When told that four in 10 children in parts of Barrow are born into poverty, she told BBC North West Tonight: “Well it’s appalling. “I'm not immune to the fact that successive governments have made a pig's ear of the issue of homelessness and house buildings. “The issue of homelessness is top of my agenda, not because of financial costs, but because of the sheer human costs of the wasted lives because of the number of lives lost to homelessness." Priti Patel was made Home Secretary in July by Boris Johnson . (Image: Reuters)Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: "Priti Patel's claims in this video are yet another example of the Tory Government’s cruelty.
November 21, 2019 10:07 UTC
Gardaí investigating the abduction and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) executive Kevin Lunney in Fermanagh-Cavan have arrested two men in Dublin. Their arrests follow a week after three suspects, two men and a woman, were detained in Co Cavan. The men arrested in Dublin on Thursday are both aged 38 and have been taken to Ballymun and Finglas Garda stations for questioning. His attack represented an escalation in the campaign of intimidation and violence against the executive team at QIH in recent years. Mr Quinn has condemned the violence and insisted the people carrying it out were not acting in his name.
November 21, 2019 09:33 UTC
Barnardos says docking parents their children's allowance is not the way to tackle poor school attendance. Former Minister Denis Naughten says child benefit should be withheld from parents whose children aren't going to class. "So what you need to do is say what services do we need to put in place to get his child or children into school." Parents and guardians have a legal obligation to ensure their child attends a school or else receives an education elsewhere. If Tusla feels a parent is neglecting their kid in this regard, it sends them a warning letter, called a School Attendance Notice.
November 21, 2019 09:27 UTC
As Darina Allen marks 21 years of writing for The Irish Examiner, she talks to Ciara McDonnell about her amazing career. Darina Allen breezes in, swathed in brushed cotton and wearing her signature jewel coloured glasses. Darina calls him to her, insisting that he try a glass of raw milk, and watches appraisingly as he drinks it down. On a day still bearing the hallmarks of summer, Darina opened the doors of the school to Weekend. Since she founded Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983, Darina has been an impassioned speaker on behalf of the farming community and small Irish producers.
November 21, 2019 09:00 UTC
One man has died and two others were injured after a road traffic accident in Tipperary. One man has died and two others were injured after a road traffic accident in Tipperary. It is understood the accident occurred when the 14 year old Volkswagen Polo car involved left the roadway and collided with a stone wall. Tragically, despite desperate efforts to assist the driver (30s), he was pronounced dead shortly after he was rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital. Road conditions were described as very challenging in Tipperary and Cork overnight due to heavy rainfall and spot-flooding on many roads.
November 21, 2019 08:37 UTC
A man in his 30s has died following a collision in Tipperary. Gardaí said they were called to the scene of the single-car collision shortly after 3am. The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital where he has since been pronounced dead. Garda forensic collision investigators and crime scene examiners have been requested to examine the crash site scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station 052-6177640 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
November 21, 2019 08:15 UTC
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November 21, 2019 07:41 UTC
The Electronic Frontier Foundation says an historic opinion on digital privacy at US borders has been issued. Last week a federal judge ruled that “suspicionless electronic device searches” at US ports of entry violate the fourth amendment. This ruling follows from the Electric Frontier Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union’s case Alasaad v. McAleenan, where they represented 11 individuals against the department of homeland security, US customs and border protection, and US immigration and customs enforcement. US district court judge Denise Casper in Boston issued this ruling along with an advisement that border agents must provide proof of reasonable suspicion before seizing or searching the electronic device of an individual at such borders. What this ruling will mean in reality remains to be seen.
November 21, 2019 07:30 UTC
More than 50mm of rain will fall in parts of Munster today, according to Met Éireann. "Heavy rain during the period will cause spot flooding," said the forecaster. "In the surrounding counties across parts of Munster and into south Leinster we do expect to see some heavy falls of rain also, with totals reaching up to 50mm." They added that it will continue to be "unsettled through the end of the week and weekend" adding that there will be "some heavy rain at times". Meanwhile, drivers are being warned of dangerous driving conditions today because of very heavy rain.
November 21, 2019 07:22 UTC
Greencoat Renewables is looking to raise €100m in a share issue programme in order to fund further merger and acquisitions opportunities. Greencoat Renewables is looking to raise €100m in a share issue programme in order to fund further merger and acquisitions opportunities. Greencoat looks to raise €100m for M&AUp to 350 million new shares in the capital of the company will be issued in a number of tranches over a 12 month period. Ronan Murphy, chairman of Greencoat Renewables, said: "The secondary wind market in Ireland continues to offer considerable value for Greencoat Renewables. Total capital raised to date from shareholders is €528.7m.
November 21, 2019 07:18 UTC
Troy Parrott landed back to turbulent Tottenham yesterday but at least there are no tremors looming for his international career. With breaking news of his club manager Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking shortly before kick-off, the FAI chose to exclude the teen from post-match duties. Fears that his successor Jose Mourinho won’t be so immersed in blooding young talent stems from his history of depending on established recruits for success. On the same night Ireland visit Slovakia for the first part of the Euro play-offs, the U21s host Iceland at Tallaght. “Myself and Troy have played together for years at international level,” Cork native Idah said about their combination work against the Swedes.
November 21, 2019 06:33 UTC
Niall Scannell has not had too much time in the company of new forwards coach Graham Rowntree but the Ireland hooker is both impressed by what he has seen and excited about the potential for the Munster pack under his guidance. “When you watch them, some of their stuff looks so simple, but they’re so effective at it,” the hooker said. It was an encouraging first European outing under the new regime and Scannell is embracing the changes with relish. “I’ve had Jerry and I’ve had Feeky (former Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek), and I think it’s good just to get a few more nuggets of information in the scrum. “He hasn’t climbed into (a scrum) yet but we’re still in the honeymoon phase,” Scannell joked.
November 21, 2019 06:22 UTC
That is what Munster are really good at, cup rugby,” said Ryan. “We didn’t know what sort of game Saracens were going to play but Mike called it perfectly and made us concentrate on our own game. “We did a really good job in the lineout as well. The scrum was really good. It has been really good,” said Ryan.
November 21, 2019 06:22 UTC
Josh van der Flier wasn’t one of those who had a bad World Cup. Van der Flier made 55 tackles and missed just four for a success rate of over 97% in a position that is invariably at or near the epicentre of the traffic and the madness. “Obviously they’ve got the club to the position we’re in in the PRO14, so they’ve been incredible and it really pushes us on. I suppose there always is.”Experience and the peculiar nous needed to operate as an openside in elite rugby still counts for so much though and the Leinster coaches duly turned to van der Flier when it came time to name their first European team of the season, for the visit of Benetton to Dublin last week. “It was good, there was a good flow to the game,” he said ahead of the round two trip to Lyon.
November 21, 2019 06:11 UTC