Gardai investigate south Dublin toddler stabbing death

Gardai investigate south Dublin toddler stabbing death

Police in Dublin are waiting to interview the mother of a three-year-old boy found stabbed to death in his home in the city on Monday. The emergency services were called to Poddle Park in Kimmage shortly after 19:00 local time. The boy was stabbed in the upper chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother, who is in her 40s and originally from the Middle East, sustained knife […]

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Brexit: Lack of NI Executive ‘slightly problematic’, says David Davis

Brexit: Lack of NI Executive ‘slightly problematic’, says David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the lack of a Northern Ireland Executive is “slightly problematic” in terms of trying to resolve the future of the Irish border. Mr Davis was giving evidence to a House of Lords committee on Tuesday. He again suggested that technology and trusted traders’ schemes could help maintain a “frictionless border” when the UK leaves the customs union. He said work had begun in these […]

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Eleventh night bonfire builders – Build it high

Eleventh night bonfire builders – Build it high

Award-winning photographer Charles McQuillan has had his share of close encounters. He even brought a camera to his own heart surgery. He once photographed pop star “It is pretty cool to say I was late for a dinner with Prince,” he said. He has snapped a – head bowed, little-boy sad – just after Northern Ireland scored. But his latest photographic commission was a little closer to home, with Northern […]

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Tuesday’s paper review: Bonfire-building ban broken

Tuesday’s paper review: Bonfire-building ban broken

Bonfires unsurprisingly dominate Tuesday’s papers ahead of tonight’s eleventh night celebrations. Tensions have amid fears some bonfires have reached dangerous heights. Four Belfast sites have been deemed a risk to health and safety and to property, and bonfire makers at those sites have been banned from adding any further materials to the already towering structures. ‘Scarves and balaclavas’ But despite the ban, issued by Belfast City Council, the Irish News, […]

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Harland and Wolff posts ‘unacceptable’ losses

Harland and Wolff posts ‘unacceptable’ losses

Harland and Wolff has posted “unacceptable” losses of £5.9m, with trading conditions described as being “very difficult”. The Belfast engineering firm saw turnover slide from £67m in 2015 – when it was in profit – to £8m in 2016. According to its accounts, it was hit hard by a downturn in the offshore oil and gas sectors, with companies either delaying or cancelling work. During 2016 its permanent core workforce […]

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