'Accidental death' recorded at inquest of boy who died in collision during garda pursuit
'Accidental death' recorded at inquest of boy who died in collision during garda pursuitGearoid Sheehy, 17, from Ballincaurra Weston, Limerick, was killed instantly when the black Mazda 6, which was carrying him and others, hit a signpost and a ditch, before becoming airborne and eventually landing on its side in a field.
Former professional cyclist turned TV pundit Paul sherwen has died at the age of 62. As a racer, Sherwen competed seven times in the Tour de France and was also a past British road and circuit race champion. Many will know him best for his subsequent career as co-commentator to Phil Liggett
Dutch trombonist Ruud Merx has died this morning, aged just 47 , following a massive heart attack on Saturday morning – whilst on tour in the UK with the ‘Andre Rieu Live’ arena show. He had served as a member of Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra since 1994.
TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to Irish barrister Paul Anthony McDermott, who has died aged 47.
A well-known lawyer based in Dublin, McDermott was also a respected commentator on Irish legal issues and a regular writer in the Sunday Times newspaper for over 10 years.
McDermott had been a junior counsel since 1996, before being made senior counsel in 2015.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he was “deeply saddened” by the news.
I’m deeply saddened to hear of the death of Paul Anthony McDermott (RIP). A very talented barrister, popular lecturer & entertaining newspaper columnist, he will be greatly missed by so many. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Sexual assault allegations have had 'significant impact' on veteran comedian Sil Fox's health, court told
Sexual assault allegations have had 'significant impact' on veteran comedian Sil Fox's health, court toldPopular entertainer, Sylvester "Sil" Fox, aged 86, has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault of a woman during a social occasion at a bar and restaurant in the city-centre's south-side on December 17 last year.Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan)
The 47 -year-old's body was discovered by his fiancee at his swimming pool in Rialto, California, early Sunday morning. Foul play is not thought to have played a part in the death of a man whose life will forever be associated with one night of brutal violence, and its long-lasting impact on American society.
10 August 1971: Paul Challoner ( aged 23), a British soldier, was shot dead by the IRA while on foot patrol 2 October 1971: an IRA volunteer (Terence McDermott , aged 19) died after the bomb he was transporting 16 December 1971: a British soldier ( Anthony Aspinwall, aged 22), was shot dead by an IRA He had inadvertently strayed a few yards across the border into Legakelly, near Newtownbutler
“A very talented barrister, popular lecturer & entertaining newspaper columnist, he will be greatly missed by so many. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,” Flanagan said.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said that “Ireland has lost a very fine person and outstanding intellect”.
Tributes have been paid this morning from the world of politics, media and the law.
John Burns, the Associate Editor of the Sunday Times Ireland, said that the paper was in mourning.
“His wit and erudition were greatly enjoyed by readers. Our sincere condolences to his wife and family,” he said.
The Office of the Press Ombudsman praised him as a “compassionate lawyer”, as well as a “witty newspaper columnist and a wise commentator on radio and television”.
One in three TDs have second job or another income outside Dáil
One in three TDs have second job or another income outside DáilA survey of 158 TDs and analysis of their statutory declarations show at least 54 TDs, mostly in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, are also landlords, barristers, farmers, pharmacists, postmasters and shop owners.
Barristers generally have little or no direct contact with their 'lay clients', particularly without the presence or involvement of the solicitor. Most Irish barristers choose to be governed thereafter by the Bar Council of Ireland, a quasi-private entity.
"I have just spoken to Adam’s father Kevin [Cullen] who was with him yesterday," said Mr Waterstreet. Mr Waterstreet said Cullen had died in his sleep and was found by a family member today. "We have lost a great artist who lived and breathed the life of an artist," said Mr Waterstreet.
Car flipped onto roof in serious early morning crash .
Car flipped onto roof in serious early morning crashThe incident at approximately 5.15am on Thursday morning on the Donaghmore Road.