Legislation to rip up parts of Northern Ireland Protocol to be laid within weeks

Legislation to rip up parts of Northern Ireland Protocol to be laid within weeks

The British foreign secretary has set out her intention to bring forward legislation within weeks overwriting parts of the post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland.The Bill will propose separate “green” and “red” lanes for goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with those destined to stay within Britain freed from EU-level checks.There will be no…

Santina’s mother says she still doesn’t know why toddler was murdered 

Santina’s mother says she still doesn’t know why toddler was murdered 

Bridget O’Donoghue says the haunting question was never answered during Karen Harrington’s murder trial Bridget O’Donoghue: ‘I am very angry with that woman. She just sat there inside court as if nothing had happened.’ Picture: Eddie O’HareTue, 17 May, 2022 – 13:16The mother of murdered toddler Santina Cawley has said she still doesn’t know why…

Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy during Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy during Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy’s “media activities” during the Euro 2016 tournament because they were “causing problems and distractions”.The former England player, who captained the national team during Euro 2016, said in a witness statement prepared as part of Mrs Vardy’s libel claim against his wife Coleen Rooney that he was…

Kerry journalist convicted of sexually assaulting woman sleeping in his bed

Kerry journalist convicted of sexually assaulting woman sleeping in his bed

A journalist employed by RTÉ will be sentenced next week for sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping in his bed.Mícheál Ó Leidhin, 38, of Sunnyside, Malahide Rd, Artane, Dublin, was convicted of sexual assault at his former home in south Dublin in the early hours of the morning of May 13, 2018.Ó Leidhin,…

Rooney PR told Sun journalist gender selection story was ‘bonkers’

Rooney PR told Sun journalist gender selection story was ‘bonkers’

Coleen Rooney’s former PR representative told a journalist from The Sun that a story about her client going to a gender selection clinic in Mexico was “bonkers”.Rachel Monk, daughter of Mrs Rooney’s present PR representative Ian Monk, said she used to work for her father’s agency and worked with Mrs Rooney from about 2005.Ms Monk…

Sex File: I’ve lost weight and want more sex — but he doesn’t 

Sex File: I’ve lost weight and want more sex — but he doesn’t 

‘Women who have higher levels of body satisfaction have more frequent sex, feel more desirable, experience greater sexual satisfaction and have fewer sexual difficulties’ Losing weight and getting fitter makes you feel better about yourself and it pays big dividends in the bedroom too. Picture: iStockMon, 16 May, 2022 – 17:31 I’ve been on a…

Pete the Vet: Here’s how you can be a more sustainable pet owner

Pete the Vet: Here’s how you can be a more sustainable pet owner

Pet keeping is a luxury of the Western world. And as with other luxuries, it behoves us to minimise our impact on our planet by taking steps to make this as sustainable as possible.Here are my top ten tips to make pet keeping more eco-friendly.1) Choose sustainable pet food Meat production for pet food contributes…

Kerry actor Donal Courtney dies aged 52 following short illness

Kerry actor Donal Courtney dies aged 52 following short illness

Shock has been expressed at the passing of Kerry actor Donal ‘Donie’ Courtney who passed away following a short illness at the age of 52.The director and playwright appeared in a number of RTÉ productions, including Fair City, but it is for his portrayal of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty in his play God has no Country…