Renowned musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin dies aged 67

Renowned musician, composer and academic, Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, has died aged 67. In a statement, the university said: "[Mícheál] Ó Súilleabháin left a rich legacy through his own music, as well as the academy he founded which attracted students from over 50 countries." He was celebrated for his fusion of Irish traditional and classical [...]

Inquest hears three generations of family killed in ‘horror’ crash in Mayo

A jury has returned verdicts of accidental death at inquest arising from a car crash that claimed the lives of three generations of the same family in Co Mayo last year. Mary Ann Wilson, 67, her 39-year-old daughter, Marcella, and her six-year-old son, Sean, died when the car they were travelling in collided with a [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:00:09+01:00September 20th, 2018|Accident, Death, Law, News, Personal Injuries, Road Safety|

Donegal Specsavers ordered to pay €12k to Muslim worker sacked a day after Manchester terror attack

A Donegal Specsavers has been ordered to pay €12,000 in compensation to a Muslim woman who was sacked the day after the Manchester terror attack last year. At the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), Adjudication Officer, Emer O’Shea has found that Letterkenny Specsavers Ltd discriminated against Amina Ferrah on the grounds of religion when sacking the [...]

By |2018-09-19T12:30:05+01:00September 19th, 2018|Courts, Employment, Law|

Katie Hopkins ‘On Brink Of Bankruptcy’ Following Libel Loss

Controversial media personality Katie Hopkins has allegedly applied for an insolvency arrangement in a last ditch attempt to avoid bankruptcy, after piling up debts. In 2017, Hopkins lost a libel case against the food blogger Jack Monroe after sending two tweets in which she implied that Monroe supported the vandalism of a war memorial. The [...]

By |2018-09-17T14:00:55+01:00September 17th, 2018|Bankruptcy, Courts, Law, Legal, News|

Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler to divorce after 25 years of marriage

The former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has separated from his wife Marina Wheeler, and they are now set to be divorced. Johnson, who is also a former London Mayor, has been living apart from Wheeler for the past few months, the Sun reported. The pair have been married for 25 years. A number of UK [...]

By |2018-09-07T15:00:20+01:00September 7th, 2018|Divorce, Law, Legal, News, Separation|

Nine people injured in crash between school bus and car in Limerick

Nine people injured – six children, two adults and a teenager – have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision between a school bus and a car in Co Limerick. The collision, which occurred at Ardvarna, Lisnagry, was reported to emergency services at 8.15am. The 28-seater bus, contracted by Bus Éireann from a [...]

By |2018-09-07T13:00:26+01:00September 7th, 2018|Accident, Driving, Gardai, Law, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Road Safety|

Jennifer Lawrence’s hacker gets 8 months in prison

The man who hacked Jennier Lawrence, a Connecticut man who also hacked into more than 200 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people has been sentenced to eight months in prison. George Garofano was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport. After prison, he must serve three years of supervised release and perform [...]

By |2018-08-31T13:00:41+01:00August 31st, 2018|Crime, Cyberlaw, International Law, Law|

Unmarried mother from Antrim wins court fight over widowed parent’s allowance

An unmarried mother has won a Supreme Court battle to access widowed parent’s allowance for her bereaved children. Siobhan McLaughlin, 46, was refused the benefit after her partner John Adams died from cancer in January 2014 because the couple, who had four children and were together for 23 years, were not married or in a civil [...]

By |2018-08-31T10:00:04+01:00August 31st, 2018|Civil Partnerships, Law, Legal, News|

Guinness heir takes family to court over trust

One of the Guinness heirs is By Anne Sheridan taking High Court action against a host of family members to settle property interests and arrangements of a trust held by the family. Kieran Arthur Guinness, 69, who runs a stud farm in Co Westmeath, is taking eight sets of civil proceedings against more than 15 [...]

By |2018-04-30T13:23:36+01:00April 30th, 2018|Family Law, Law, Legal|

Naked violinist takes nude protest case before federal judges

For 50 minutes Thursday, a group of judges considered the case of a man who stripped naked outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland, played violin beside the engraving of a Thomas Jefferson quote and then sat for hours on the ground before his arrest. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of [...]

By |2018-03-09T11:39:24+00:00March 9th, 2018|Law, Legal, Legal Advice, News|
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