On This Day in Irish News History

See news from this day in Irish News history. Use the calendar at the bottom of the page to see news from a different day.

Irish News on Wed, Mar 25 2015, 1,461 days ago

Cocaine Seized At Port Of Cork
Customs officers have seized cocaine worth an estimated €1.75m hidden in a shipping container at the Port of Cork. It is understood that officials were inspecting containers being unloaded from a vessel that had arrived from Central America.
'Many Thousands' Likely To Receive Incorrect Water Bill
Thousands of Irish Water customers are to receive incorrect bills. The company has said that as not all customers have yet registered, they have to "operate on the basis of incomplete information" when issuing the first bills.
Arrest Made In James Griffin Murder Investigation
Garda investigating the murder of James Griffin have arrested a man in his late teens. Mr Griffin (26) died in the early hours of Sunday 16 November, last year. Garda in Dublin arrested a man on Tuesday in connection with their investigation.
Seven Units Needed To Tackle Kildare Hotel Fire
Seven units from Kildare fire services were called to tackle a blaze at Westgrove Hotel on Tuesday night. Dublin Fire Brigade said that the fire was reported at about 21:40 and guests at the Kildare hotel were evacuated during the operation.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council Hears Public Baths Redevelopment Plan
Details of a proposed redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s public baths have been revealed in a presentation to the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Constructed in 1843, the baths were completely redeveloped by then Kingstown Town Council in 1910 and operated until 1997 when they were closed.
Fianna Fáil Chose Kildare North Candidate
James Lawless has been chosen to stand for Fianna Fáil in the Kildare North constituency in the upcoming general election. Mr Lawless was selected during a party convention at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane.
New Water Charge Deadline Set
A new deadline of 30 June has been set for registering with Irish Water in order to be eligible for the €100 water conservation grant. Failure to register before the deadline will disqualify people from receiving the Department of Social Protection grant.

Irish News on Tue, Mar 25 2014, 1,826 days ago

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan Resigns
Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins has responded to the "shock" resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Mr Collins said it "is the latest depressing chapter in a crisis that has been going on for months".
Man Charged Following Cannabis Find
A man has been charged in connection with a cannabis seizure in County Kerry. The 28-year-old male was arrested after €25,000 worth of cannabis plants and herb were discovered at a property in Saint John's Park, Tralee, on Monday afternoon.
Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden Dies
Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden has died. Ms McFadden, 51, passed away at her home on Tuesday afternoon. She was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2012. She is survived by her two children Caren and Eoin.
Samaritans Ireland Launch Free To Call Number
Samaritans Ireland has launched a new free to call number for people who are struggling to cope. The number will make it possible for people to access the service round the clock, every single day of the year, free of charge.
Gardai Appeal Over Missing Teen From Carlow
Gardai are appealing for help to find missing teenage Michala Carroll from Carlow. The 15-year-old was last seen in Carlow town last Friday night. She is described as being 5 foot 4 inches in height, with long auburn hair and blue eyes. She has an eyebrow piercing in her right brow.
Teen Arrested Following Firearm Seizure
A 19-year-old man has been arrested by gardaí following the seizure of a firearm in Tallaght, Dublin. He was arrested on the Jobstown Road at approximately 12.40am on Tuesday morning. Gardaí were alerted after a man was seen holding a weapon.
Commitment On Climate Change Legislation Welcomed
Michael McCarthy TD has welcomed confirmation that the final heads of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill will be published before Easter 2014.

Irish News on Mon, Mar 25 2013, 2,191 days ago

High Court Rules On Bewley's Rent Reduction
The rent payable by Bewley's Oriental Café in Grafton Street, Dublin must be allowed to fall in line with the currently depressed open market rate, a High Court judge has ruled.
Date Set For Jill Meagher Murder Accused
The man accused of the rape and murder of Louth woman Jill Meagher will stand trial from September 30. 41-year-old Adrian Ernest Bayley appeared, via video link from a Melbourne prison, in Victoria Supreme court for a brief hearing.
Former Medical Council President Faces Fitness To Practice Inquiry
A fitness to practice inquiry is meeting this morning to hear nine allegations of poor professional performance made against the former president of the Medical Council.
Wind Turbine 'Snaps' In Storm
A €1.5m turbine at a wind farm in Co Donegal has collapsed during a storm – as forecasters warned of more bitterly cold weather and snow until Easter. The 64m-high turbine 'snapped' and fell over in the remote townland of Maas, between the Co Donegal villages of Glenties and Ardara.
Survey Finds Big Difference In Pharmacy Drug Prices
Some pharmacies are charging double the price of other pharmacies for some drugs, according to a survey conducted by the National Consumer Agency. The survey shows considerable differences in the cost of individual prescription medicines in local areas.
Two In Court Over Weekend Cocaine Seizure
A man and a woman have appeared in court charged in connection with a weekend seizure of 1kg of cocaine in Cork.
7-Year-Old Dies After River Fall
A 7-year-old boy has died after falling into a river near his home in Midleton, Co Cork on Sunday. It is understood that the boy was playing with friends near his home in Tir Cluain when he fell into the Owenacurra River around19:00.

Irish News on Fri, Mar 25 2011, 2,922 days ago

EU Plan New Bailout Fund
In an agreement struck last night, European Union leaders are to approve a new permanent bailout fund. A package of economic monitoring and surveillance measures will also been drawn to shore up the single currency.
Further Arrest In Missing Woman Investigation
Gardai investigating the disappearance of Sandra Collins in the Killala area of County Mayo, have arrested a man in his 40’s in the Ballina area. A 21-year-old woman arrested in connection with the disappearance has now been released without charge.
Two Arrested Over Byrne Murder
Two men in their 20's have been arrested in West Dublin in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old man in Inchicore. David Byrne was found in the car park of Emmet Court apartment block on Saturday night. He was stabbed at least four times and was pronounced dead in St James's Hospital.
Dublin Investment Firm To Expand
A Dublin-based international investment house has announced plans to expand its operations in Ireland. Smith & Williamson said it intended to develop its investment management in Dublin.
Investment In Wind Energy Drops
According to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), investment in the wind energy sector has dropped 58%, or €265m, due to instability of the renewable energy sector. The IWEA highlighted that red tape and uncertainty is contributing to job creation and investment in the renewable energy sector.

Irish News on Thu, Mar 25 2010, 3,287 days ago

Backbencher Seeks Taoiseach's Resignation
A Fianna Fáil backbencher has called on Brian Cowen to resign as Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil over his controversial reshuffle.
UUP 'To Back' SDLP Justice Bid
The North's Ulster Unionist MLAs are reportedly poised to back the SDLP's nominee for Justice Minister at Stormont. Senior UUP members are believed to have voiced their support for Alban Maginness to SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie.
Record Rate Of Economic Decline In 2009
Figures from the Central Statistics Office released today show the economy shrank at a record rate last year. The CSO said Gross Domestic Product fell by 7.1% from 2008, while Gross National Product plunged by 11.3%.
MP Hermon Quits UUP
The North's only Ulster Unionist MP at Westminster has quit the party over its electoral pact with the Tories. Sylvia Hermon today resigned from the UUP and declared she would defend her North Down seat.
Two Arrested After €350,000 Drug Siezure In Dublin
Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of some €350,000 worth of drugs in Dublin last night. Gardaí arrested the two men and seized a quantity of drugs following an operation in the Blanchardstown area of the capital.
Budget 'Welcomed' In The North
The North should give a warm welcome to this week's budget statement. That's according to NIO Secretary of State Shaun Woodward who said: "The Government is determined to continue its help for NI to secure the recovery and invest in its future.
Young Female Dies After Road Collision
A 14-year-old girl has died in a tragic car collision in Dublin last night. The young female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Blanchardstown and was seriously injured. She was removed to the Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Cinemagic Dublin Programme Launched
The Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People in association with AIB Group is back in Dublin from 5th – 12th May.

Irish News on Wed, Mar 25 2009, 3,652 days ago

Strike 'Deferred' - For Now
The planned wave of cross-sector strikes across the Irish Republic for next Monday has been called off. The Executive Council of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has announced it is deferring the action.
'Drugs' Money Led To Stab Murder
A couple has been sentenced to separate jail terms for killing a taxi driver in Dublin - in a vicious stabbing over drugs' money. The man - who killed the driver by stabbing him over 40 times in front of his girlfriend and young son - has been jailed for life by the Central Criminal Court.
Accountancy Body Widens Anglo Irish Investigation
The Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board is widening its investigations focusing into activities involving inappropriate directors' loans surrounding Anglo Irish Bank.
Irish Company Charged Over Illegal Trade With Iran
An Irish trading company and three of its officers have been charged with purchasing helicopter engines and other aircraft components from U.S. firms and illegally exporting them to Iran using companies in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.
French Driver's 'Wrong Side' Mistake Killed Garda
An inquest heard this week that a Sligo based Garda was killed when a Frenchman "forgot where he was" and drove on the ride hand side of the road. The officer, 25-year-old Yvonne Moran from Mulranny in Co Mayo was stationed in Ballymote Garda station.
Average Performance 'Tops' National Hospital League
Statistics released this week by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in relation to individual hospital performance are being described as a "damning indictment" of a Galway facility - but it is not alone in facing criticism.
An Post Delivers Good News
It has been announced this week that the latest official survey results show service improvements on mail delivery targets across Ireland.
Choose a different date to see news from that day