spinners

Irish Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
Customs officials have impounded tens of thousands of fidget spinners amid fears over their safety. The must-have toy has been in very short supply because of a continuing craze among the country's school children.

Man sues Facebook over post calling him Dundalk's biggest drug dealer

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man is suing Facebook claiming he was defamed in a post calling him “Dundalk's biggest drug dealer”. Paul McArdle, Medebawn, Avenue Road, Dundalk, Co Louth, has brought a High Court action over the post which appeared on November 9th 2014, but ...
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Brexit exit continues as Legal & General moves jobs here - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Brexit exit from London continues with Legal and General the latest financial services company to say it is moving jobs from the UK to Dublin.

Why are 20% of Sligo shops lying empty?

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than one in five retail outlets in Sligo's town centre is vacant. Figures from commercial real estate firm CBRE show that Killarney has also seen an increase in vacancy rates though not on the same level as Sligo, which witnessed a 7.7 per cent ...
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Number of people with health insurance up again last year - ‎5 hours ago‎
Despite an increase in the number of people taking up health insurance in the past year, the total number of consumers with health cover is still lower than the peak reached in 2008.

Widening public-private sector pay gap prompts Isme warning

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) has warned against “unjustifiable” public sector pay increases following the release of figures, which show a widening of the public-private sector pay gap.
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CoderDojo to merge with makers of €5 computer

Irish Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Irish tech charity CoderDojo is to merge with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, maker of the world's only €5 computer, in a move that will create the largest educational coding network globally.
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Piers Morgan criticises Ariana Grande for not visiting Manchester attack victims

PinkNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Good Morning Britain host once again stirred controversy by attacking the pop star, who said she was “broken” after Monday's attack at her concert.

WWE cancels NXT Manchester show in wake of suicide bombing at Ariana Grande concert

Cageside Seats (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Monday, May 22, Britain suffered its worst terrorist attack in more than a decade when a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 people and left scores more injured.
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Conor Murray set for his 100th Munster cap as Rassie Erasmus names team for PRO 12 final

Irish Independent - ‎44 minutes ago‎
22 May 2017; Conor Murray of Munster during Munster Rugby squad training at the University 1 22 May 2017; Conor Murray of Munster during Munster Rugby squad training at the University of Limerick in Limerick.
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O'Donovan brothers bounce back from tough heat to qualify for European semi-finals

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
After a below par performance in the heats in which they finished six seconds behind the Polish pair of Milosz Jankowski and Jerry Kowalski, they won the repechage with two seconds to spare over the Ukrainian crew.
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New Zealand Test Rocket Makes It to Space But Not to Orbit

Sci-Tech Today - ‎May 25, 2017‎
California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped.
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Statins help repair heart as well as lowering cholesterol, study suggests - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Statins not only lower cholesterol but also repair the heart and restore lost function, a new study suggests. Around six million people in Britain are prescribed statins but many people do not take the drugs over fears they caused debilitating side ...
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Fitness trackers' calorie measurements are prone to error

NHS Choices - ‎44 minutes ago‎
"Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows," The Guardian reports. An independent analysis of a number of leading brands found they were all prone to inaccurate recording of energy expenditure.