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Two sisters remanded at Derry Court charged with 'unprovoked' serious assault

Two sisters have been remanded in custody at Derry Magistrates Court charged with a 'very serious' assault. Simone Campbell (28) of Hill Close in Ballykelly and Cheyenne Campbell (19) of Mount Street in Derry were charged with the assault that allegedly took place in Rockmills in Derry on June 15. S...

Five people on trolleys at Naas Hospital

There are five people on trolleys at Naas Hospital today, having been admitted through the accident and emergency department. It's one of the least overcrowded hospitals in the eastern region. Only Connolly Hospital and St James's Hospital (three each) have less patients on trolleys. At Tullamore Ho...

Five people on trolleys at Naas Hospital

There are five people on trolleys at Naas Hospital today, having been admitted through the accident and emergency department. It's one of the least overcrowded hospitals in the eastern region. Only Connolly Hospital and St James's Hospital (three each) have less patients on trolleys. At Tullamore Ho...

Guess who turned up at the end of a fundraising treasure hunt in South Tipperary?

RESULTS OF TREASURE HUNT Congratulations to the Women’s Group and New Inn Tidy Towns on their successful Treasure Hunt on Tuesday June 11. It was great to see so many participants take part and had a great time. Special congratulations to winner Breda Culleton and Teresa Shanahan for coming in sec...

Deaths in Longford - Monday, June 17, 2024

Séan Ó Foghlú (Foley), Bawn, Moydow, Longford / Ennis, Clare The death occurred peacefully at Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford on Saturday June 15, 2024 of Séan Ó’Foghlú (Foley), Bawn, Moydow, Co Longford and formerly of Parnell Street, Ennis, Co Clare. Predecease...

APPEAL: Gold chain with 'huge sentimental value' lost in Kilkenny - have you seen it?

A gold chain with 'huge sentimental value' has been lost in Kilkenny City and its owner is hoping that local people might be able to assist her to find it. The chain (similar to the picture above) was lost over the weeekend, and it has the name 'Ódhran' inscribed on it. The owner visited Dunnes Sto...

Alabama sheriffs pay visit to gardaí in Donegal Town

Gardaí in Donegal received a visit from two sheriffs from Alabama who are visiting the area. The pair from the Honour Guard of Alabama called into Donegal Town Garda Station on Sunday, receiving a warm welcome from local gardaí. A spokesperson for An Garda Síochana Donegal said: "Donegal Town Gar...

Killer of former Fettes College teacher must serve at least 22 years in jail

A 29-year-old man who admitted murdering a retired Fettes College teacher in a catfishing plot has been sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve at least 22 years behind bars. Paul McNaughton killed 75-year-old Peter Coshan in a flat in Leith on either August 11 or 12 2022, after using a fak...

‘More summer-like’ conditions expected across country this week

A spell of generally settled weather will bring “more summer-like” conditions to much of the country, particularly towards the end of this week. The Met Office said temperatures could reach as high as 24C in south-east England and 20C in Scotland by Friday. It comes after temperatures so far thi...

UK overtakes France as home of Europe’s biggest stock market

The UK has overtaken France as the home of Europe’s biggest stock market, as political divisions have resulted in billions of euros being wiped off Paris’s top index in a matter of days. The French stock market was knocked off the top spot by a narrow margin, after taking the title 18 months ago...

Letterkenny Gaels a step closer to safety after win over Robert Emmets

Letterkenny Gaels took another giant step on the road to retaining their Division 3 ACFL status with a seven-point win over Robert Emmets. County man Ronan Frain once again top-scored for the Gaels with five points while Kevin Langan and Rowan Smith capped two fine performances with three points eac...

Letterkenny Gaels a step closer to safety after win over Robert Emmets

Letterkenny Gaels took another giant step on the road to retaining their Division 3 ACFL status with a seven-point win over Robert Emmets. County man Ronan Frain once again top-scored for the Gaels with five points while Kevin Langan and Rowan Smith capped two fine performances with three points eac...

IN PICTURES: Caina Healey Children's Try-A-Tri in memory of Derry teacher

Primary School children taking part in the Caina Healey Children's Try-A-Tri held at Templemore Sports Complex. (Photos - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics) Primary School children taking part in the Caina Healey Children's Try-A-Tri held at Templemore Sports Complex. (Photos - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics) Iron m...

Tory election win unlikely says ‘realist’ Shapps as Farage seeks to woo voters

A Conservative General Election victory is unlikely, a Cabinet minister has acknowledged, in the latest sign that the Tory campaign is now focused on saving as many seats as possible to form an effective opposition. Grant Shapps said he is a “realist” and would not “try and pretend black is wh...

Man, 24, seriously injured in Aberavon dog attack

A man has been seriously injured in a dog attack in Aberavon, in South Wales. The 24-year-old man was given critical care support by medics from an air ambulance before being taken to hospital by road after the incident on Blair Way at about 7am on Monday, the Welsh Ambulance Service said. The dog, ...

‘I feel whole now’ – Trio of siblings in their 70s meet for the first time after discovering they have the same dad

Three siblings in their 70s who have met in person for the first time after discovering through MyHeritage they all share the same dad have said they were “overjoyed” to have found one another. Lorraine Williams, 74, from British Columbia, Canada, discovered fellow retirees James “Jimmy” McL...

All looking set fare for Ascot on the ground front

Much more traditional summer ground looks assured at Royal Ascot for the duration of the week, with watering commencing on Monday. Clerk of the course Chris Stickels had been expecting some help from raid-laden skies in the lead up to the big meeting – but far less than was forecast has materialis...

'Inspiring' Irish athletes to feature on An Post stamp after European success

An Post is honoring Ireland's medal-winning athletics champions with a specially-designed national postmark. This tribute will feature athletes Christopher O'Donnell, Rhasidat Adeleke, Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley, Thomas Barr, and Ciara Mageean, who excelled at the recent European A...

PICTURES: Rose of Tralee Escorts put to the test at 'gruelling' bootcamp ahead of festival

This year’s Benetti Menswear Rose Escorts spent a weekend in Kerry where they undertook a number of physical and mental challenges to prepare them for the Rose of Tralee International Festival in Tralee, Co Kerry, this August. USE ARROWS OR NEXT BUTTON TO SEE MORE PICTURES Corkmen topped the list ...

Motorcyclist dies following crash near Fermanagh-Monaghan border

A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision in Co Fermanagh last night. Police in Northern Ireland have launched an investigation into the collision in the Dernawilt Road area of Roslea, which is just a short distance from the Fermanagh-Monaghan border. PSNI Inspector Cherith Adair sa...