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