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Kilkenny councillor calls out careless parking near UPMC Nowlan Park

A Kilkenny councillor has criticised the conduct of some supporters attending UPMC Nowlan Park when parking their cars to attend the venue, highlighting the ongoing impact it's having on local residents. "Walking around this Sunday just showed me how little some people care when it comes to parking,...

Harley will fight for the retention of physiotherapy services at St Joseph’s

The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Martin Harley has vowed to fight for the retention of physiotherapy services at St Joseph’s Hospital. It emerged last week that physiotherapy services at the Stranorlar facility were to be discontinued. Relatives of residents at the facility are said to be 'alarmed...

Brave Ursuline effort comes a cropper at the hands of Loreto Kilkenny in All Ireland final

All-Ireland Senior A Post Primary Schools Final Loreto Kilkenny 2-14 Ursuline Thurles 2-6 There was no joy for Ursuline Thurles on Saturday as they lost out to an exceptional Loreto Kilkenny side in the All-Ireland Senior A Post Primary Schools final. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze Loretto ...

‘Horrible’ alleged injuries shown to Kildare judge

A Naas District Court judge was taken aback when he was shown photographs showing injuries a woman allegedly sustained at the hands of her ex-partner. Judge Desmond Zaidan was shown the photographs by the woman's solicitor, Jacqueline McManus, during an in-camera (in private) court session heard on ...

Experts advise pet owners to watch out for signs of doggie depression this time of year

Irish dog lovers have been warned to ensure the current cold temperatures and lack of daylight hours aren’t giving their cherished pets winter blues. Just like us humans, dogs can struggle with their mental health at this time of year with thousands falling victim to something similar to Seasonall...

Laois man who featured in film to run for Sinn Féin

A Laois man who lost is wife to cervical cancer and who subsequently featured in a film about loss has been selected as a Sinn Féin local election candidate for the Portlaoise Municipal District. Jason Phelan says he has put himself forward for Sinn Féin as he wants to strengthen the party team on...

TROLLEY FIGURES: The latest from St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny

There are no patients waiting on trolleys in the emergency department at St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny today and two patients waiting on the wards. Nationally, there are 340 patients waiting for beds and a further 143 patients waiting on the wards. That's according to the daily INMO Troll...

Cocaine fueled driver stopped outside Kilkenny primary school

Gardaí in Kilkenny have condemned the actions of a driver under the influence of cocaine when stopped outside a city primary school earlier this morning. Gardaí took to social media to highlight the incident with hundreds of Facebook users expressing disbelief and anger at the reckless driver's ac...

‘Horrible’ alleged injuries shown to Kildare judge

A Naas District Court judge was taken aback when he was shown photographs showing injuries a woman allegedly sustained at the hands of her ex-partner. Judge Desmond Zaidan was shown the photographs by the woman's solicitor, Jacqueline McManus, during an in-camera (in private) court session heard on ...

Experts advise pet owners to watch out for signs of doggie depression this time of year

Irish dog lovers have been warned to ensure the current cold temperatures and lack of daylight hours aren’t giving their cherished pets winter blues. Just like us humans, dogs can struggle with their mental health at this time of year with thousands falling victim to something similar to Seasonall...

Male youths smash Buncrana window

Two male youths are believed to have smashed a front window of a premises at Upper Main Street, Buncrana. The incident happened at 1:05am on Sunday, February 25. “We ask anybody who was in the area with a dash cam to make the footage available to us,” Garda Grainne Doherty said. "If anybody witn...

Louth's Markey to support Nature Restoration Law

Colm Markey MEP, along with Fine Gael's four other MEPs, has confirmed that he will vote in favour of the EU's proposed Nature Restoration Law during plenary votes at the European Parliament, Strasbourg today. The new law sets EU plans to restore at least 20% of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030...

Flower pots smashed in Letterkenny

Two flower pots were smashed at Ard O’ Donnell. The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 21 between 1pm and 2pm “We appeal to anybody who may have observed suspicious activity in the area within that short time frame to make contact with Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100,” Garda Grainn...

Male youths smash Buncrana window

Two male youths are believed to have smashed a front window of a premises at Upper Main Street, Buncrana. The incident happened at 1:05am on Sunday, February 25. “We ask anybody who was in the area with a dash cam to make the footage available to us,” Garda Grainne Doherty said. "If anybody witn...

Ballyshannon Day Centre's long serving manager reflects on her retirement

Marion McGee, the long-serving manager of Ballyshannon Day Centre, recently announced her retirement after 18 impactful years. Her tenure began in 2006, just as the HSE was changing the Centre's role from a simple drop-in point to an active day care centre for senior citizens. ABOVE: Marion McGee ha...

Gardaí: ‘Lock your car’ following east Donegal car incidents

Gardaí are appealing for information following two separate incidents in Carrigans and St Johnston. A car parked at Pump Street, Carrigans had a small sum of cash stolen from within the car. It had been left unlocked as the key was faulty and entry was gained to it. The incident happened in the ear...

Man found with a knife with an eight inch blade told police he wanted to cut meat

A man who was found with a knife with an eight inch blade at 8.30am told police he wanted it to cut meat Derry Magistrate's Court heard today. Ciaran Burke (30) of Lisfannon Park in Derry appeared charged with possessing a knife in Abbey Street on February 26. He was also charged with possessing coc...

Boxing stars on show at Co. Derry Presentation night

The Maldron Hotel was the setting for one of the best tournaments seen in the city for years last Friday night with boxing fans wowed by the talent on display. Fans were treated to 14 star-studded contests that featured several Ulster and Irish champions as well as some serious up and coming talent ...

Intelligence links state agents to murder of Sean Brown, court is told

A number of people linked by intelligence material to the murder of GAA official Sean Brown were state agents, a court has heard. A lawyer for the family of Mr Brown said the revelation was “shocking and upsetting”, adding that the case for a public inquiry to held into the death was now “over...

IN PICTURES: Co. Derry Boxing at the Maldron Hotel