Fine Gael TDs criticise colleagues for spreading retirement rumours

Fine Gael TDs criticise colleagues for spreading retirement rumours

A number of Fine Gael TDs have used a private meeting to criticise their party colleagues for spreading speculation about retirements.Wexford TD Paul Kehoe launched an attack on his party colleagues for leaking a list of nine TDs who are doubtful to run in the next election.Kerry TD Brendan Griffin, who was also on the

‘Fearless defender’ of farmers, Padraig Walshe, dies aged 66

‘Fearless defender’ of farmers, Padraig Walshe, dies aged 66

Padraig Walshe “leaves a strong legacy of leadership of farmers”, said current IFA president Tim Cullinan. Former IFA president Padraig Walshe. Picture: Denis MinihaneWed, 01 Feb, 2023 – 22:45 Former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, Padraig Walshe, died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 66.The native of Durrow, in Co Laois, was highly

Kilmacud Crokes to challenge CCCC’s decision to order club final replay 

Kilmacud Crokes to challenge CCCC’s decision to order club final replay 

Following a hearing on Monday evening, the Central Competitions Control Committee decided on Tuesday morning to replay the game after it was agreed Crokes breached a rule by having more than 15 players on the field in second-half stoppage time. APPEAL: A Kilmacud Crokes flag is seen on the Stillorgan road in Dublin as the

Protesters outside garda station call for release of far-right activist

Protesters outside garda station call for release of far-right activist

More than 200 protesters held a demonstration at Finglas Garda Station on Wednesday night calling for the release of a far-right activist who had been arrested earlier in the day.The anti-migrant campaigner was arrested on Wednesday morning by officers from the Garda Special Detective Unit where he is being questioned under Section 30 of the

Taoiseach to raise spike in deaths with Chief Medical Officer

Taoiseach to raise spike in deaths with Chief Medical Officer

The Taoiseach is to seek advice from the Chief Medical Officer over “concerns” around a spike in the number of deaths in recent weeks.Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil an increase in the number of excess deaths “probably relates” to the fact that RSV, influenza, and Covid are all circulating at the moment, but he

Ancient pilgrim trail is Ireland’s answer to the Spanish Camino

Ancient pilgrim trail is Ireland’s answer to the Spanish Camino

Imagine if you can, celebrating Ireland’s national holiday not in March, but in summer. It’s hard to visualise the occasion with barbecues and beach parties, isn’t it? Yet, it could have happened, because July 24 commemorates an Irish saint whose credentials are comparable to those of St Patrick. Regarded by many historians as having predated our

Club final replay could go to March as unrest grows

Club final replay could go to March as unrest grows

For the second week in a row, Kilmacud Crokes have three days to respond to a challenge made against the legitimacy of their All-Ireland senior final victory last Sunday week.The Dublin club have until Friday to request an appeal after the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) upheld Glen’s objection that their opponents had breached a

Gardaí: White Irish male, not a migrant, involved in alleged sexual assault at heart of right-wing protests

Gardaí: White Irish male, not a migrant, involved in alleged sexual assault at heart of right-wing protests

Gardaí believe a white Irish male was involved in an alleged sexual assault on a woman in north Dublin — and not migrants, as has been repeatedly claimed by right-wing agitators.The claims that male refugees or black men carried out the attack have fuelled and heightened anti-refugee protests in Finglas in recent days.The alleged incident

How eco-friendly is that product? Four ways to spot ‘greenwashing’

How eco-friendly is that product? Four ways to spot ‘greenwashing’

In anticipation of combating misleading climate claims on packaging and in advertisements, the European Union has identified a handful of common words and phrases used by companies to pitch their products as environmentally friendly — even when they aren’t.Anyone who has tried to buy the least-worst version of a consumer product will recognise the struggle

All Blacks rugby player hopes coming out as gay will take away stigma 

All Blacks rugby player hopes coming out as gay will take away stigma 

Former New Zealand prop Campbell Johnstone told a television programme on Monday he had been ‘living a lie’ and leading ‘a double life’ before acknowledging his sexuality Campbell Johnstone has become the first All Black to come out as gay. Picture: David Rogers/Getty ImagesMon, 30 Jan, 2023 – 14:21Former New Zealand prop Campbell Johnstone has

€410,000 Mount Oval home is a good option for young families

€410,000 Mount Oval home is a good option for young families

Rochestown, Cork  €410,000 Size 109 sq m (1173 sq ft) Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 BER C2  KEEPING the kids entertained shouldn’t be much of a strain in Mount Oval: it’s a magnet for families.With multiple greens and nearby primary schools in Garryduff and Foxwood, the 800-plus unit O’Flynn Construction development is ideal for rearing youngsters.Families

A failure to protect residents from abuse among a issues at Clare hospital

A failure to protect residents from abuse among a issues at Clare hospital

The Health and Information Quality Authority (Hiqa) has found a community hospital and hospice in Clare was non-compliant with seven health regulations, including protecting residents from abuse.When Hiqa inspectors visited Cahercalla Community Hospital and Hospice in Ennis last October, they identified a number of issues including: A number of staff were not wearing personal protective