Ukrainian ships back on move after port ‘blockade’ by Russians Shipping traffic has resumed to and from ports on the Sea of Azov after a stand-off with Russia, a Ukrainian minister said yesterday.

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka Jonathan Gray December 5 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Ukrainian ships back on move after port ‘blockade’ by Russians Independent.ie Shipping traffic has resumed to and from ports on the Sea of […]

EuropeSpanish court clears five men of gang-raping woman (18) but upholds nine-year jail sentence for sexual assault A Spanish regional court on Wednesday confirmed a controversial ruling that cleared five men of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, a case which led to protests across Spain over chauvinism and sexual abuse.

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 26: Protesters carry a banner reading ‘We are the wolf pack. It not abuse, it is rape” during a demonstration against the verdict of the ‘La Manada’ (Wolf Pack) gang case on April 26, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Paul Day December 5 2018 4:18 PM […]

Woman fails in €60,000 case against Ryanair over fall down aircraft stairs A woman who fell down the exit stairs of a Ryanair plane at Dublin Airport three years ago has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injuries against the airline – and has been ordered to pay the…

Stock photo Ray Managh December 5 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Woman fails in €60,000 case against Ryanair over fall down aircraft stairs Independent.ie A woman who fell down the exit stairs of a Ryanair plane at Dublin Airport three years ago has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injuries against the airline – […]

Rickshaw driver who left severely injured woman in Dublin laneway after raping her has sentence reduced A MAN jailed for raping an intoxicated woman in a lane behind Harcourt Street has had his 13 year…

Convicted rapist Rafael Tiso Ruaidhrí Giblin December 5 2018 2:02 PM 0 Comments Rickshaw driver who left severely injured woman in Dublin laneway after raping her has sentence reduced Independent.ie A MAN jailed for raping an intoxicated woman in a lane behind Harcourt Street has had his 13 year jail term reduced to 11-and-a-half on […]

Murder trial collapses over RTE ‘Prime Time’ programme A MURDER trial has collapsed at the Central Criminal Court due to the content of last night’s Prime Time programme on RTE, which the judge said was likely to have influenced the deliberating jury.

Martin Kivlehan Natasha Reid December 5 2018 3:18 PM 0 Comments Murder trial collapses over RTE ‘Prime Time’ programme Independent.ie A MURDER trial has collapsed at the Central Criminal Court due to the content of last night’s Prime Time programme on RTE, which the judge said was likely to have influenced the deliberating jury. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/murder-trial-collapses-over-rte-prime-time-programme-37598368.html […]

Man who slipped on wet floor at Copper Face Jacks awarded €87k A man who claimed he slipped on a wet floor at Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin and broke his ankle has been awarded more than €87,000 by the High Court.

Colin McNamara, from Sycamore Avenue, Rathbane, Co. Limerick.Pic: Collins Courts Tim Healy December 5 2018 4:59 PM 0 Comments Man who slipped on wet floor at Copper Face Jacks awarded €87k Independent.ie A man who claimed he slipped on a wet floor at Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin and broke his ankle has been […]

Woman (37) refused discovery of cervical smear documents A woman suing over alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smears has been refused discovery of certain documents relating to CervicalCheck screening in advance of her High Court action.

Limerick mother Ruth Morrissey had to take her case to the High Court. Photo: Collins Tim Healy December 5 2018 6:00 PM 0 Comments Woman (37) refused discovery of cervical smear documents Independent.ie A woman suing over alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smears has been refused discovery of certain documents relating to CervicalCheck screening in […]

Courts’It would have caused anyone distress’ – Stress of returning home to find house being burgled caused sudden death of John (62) The sudden death of a bachelor that occurred during a burglary at his home was “precipitated” by him having come upon the intruders ransacking his house, an inquest jury has found.

Cousins David (left) and Michael Casey David Raleigh December 5 2018 9:12 PM 0 Comments ‘It would have caused anyone distress’ – Stress of returning home to find house being burgled caused sudden death of John (62) Independent.ie The sudden death of a bachelor that occurred during a burglary at his home was “precipitated” by […]

HSE asks for €655m bailout as private insurance income drops The HSE is seeking a €655m supplementary budget bailout today as it blames a major fall-off in hospital income from privately insured patients for helping put it into the red again this year.

Stock picture Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 5 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments HSE asks for €655m bailout as private insurance income drops Independent.ie The HSE is seeking a €655m supplementary budget bailout today as it blames a major fall-off in hospital income from privately insured patients for helping put it into the red again this year. […]