Mary Black has resumed her tour following an illness that left her hospitalized. The singer was forced to postpone a string of dates on her tour due to illness that left her feeling “extremely weak” and confined to bed in St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin with shingles and an ear infection. Thankfully, the singer has made a full recovery and today posted this update on her website:"We're happy to announce that Mary has improved significantly over the last few days and she has decided to resume her tour as advertised, starting this weekend with the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Friday 27th and The Burnavon Theatre in Cookstown on Saturday 28th." "Next weekend she'll play The Millennium Theatre in Derry on May 4th and Town Hall Theatre in Galway May 5th," the statement added. Black has been touring across the country promoting her new album, Mary Black Sings Jimmy MacCarthy.
April 25, 2018 07:30 UTC
Lying on his side and surrounded by his heartbroken carers, these pictures show polar bear Inuka's last moments before passing away at Singapore Zoo. The 27-year-old animal - the first polar bear born in the tropics - was comforted by vets and zoo keepers before being put down to end his suffering after a rapid decline in health. Images released by the zoo show him being comforted by carers past and present in his final moments as he was given one last health check. Singapore has released pictures showing the last moments of polar bear Inuka before he passed away. As few as 22,000 polar bears are thought to remain in the wild, according to environmental group WWF.
April 25, 2018 07:18 UTC
Video footage taken outside Anfield last night show a number of violent clashes taking place before Liverpool 's Champions League semi-final against Roma. Video footage taken outside Anfield last night show a number of violent clashes taking place before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma. The 25-year-old and 26-year-old were arrested after police launched an operation to track down the man's assailants amid scenes of violent disorder ahead of Liverpool's clash with Roma. Detective Inspector Paul Speight, said: "We believe the victim was in Liverpool with his brother for the Liverpool v Roma semi-final and was assaulted during an altercation between Roma and Liverpool fans near to the Albert pub at about 7.35pm. The Liverpool fan's alleged assailants were among a total of nine men, aged between 20 and 43, who were arrested for various offences before and after the match.
April 25, 2018 07:18 UTC
Warner Bros has brought out the big names for its CinemaCon presentation, from stars like Sandra Bullock to movies like Wonder Woman 2, but it was Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born that stole the show. It is the directorial debut for Cooper, who also stars in the film alongside Lady Gaga, who plays the aspiring singer. Lady Gaga is directed by Bradley Cooper (Neal Preston/Warner Bros/PA)This is the third remake of A Star Is Born, which has classic versions with the likes of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand in the role of the ingenue played by Lady Gaga. And I always wanted to tell a love story.”He added that Lady Gaga is “kind of a revelation in this movie”. “We love making all types of movies for all types of audiences,” said Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich.
April 25, 2018 06:45 UTC
Kellie Taggart (16) has been missing since the early hours of yesterday morning. Gardaí say she is missing from her home in Togher, Cork city since 12.45am on 24th April 2018. Kellie is described as being 5’ 7’’ , slim build and long blonde hair with brown streaks. It is not known what she was wearing when last seen.
April 25, 2018 06:45 UTC
Liverpool prioritise supporter safety as Irishman is left in critical condition after clashes...Liverpool insist the safety of fans remains their priority as they continue to assist the investigation into the serious assault of a man before their Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Roma.
April 25, 2018 06:33 UTC
Danish inventor Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering, sexually mutilating and dismembering a Swedish female journalist with premeditation aboard his home-made submarine in Copenhagen harbour in 2017. Madsen, dressed entirely in black, sat motionless as the Copenhagen City Court handed down its verdict. Madsen changed his version of events several times, finally arguing that Wall had been suffocated by an accidental gas leak. Now, that won’t be.”Madsen (47) admitted to dismembering the body and throwing it off his 17-metre submarine, but denied murder. The longest-serving convict in modern Danish history is set to begin his 34th year behind bars this year after the murder of two young adults in 1985.
April 25, 2018 06:30 UTC
Members of the Leeside Residents Group say public support is boosting a campaign to halt their evictions. A verdict is expected shortly from the Residential Tenancies Board over a plan by investment firm Lugus Capital to evict families from more than 20 apartments in Cork city to allow for a €3m refurbishment. Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry says the case is an eye-opener for people all over the country. Mr Barry said: "It's happening in 2018, it's happening here in Cork and, to be honest, it's happening in other places around the country. "The landlords are using a loophole that the Government has allowed them whereby rent can be hiked and evictions carried out on grounds of substantial refurbishment."
April 25, 2018 06:22 UTC
Asylum seekers are waiting an average of 19 months for an interview, and up to two years for a decision on their status. The UN Refugee Agency is calling for immediate action to reduce the backlog of applications. Jody Clarke from the UNHCR Office in Ireland says asylum seekers are currently facing long waits. Mr Clarke said: "If you come in and apply for asylum in the morning here in Ireland, under standard procedures you'd be waiting 19 months to get an interview. "There is an understandable focus on Direct Provision here in Ireland, but the real problem is the length of time it takes to process applications."
April 25, 2018 06:11 UTC
An Irishman is in a critical condition following a 'serious assault' near Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night. The man is being treated for his injuries at Walton Neurological Centre where his condition is described as critical, Merseyside Police said. Breaking: Two men from Italy questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after man, 53 and from Ireland, left in a critical condition following incident near Anfield ahead of #LIVROM game. His condition is currently described as critical and his next of kin have been informed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.
Source:The Irish Daily Star
April 25, 2018 05:46 UTC
Two Roma fans have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an Irish Liverpool supporter was attacked ahead of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield. Sean Cox (53) from Co Meath, who was at the match with his brother, is being treated at Walton Neurological Centre, where his condition is described as critical. Detective Inspector Paul Speight said: “We believe the victim was in Liverpool with his brother for the Liverpool v Roma semi-final and was assaulted during an altercation between Roma and Liverpool fans near to the Albert pub at about 7.35pm. He is a life-long Liverpool FC supporter and used the match as an opportunity to also meet up with his brother who lives in the UK. We are praying for a speedy recovery.”On Wednesday morning a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said Mr Cox was “still in a critical condition”.
April 25, 2018 05:27 UTC
Students who are bullied at school are mostly taunted about their weight or appearance, according to a new study. However, other types of bullying or upsetting behaviour were significantly higher in the girls’ school. Also, more students had felt excluded or “left out” on purpose by other students at the girls’ school (47 per cent), followed by the boys’ school (28 per cent) and the mixed school (22 per cent). Physical harassment was considerably more prevalent in the boys school and least frequent in the all-girls’ school. Students in the mixed community school expressed the highest level of belonging (81 per cent ), followed by the boys’ school (64 per cent) girls’ school (58 per cent).
April 25, 2018 04:52 UTC
Four long-standing translators of Seamus Heaney’s poetry gathered in Dublin yesterday to celebrate Heaney’s poetry in translation to mark the opening of a new home for the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. András Imreh: Translating Seamus Heaney into HungarianWe Hungarians first fell in love with Heaney like a country girl with the boy next door: he was so much like us. John Banville and Marie Heaney at the opening of a new building for the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural TranslationGrigory Kruzhkov: Translating Seamus Heaney into RussianSeamus Heaney first visited Russia in 1985 when I had the good fortune to meet him. There is Heaney of exquisite form and Heaney of colloquial diction, the Apollonian Heaney and the Dionysian Heaney. No wonder that Heaney has now more books in Poland than all other Irish poets taken together.
April 25, 2018 04:41 UTC
People pray for the victims of the mass killing at a vigil on April 24, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) A man writes a message at a memorial near the site of the deadly van attack, April 24, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images A woman lights a candle during a vigil near the site of the deadly van attack, April 24, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images A girl holds a candle during vigil near the site of the deadly van attack, April 24, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto Police Service web story "Murder Charges In Van Attack" If anyone has investigative info please call the tip hotline 416-808-8750.
April 25, 2018 04:07 UTC
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April 25, 2018 03:56 UTC