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'I didn't like spending time with Quirke,' says Lowry son Tommy Lowry. Photo: Tony Gavin The son of murder trial witness Mary Lowry has told how he "did not like spending time" with accused man Patrick Quirke. Tommy Lowry (21) recalled an occasion when Mr Quirke was "giving out" to his mother about a missing ladder on the farm. Ms Lowry had...
Shed built by couple beside their home was unauthorised, High Court rules The High Court, Dublin A couple who built a shed/workshop next to their Wicklow house without planning permission have failed in a High Court appeal challenging enforcement proceedings against them. Liam Lee and Jean Tompkins failed to establish the two-storey structure was built more than seven years before the local...
'Stick to the left you stupid b***h' - the realities of cycling in Dublin 'We're people with families, friends and jobs we're trying to get to safely. But we become targets on two wheels' Cycle lane Would you rather get hit by a car while cycling or have motorists shout abuse at you as you ride past? It sounds like one of those...
Niall Quinn to meet with FAI over League of Ireland plan when 'time is right' Quinn's idea is to construct academies that would offer young pros full-time training here, with the guaranteed fall-back of full-time education so they have a firm Plan B. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile NIALL QUINN says that a representative of the FAI has told him they will meet...
Unemployment unchanged in January as Brexit looms (stock photo) Last month’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from December at 5.3pc, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The figure is down from 6pc in January 2018. Overall and there were 127,300 people unemployed last month, down from 127,900 when compared to the December 2018 figure, and a decrease of 13,400 when compared to...
'Please take a look at these pictures - this is what your dog can do' - devastated farmer asks dog owners Warning: Graphic images - One of the sheep was dragged the whole way down a hill, it took more than one dog to do that Stock picture Cavan sheep farmer Daphne Scott is asking dog owners to look at the pictures...
Love rival murder trial: Ex-partner of Mr Moonlight takes stand Bobby Ryan and Mary Lowry seemed happy together, says dead man's former partner Invited on trip: The late Bobby Ryan’s former partner Mary Glasheen leaving court yesterday after giving evidence. Photo: Collins Courts The former partner of a man whose body was found in a farmyard tank two years after he disappeared...
Gareth Morgan: 'If you want to find real atmosphere, pick your local rugby club – not the Aviva' Robbie Henshaw is robbed of possession after being tackled by Henry Slade during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Sportsfile Buying a ticket for a rugby match is becoming increasingly like paying huge money for a seat in a gigantic...

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Cup shock sees Amond put Pep in Newport step Newport County 2 Middlesbrough 0 Newport County’s Padraig Amond sees an effort saved by Middlesbrough keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos. Photo: Getty Images When anyone hits the jackpot there is a sense there has been some outrageous luck involved. But not for Newport County, not here on one of the club's most famous nights as...
John Downing: 'Movement is not progress - but a trip Stateside could bear fruit'   Tánaiste Simon Coveney visits Washington for meetings with senior US officials and elected representatives when he will highlight Ireland’s concerns on Brexit and push for US support. Photo: PA With seven weeks and two days left to B-day it's a shame that there is not the same...

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