Irish News for December 2008

Irish News, Dec 19, 2008
Man Held In Stabbing Probe
A 43-year-old man was still being questioned by gardaí late last night about the murder of a 28-year-old Dublin woman. She was stabbed to death in a house for the homeless in the capital. The suspec...
Irish News, Dec 19, 2008
Conor Cruise Dies
The former Irish government minister and journalist Conor Cruise O'Brien, who at one point joined the UK Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, has died. The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, has been leading tri...
Irish News, Dec 19, 2008
Cross-Border Transport Gets Green Light
The launch of a cross border rural transport pilot project in counties Fermanagh and Donegal has received a high-level boost. The Northern Ireland Transport Minister Conor Murphy and his counterpart ...
Irish News, Dec 19, 2008
Dublin Bishop's House Gets Costly Facelift
The official residence of the Archbishop of Dublin has been given an expensive facelift. The Catholic Church spent more then €500,000 to renovate the palace in Drumcondra over the last four years. I...
Irish News, Dec 19, 2008
Dog Survives Locked Car Ordeal
A dog has survived for days in a locked car by licking condensation off the windows. The pup was freed from a car in Dublin city centre after being stranded there for almost one week, after his owner...
Irish News, Dec 19, 2008
Other News In Brief
Heroin Find Leads To Arrest A total of eight kilos of heroin were discovered during a police search last night and a 28-year-old man arrested in connection with the seizure of heroin with an estimate...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Longford Road Death Probed
Gardaí at Longford town are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Bornacoola, Carrick On Shannon, Co Leitrim at approximately 8.21am this morning. A 36-year-ol...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Three Held After Meath Explosives Find
It has been revealed that a quantity of explosives and detonators were discovered in a car stopped in Co Meath. The seizure followed an operation carried out by gardaí last night, Both uniform and d...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Gun Linked To Limerick Feud
A weapon, believed to have been involved in a Limerick feud, was this week at the heart of the trial of two men charged with possession of the gun. Liam Keane and Greg Crawford - who were arrested by...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Raspberry Foray, As Prince Sued Over Cancellation
The pint-sized purple protagonist, Prince, is being sued for €1.6 million by event organisers for pulling out of his Croke Park gig. Promoter MCD is suing the enigmatic singer and musician, claiming ...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
'Comms Alert' Successful As Government Tests Emergency Response
'Silence is golden' as the saying goes, and it certainly was this week when the Government effectively 'seized control' of Irish national airwaves. It happened on Tuesday, but few would have noticed ...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Athlone Wins Pharmaceutical Jobs
An American pharmaceutical research company have announced some 200 jobs for Co Westmeath. According to reports this morning the company, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), is to open a base a...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Other News In Brief
PO Robbers Sought Police are probing a robbery at a post office in Booterstown in Dublin. Gardaí in Donnybrook are investigating the armed raid and are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious...
Irish News, Dec 18, 2008
Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal 'Stabbing'
A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Dublin last night. A 28-year-old woman was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital with serious injuries and died a short time later. A Gardai spok...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
Life Sentence Imposed For Murder Of Love Rival
A man who was said in court to 'be upset' after his ex girlfriend found a new love has today jailed for murdering the man he saw as his rival in love. Alex Freiberg of Bridgewater House, Clonmel, ha...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
Thurles Police On Alert For Missing Man
Gardái at Thurles police station are seeking the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a 56-year-old man. John Skehan, who is missing from his home at Monakeeba, Thurles, Co Tipperary is being ...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
Stay Of Execution For Nigerian Deportee
There was real life drama today as the challenge by Nigerian woman Pamela Izevbekhai against the Justice Minister's refusal to grant her and her daughters subsidiary protection so they're not deported...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
Other News In Brief
Cork Girl's Assault Probed Gardaí in Mayfield are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the occupants of a dark coloured car or van that was seen in a residential area of Mayfield in Cork Ci...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
Skipper Fined Over Catch Deception
The Spanish skipper of a UK-registered trawler has been fined €1,000 for underdeclaring the size of a catch of hake at Killybegs. Donegal Circuit Court also heard this week that the owners of the Joh...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
McAleese Gets Hollywood Buzz
It was all glitz and glamour at the movies this week as Irish President Mary McAleese paid a visit to Hollywood. She met up with representatives of both the Irish and American entertainment and film ...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
Two Held Over Heroin 'Flower' Haul
The police have arrested two men and seized a large quantity of heroin that was hidden in a lorry load of flowers. The arrests followed an operation at Dublin Port yesterday. Uniformed gardaí swoope...
Irish News, Dec 17, 2008
HSE To Cut €400M From Budget
The Health Service Executive has announced that a further €400 million may be needed to be made in budget cuts next year. The figure comes on the heels of a previous €530 million in savings that have...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
HSE Cuts Slammed
Where there are fears being expressed regionally over the long-term provision of health care - such as local politicians taking issue over the intake of student nurses at the Letterkenny Institute of ...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
Other News In Brief
Shannon Shuts The busy Shannon Airport was temporarily closed this afternoon after an aircraft suffered a punctured tyre on the runway. An Omni Air International DC9 aircraft was taxiing on the runwa...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
Sarkozy Congratulates 'Irish Friends' On Promised Re-Vote
Top Euopean premier, Nicolas Sarkozy was full of compliments for the Irish following the Taoiseach's announcement last week that a re-vote on the Lisbon Treaty would go ahead. The French President wa...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
Revamped Ryanair Offer Shot-Down
Aer Lingus has rejected the Ryanair offer despite a revised bid from the budget airline yesterday. The rejection comes in spite of two major changes to the initial hostile takeover offer, with the Ae...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
Students Nonplused For Maths
An apparent drop in numbers of students taking high-level maths at their Leaving Cert has led to calls for additional bonus points for those who take the unpopular test. A Government advisory group h...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
Roche Speaks Of Kidnap Ordeal
The Irish Minister, Dick Roche has spoken out about his kidnap orderal, when masked gunmen used him as a "human shield" during a raid. The incident happened on Monday while the minister was staying a...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
Man Seen Running From Howth Killing
Gardaí have issued a public appeal for witnesses to the killing of a woman in Howth in Dublin, after a man was spotted running from the scene. Officers say they are keen to talk to anyone who may ha...
Irish News, Dec 16, 2008
NI Firm Helps Dublin Bus Go Green
A Co Antrim bus builder has now begun deliveries of truly 'green' vehicles to Dublin. Ballymena's Wrightbus confirmed a £7.8m deal with Dublin Bus earlier this year and has now begun its exclusive, e...