Gusts of up 100km/h have been forecast for the country today. A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, Connacht and Donegal from 1pm this afternoon until 4am tomorrow morning. From 7pm this evening, the warning will be in also be in place in Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan until 9am tomorrow morning. The forecaster said gusts could exceed 100km/h on coasts.
December 17, 2018 09:11 UTC
The craftsmen and craftswomen of Passage West Creates, a pop up shop located in the harbour town for Christmas. Passage pop-up shop showcases local craftA CHRISTMAS pop-up shop in the Cork harbour town of Passage West is providing people with the opportunity to purchase handmade craft, design, and artisan food gifts. The aim of the collective is to support local creative businesses in the Passage West and Lower Harbour region, selling Cork gifts just in time for Christmas shopping. The group of nine designers and makers are thrilled with the sales and the support given by the local Passage West community. The group has plans for 2019, providing the opportunity for craft demonstrations and exhibitions to be held in Passage West and further afield.
The baby girl found on a beach in Balbriggan has been named Belle by Gardaí because she was found on Bell’s Beach and because the word means beautiful in French. Our only concern is her health and welfare. Our only concern is for the health, safety, welfare of the mother." “We don’t need to speak to her, we just need to know that she is ok, that’s she’s safe and getting the medical attention that she requires. We are concerned for her physical health, her mental health.
Family ‘devastated’ at death of ‘lovely brother’TRIBUTES have been paid to a mental health campaigner who died after he was struck by a car in Cork city at the weekend. Mr Lawlor was employed in Cork, but was due to return home to his family in the north of England. Susan said their family is devastated: “There are not words to express the deep sadness and emptiness I feel with the untimely death of my lovely brother and best friend,” she tweeted. They said that it was with “profound shock and sadness” that they learned of the death of their friend Dr Lawlor. Dr Lawlor was a respected forensic psychiatrist who regularly commuted from his job in Cork to his family in Manchester.
The wind warning is in effect from 1pm today until 4am tomorrow morning. Further wind warning issued for Cork todayA status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Cork today. The wind warning will be in effect from 1pm today until 4am tomorrow morning. It is the latest in a series of rain and wind warning issued for Cork and Ireland in recent days. The latest wind warning covers the areas of Munster, Connacht and Donegal South.
December 17, 2018 08:48 UTC
Number of people injured, dog killed and vehicles burnt out during attack at...Micheál O'Scannail An investigation has been launched into an attack at a farmhouse in Roscommon in the early hours.
December 17, 2018 08:13 UTC
New research has found that two in three people with health insurance are potentially on the wrong plan. The findings from TotalHealthCover.ie say that, as a result, people are either paying too much for health insurance or do not have sufficient cover. The data of more than 1,000 health insurance policy-holders also shows that public hospitals continue to charge patients with health insurance at a higher "private rate". However, our analysis shows that still too many people do not review their health cover annually and as a result, are either paying too much for health insurance or do not have sufficient cover, or often both." The Laya Flex 125 Explore costs €1,654 for an 18-year-old, whereas the Laya Simply Connect Plus corporate plan charges a young adult rate of €625.
December 17, 2018 07:52 UTC
Former Workers' Party leader Sean Garland is to lie in repose in Liberty Hall in Dublin today. People can pay their respects and sign a book of condolences for the 84-year-old trade unionist from 1pm to 6pm. Party member City Councillor Eilis Ryan said he helped fight for proper housing and made an enormous contribution to his party. Ms Ryan said: "What Sean did is he left behind a political party dedicated to ending the oppression and the system that has caused things like our current housing crisis. "We would encourage and invite anybody that wishes to pay tribute to him to come into the Liberty Hall."
December 17, 2018 07:52 UTC
A candlelit vigil to mark International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Sex Workers will kick off in Dublin later. Sex Workers Alliance Ireland has organised the demonstration outside Leinster House at 6pm this evening. It is being held over the rise in violence against sex workers and a similar vigil will be held outside the Trans Resource Centre in Belfast. She said: "Sex workers living and working in even partially criminalised settings face three times as much violence and in Ireland, it remains completely illegal for us to work together for safety. "These brothel-keeping laws have to change, they have no business being applied to workers working together for safety."
December 17, 2018 07:30 UTC
Scisys provides IT and software services across a number of sectors including media and defence, while Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor to the European Space Agency. The contract, which for the continuation and further enhancement of four Galileo Ground Mission Segment (GMS) elements, is under a programme funded by the European Union. Last month Scisys admitted to trading in Dublin, making it the first Brexit refugee to list on the Irish Stock Exchange. Commenting on the contract win, Klaus Heidrich, CEO of Scisys said the company’s decision to redomicile the Scisys parent company to Dublin to protect EU funded work proved "decisive" in securing the contract. In November Euronext, the owner of the Irish Stock Exchange, said it was aiming to make €8m of savings at the Irish operation.
December 17, 2018 07:18 UTC
The pressure of the Leaving Cert is causing burnout among students, according to a new ESRI study. The survey has spoken to students, parents and teachers at more than 40 secondary schools who said the Leaving Cert "crushed their creativity" because exams rewarded those who could learn off and regurgitate things onto a page. The report's findings will inform the National Council for Curriculum and Assessments review of senior cycle education. Teachers reported that time pressure was leading to rote learning and "teaching to the test" which they felt was having a negative impact on student motivation and stress levels. When asked how the system could be changed, students suggested they should have fewer subjects but a greater choice of subjects that suited their abilities.
December 17, 2018 07:18 UTC
The owners of apartments in Kilmainham in Dublin are facing bills of €26,000 each to repair fire safety issues. A barrister said the owners of the 119 apartments at St James's Wood have little or no legal recourse under Irish building law, as the development was built almost 20 years ago. A series of fire-safety reports seen by The Irish Times show multiple and widespread problems which include deficient alarm systems and walls that would not contain a fire in one of the apartments for the required length of time. Industry sources told the newspaper the faults are “red line issues”, meaning the complex could be immediately closed if an official complaint was made, but Dublin Fire Brigade said they had got “no complaints in relation to non-compliance with the granted fire safety cert” at the complex. Cosgrave Property Group built St James’s Wood in 2000 and the group said it would not comment on the matter.
December 17, 2018 07:07 UTC
The Government is continuing to prepare for a hard Brexit with plans due to be published later this week. Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said a no-deal Brexit will “put everybody under huge pressure, nobody wants it, everybody loses in that scenario” but it now has to be planned for. Mr Coveney is to provide an update on contingencies to the Brexit Stakeholders’ Forum on Thursday and a December Brexit update will also be published the same day. “We will, I suspect, if we continue to move towards a no-deal Brexit scenario, we will undoubtedly have to introduce legislation quickly,” he told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics. But that’s one of many areas where we need to work collectively to ensure that we can manage a no-deal Brexit which will not be easy.
December 17, 2018 06:00 UTC
An online voter registration system to make voting more user friendly is being proposed by the Government. The proposals also include the introduction of a simplified registration process, a move from household-based to individual registration and verification of identity through the possible use of Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSN). Mr Phelan said: “These changes, if implemented, would be the most significant reform of the electoral registration process since 1918. Rolling registration, which would see the current supplementary register axed and a single, live register introduced. The establishment of a single, national electoral register database.
December 17, 2018 05:48 UTC
At the conclusion of the case, Ms Collins’ sister Carly thanked the public, friends and family, and the gardaí for their support. Detective Sergeant Kieran O’Sullivan told the court O’Sullivan had four previous convictions, including public order offences and a three- year suspended sentence for assault. He said O’Sullivan received the conviction for assault in April 2013. The recent three-week trial heard Ms Collins died of subdural haematoma arising out of blunt force trauma to the head. The defence claimed that Ms Collins slipped in the shower and hit her head against a star-shaped bath tap and other objects.
December 17, 2018 05:37 UTC