Irish News for January 2019

Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
Gardaí Suspect Drugs Link In Fatal Dublin Shooting
A murder investigation has been launched following a gun attack that left one man dead and another seriously wounded in Swords last night, Thursday 17 January. The shooting occurred as the two men in...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
Tánaiste: Backstop 'Essential' In Withdrawal Agreement
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has stressed the importance of the border backstop as part of the Withdrawal Agreement, which he maintains is not up for renegotiation. The backstop is a measure accepted by th...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
1,500 New Dublin Jobs With Salesforce Investment
US software company Salesforce has announced an expansion of its Dublin operations with the addition of 1,500 jobs over the next five years. The new roles will be in a variety of areas including sale...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
Woman Killed In Leitrim Road Crash
A woman in her 60's has died in a road collision in County Leitrim. The one-vehicle crash occurred on the Castlecara Road in Carrick-on-Shannon shortly after midday on Thursday 17 January. The woman...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
Appeal For Help In Tracing Carlow Man
Gardaí are appealing for help in establishing the whereabouts of a man who has been missing from Carlow since late last month. Rory Gahan was last seen on Tullow Street in Carlow town on Thursday 27 ...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
€5m Tourism Investment Ahead Of Brexit
Fáilte Ireland is set to invest an additional €5 million in the tourism sector, as part of its efforts to protect the industry ahead of Brexit. It comes as new figures published by the National Touri...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
Record Number Of People In Higher Education
New figures have revealed that student numbers in the higher education sector reached a record high in 2017. They increased from 196,000 in 2011/12 to almost 232,000, an increase of 18%. Over 70,500...
Irish News, Jan 18, 2019
Other News In Brief
Replica Firearm Seized From Man Attending Protest Against Taoiseach An investigation has been launched after gardaí seized a "possible replica firearm" from a man who was attending a protest a...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Dublin Gardaí Searching For Missing 21-Year-Old
A young man has gone missing from his home in Dublin, sparking a Gardaí appeal. Officers in Rathmines are appealing for help in finding the 21-year-old, Joe O'Boyle, who was last seen on May Street, ...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Initiative Launched To Study Affect Of Parental Alcohol Abuse On Children
A new initiative has been launched to highlight the impacts of parental alcohol misuse on children. The project called 'Silent Voices' aims to promote an understanding of the issue and develop a supp...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Gardaí Appeal To Help Find Missing Cork Man
Gardaí in County Cork are appealing for help in finding a man missing from the area. 56-year-old Peter Oliver has not been seen since Monday 14 December, when he is believed to have been in the Skibb...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Changes To Leaving Cert System Widens Gap Among Students
Changes to the Leaving Certificate grading system have led the achievement gap between disadvantaged schools and others to widen, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ES...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
'Green Card' System To Be Rolled Out For Cross-Border Drivers
People driving across the border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, including Northern Ireland, will be required to purchase a 'Green Card' in the event of a no-deal Brexit. As an internatio...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Fianna Fáil Express Worry At Govt's Lack Of Brexit Preparation
With just 71 days until Brexit becomes a reality, a Fianna Fáil candidate for Wexford has hit out at the Government's lack of organisation, especially at the Rosslare Europort customs facility. Lisa ...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Sinn Fein Urge Irish Govt To Stand Firm On Backstop
Sinn Fein is urging Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Irish Government to stand firm on the border backstop, as Westminster has been plunged into disarray following the rejection of UK Prime Minister The...
Irish News, Jan 17, 2019
Other News In Brief
Dáil Told Of Woman Refused Abortion At Dublin Hospital A woman who was carrying a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality has been denied an abortion at a Dublin hospital, according to two TD's s...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
One Arrested After Masked Man Threatens Cork Resident With Knife
Gardaí investigating an incident in which a masked raider armed with a knife robbed a home in Cork have arrested a man this morning, 16 January. The burglary occurred on Barrack Street on Friday 11 J...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
Govt Ramps Up Preparations For No-Deal Brexit
The Government has said it will intensify its preparations for a no-deal Brexit after MP's in Westminster voted to reject the Withdrawal Agreement that UK Prime Minister Theresa May had struck with th...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
Health Minister Urged To Make Meningitis B Vaccine More Affordable
The Labour Party's spokesperson for health has repeated his calls for the State to reduce the cost of Meningitis B vaccines, following the 12th confirmed case of the condition since Christmas Eve. Th...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
British Watchdog To Investigate Irish Dairy Merger
The Competition and Markets Authority in Britain (CMA) has launched an inquiry into a merger of two Irish dairies. Cavan based company Lakeland Dairies agreed to join with Northern Ireland's LacPatri...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
Brexit: UK PM Facing No Confidence Vote After Huge Defeat
Prime Minister Theresa May's government will face a vote of no confidence later today after MP's voted down her Brexit deal. The agreement setting out the terms of the UK's divorce from the EU was re...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
Taoiseach Should Promote Irish Beef Sector-FF
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been slammed by Fianna Fáil for comments about eating less red met which are believed to have angered beef farmers across Ireland. Charlie McConalogue TD, the party's spoke...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
Fine Gael Slam Sinn Fein's Demands For Housing Policy Overhaul
A Fine Gael TD has criticised Sinn Fein after they branded the Government's housing development policy a "failure". Dun Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey, who is Chair of the Oireachtas Housing Committee, sa...
Irish News, Jan 16, 2019
Other News In Brief
ESB Announces €1.2billion Meter Replacement Programme ESB Networks has announced a programme to upgrade the country's electric meters, in a scheme set to take four years. Beginning this autum...
Irish News, Jan 15, 2019
Talks In Place To Avert Nursing Strike
Nursing unions are meeting with the HSE and the Department of Health today, Tuesday 15 January, as efforts continue to prevent a series of strikes over pay and staff shortages. Members of both the Ir...
Irish News, Jan 15, 2019
Teenager Dies In Fatal Tipperary Crash
A 19-year-old woman has been killed in a single-vehicle car crash in Co Tipperary. The teenager died after her car struck a tree on the N24 at Ballydrehid, near Cahir, this morning, 14 January. Th...
Irish News, Jan 15, 2019
Mobile Phones Harm Children's Academic Development - ESRI
Owning a mobile phone could potentially harm a child's academic development, new ESRI research has claimed. Researchers found that children who owned a mobile phone at age 9 performed less well in t...
Irish News, Jan 15, 2019
Gardaí Appeal After Man Injured In Dublin Crash
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Dublin on the evening of Monday 14 January. The man's motorbike collided with a van on Cappagh Avenue in Fi...
Irish News, Jan 15, 2019
Martin O'Neill Named New Nottingham Forest Manager
Former Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has been appointed as the new boss for English Championship side Nottingham Forest. O'Neill takes over from Aitor Karanka who left the club on Frida...
Irish News, Jan 15, 2019
Cabinet Preparing For No-Deal Brexit
The Cabinet is set to meet today to discuss a fallback plan to be activated in the eventuality of a no-deal Brexit. The Government said it is planning for all outcomes, as MP's in Westminster prepare...