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Millionaire businessman sentenced 10 years ago to three years in prison for unprovoked assault
Eugene Hanratty got out of his car and began an assault on Martin McAllister in his vehicle, the trial heard. The victim said Hanratty punched him several times in the head, pulled him down by his hair and kicked him before the defendant dragged him out of the vehicle.
Louis Fitzgerald loses bid to avoid €400,000 in back taxes
The owner of some of Ireland’s best-known pubs, including Kehoe’s and The Stag’s Head in Dublin, has lost a seven-year €400,000 tax battle with the Revenue Commissioners.
Man who bought puppies with ears cut off to look ‘wilder’ avoids jail
A man who bought a bull terrier puppy who suffered after his ears were cut off to appear ‘wilder’ has escaped jail but was fined €3,000.
Locals shocked as Imelda May sings at Wexford Pub
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary is renaming the Cheltenham race to commemorate Jack de Bromhead, son of trainer Henry
The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival will be named after the late Jack de Bromhead, following a poignant gesture from race sponsor and Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.
Video shows leopard attack causing panic
OnlyFans blackmail: three men demand 10,000 euros from a teenager because of explicit photos
Three men have blackmailed a teenager by threatening to release explicit photos from the girl’s OnlyFans account to her family and friends if she doesn’t hand over €10,000, a court has heard.
The Bank of Ireland is reducing its bad loan portfolio by 1.4 billion euros
The Bank of Ireland has reached an agreement to sell 1.4 billion euros of non-performing mortgages in two separate transactions.
Benjamin Mendy told a woman he’s accused of attempting to rape that her boyfriend said it would be “okay” if they had sex, the court said
Mendy said he only now understood why the young woman then became upset, the jury at his rape trial at Chester Crown Court heard.
“The real problem is the lack of drivers” – the message from Dublin’s bus bosses to passengers amid delays and no services
Public transport directors have apologized for delayed and missing bus services across Ireland, blaming difficulties in hiring new drivers and technical errors in real-time locators.
‘As a gay supporter of England, it’s not safe for someone like me’
Sepp Blatter says Qatar is a ‘bad choice’ for the World Cup and reveals how the Platini meeting in Paris turned votes away from the US
Choosing Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake, said former Fifa President Sepp Blatter, citing a meeting between Nicolas Sarkozy and Michel Platini for influencing key voices.
Rhys McClenaghan on the emotions of becoming world champion, making James Nesbitt ‘proud’ and his ambition to meet Rory McIlroy
“It wouldn’t be so exciting if I had done it before. It makes it so much more special that the shoulder gave me up in 2018 and I had to have surgery and come back,” he said.
‘He would smack me in the ear: no one will believe you against a priest’ – Dublin man, 61, reveals he was sexually abused by three priests at Blackrock College
A Dublin man has revealed how he was sexually abused as a student at Blackrock College by three members of the Order of the Holy Spirit, now known as Spiritans.
Two women who refused hotel quarantine after trip to Dubai are taking the case to the Supreme Court
Two women who were arrested after refusing hotel quarantine on returning to Ireland after a trip to Dubai in 2021 have lodged a case in the High Court, saying they will not be prosecuted for alleged breaches of Covid rules should be.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/evening-news-millionaire-businessman-jailed-for-unprovoked-assault-on-neighbour-cheltenham-race-renamed-in-memory-of-jack-de-bromhead-42128073.html Evening news: Millionaire businessman jailed for groundless attack on neighbor; The Cheltenham race was renamed in memory of Jack de Bromhead