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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Eastwood wants talks to be paused for election

Last Tuesday's surprise election announcement by Theresa May not only caught the cognoscenti off guard, it also proved just how far down her political agenda Northern Ireland sits. Despite extending ...

Army bomb squad deactivates historic hand grenade in Monkstown

A HAND grenade, possibly from the War of Independence era, was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal team earlier today after it was found in Dublin. A member of the public found the historic munition ...

1 child killed, 11 injured as teen brings grenade into computer lab in Dagestan, Russia (V...

A child has reportedly been killed and 11 other people injured after a teenager brought a live grenade to a Russian high school . The blast, which occurred in the village of Agvali in the Russian rep...

US issues 271 sanctions over Bashar Assad’s alleged chemical weapon use

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the U.S. is sanctioning 271 Syrians connected to the chemical weapons attack. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). The United States is sanctioning 271...

Statement on Tragic Incident in Luhansk by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Monitor E...

Alexander Hug, the deputy head of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, arrives for his press-conference in Kyiv on April 23, 2017. Photo by AFP. Popular on social media. Austria's Hermine Poppelle...

Man jailed 13 years for his part in Daniel McAnaspie killing

A MAN has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his part in the killing of Daniel McAnaspie. Trevor Noone, 29, with an address in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin, pleaded guilty to Daniel's mans...

Macron, Le Pen advance to French presidential election runoff

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE. SINGAPORE Asian equities...

Irishman Adrian O’Kane knocked down and killed by drunk and stoned driver in Majorca...

An man believed to be Irish has reportedly died after a car accident in a popular Spanish holiday resort. The man who is said to be aged in his 40's was knocked down by a car in Magaluf in the early ...

Bantry man dies in Cliffs of Moher parachuting incident

It was a bad weekend for accidents in County Clare, in one case a precision parachute jump going astray and resulting in a fatality, and the other involving a serious car crash. The parachute jump in...

TOWIE star Ferne McCann considers leaving Essex

The former 'Only Way is Essex' star is expecting her first child with former partner Arthur Collins - who she seemingly ditched following his alleged involvement in a nightclub acid attack last week ...

East Midlands Weather: Cloudy with rain

WINTRY showers could fall across parts of Rotherham this week as a cold spell sweeps in. The Met Office said a mixture of rain, sleet and hail would fall across the borough. Forecasters said wintry s...

West Midlands Weather: A clear and frosty night

Tonight: A cloudy start to the night, but it will break to give some clear spells. It will be chilly with light winds under the clearer skies. Sunday: A largely fine and dry day with bright or sunny ...

Woman who stabbed ex to death to be sentenced this afternoon

A woman has been jailed for six years for killing her ex-boyfriend in Limerick. Monika Matracka stabbed Michal Rejmer to death at the home they shared at The Pines, Briarfield in Castletroy in Decemb...

IFA to push for Brexit ‘triple safety lock’

He praised Theresa May as a cool head struggling to control 'extremist wing of her party.' By Emmet Livingstone. 4/24/17, 3:02 PM CET. Updated 4/24/17, 6:10 PM CET. European Agriculture Commissioner ...

LETTER: Defending assessment of Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said “he would address his role in the Troubles, if the mechanism existed” and would “encourage other republicans” to do the same. He indicated he would be more op...

China’s Xi urges Trump to show restraint with North Korea amid rising risk of nuclea...

China's Xi Jinping called for restraint during an overnight call about North Korea with President Donald Trump, which came as Japan conducted joint drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group he...

Bomb ‘dumped’ at Holy Cross school gates after dissidents suspected police sur...

Even by the admittedly low standards of dissident republicans, placing a bomb outside a primary school is a reprehensible act which shows just how little these people care about their local community...

DUP and UUP leaders meet to discuss possible election pact

Arlene Foster has indicated that the Ulster Unionists should stand aside to give her party a clear run for the South Belfast seat in the Westminster election. In an article in today's Belfast Telegra...

Cold snap set to hit Norfolk with frosts and wintery showers

The fresh spring weather that the country experienced in recent days is due to break tonight with wintery showers, low temperatures and frost to hit the country by Monday morning. Make the most of to...

Base jumper Malcolm Rowley who died at the Cliffs of Moher may have snagged his parachute ...

AN extreme sports enthusiast fell 700 feet to his death when a Cliffs of Moher base jump went wrong. Malcolm Rowley was one of three thrill-seekers who planned to parachute from the Co Clare beauty s...