IRELAND - BREAKING NEWS

The Government will not be re-writing or publishing a new proclamation, despite earlier comments by the Taoiseach.

TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

Cork play on adoption leads to emotional family reunion

A Cork audience was stunned to silence last week after a performance by a woman who had been adopted led to her unexpectedly meeting her biological uncle and cousins for the first time.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Halting site residents warned as horse left to rot

The Department of Agriculture has issued warnings, about animal responsibilities, to residents of a halting site close to where a dead horse was left to rot in a field.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Sophie Toscan du Plantier savagely lost her life near a place she saw as refuge

Journalist Eddie Cassidy recounts the aftermath of the brutal murder and outlines how the French film-maker had come to love her time in West Cork

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

15,000 toy soldiers to recreate Battle of Waterloo in Kilnamartyra, Cork

A small village in mid-Cork is set to host the biggest model display of its kind in the world to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

More

How Graham Dwyer kept his dark desires secret

For all intents and purposes, Graham Dwyer the father, the architect, the aviation enthusiast, seemed to be living a completely ordinary life.

More

UCC scores best rating out of Irish third-level institutions

University College Cork has emerged as the country’s top third-level institution in the second release of rankings that aim to give a broad picture of colleges’ strengths and weaknesses.

More

Children with a disability likely to be poorer

Children with disabilities are more likely to come from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to a detailed analysis of a survey of young people with special educational needs.

More

Increasing rent supplement ‘could cost €86m more a year’

Increasing rent supplements would cost an extra €86m a year and push those on low incomes out of the market, Kevin Humphreys, minister of state at the Department of Social Protection, said.

More

Your Tuesday evening catch-up

Man found guilty of murdering homeless man in Cork, Woman writes touching letter to pilots after safe flight, Court prosecutor taken hostage in Istanbul and fears for Irish jobs as hardware chain announces closures are all part of our evening briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com today.

More

Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

Millions set aside for Germanwings crash costs, 90 percent of teachers need training, Catholic weddings declining and Dunphy claims McCarthy is a flop. Some of the latest and most read news on irishexaminer.com this lunchtime


More

Your Tuesday morning news round up

A round-up of this morning’s top news including the Ian Bailey case, how Graham Dwyer kept his dark secret and why Liam Brady believes Wes Hoolahan is not Irish football’s saviour.

More

Team to review care of newborns at hospital unveiled

The make-up of a review team to examine at least 12 cases of questionable care of newborns at Portiuncula Hospital which left some babies dead and others brain damaged has been announced.

More

Whistleblower Maurice McCabe to head traffic unit

Sergeant Maurice McCabe, the officer known as the garda whistleblower, has been appointed as acting head of the traffic unit in Mullingar.

More

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family urges DPP to bring her killer to justice

The parents of murdered Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier have called on the Director of Public Prosecutions to review the extensive Garda file on their daughter’s murder and bring her killer to justice.

More

VIDEO: Public likely to pay Ian Bailey bill

Ian Bailey is likely to leave the taxpayer with a bill for millions of euro after losing his High Court case against the State.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

DNA evidence on sleeve ‘discounted’ by witness

A forensic scientist has told a murder trial he has discounted the fact that DNA profiles from two women killed nearly 20 years ago were found on the sleeve of a jacket belonging to the murder accused.

More

VIDEO: Surprise at how quickly jury came back after 59-day case

Everybody was surprised at how quickly the jury came back, considering they had heard 59 days of evidence. Only some, though, of those squeezed into the court, were surprised at the actual verdict.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

VIDEO: Ian Bailey’s massive legal bill could run into millions

Ian Bailey could face a massive legal bill running into millions of euros after he lost his High Court action for damages against the State over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

VIDEO: Ian Bailey verdict: You hold scales of justice in your hands, judge tells jury

“You hold the scales of justice in your hands,” Mr Justice John Hedigan told the jury in the Ian Bailey case before they retired to consider their verdict.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

VIDEO: Ian Bailey verdict: Business of the jury was to answer two core questions

Parts of Ian Bailey’s case against the State were struck down last week after Mr Justice John Hedigan decided only two core questions could be decided by the jury.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Cost of employing person at lowest level in years

The cost of employing a person in Ireland dropped to its lowest level in some years, partly due to the economic crisis and partly due to the drop in the value of the euro.

More

Shane Ross: No Fine Gael/Labour talks

The leading TD of a new independent alliance of politicians has said his group has not held talks with the Coalition about propping up parties after the next general election.

More

46m litres of water leaking every day

Irish Water has said that four in 10 leaks on properties surveyed are coming from internal problems in homes where it will not arrange for repairs.

More

AGSI cool towards Noirín O’Sullivan

Relations between middle-ranking gardaí and Noirín O’Sullivan have chilled as she prepares to give her first speech as Garda Commissioner to an association annual conference later today.

More

Refugee Council critical of bill on asylum

The Irish Refugee Council has hit out at planned legislation for dealing with asylum seekers as being more concerned with quick decisions leading to deportation, as it is with identifying refugees who need protection.

More

Father and son testify against each other in Cork assault case

A father and son testified against each other in an assault case at Cork District Court yesterday where allegations and counter-allegations were made as the judge said she was sorry it had come to this.

More

Parents are more concerned about obesity in children than underage drinking

Parents are more concerned about their children being overweight or obese than they are about them engaging in underage drinking or taking drugs.

More

Two arrested after €5,000 worth of heroin found

Gardaí in Cork have arrested two people and seized around €5,000 worth of heroin after searches on the city’s northside.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

VIDEO: Ian Bailey verdict - The key witnesses

We look back at the evidence given by some of the most important witnesses called during Ian Bailey’s court action

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More
The offices of A&D Wejchert, 23 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, where Graham Dwyer used to work. Picture: Nick Bradshaw

Graham Dwyer quit as director of firm after bail was refused

Graham Dwyer had resigned as a director of the highly respected architectural firm he worked for within days of being refused bail by the High Court in November 2013.

More

Video evidence will be key in any appeal by Graham Dwyer

Should Graham Dwyer decide to appeal his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara, several issues could be raised, including comments from the judge and the admissibility of evidence collected from two mobile phones.

More

Priest apologises for ‘idiotic’ comments on Jill Meagher

A Catholic priest in Australia has apologised to the family of Jill Meagher after he told primary school children the Irish woman that if she had been “more faith-filled” she would have been at home in bed the night she was raped and murdered.

More

Two brave women recount life under the shadow of domestic violence

A recent seminar on domestic violence heard from two women who have suffered from domestic abuse. Here are their stories.

More

Polish football official arrested

An official from the Polish Football Association was arrested for ticket-touting outside the Aviva Stadium on Sunday before the Euro 2016 qualifier, a court heard.

More

Man, 86, kicked in leg and showered with obscenities

An 86-year-old man was kicked in the leg on a street in Cork by a much younger man who shouted obscenities at him.

More

Victims of domestic violence face ‘bias’

Gardaí, solicitors, and judges are guilty of a “hidden bias” when it comes to dealing with victims of domestic violence, a seminar has heard.

More