With both men’s panels full of Fitzgibbon Cup players, each are reticent about putting more pressure on them at this stage of the season. The extra matches in the Munster championship this year, he believes, will help address the lopsided training-to-match ratio but he suggests it is only the start in addressing the issue. The calendar is there and you look at our four matches in the Munster championship and two of them are in Cork, which will facilitate Cork business. And then you have to balance it.”McGrath had three players in Fitzgibbon Cup action yesterday including Patrick Curran. “So you’re trying to be ultra-competitive and trying to bring through new players to try and get them ready for the Munster Championship.
January 23, 2018 11:03 UTC
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal are conducting talks with Borussia Dortmund over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners are said to have flown a delegation to Germany in an effort to sign the 28-year-old striker. The news comes after Arsenal completion their swap with Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez and Henrik Mkhitaryan. Wenger feels he has done well out of the deal. Speaking at Arsenal’s press conference ahead of their Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg tie with Chelsea, Wenger said: "Overall we lose a world class player and gain a world-class player.
January 23, 2018 10:30 UTC
Chelsea midfielder Kenedy was undergoing a medical on Tyneside on Tuesday morning as he closed in on a loan move to Newcastle, Press Association Sport understands. Chelsea midfielder Kenedy was undergoing a medical on Tyneside on Tuesday morning as he closed in on a loan move to Newcastle, Press Association Sport understands. He has made five senior appearances for Chelsea this season, all of them in the domestic cup competitions. His capture would represent a significant breakthrough for Benitez, who had hoped to have his transfer business completed by January 20. Press Association
January 23, 2018 10:18 UTC
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island, prompting a tsunami warning for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the US West Coast was under a watch. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island, prompting a tsunami warning for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the US West Coast was under a watch. The strong earthquake hit at 12:32am local time and was recorded about 175 miles south east of Kodiak Island. Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, said schools were open as shelters and estimated there were about 500 people at the high school. He said the sirens were sounded for the early Tuesday tsunami warning.
January 23, 2018 10:07 UTC
N Brown shares plunged more than 14% as investors worried over the effect that promotional sales were having on the plus-size retailer’s margins. N Brown shares plunged more than 14% as investors worried over the effect that promotional sales were having on the plus-size retailer’s margins. The JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo owner said it had gained market share as a result of promotional sales, but lowered margin forecasts as a result. The retailer now expects gross margins from its product division to be between minus 225 basis points to minus 250 basis points, compared with a much shallower range of minus 70 basis points to minus 120 basis points. By product category, ladieswear’s mere 0.7% rise in sales was easily beat by menswear, up 4.1%, as well as footwear and accessories up 9.6%.
January 23, 2018 10:07 UTC
Some 29.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in 2017, comfortably making it the airport's busiest ever year. Some 29.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in 2017, comfortably making it the airport's busiest ever year. Dublin Airport sets record with most passengers in a single year"A significant increase in long-haul traffic, and a robust performance from continental European routes, were the main factors behind of a 6pc increase in passenger numbers," according to a statement by the airport. “The continued growth at Dublin Airport is fantastic news for the Irish economy," commented Dublin Airport's managing Director, Vincent Harrison. Dublin Airport now has flights to 191 destinations in 42 countries, it says - making it the 11th largest airport within the European Union.
January 23, 2018 10:02 UTC
Update 2.26pm: Dolores O’Riordan has been laid to rest in her native Limerick. Eileen O'Riordan (centre) following the funeral of her daughter and The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken. Eileen O'Riordan (left) following the funeral of her daughter and The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken. Earlier: Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan to be laid to rest todayCranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan is to be laid to rest in Limerick today. Eileen O'Riordan arrives for the funeral of her daughter and The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken.
January 23, 2018 09:22 UTC
Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has called for social media companies to demand PPS numbers from users to ensure they are not underage. It is after a Dublin man was found guilty of using apps like Instagram and Snapchat to coerce young girls into sending him pornographic images. But CEO of Cyber Safe Ireland, Alex Cooney, does not think we should hand over more personal details. She said: "It is your personal data and I think we need to think about how much data we are giving away, we give an awful lot away without thinking about it. "We also have to think is this going to be the thing that solves the problem, no, I think what we need to be doing is educating children."
January 23, 2018 09:11 UTC
A pilot project is underway on Irish trains to encourage people to give up their seat for pregnant women. It sees the women wear a ’baby on board’ badge so that others do not have to guess if they need a rest. Similar systems are already in place in other countries around the world. Irish Rail’s Barry Kenny says there are situations where it may not be entirely clear. Irish Rail’s Barry Kenny.
January 23, 2018 09:00 UTC
Dolores O'Riordan will be laid to rest today and Irish radio stations will pay tribute in a very special way. Dolores O'Riordan will be laid to rest today and Irish radio stations will pay tribute in a very special way. Irish radio stations will pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan at midday in a very special wayAt midday all the independent stations in the country will play The Cranberries' moving 1996 hit When You're Gone. All independent radio stations in Ireland tomorrow at midday will play @The_Cranberries #whenyouregone in respect to @DolORiordan #rip" A similar gesture was made when the legendary Tony Fenton died in 2015. Dolores died suddenly on January 15 at a London hotel and fans, friends, and peers have been paying tribute since the sad news broke.
January 23, 2018 08:13 UTC
The body of missing Irishman David Higgins has been found following a search near the Abanico river in central Ecuador. Mr Higgins was kayaking with four other men, including Alex McGourty (19) from Sligo whose body was found shortly after the incident. The body of Alex McGourty (19) from Sligo was found shortly after the incident. In Ireland, tributes were paid to Mr McGourty, who had travelled to Ecuador earlier this month. The Sligo Kayak Club posted that it was with “profound sadness we announce the passing of club member and trainee-instructor Alex McGourty.
Source:The Irish Times
January 23, 2018 08:03 UTC
Pop singer Britney Spears has announced the final tour of her award-winning ‘Britney: Piece of Me’ show, which will include a visit to the 3Arena in Dublin on August 20th, 2018. Spears performed the show in Las Vegas from 2013 until December 31st 2017, selling nearly a million tickets in more than 250 shows, placing it as one of the most popular residences in the city. Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 150 million records worldwide. Despite struggles that often made her personal life bigger news than her music, Spears is one of the best-selling music artists of all time with over 100 milion record sales. Tickets start at €69.50 and go on sale Saturday at 9am.
Source:The Irish Times
January 23, 2018 08:03 UTC
The Airbnb community has generated an estimated €506m for residents and businesses in Ireland in the year to November 2017. More Irish Airbnb users opting for staycations as guests generate over €500m for localsAccording to the firm's first Irish insights report, we have enjoyed an inbound guest growth of 63pc and a typical host here earns around €3,500 annually (average listing being shared for 37 nights). The numbers of listings reach 8,500 in Dublin County, and the vast majority of Airbnb hosts (70pc) rent out their primary home. In terms of guest growth, the fastest growing destinations (measured by inbound guest growth) were the North-West (101pc) and the Midlands (87pc). Airbnb was used by 676,000 Irish guests over the last year, a rise of 98pc with at least 17pc of those guests opting for a staycation in Ireland.
January 23, 2018 08:03 UTC
The proposed £11.7 billion takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox is not in the public interest as the combined group would have too much control over UK news media, the competition watchdog has provisionally found. The proposed £11.7 billion takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox is not in the public interest as the combined group would have too much control over UK news media, the competition watchdog has provisionally found. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said if Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox’s plan to take full control of Sky went ahead, it was “likely to operate against the public interest”. The Competition and Markets Authority is right to say that the Fox takeover of Sky would give the Murdoch family too much power. Labour’s deputy leader and shadow culture secretary Tom Watson tweeted: “The Competition and Markets Authority is right to say that the Fox takeover of Sky would give the Murdoch family too much power.
January 23, 2018 07:41 UTC
A new way of learning Irish will be launched later. DCU’s ’Irish 101’ - aims to make it easier for people to learn the native language. There will be a focus on technology and interaction and organisers are promising that Peig will not feature. She said: "We are launching ’Irish 101’ which is one of the first open online courses for the Irish language on the feature learn platform." Thousands of people will also be tweeting in Irish this week to mark the start of Bliain na Gaeilge.
January 23, 2018 07:34 UTC