I Do: From next Monday as final step taken to welcome same-sex marriage to Ireland
Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015, which will enable same-sex couples to marry in Ireland. The accompanying regulation, under the Civil Registration Act 2002, was signed by Tánaiste Joan Burton.
Meaning from next Monday, 16 November, same-sex couples can give full notice of their intention to marry. Those who have already given notice for a civil partnership will be able to get married instead.Read
Dublin man in €1m drugs case has passport returned so he can go on honeymoon
A Dublin man who is facing trial over a €1m cannabis seizure has been allowed have his passport back so he can go on honeymoon.
He and two other men were arrested in June, the result of a joint investigation by the Garda Organised Crime Bureau and the Revenue Customs Service.Read
Irish Water chief John Tierney to stand down in April
Irish Water have today confirmed that chief executive John Tierney will be standing down in April next year when his contract ends. In a statement, the company said:
“John Tierney has confirmed his intention to retire in April at the end of his three-year contract with Irish Water. He said he very much appreciated the opportunity to work on the establishment of Irish Water, one of the most challenging projects ever undertaken in the public sector.”Read
Guinness To Remove Fish Guts From Brewing Process
Vegans & strict vegetarians will soon be able to sup a hearty pint of the black stuff, after Guinness revealed it will remove fish guts from the brewing process.
Drinks giant Diageo announced that its iconic St James’s Gate Brewery will stop using isinglass (a gelatine made from fish bladders) in its filtration methods for Guinness.Read
Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl
A man who falsely imprisoned an 11-year-old girl in Co Laois earlier this year has been sentenced to 17 years in jail at Portlaoise Circuit Court, with […]Read
Bank Of Ireland Customers Not Happy About Plans To Curtail Cash Withdrawals
There has been outrage among Bank of Ireland customers, after bank officials announced new draconian regulations which will affect how many people carry out their banking.
The Bank of Ireland says customers will soon no longer be able to withdraw less than €700 or lodge less than €3,000 at the counter in some of its branches. Instead, customers will have to use ATMs or electronic banking.Read
Punters Furious After Seeing What €20 Food Voucher Got At Web Summit
This year saw the introduction of a tokened system, and one token will get you a main and a bottle of water but will set you back €20. They say on their website a discounted rate over the three days of the Food Summit can be purchased for €50.Read
Boy who clung to moving vehicle to save sister is praised in court
The bravery of a 10-year-old boy who clung to the window of a moving SUV in order to rescue his sister was commended at Portlaoise Circuit Court on Thursday.
The boy’s actions were outlined during the sentencing hearing of Michael Martin (36) with an address of Shandon Court, Yellow Road, Waterford city. Mr Martin pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old girl following the incident at Cullohill, Co Laois on March 4th.Read
Waterford entrepreneurs in the prestigious ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition
Two young Waterford entrepreneurs have won a place at the national final in the prestigious ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund.Read
Man meets his Doppelgänger on a Ryanair Flight!
Neil Thomas Douglas was flying on a Ryanair flight on Thursday night when he came across his twin. We are sure you’ll agree, there’s not much doubting that they are ‘Twin Strangers’Read