The heartbroken mother of a young man who was among 12 people to drown in a 10-day period during last summer’s heatwave has pleaded with young people to stay away from rivers.
Sat, 31 May, 2014
The Voice UK flop Bob Blakeley has a second chance at fame after songwriter Mike Batt offered to help him get a record deal live on TV.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2014
WHILE it’s long been known that physical activity massively reduces the risk of developing certain diseases, a major new study suggests exercise may also be as effective as drugs at treating conditions like heart disease and stroke.
Sun, 13 Oct, 2013
Just one month after the idea of interactive headstones hit the headlines, a Cork company is set to offer the service.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2012
Singer Katie Melua has tied the knot with former World Superbike champion James Toseland.
Sun, 02 Sep, 2012
The BBC is in trouble with parents after horrified children saw a musician in a womble suit remove his head during a live broadcast.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
IF Fleet Street was still filled with the sound of clacking typewriter keys and the industrial whirr of print-rooms, they would have fell silent this week for a moment.
Fri, 06 May, 2011
THE family of a respected businessman who died suddenly during his recovery from depression has urged Irish doctors to conduct more research into anti-depressants.
Fri, 06 May, 2011
UNBELIEVABLE is just about the only word to describe Limerick last evening.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2011
TEACHERS’ pay and pensions cost €45 million more than expected last year despite Government efforts to cut costs in the public service.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2011
THE question of who should pay for third level education has been an elephant in the room of politics for most of a decade — but never so much as it is in our current economic doldrums.
Sat, 04 Dec, 2010
Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Batt O’Keeffe has quashed rumours that he will not be standing in the forthcoming General Election.
Mon, 11 Oct, 2010
SUMMER sailing is over, but it’s a busy time for south coast sailors with Cove SC hosting the SCORA Championships and the RCYC hosting the ISA All Ireland championships this weekend while the weekend after that, the O’Flynn Exhams Autumn Regatta begin at Crosshaven.
Thu, 23 Sep, 2010
The Minister for Enterprise Batt O'Keeffe insists we should have confidence in State training agency, FÁS.
Fri, 03 Sep, 2010
A HOTEL manager awarded €100,000 after being unfairly dismissed due to her pregnancy, has advised others suffering similar treatment not to let themselves be bullied.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
A FORMER hotel manager has been awarded €100,000 after the Equality Tribunal ruled that she has been discriminated and victimised by her employer after becoming pregnant.
Tue, 17 Aug, 2010
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O'Keeffe confirmed today that a property tax will not be contained in Brian Lenihan's next Budget speech.
Fri, 09 Jul, 2010
PAUL ROBINSON admitted he had fulfilled a childhood dream by scoring the winning goal at Wembley and leading his side up the stadium’s famous steps as Millwall celebrated promotion to the Coca-Cola Championship.
Mon, 31 May, 2010
A Dublin man who was found weeping over his murdered brother’s body has received a four-year suspended sentence for aggravated burglary at a neighbouring home shortly after the killing.
Fri, 26 Mar, 2010
NOT so much the Night of the Long Knives, more like the Night of the Living Dead.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
MY hairdresser lifted up the back of my hair and made a low moaning sound.
Mon, 08 Mar, 2010
I HOPE the Fine Gaelers who dedicated themselves so heartily to taunting Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe about his decision to close the schools are happy.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2010
HE once had to knock on doors to get people interested in encyclopedias, but now Batt O’Keeffe is putting them into the country’s 4,000 schools.
Wed, 06 Jan, 2010
The Minister for Education Batt O'Keeffe has dismissed speculation that the Junior Cert is to be scrapped.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2009
REPUBLIC of Ireland midfielder Steven Reid was on the scoresheet for Blackburn Rovers as 10-man Peterborough were outclassed at Ewood Park last night.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
NOW that women’s boxing is to feature in the Olympics, if the girls with the padded gloves are short of equipment, they should ring Batt O’Keeffe. He has the punchbag thing down pat.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2009
HE kissed the blushing bride, but came a cropper with a 10-month-old Munster rugby supporter who wasn’t going to be puckered up to by anybody from Leinster.
Sat, 18 Apr, 2009
HE didn’t quite pull a new building out of his hat but Batt O’Keeffe did bring good news to the children of a school campaigning for a decade for a move from their prefab jungle.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2009
EDUCATION Minister Batt O’Keeffe has pledged to push ahead with controversial cuts in the education sector — including a reduction in substitute teacher payments — pointing to figures which reveal how teachers called in sick nearly 60,000 times last year without sick notes.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2008
IT WAS a case of “Crouching Taoiseach, Hidden Dangers” as Brian Cowen completed his troubled tour of the Orient last night.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2008
A SENIOR minister last night attempted to shore up the crumbling authority of the Taoiseach and Health Minister, insisting the medical cards fiasco was a collective cabinet mistake.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2008
A QUARTER of humanity held its collective breath and hoped the Taoiseach would change his mind.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2008
LIKE any good minister, Batt O’Keeffe is anxious to ensure he gets value for money for the €9 billion that he controls.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2008
EDUCATION Minister Batt O’Keeffe cannot guarantee that work will start on any more school buildings this year despite promises from his predecessor that projects would be given the go-ahead after Easter.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2008
The new Minister for Education says his zeal and reforming abilities were key to his promotion, writesEducation Correspondent Niall Murray
Tue, 13 May, 2008
WE now have a three-tier ministerial system. At the bottom are the soon-to -be-announced ministers of state. At the top are finance, health, education, justice and transport. In the middle are the others, widely interpreted, since Brian Cowen announced his cabinet, as of minor importance, offering damn-all potential advancement to their holders, and awarded either as punishments or consolation prizes.
Mon, 12 May, 2008
GARDAÍ believe feuding gang members targeted a Dublin home with a pipe bomb to entice a family member out “into the open”.
Tue, 22 May, 2007
IN the space of 24 hours this week, two events highlighted the disturbing fault-line in attitudes to violence and gun crime in Irish society.
Sat, 16 Dec, 2006
THERE was unbridled joy in a Cork stable yesterday as a Cheltenham champion was welcomed home.
Mon, 20 Mar, 2006