Irish News Roundup

Today’s top headlines and stories

Pub says they have failed if customers chose chains over local businesses

A post on Sober Lane’s Facebook page says that their staff will “have not delivered” if their customers choose to move to chain brands.

Irish Cup tie abandoned after player collides with brick wall

An Irish Cup football match was abandoned on Saturday when a player suffered facial fractures after hitting a wall at the side of the pitch.

Stephanie Roche insists wonder strike was not a fluke

The Republic of Ireland women’s international is competing with World Cup goals from Robin van Persie and James Rodriguez for the Puskas Award.

Thousands appeal to Ed Sheeran to visit survivor of Athy crash

Dayna Kearney was injured in a fatal crash this week in which four of her closest friends died. Now thousands of people are appealing to Ed Sheeran to visit the grieving girl when he comes to Ireland.

Once rarer than the giant panda, hardy ‘Irish Moiled’ cattle thrive

Just 30 cows and two bulls remained in 1979, the breed kept alive by two Northern farmers. ‘Moiles’ – as they are affectionately known – were on the verge of extinction.

Teen alcohol project scoops Young Scientist award

Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Colaiste Treasa, Cork win the overall prize at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015 with their project Alcohol Comsumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree?

Nurses vote for industrial action at Galway University Hospital

Nurses at Galway University Hospital’s Emergency Department have voted unanimously in favour of industrial action over overcrowding in the department.

Met Éireann issues two weather warnings

The weather forecaster has put a Status Orange alert in place for exposed western coasts – with winds expected to gust up to 110kmph.

Injured fisherman left at sea as strong winds delay rescue lift-off

A helicopter rescue operation was unable to lift an injured fisherman due to the bad weather early this morning.

Yesterday’s top headlines and stories

Grandparents move to Australia to reunite family after children emigrate

Grandparents Janet and Eugene Bennis will depart Limerick on Saturday, February 14, for Australia to make a new life with their four children and four grandchildren who have settled Down Under.

Jarlath Regan is talk of the town thanks to his podcast An Irishman abroad

Comedian’s chatshow podcast, An Irishman Abroad, has 1m listeners a week.

Limerick girl dreams up anti-suicide campaign

A teenage girl, who lost a cousin to suicide, has launched an online campaign to light up bridges in her native Limerick with “hopeful” anti-suicide messages, to try to prevent others taking their own lives.

Young, smart and ready to take over the world

He’s only 12-years-old, but he could probably guess the password to your phone.

Consumer group warns as woman pays €1600 in Spain for €300 tablet

A woman who spent over €1,600 on a tablet and accessories in Spain only to return to Ireland to find the items were worth €300 serves as an example to buyers, according to European Consumer Centre.

Quick One with Donal Quinn: Drogheda singer gets set to drop debut EP

Donal Quinn has been writing songs for years, but is ready to unleash them on the world as he gears up to release his first record.

Irish cinema box office takings have fallen by one fifth in five years

At its peak in 2008, Irish cinema brought in ticket sales of over €125 million. In 2014, this figure had fallen to €99.95m.

Warnings end after winds of 120kms per hour buffet some areas

Two wind warnings which were put in place across the country last night have now ended.

Islamic scholar threatens legal action if offending cartoon is published

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland threatened legal action against Irish journalists who post pictures of the page to their Twitter accounts and warned media not to reproduce it.

‘One punch assault’ brother wakes up from coma after ‘bar fight’ with sibling

The 31-year-old had been on life support in hospital since the incident involving his older brother Barry, 33.