Profile: ‘Elizabeth was kindness herself’ – the woman who left €30m to charities Orphaned at two years of age, married at 21 and widowed less than 20 years later, Elizabeth O’Kelly was fondly remembered for her “tennis parties…

Generosity: Elizabeth O’Kelly left €6m each to five charities Jane Last and Rachel Farrell October 31 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Profile: ‘Elizabeth was kindness herself’ – the woman who left €30m to charities Independent.ie Orphaned at two years of age, married at 21 and widowed less than 20 years later, Elizabeth O’Kelly was fondly […]

Charities to share €30m windfall left by heiress A deceased millionaire heiress has bequeathed her €30m estate to five charities in a generous act of philanthropy.

Generosity: Elizabeth O’Kelly left €6m each to five charities Gordon Deegan October 31 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Charities to share €30m windfall left by heiress Independent.ie A deceased millionaire heiress has bequeathed her €30m estate to five charities in a generous act of philanthropy. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/charities-to-share-30m-windfall-left-by-heiress-37477034.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37476739.ece/b917a/AUTOCROP/h342/Gemma%20Guihan%205%202.jpg Email A deceased millionaire heiress has bequeathed her […]

‘There will probably be a lot more Caseys’ – Traveller family ‘not surprised’ by support for presidential runner-up Peter Casey A family from the Travelling community that found themselves at the centre of Presidential…

Media scrum: Presidential candidate Peter Casey visiting the houses at Cabragh Bridge in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photo: Mark Condren Rachel Farrell October 31 2018 10:03 AM 0 Comments ‘There will probably be a lot more Caseys’ – Traveller family ‘not surprised’ by support for presidential runner-up Peter Casey Independent.ie A family from the Travelling community […]

‘I feel very proud to have had a small part to play’ – Stephen Fry responds to removal of Irish blasphemy law Comedian Stephen Fry has spoken for the first time since last week’s vote on blasphemy, which saw…

Stephen Fry was the subject of the blasphemy allegation (Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool /Getty Images) Rachel Farrell October 31 2018 10:43 AM 0 Comments ‘I feel very proud to have had a small part to play’ – Stephen Fry responds to removal of Irish blasphemy law Independent.ie Comedian Stephen Fry has spoken […]

Latest ‘Elizabeth would have hated any big memorial’ – Charities reveal plans for €30m donation from Laois woman The Irish Kidney Association said that they suggested plans to thank Elizabeth O’Kelly for her €6 million donation – but were told she would have “hated…

Elizabeth O’Kelly Photo: Alf Harvey. Rachel Farrell October 31 2018 4:46 PM 0 Comments ‘Elizabeth would have hated any big memorial’ – Charities reveal plans for €30m donation from Laois woman Independent.ie The Irish Kidney Association said that they suggested plans to thank Elizabeth O’Kelly for her €6 million donation – but were told she […]

Irish NewsFormer Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff will not face prosecution for Kingsmill Twitter video Former Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff will not face prosecution over a controversial video posted on Twitter, which led him to resign his West Tyrone parliamentary seat.

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail October 31 2018 5:01 PM 0 Comments Former Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff will not face prosecution for Kingsmill Twitter video Independent.ie Former Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff will not face prosecution over a controversial video posted on Twitter, which […]

RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian planes

British fighter jets have been scrambled after to intercept Russian military aircraft which had flown near UK airspace. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that Typhoon fighters were launched on Wednesday in response to the incident. A spokesman said: “Typhoon fighters were scrambled today as a precautionary measure against a potential incursion into UK area of […]

Giant Boris Johnson effigy to go up in flames

An enormous effigy of Boris Johnson having his cake and eating it will go up in flames at an annual bonfire celebration. The former foreign secretary – who quit his job back in July over the direction of Brexit negotiations – has been chosen by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent as its celebrity Guy […]

The Simpsons producer responds to Apu controversy

By Alix Culbertson, news reporter The Simpsons is going to drop Indian character Apu following a backlash against alleged racial stereotyping, a producer has claimed. Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon will be quietly written out of the long-running TV cartoon series to “avoid the controversy”, Adi Shankar said. The Indian-American producer said he was told by […]

Kanye West ‘distancing himself from politics’

Kanye West has said he is “distancing himself from politics” after realising he has been “used to spread messages” he does not believe in. The controversial rapper, who recently changed his name to simply Ye, has been criticised for his support for US President Donald Trump. His announcement on Twitter, dubbed “Yexit” by some social […]