All the cases involved locations in Kinsale during the weekend of last year’s Kinsale Rugby Sevens event. Mr O’Leary had no previous convictions and had been given cocaine by another person. Judge McNulty said Mr O’Leary knew better than most the risks associated with ingesting “something that came from God knows where, made by God knows who”. Sadly, Mr O’Leary is an example of a gifted, privileged, spoilt generation. Judge McNulty said Mr Garvin’s claim that the cocaine, worth €1,152.69, was for his own use was “untenable, not credible and downright untruthful”.
January 21, 2020 18:11 UTC
This at least appears to be the case for Khloe Kardashian ’s daughter, one-year-old True Thompson, who allegedly had an Instagram account created for her just days after she was born. Kim Kardashian shares four children with husband Kanye West – North, six, Saint, three, Chicago, two and Psalm, eight months. (Image: kyliejenner/Instagram)The queen of social media has spoken in the past about trying to keep her kids away from social media. (Image: mirror.co.uk)Just today Kim Kardashian posted a series of hilarious pictures of her daughter North West who had attempted to decorate her siblings’ faces like the clown from It. In an interview with Reuters last year, Kim also said: “‘I would definitely be that mum monitoring my kids on social media as they grow up.
January 21, 2020 18:00 UTC
A man who was shot at in a taxi last week and who claimed his bail conditions made him a “sitting duck” for attack has failed in his bid to be released from custody again on bail. Since his bail was granted almost eight months ago he had breached his bail conditions 41 times. However, Ms Justice Creed said it was clear bail conditions had been repeatedly breached and that revocation of the bail granted last May was warranted. He suggested that being shot at while in a taxi arose because his bail conditions were so restrictive his movements were predictable. She added that complying with the bail conditions set down last year made her client “in effect a target, a sitting duck”.
January 21, 2020 17:26 UTC
Swiss police believe they foiled an attempt by Russian spies disguised as plumbers to bug the World Economic Forum in Davos where world leaders including Donald Trump are meeting this week. Both men had Russian diplomatic passports but were not formally registered as diplomats in Switzerland.' Swiss authorities suspect the two men of carrying out 'preparatory work' to spy on the forum this week which is going ahead amid tight security. 'I don't rule out that it may have been people with Russian diplomatic passports - they do not necessarily need to be accredited in Switzerland.' Switzerland has become increasingly alert to Russian spies operating in the country, after a 2018 report from the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service found that one in four Russian diplomats based there was a spy.
January 21, 2020 16:58 UTC
Those who wish to vote in the upcoming general election on February 8 must be registered by the close of business tomorrow. With almost 700,000 people between the ages of 18 to 29 eligible to vote in General Election 2020, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is also calling on young people to make sure they are registered. Irish citizens can vote in every election and referendum, British citizens can vote in Dáil, European and local elections, EU citizens can vote in European and local elections and non-EU citizens can vote in local elections. If you are registered to vote, your name will appear along with your polling station and booth. If you are not on last year’s register or the supplementary register you have until close of business tomorrow to register.
January 21, 2020 16:52 UTC
Chinese vice-premier Han Zheng launched a strong defence of globalisation and sought to ease concerns about the state of the economy of the world’s most populous nation as he spoke to delegates at the World Economic Forum conference in Davos on Tuesday. However, trickier parts of the long-standing dispute between both countries, such as subsidies for Chinese state-owned companies, have been deferred to phase-two negotiations. The US has been at the forefront of a global campaign against the company, saying its technology could allow its spy on customers for the Chinese government. Washington placed Huawei on a trade blacklist last year, citing national security concerns. “The Chinese economy has enormous resilience, potential and latitude,” he said.
January 21, 2020 15:56 UTC
A DUP MP has hit out at “climate hypocrites” who will “zoom into Davos in hundreds of private jets to lecture the world about stopping consuming fossil fuel”. World leaders are gathering in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual World Economic Forum. Sammy Wilson sought to draw attention to “hypocritical behaviour” as he urged Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom not to heed any of the calls for policies which would “cost jobs in our energy-intensive industries”. Ms Leadsom said the Government was “determined to meet our net zero ambitions” and also “do all we can to lead in the world in tackling this climate emergency”. Speaking during Commons BEIS questions, Mr Wilson said: “This week, thousands of climate hypocrites will zoom into Davos in hundreds of private jets to lecture the world about stopping consuming fossil fuel, oblivious to their own hypocritical behaviour.
January 21, 2020 15:56 UTC
Leo Varadkar has hinted at a coalition with the Green Party or Labour, but again ruled out one with Sinn Féin. And he admitted: “Fine Gael is coming from behind but it is close and it is all to play for. Despite growing support for Sinn Féin, he said the party’s position in the polls was ‘not the issue’. It is our view that Sinn Féin is not a normal party. The Fianna Fáil vote has held solid at 25% while support for Sinn Féin support has jumped by seven points.
January 21, 2020 15:56 UTC
Ulster University has signed up with Dell Technologies as part of a £85 million (€100m) partnership that will support the development of technology and drive research in digital health and innovation in the media industry. The university has signed a memorandum of understanding with the tech company that covers the Centre for Digital Healthcare Technology and the Screen and Media Innovation Lab, and will provide technology and infrastructure to support the new innovation centres. “Our partnership with Dell Technologies will act as a catalyst to develop technology and advance research with impact locally, nationally and internationally,” said Professor Paddy Nixon, vice-chancellor of Ulster University. “Ulster University’s world class researchers and facilities supported by Dell Technologies will deliver life-changing health outcomes for patients and will transform the creative industries in Northern Ireland. ”Mark Hopkins, general manager, Dell Technologies Ireland and Northern Ireland, said the partnership would be “game-changing” for Belfast.
January 21, 2020 15:45 UTC
Limerick GAA have announced that Declan Hannon will continue as the county's hurling captain for 2020. Hannon, 27, became the first Limerick man to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup since the 1970s in 2018. The centre-back has also led John Kiely's side to League and Munster titles. Former Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch, who captained Patrickswell to the Limerick SHC and Limerick to the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League title earlier this month, is the new vice-captain. He takes over from the retired Paul Browne, while Tom Morrissey also acted as vice-captain during Browne's injury troubles.
January 21, 2020 15:45 UTC
The 30-year-old superstar took to social media to share her political opinions and encourage people in the US to go out and vote. Her dad then admits he's "terrified" of what might happen to her if she posts it. "I've read the entire [statement] and... right now, I'm terrified. I need to be on the right side of history... Dad, I need you to forgive me for doing it, because I'm doing it." Miss Americana, directed by Lana Wilson follows the course of Swift's life and career over several years.
January 21, 2020 15:22 UTC
The Social Democrats have proposed building 100,000 houses over the lifetime of the next Dáil. The party has launched its housing policy this morning as part of the general election campaign. It also wants the right to a home to be included in the Constitution and a nationwide rent freeze. More details and the full document at https://t.co/LLNP7z7kfz#VoteForBetter — Social Democrats (@SocDems) January 21, 2020Co-leader of the Social Democrats, Catherine Murphy, said the Government has spent too much money on housing supports. Ms Murphy said: "Essentially we are looking at 100,000 houses over the next five years.
January 21, 2020 15:20 UTC
Taylor Swift has revealed that her mother has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while battling breast cancer. The Lover singer said doctors made the tumor discovery when Taylor's mother Andrea Swift, 62, was undergoing chemotherapy. Taylor Swift has revealed that her mother Andrea, 62, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor in her battle with cancer. 'That was really, really hard to write, and it was also just a family decision whether to even put it on the album,' she said. 'I think songs that are really hard for you to write emotionally, maybe they're really hard to write and hard to sing because they're really true.'
January 21, 2020 15:10 UTC
After returning home from her recent getaway in stunning Cabo San Lucas, the proud mother-of-four rolled out a series of sultry swimsuit photos from the trip last week. But she didn't stop there, and instead, delighted fans with two more sultry snaps. (Image: Instagram)In the most recent shots, the brunette beauty shows off her killer curves in a skimpy, cream, halterneck two-piece. The stunning shots capture Kim while she poses up a storm on a set of concrete steps. Earlier this week, Kim posted another series of swimsuit snaps on Instagram .
January 21, 2020 14:48 UTC
A High Court action taken by a well-known Dublin basketball club over a 30-day suspension imposed on 11 of its teams has been resolved. Last week St Vincent's Basketball Club in Dublin secured a temporary High Court injunction halting the imposition of a suspension imposed on its teams, including underage teams, and activities by the Dublin Men's Basketball Board (DMBB). The suspension related to issues including the registrations of a number of adult players by the club. When the matter returned before the High Court today Anthony Thuillier Bl for the Glasnevin-based club said that proceedings have been resolved between the parties and case could be struck out. It also claimed that it was shocked by the suspension by the DMBB, which is one of several area boards that organises local basketball competitions in Ireland.
January 21, 2020 14:48 UTC