The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to ………
“For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Bob Dylan Bob Dylan was born […]Read
Books of Condolence Opened in Waterford
The Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr John Cummins today opened a book of condolence for the victims of Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels to […]Read
Could Ireland be a target for terrorists
The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has stated that although she admits that “terrorism has no boundaries” from the kind of attacks that took place in Paris on Friday, however, she also says there is no intelligence to suggest Ireland is any sort of specific target at present, a view echoed by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney who confirmed that Ireland’s national security committee met on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attack to assess the threat to Ireland, concluding the risk had not changed and remained low.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan, admitted that a “small number” of people within Ireland are being actively monitored for potential links to extremist and terrorist activity.Read
All black rugby star Jonah Lomu has passed away at the age of 40.
Rugby’s first superstar was desperate for a second kidney transplant, but to the shock of the sporting world, lost his battle at the age of 40
Rugby’s gentle giant catapulted to world fame after the 1995 World Cup, and It seemed then that nothing could ever stop him, not even the rare kidney disorder known as nephrotic syndrome
A kidney transplant in 2004 fixed him for seven and a half years but his body rejected it in 2011 He had been undergoing dialysis ever sinceRead
Germany/Netherlands Match Cancelled Over ‘Concrete Threat’
Germany’s match against the Netherlands has been called off after information a bomb attack was planned, according to police in Hanover. The city’s police chief Volker […]Read
Charlie Sheen writes moving open letter on living with HIV
After revealing his HIV status earlier, actor Charlie Sheen wrote an open letter to his fans. Read it in full here:
Roughly four years ago, I suddenly found myself in the throws of a seismic and debilitating three-day cluster-migraine-like headache.
I was emergency hospitalised with what I believed to be a brain tumour or perhaps some unknown pathology. I was partially correct.
Following a battery of endless tests, that included a hideous spinal tap, it was sadly and shockingly revealed to me that I was, in fact, positive for HIV .Read
Charlie Sheen Says He Has HIV and Has Paid Millions to Keep It Secret
The troubled television star Charlie Sheen revealed his H.I.V.-positive status on Tuesday during a live interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show, saying that he wanted to put a stop “to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks.”
“I am in fact H.I.V.-positive,” he said.
Mr. Sheen said that he paid people “into the millions” to stay quiet about the diagnosis. “That is money taken away from my kids.”
Asked whether he faced lawsuits, Mr. Sheen said it was more “shakedowns” from people demanding money.Read
Paris Attacks… what we know
Islamic State claims responsibility and blames France
It is now known that at least 127 people are feared to have been killed and some 180 wounded, At least 80 are in critical condition after a series of devastating attacks across Paris.
Six places were targeted, almost simultaneously.Read
7.0 magnitude earthquake hits off southern coast of Japan
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Japanese coast, some 159 km (99 miles) south west of the city Makurazaki in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The quake’s epicenter was pinpointed at a depth of 10 kilometers, after it struck at 5:51 am (2051 GMT Friday)Read