3.Family ties It’s well known that Owen is the son of Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.However, it’s less commonly know that his uncle Sean O’Loughlin is also a rugby league legend, winning 34 caps for Great Britain between 1993 and 2009.
Emotional petition launched to save ‘a place of fun and laughter which created many happy memories’ - ‘our own wee Disney world’
An online petition to save Barry’s amusements after it was revealed the site was up foe sale has been retweeted by First Minister Arlene Foster.She retweeted the petition on Friday, thus extending news about the petition to save the site.# The ‘#SaveBarry’s’ petition has already garnered 877 signatures according to their Facebook site.
After four months of being closed Penneys is back with a bang as 250,000 people have booked to shop in the bargain store this week.With pyjamas, homeware and underwear galore, those who have managed to bag a slot will not be disappointed.Coronavirus Ireland: two more deaths and 514 new cases confirmed Priest defends staging regular Sunday mass in breach of lockdown saying ‘no one has got Covid from being in there’ Health Minister Stephen Donnelly rejects call to block non-essential cross border travel Ireland unlocks: What restrictions will ease from tomorrow?
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out young people being bumped up the waiting list for Covid-19 vaccines as they begin to socialise more.Mr Martin said that he fully accepted that it has been an exceptionally difficult year for young people and he could understand their desire to socialise and meet other young people, which does increases the risk of spreading Covid-19.
‘I don’t like the word influencer, I’m a content creator’ – Louise Cooney on love, lockdown and trolls
Louise Cooney dislikes the term ‘influencer’, but there is no denying the weight the businesswoman and blogger holds in the world of social media and beyond.The 28-year-old powerhouse has amassed over 200,000 followers across her social media platforms and accrued an enviable list of high-end brand collaborations with Victoria’s Secret and Armani, to name a few.
Another two coronavirus-related deaths and 514 more cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.This brings the total number of confirmed cases to date in Ireland to 252,809 and there have been 4,921 deaths.This comes as Taoiseach Micheál Martin urged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect themselves and allow Ireland beat the once-in-a-century pandemic.
After almost four months in a strict lockdown, it is welcome news from much of the country that further restrictions will ease from tomorrow, May 10.From getting your hair done to appointment-based shopping, here is what you can do from tomorrow: Shopping Click and collect and appoint-based shopping for non-essential retail will resume from tomorrow, with full reopening commencing on May 17.
The Taoiseach expressed hope that Ireland can look forward to a good summer as he received his first Covid-19 vaccination.Micheal Martin was given an AstraZeneca jab at the Cork City Hall vaccination centre on Sunday afternoon.It came ahead of a series of lockdown restrictions lifting across the country on Monday.
Denis Leamy and Cullie Tucker have been confirmed as part of the Ireland U-20s coaching staff ahead of the upcoming Six Nations campaign.Newly-appointed head coach Richie Murphy will work alongside the trio as they begin to whittle down the squad who will travel to Wales to compete in the tournament, which was postponed earlier this year.
Blindside-flanker.Tom Curry (England): Since making his England debut in June 2017, Curry has become a superb Test-level back-row.Indeed, the Sale Shark was one of the best players at the most recent World Cup and would be a more-than-worthy Lion once again in 2025.
The chocolate manufacturer is asking customers NOT to buy their classic Dairy Milk One of the worlds largest confectionery brands Cadbury is urging the nation to buy from other chocolatiers.Cadbury has partnered with a number of independent chocolate shops across the country to support local chocolate shops.The company has teamed up with six local businesses and wants customers to consider them when buying their next chocolate treat.
Latest news headlines Ireland: Buyers facing 5pc a year rise for houses, and a breakdown of the hundreds who caught Covid-19 in hospitals in third wave
Here are the top 10 news headlines on Independent.ie this morning...Buyers facing 5pc a year rise for houses Property experts have warned house price increases are likely to remain at current levels for three to five years, fuelled by the pandemic’s impact on supply and unintended consequences of the Government’s new Affordable Housing Bill.
I’m currently living abroad in Canada.However, I’m looking at moving back home to Ireland in 2025.I’m looking at purchasing my first home.However, the complexities and fog around a foreign resident (but Irish citizen) mortgage still elude me.
Gardaí will monitor changes in criminality patterns as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, amid concern about a rise in anti-social behaviour.The summer months traditionally bring increases in harassment and vandalism in communities, making life a misery for people going about their daily routines.As part of a targeted crackdown, gardaí will increase patrols and security staff will introduce on-the-spot fines on trains.
Property experts have warned house price increases are likely to remain at current levels for three to five years, fuelled by the pandemic’s impact on supply and unintended consequences of the Government’s new Affordable Housing Bill.The State’s think-tank said these increases will limit access to the property market for first-time buyers.
The weather hasn’t been great all week, says Daniella Moyles, and, luckily, she doesn’t expect any sympathy.“It’s been nice in Ireland, hasn’t it?” she asks.“Sunny?” Sun and hailstones, I tell her, and she offers a sympathetic grimace.
There are no records of the University of Limerick getting an independent valuation of the former Dunnes Stores site it spent €8m on in 2019, raising questions about oversight and governance of the purchase.The site on the banks of the river Shannon in Limerick city was valued at an estimated €3m two years earlier by an agent acting on behalf of Limerick City and County Council as the local authority considered a bid for the site.
Darragh O’Brien had just concluded a session on housing at the Fianna Fáil ard fheis in Citywest in late February 2019 when he was confronted by an angry Pat Casey.“Darragh, for f**k’s sake, what am I even doing here if you won’t come to me?” the Wicklow TD told O’Brien, according to two people who witnessed the exchange.
Housing crisis and climate change will be the revenge of the Millennials at the next general election
Any credible strategy needs clear targets and specific measures designed to achieve them.Two of the great challenges for modern Ireland are climate change and unaffordable housing.The climate target is clear, a 7pc annual emissions reduction over the next decade, but the measures to achieve this objective have not been revealed.