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Graham Norton to team up with ‘Young Offenders’ star for village fundraiser

Chatshow king Graham Norton is to team up with one of the stars from the hit TV series The Young Offenders to host a special fundraiser in a west Cork village. Norton will host a quiz night in Ahakista on Friday, August 3, alongside Jennifer Barry, who plays Siobhan in The Young Offenders. People will have the opportunity to meet […]

‘Neighbours from hell’ are pushing residents out of estates

Neighbours from hell are using fellow tenants’ doorsteps and children’s playgrounds as toilets, waking people with all-night parties, and driving dangerously in council estates. Cork county councillors are demanding more be done to combat the scourge of anti-social behaviour in their estates. The issue was raised by Social Democrats councillor June Murphy, who requested that the local authority form a […]

Man fined €600 after being convicted of false claim clamper’s van hit him

A man who claimed that a clamper’s van struck him after a clamp was put on his wife’s car has been convicted of making a false complaint to gardaí. Jason Flavin, aged 37, of Killeenreendowney Place, Ballyphehane, Cork, denied the charge against him. After hearing evidence in the contested trial at Cork District Court, Judge John King convicted him of […]

Over half of charities have income of less than €250k

More than half of registered charities in Ireland have an income of less than €250,000 despite the sector reporting a total income of more than €14bn. That’s according to a new report commissioned by the Charities Regulator on the social and economic impact of charities in Ireland. Just 2.8% of charities reported income of more than €10m, but they account […]

Men to get lighter sentences for incest

The Government has agreed to impose lighter sentences for men convicted of incest because of a need to introduce equal sentences for women convicted of the same crime. Ministers approved the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Amendment Bill which will introduce stricter penalties for repeat sexual offenders and equalise the maximum penalties for incest at 10 years for both male and […]