Irish News for March 2019

Irish News, Mar 26, 2019
Conor McGregor Announces Retirement From MMA
Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Posting to his Twitter account, @TheNotoriousMMA, McGregor, said: "Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sp...
Irish News, Mar 26, 2019
Garda Appeal For Information On Drogheda Shooting Incident
Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following a shooting incident in Drogheda in which a teenager was shot in the leg. An investigation was launched after a 19-year-old man attended the Emer...
Irish News, Mar 22, 2019
Two Killed In Dublin Crash
Two people have been killed in a two-car collision in north Dublin this morning, Friday 22 March. The pair, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 30s, died in the crash on the Drumcondra Road at the ju...
Irish News, Mar 22, 2019
'More Ambition' Needed As Govt Publish CervicalCheck Review
As the Government has today published a progress report on the review by Dr Gabriel Scally into the CervicalCheck scandal, Sinn Fein have called for "more ambition" and a "clear plan" moving forward. ...
Irish News, Mar 22, 2019
€20m Sláintecare Integration Fund Launched For New Healthcare Models
The government has launched the €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund today, Friday 22 March, a scheme seeking to invest in new innovate health and social care practices. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and th...
Irish News, Mar 22, 2019
Police Seize Gun & Drugs In Galway- Two Arrested
Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a gun and drugs worth around €320,000 in Galway. The discovery was made during a search of a house in east Galway on Thursday 21 March. ...
Irish News, Mar 22, 2019
FF Slam Long Waits For UK-Irish Licence Exchanges
A recent warning to UK driving licence holders who have applied for an Irish equivalent to stay off the roads is set to cause chaos in the border region, a Fianna Fail TD has said. Brendan Smyth, the...
Irish News, Mar 22, 2019
Other News In Brief
Public Warning After Large Rodent Spotted In Dublin The public has been asked to be on the lookout after a large rodent species was seen near the Royal Canal in Dublin. Waterways Ireland issu...
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Man Dies In Workplace Accident In Rosslare
A man in his 20s has died following an accident in the workplace in County Wexford. Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the scene this morning, Thursday 21 March, at around 7.45am. The man was w...
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Elderly Man Seriously Injured After Assault In Cork
An elderly man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries in an overnight attack in county Cork. The pensioner, a man in his 70s, received a punctured lung and other injuries when he...
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Govt To Establish Gambling Regulation Authority
The Minister of State with special responsibility for gambling regulation, David Stanton TD, has announced that the Government has approved the establishment of an Irish gambling regulatory authority....
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
First State Visit To Colombia Since Opening Of New Irish Embassy
The Minister of State for Trade has concluded a four-day visit to Colombia, the first since the Irish Embassy opened in Bogotá last month. The delegation has been "hugely significant" in terms of dev...
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Govt Pledge €450k For Aran Island Post-Primary Schools
The government has pledged an allowance of €450,000 for the benefit of post-primary schools on the Aran Islands. Seán Kyne T.D., the Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Irish Lang...
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Plans To House Asylum Seekers In Rooskey Hotel Abandoned
Plans to open an accommodation facility for asylum seekers in Rooskey, County Leitrim, have been abandoned by the government. The disused Shannon Key West Hotel had been earmarked for the centre, but...
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Irish Studies Centre To Open At Shanghai University
An Irish Studies Centre is set to be established at Shanghai University in a bid to strengthen links between University College Cork (UCC) and China. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D....
Irish News, Mar 21, 2019
Other News In Brief
Department Of Health Welcomes World Down Syndrome Day The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, has marked World Down Syndrome Day, Thursday 21 Mar...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Budget 2019 Pension And Social Welfare Increase To Come Into Effect
Pension and social welfare increases introduced in Budget 2019 will come into effect next week, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, has announced. Budget 2019 i...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Play And Recreation Facilities Funding Increased
Funding for children's play and recreation facilities across Ireland is to be increased, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has announced. Every year funding is prov...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Renewed Appeal For Information On Missing Woman Tina Satchwell
A renewed appeal for information on the whereabouts of Tina Satchwell has been issued. Mrs Satchwell went missing from her family home in Grattan Street, Youghal two years ago. She was 47-years-old. ...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Witnesses Sought To Fatal Motorcycle Collision
Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses to a serious collision in Co Cork on Tuesday evening. At about 8pm, a man aged in his 40s, died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at Lo...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
SIPTU To Support Fund The Future Protest On College Campuses
SIPTU representatives have confirmed that members working in the Education Sector will be supporting the #FundTheFuture protest on higher education campuses across the country on Thursday, 21st March....
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Introduction Of 4-Day Working Week Should Be Examined
The possibility of introducing a four day week and its relationship to productivity should be examined, Labour Party Employment spokesperson, Ged Nash has said. Making the call, Senator Nash said: "T...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Sinn Féin Propose Major Changes To Electoral Process
Sinn Féin have published their proposed changes to Ireland's electoral registration process and the creation of the electoral commission. The Sinn Féin electoral policy proposals are contained in tw...
Irish News, Mar 20, 2019
Other News In Brief
Winning EuroMillions Ticket Sold At Beaumont Circle K A winning EuroMillions Quick Pick ticket was bought at a Circle K shop on Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, but the prize has not yet been claime...
Irish News, Mar 19, 2019
Gardaí Find Body In Search For Missing Belfast Woman
A body has been recovered from the water in Carlingford, County Louth in the search for a woman missing from Northern Ireland. 30-year-old Ruth Maguire went missing from a hen party at around 11.30pm...
Irish News, Mar 19, 2019
Gardaí Ombudsman Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Louth Crash
The Gardaí watchdog has launched an appeal for witnesses to a crash in County Louth in which two men from Northern Ireland died. The single vehicle collision happened on the R173 between Carlingford ...
Irish News, Mar 19, 2019
Man Dies In Westmeath Motorway Crash, 11 Others Injured
A man has died and 11 others have been injured following a collision on the M6 in County Westmeath. The five vehicle crash happened on the M6, just after junction five on Sunday 17 March. A man in h...
Irish News, Mar 19, 2019
Dublin Among 20 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide
Dublin has been ranked as the 19th most expensive country in the world. Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore were tied for the top spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Su...
Irish News, Mar 19, 2019
Over 1m Cigarettes Seized In Dublin Port
Revenue officers have seized just over one million smuggled cigarettes in Dublin Port. The unstamped cigarettes were discovered with the assistance of revenue detector dogs and a mobile x-ray scanner...
Irish News, Mar 19, 2019
Public Consultation Launched On National Cyber Security Strategy
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D, has launched a public consultation on a new strategy to protect individuals, businesses and Ireland's national secu...