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Joseph McGrath (58), Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, sued Fingal County Council after being injured in a slip on the pier in Rush on July 27th, 2009. Photograph: Collins.

A man who slipped on algae on the steps of a Co Dublin pier as he was about to go for a swim has been awarded €59,050 damages at the High Court(...)

The Commitments at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. Photograph: Johan Persson

Killian Donnelly, who plays the lead in the musical of Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments, is settling into life in the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenu(...)

This Lotto playslip  shows the  uniform pattern all of the six winners would have had to fill out in order to win at the weekend.

The chances of winning the Lotto are pretty slim, we’re pretty well agreed. So what’s the chances of no less than six people choosing the same (...)

Mary Carey at home in Navan, Co Meath. As Mary is unable use the stairs to reach the bathroom, she is forced to wash herself with a basin and sponges. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Mary Carey (64), who has had a spinal injury for 20 years and cannot walk unaided, lives with her husband John (72) in a small house just off the D(...)

Damian McCabe, aged 22 years, from Co Meath. After 6 months sleeping rough, he has found housing with the help of the voluntary group, Hope for Havering. Photo: Joanne O’Brien

Each night, a group of up to 15 homeless men gather in Jubilee House, an evangelical church in Romford on the outskirts of London.Fed and watered, the(...)

Democratic candidate for the New York mayoralty Bill de Blasio said he would ban horse-drawn carriages from Central Park ark “within the first week on the job”. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

The Tricolours and Irish accents hustling for business are the only giveaways at Central Park’s southeast corner in New York City. Many horse-drawn ca(...)

A Google streetview image of the Swiftbrook Glen estate in Virginia, Co Cavan where the car of Richard O’Donovan was rammed before he was abducted. Image: Google

Gardaí have said a 31-year-old man reportedly abducted in Cavan yesterday has been located “safe and well”. Earlier officers had issued an appeal and (...)

The Tit Bonhomme, which sank last year near the mouth of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has promised a change to the existing system of responding to 999 emergency telephone calls in marine incidents.Ho(...)

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