Irish News for February 2019

Irish News, Feb 22, 2019
Man Arrested After Pint Of Guinness Found In Car's Cup Holder
A man has been arrested after gardaí found a pint of Guinness in his car's cup holder. Garda in Meath described the incident as "the most bizarre yet". The arrest was made when garda made the discove...
Irish News, Feb 22, 2019
€11.1m Exceptional Safeguarding Funding Announced
National youth organisations in Ireland are to benefit from more than €11 million Exceptional Safeguarding Funding, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. National youth o...
Irish News, Feb 20, 2019
Appeal Issued For Teenager Elaine Sweeney Missing Since 14 February
Gardaí have issued an appeal for help in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Elaine Sweeney. The teenager was last seen in Donabate in north Dublin on February 14 at around 11am. She is described...
Irish News, Feb 20, 2019
Witnesses Sought To Fatal Collision In Co Galway
Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Co Galway. A man, aged in his 70s, died when the car he was driving hit a wall on the Ballinasloe to Laurencetow...
Irish News, Feb 19, 2019
Safety Zone Legislation Urgently Needed For Abortion Services Providers
Safety zone legislation is urgently needed to prevent women being confronted or intimidated when accessing legal abortion services, the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. Reiteratin...
Irish News, Feb 19, 2019
Urgent Action Needed On Outstanding Tax Payments Of €4.3bn
Labour has called for urgent action on outstanding tax payments of €4.3 billion owed to Revenue as of 31 January, 2019. According to Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton, a total of €969m is immed...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
Woman Dies In Kildare Crash
A woman has died following a road collision in County Kildare. The single-vehicle crash happened on the Rathangan Road in Allenwood South, Naas, at around 11pm on Sunday 17 February. The driver, a 5...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
GP Surgery Daubed With Anti-Abortion Graffiti
A GP practice in County Longford has been daubed with anti-abortion graffiti overnight. The incident saw the Longford Medical Centre on the outskirts of Longford town vandalised on Sunday 17 February...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
Tánaiste To Meet EU Chief Negotiator
Tánaiste Simon Coveney is set to meet Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, today, 18 February, in Brussels. The officials are expected to discuss the situation at Westminster, as the UK governm...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
Man Injured In Suspected Assault In Cork
Gardaí are investigating a suspected assault in County Cork after a man suffered head injuries. The incident happened on Main Street in Carrigaline at around 10pm on Friday night, 15 February. The v...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
'Hazardous Substance' Incident In County Clare Ongoing
Emergency services are currently dealing with a suspected chemical incident at a leisure centre in County Clare. The alarm was raised at around 6.30am this morning, 18 February, when an automatic fir...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
€1.3m Upgrade For Dublin's Docklands Sewer Network
Irish Water has announced an investment of over €1.3 million to upgrade Dublin's North Docklands. The vital infrastructure development is in partnership with Dublin City Council. GMC Sierra Limited ...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
Firms Urged To Confirm Post-Brexit Business Intentions
Businesses across Ireland have been urged to ensure consumers of their continued operation post-Brexit. Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation is encouraging firms to loo...
Irish News, Feb 18, 2019
Other News In Brief
Community Employment Supervisors To Strike Over Pensions Community Employment supervisors who are seeking pension security are holding strikes today at six locations across the country. They ...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Man Dies After Fall From Window At Mater Hospital
A man in his 50's has died after falling from a window at the Mater Hospital in Dublin. The patient fell from the fourth floor. The incident happened yesterday, Thursday 14 February, at around 12pm....
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Woman Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle In Tallaght
A woman has died after she was struck by a Luas in Dublin on the morning of Thursday 14 February. Patricia Quinn, 71, from the Belgard area of Tallaght was on foot when she was hit by the vehicle. I...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Man Arrested Amid Fatal Assault Probe In Kerry
A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal assault in Killorglin, County Kerry, over the weekend. 32-year-old Stephen O'Connor was critically injured during an incident outside a fast-food re...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Hundreds Of Ambulance Staff Strike In Union Row
Hundreds of ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) are taking strike action today amid a dispute over union representation. Around 500 workers are understood to be ...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Man Escapes Injury After Scooter Collides With Bus
A man on a scooter had a lucky escape last night when he collided with a bus in Dublin. The incident happened on Thursday 14 February. Pictures shared by Gardaí show the bike wedged under the double...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Two Arrested After Cocaine Worth £70K Seized In Westmeath
Two people have been arrested after cocaine worth £700,000 was seized in County Westmeath. Gardaí believe their investigation has disrupted one of the most significant drug operations in the western ...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Renewable Fuel Use To Rise In Transport Sector
The level of biofuels used in the transport sector is set to increase to 11% over the next year, according to Richard Bruton, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. The ...
Irish News, Feb 15, 2019
Other News In Brief
Family Concerned For Whereabouts Of Young Galway Man The family of a 24-year-old who is missing from Galway city are seeking the public's help to locate him. Conor Burke was last seen yesterd...
Irish News, Feb 14, 2019
44% Traveller Accommodation Budget Underspend 'Unacceptable'
A 44% underspend in the traveller accommodation budget in 2018 has been described as "unacceptable", by Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin. Deputy Ó Broin called on the Minister for Housing ...
Irish News, Feb 14, 2019
Witnesses Sought To Fatal Collision In Co Kildare
Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Athy, County Kildare. A female pedestrian, aged in her 60s, died after she was struck by a truck on Duke Street at abou...
Irish News, Feb 14, 2019
377 Cars Seized From Unaccompanied Learner Drivers In 50 Days
Almost eight unaccompanied learner drivers have been caught on Irish roads every day since the introduction of new legislation on 22 December. According to the latest statistics, gardaí seized 377 ve...
Irish News, Feb 14, 2019
Legality Of Collecting DNA From Mother And Baby Homes Survivors To Be Examined
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has confirmed that the Terms of Reference and timeline have been set for an examination of legal options regarding DNA sampling in co...
Irish News, Feb 14, 2019
Cigarettes, Tobacco And Car Seized In Cork
Cigarettes, tobacco and a car have been seized in an intelligence-led operation by Revenue officers in Cork. The seizures came following searches, carried out under warrant, of two houses in Cork Cit...
Irish News, Feb 14, 2019
Other News In Brief
People Encouraged To Stay Off Their Phones This Valentines Day People are being encouraged to stay off their phones this Valentine's Day and instead spend time with their loved ones. Cork S...
Irish News, Feb 13, 2019
Operation Freeflow 'Urgently Needed' To Tackle Congestion
Labour has called for the urgent reinstatement of Operation Freeflow, following the publication of a report on congestion in Dublin. The report from Inrix revealed that Dublin motorists spent an aver...
Irish News, Feb 13, 2019
Dublin Regains Top Ten 'Most Liveable' European City Ranking
Dublin has re-entered the top ten most liveable cities, becoming one of the most attractive cities in Europe for European expats. Cities around the world are evaluated annually by ECA International ...