Gingerbread men with face masks selling 'like hot cakes' at Meath bakery

Gingerbread men with face masks selling 'like hot cakes' at Meath bakery

A Meath bakery is making gingerbread men wearing face coverings to encourage more people to wear masks.

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Louth residents terrified by rats 'size of shovels' in housing estate infestation

Louth residents terrified by rats 'size of shovels' in housing estate infestation

The residents of Tredagh View in Drogheda have caught up to 100 rats in their estate since February and are afraid to let their children - as young as three years ...

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'I was freaked out' says charity walker injured in buzzard attack

'I was freaked out' says charity walker injured in buzzard attack

A woman out walking for charity had to fend off an angry buzzard in the second attack by the vicious bird in the same area within days of each other.

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Irish policeman in Australia hailed as hero after dramatic rescue

Irish policeman in Australia hailed as hero after dramatic rescue

Since the rescue, Rob admits he can't keep up with the messages flooding in from friends and family all around the world.

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GSOC launch investigation into tragic Westmeath road crash which left communities devastated

GSOC launch investigation into tragic Westmeath road crash which left communities devastated

Two close-knit communities have been left devastated by a road traffic accident which has robbed the life of a 13-year old teenager and left his friend critically ...

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'It's a very long hallway,' says cyclist, 74, as he clocks up 1,200kms in lockdown for frontline staff

'It's a very long hallway,' says cyclist, 74, as he clocks up 1,200kms in lockdown for frontline staff

A 74-year-old veteran cyclist has used his lockdown to clock up at least 1200 kilometres from his hallway cocoon and vows to pedal-on daily for frontline staff until ...

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Men 'blessed' to be rescued from freezing waters of 80ft deep quarry in Meath

Men 'blessed' to be rescued from freezing waters of 80ft deep quarry in Meath

A number of men were "blessed" to be rescued from a deep disused quarry on Tuesday evening after they got into difficulty in the stagnant waters.

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Cavan couple celebrate their 'nearly-weds' day at their dream home

Cavan couple celebrate their 'nearly-weds' day at their dream home

Couple hold an 'almost Mr & Mrs day' to replace wedding cancelled by Covid-19

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Brave hurling fan beats cancer after three year battle

Brave hurling fan beats cancer after three year battle

Ben was just six years old when a pain in his leg began a nightmare journey through hell for himself and his family.

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'Don't be macho' - men put on make-up to encourage others to talk about problems

'Don't be macho' - men put on make-up to encourage others to talk about problems

One rule was that they weren't allowed to seek the help of their girlfriends in applying make-up, which they all managed to complete to an impressive standard.

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Dad of rare triplets only sees babies from hospital window

Dad of rare triplets only sees babies from hospital window

Callie, Quinn and Minnie Hopkins were born in Co Louth 12 days ago, where they continue to thrive in the intensive care unit.

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Gardaí go 'out of their way' to make 90-year-old's birthday 'extra special'

Gardaí go 'out of their way' to make 90-year-old's birthday 'extra special'

'I was inside cutting the cake and next thing the garda car pulled up. I nearly died because I thought we were in trouble for arranging the gathering.'

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Community shocked after death of woman, 40s, in Meath house fire

Community shocked after death of woman, 40s, in Meath house fire

A community has been left in shock and sadness today after the death of a popular woman in a house fire in Co Meath yesterday evening.

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Caricaturist gets abuse over Tony Holohan drawing

Caricaturist gets abuse over Tony Holohan drawing

"I was personally abused in the emails and called a low life."

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Gardaí surprise cocooning man with cake to mark his 95th birthday

Gardaí surprise cocooning man with cake to mark his 95th birthday

Oliver McCann was taken aback when the gardaí arrived at his Navan home and he emerged from his cocoon to the tune of happy birthday sung by socially distanced ...

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Stars of Mrs Brown's Boys give Meath teen 'unforgettable' birthday surprise

Stars of Mrs Brown's Boys give Meath teen 'unforgettable' birthday surprise

Kian Dunning Boggan was gobsmacked when Fiona O'Carroll who plays Maria Brown in the worldwide hit series rocked up to his door in Ratoath on Wednesday

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'It's just a bit of craic' - Meath man posts tongue-in-cheek housework videos for men

'It's just a bit of craic' - Meath man posts tongue-in-cheek housework videos for men

Not bothering to put a new toilet roll on the its wall holder has prompted a Meath man to create videos to teach men on how to do simple household chores during ...

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Hairdresser keen to highlight innovative chair with Covid-19 protections

Hairdresser keen to highlight innovative chair with Covid-19 protections

Jean McDonnell from Drogheda has now 'highlighted' the Covid-19 chair to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in a bid to seek approval to open earlier than the July 20 deadline ...

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'The choice is in our hands' - Irish environmentalist warns of more pandemics unless action taken

'The choice is in our hands' - Irish environmentalist warns of more pandemics unless action taken

An Irish environmentalist and priest has warned that humankind needs to 'drastically' change its treatment of the natural world or face more regular pandemics.

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Meath bar flies free beer by drone to loyal customers

Meath bar flies free beer by drone to loyal customers

That's one way of keeping your spirits up.

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Bittersweet delivery for mum who had first Covid-19 positive Caesarian in Rotunda

Bittersweet delivery for mum who had first Covid-19 positive Caesarian in Rotunda

A warrior mum who fought Covid-19 as well as a litany of other dangerous conditions to give birth to her miracle son has now to plan a funeral for his twin she never ...

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Meath barber’s novel service to rid unruly locks is cut above rest

Meath barber’s novel service to rid unruly locks is cut above rest

A Meath barber’s novel social-distancing service to mammies with kids with over-grown locks is proving a cut above the rest.

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Barber's novel service to get kids rid of unruly locks is a cut above the rest

Barber's novel service to get kids rid of unruly locks is a cut above the rest

A Meath barber's novel social-distancing service to mammies with kids with over-grown locks is proving a cut above the rest.

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Domestic violence victims 'hiding in sheds' to call Meath service for help

Domestic violence victims 'hiding in sheds' to call Meath service for help

Domestic violence victims are calling for help while hiding in sheds, say a Meath refuge and support service who are facing a "humongous challenge" to contact women ...

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Simple fundraiser to run 5k and give €5 raises over 210k for hospitals

Simple fundraiser to run 5k and give €5 raises over 210k for hospitals

A simple fundraiser to run 5K, donate €5 and challenge five people to do the same has so far raised over €210,000 in less than two weeks for Irish hospitals. ...

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Meath council forced to reinstate fees on waste after huge crowds made social distancing impossible

Meath council forced to reinstate fees on waste after huge crowds made social distancing impossible

A fee on the disposal of black bags of household waste at civic centres in Meath, which was waived last Friday in a bid to curb illegal dumping, had to be reintroduced ...

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Fairies to spread a little bit of magic with doors

Fairies to spread a little bit of magic with doors

An Irish company is generously donating thousands of colourful fairy doors to add a bit of magic to the two-kilometre restriction zone for families across the country. ...

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Caricature of Dr Tony Holohan as Superman proving a big hit

Caricature of Dr Tony Holohan as Superman proving a big hit

A multi-award-winning caricaturist who was commissioned to draw Dr Tony Holohan as Superman says he has been hugely surprised by the attention it has received, especially ...

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Four sisters running 400 miles in four weeks in different counties for aunt

Four sisters running 400 miles in four weeks in different counties for aunt

Four sisters have started running 400 miles over the next four weeks in three different counties to raise €4000 for a hospice where their aunt started living ...

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Food producer introduces facial recognition amid 'military operation' to protect staff

Food producer introduces facial recognition amid 'military operation' to protect staff

One of the country’s largest growers, packers and distributors of fresh produce is introducing facial recognition this week as part of its measures to protect ...

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Covid-19 has left some Leaving Cert students with no time to study, claims student

Covid-19 has left some Leaving Cert students with no time to study, claims student

Some Leaving Certificate students are finding it hard to study as they have to mind younger siblings or have had to get jobs in retail to help parents affected by ...

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Anxious dad-to-be rings radio show while waiting in carpark for partner to give birth

Anxious dad-to-be rings radio show while waiting in carpark for partner to give birth

Stringent Covid-19 restrictions meant that Philip Howard had to wait in the carpark of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth.

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Hundreds of children send Easter cards to cocooning elderly after Garda appeal

Hundreds of children send Easter cards to cocooning elderly after Garda appeal

Hundreds of children from all over the country have answered a Garda appeal to make cards for the elderly in isolation this Easter.

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Dublin sheep farmer brings 'shear joy' to Facebook with his haircutting expertise

Dublin sheep farmer brings 'shear joy' to Facebook with his haircutting expertise

A Dublin sheep farmer has gone viral for shearing his own hair.

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Cross-border volunteers carrying Covid-19 tests appeal for fuel help

Cross-border volunteers carrying Covid-19 tests appeal for fuel help

In addition, the 30-strong crew which are based across the north-east also convey breast milk, blood and blood plasma, X-rays and files between hospitals each night. ...

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Old sewing machines put to use in community effort to make medical masks

Old sewing machines put to use in community effort to make medical masks

Old sewing machines have been pulled out of the attic as a community gets stitched up to make masks in order to take the pressure off frontline supplies.

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Meath man who had Covid 19 meltdown runs charity marathon around house

Meath man who had Covid 19 meltdown runs charity marathon around house

Stephen Dever organised the charity marathon after turning to friends to help him get through a 'meltdown' over the current Covid-19 emergency.

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Irish musician in New York: 'The doctor said I probably had Covid-19 but they had no test kits'

Irish musician in New York: 'The doctor said I probably had Covid-19 but they had no test kits'

A Meath musician who is recovering from Covid-19 at his New York home has praised the Irish Government for its efforts in tackling the spread of the disease

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Dad had to meet new daughter on Facetime due to Covid-19 hospital restrictions

Dad had to meet new daughter on Facetime due to Covid-19 hospital restrictions

The grandfather of the baby had to greet the newborn through a window.

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Louth company makes scrubs to ensure palliative care can continue

Louth company makes scrubs to ensure palliative care can continue

A big-hearted Louth company who volunteered to make scrubs for front-line staff had to set up a GoFundMe page after they were inundated with offers of donations ...

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Embalmer specialising in infectious diseases expands to cater for up to 500 Covid-19 deaths

Embalmer specialising in infectious diseases expands to cater for up to 500 Covid-19 deaths

One of Ireland's leading embalmers, specialising in infectious diseases in Europe is preparing to accept up to 500 Covid-19 deaths at his mortuary in Co Meath.

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Hairy situation: Meath full-back gets close shave from brother after losing Fifa challenge

Hairy situation: Meath full-back gets close shave from brother after losing Fifa challenge

The Royal full-back Conor McGill got just that - a full back and sides from his brother who scalped him after beating him in a challenge match on Fifa 2020.

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Columban Fathers closes grounds to protect elderly priest community

Columban Fathers closes grounds to protect elderly priest community

The home of the Missionary Columban Fathers in Ireland has closed its scenic grounds to the public in order to protect its vulnerable and elderly Priest population ...

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Potato producer's drive-through spud sales a smash hit

Potato producer's drive-through spud sales a smash hit

A vintage potato producer who saw her niche business flatline overnight has started a contactless drive-through spud shack.

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Take rings off during Covid-19 emergency and avoid harsh soaps, says dermatologist

Take rings off during Covid-19 emergency and avoid harsh soaps, says dermatologist

A leading Irish dermatologist is urging people to take off their rings during the Covid-19 emergency and avoid washing with boiling water and harsh soaps to prevent ...

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'If Willow gets Covid-19, she hasn't a hope': Mum of vulnerable child laughed at for wearing mask

'If Willow gets Covid-19, she hasn't a hope': Mum of vulnerable child laughed at for wearing mask

The mum of a vulnerable toddler, who was laughed at for wearing a mask and gloves in public has urged 'selfish' people to realise their reckless behaviour could ...

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WATCH: Covid-19 test patient films procedure to take fear out of it for peopleThis story is enriched with multi-media content

WATCH: Covid-19 test patient films procedure to take fear out of it for people

A Meath videographer has filmed himself getting the Covid-19 test in an effort to take the fear and mystery out of the procedure.

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'Surrogate' gran wins kids hearts with online bedtime stories

'Surrogate' gran wins kids hearts with online bedtime stories

Marie Hughes from Galway could not see her grandchildren due to social distancing measures and started to read them online bedtime stories.

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New lambs are quadruple surprise for All-Ireland shearing champion farmer

New lambs are quadruple surprise for All-Ireland shearing champion farmer

It's the first time in 46 years that Jimmy Cully had quad lambs on his holding in Longwood, Co. Meath and he admits that three sets in two weeks is quite a rare ...

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Gardaí are helping keep kids entertained and fight crime at the same time

Gardaí are helping keep kids entertained and fight crime at the same time

Gardaí are helping worn-out parents keep children indoors and entertained while fighting crime during the Covid-19 crisis.

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