According to witnesses, the men were attacked by a bull or bullock and one of the injured was thrown into the air.


Tony Holten, the father of Joe Holten, whose inquest began in Cork yesterday. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

‘This was the worst example of driving I have ever seen’

A motorcyclist and a sportscar were involved in a high-speed race on a busy dual carriageway, with both vehicles weaving between traffic, just seconds before the biker was killed in a crash, witnesses have told an inquest.


Security men burst in on couple in state of undress

A couple, who were in a state of undress in their tent at the Electric Picnic Festival in 2015 when security men burst in to search their belongings, have each settled a damages claim against the organisers and two security companies.

Paddy Cadogan: Crash ruled an unfortunate accident.

Cyclist died after crashing into parked jeep

A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death after an inquest heard how an experienced cyclist, who raised thousands of euro for Cork charities, struck a parked jeep after its driver pulled into the hard shoulder of a dual carriageway to ask him for directions.

Minister Leo Varadkar TD and Minister Simon Coveney TD on the first of the Fine Gael hustings in Dublin last night. Picture: Sam Boal/

Simon Coveney stages comeback

Self-described “underdog” Simon Coveney received a significant boost to his flagging campaign, as it has emerged he is the preferred choice of voters to lead Fine Gael over Leo Varadkar.

Dundrum, Co Tipperary, where a 7-month-old baby died after being mistakenly left in a car for several hours. Picture: Brian Gavin Press 22

Baby dies after hours in car on hottest day

A seven-month-old child has died in hospital after being left unattended in a car for a number of hours on the hottest day of the year so far.

Manchester bomb victim Olivia Campbell's mother Charlotte and stepfather Paul Hodgson attend a tribute in the city. Picture: AP

Manchester bomber asked mother to ‘forgive me’

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi phoned his mother and said “forgive me” hours before the attack which killed 22 people, according to Libyan security forces.


‘Systems problems’ blamed as State pays €177m for clinical negligence

Delayed diagnoses, faulty medical devices, missed medication, wrong medical records applied to patients — all feature among the incidents in our hospitals that led to the State paying out €177m in damages between 2010 and 2014.


Man found guilty of defiling niece, 12

The jury in the case against a man accused of having a sexual relationship with his 12-year-old niece took over four hours of deliberation to return majority verdicts of guilty yesterday.


Politician to lose family home

Dublin city councillor Nial Ring and his wife, Joyce, have lost their family home in leafy Clontarf to Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank.

Gavin Duffy presides over the first Fine Gael leadership hustings between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney last night. Picture: Stephen Collins

Debate centres on who Fine Gael should appeal to

At the Red Cow Hotel, “underdog” Simon Coveney has come out fighting for the man in the sleeping bag on the street, as well as the businessmen, during the first of the Fine Gael leadership hustings.


Key points from the Fine Gael leadership debate

Elaine Loughlin rounds up both candidates’ key messages...

Gavin Ring had denied a charge of false imprisonment. His brother Bernard Ring has admitted this crime. Picture: Cork Courts Ltd

Brother cleared of hostage-taking

A jury took four hours to deliver a not guilty verdict in the case against a man accused of falsely imprisoning his mother’s friend during a violent siege.

PAC chairman Sean Fleming.

HSE told to hand over audit report

The public accounts committee has demanded the HSE immediately hand over an audit report into claims it cut funding to the organisation of the whistleblower in the ‘Grace’ foster care abuse scandal.

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan.

PAC files show rifts among top Garda civil servants

Fresh Garda documents sent to the Public Accounts Committee reveal deep divisions among senior civil servants within An Garda Síochána.


Civilian officials to be quizzed over Templemore Garda College

The Public Accounts Committee, examining a series of financial scandals at the Templemore Garda College, are to grill eight civilian members of the force next week — without Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan being present.

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney in the Maldron Hotel in Dublin said the public may begin shifting trust back to traditional media.

Regulation ‘not realistic for fake news’

Fake news is impossible to regulate and will only be combatted by discerning readers and the strengthening of traditional media, the Communications Minister warns.


Woman’s conviction upheld over hire of bouncy castle

A woman who hired a bouncy castle and a minibus for her son’s 21st birthday through Waterford Vocational Education Committee (VEC) has had her conviction upheld by the Court of Appeal.


Cannabis medicine offers hope on epilepsy

A drug derived from cannabis offers new hope to people with untreatable forms of epilepsy, according to the results of a new study.


State Claims Agency reviews clinical incidents

Medicine, maternity, surgery, disability, and older persons were the most common services in our hospitals in which clinical incidents were identified in a five-year look-back by the State Claims Agency.

Cork County Hall.

Handover of Indaver details demanded

Cork County Council is demanding that An Bord Pleanála immediately release further information supplied to it by Indaver so objectors will have time to properly analyse it.

Cheryl Barnewell with her sons Clayton, 9, and Rocco, 23 months, were told to go to a Garda station to avoid sleeping on the street or in their car.

Housing Crisis: ‘That’s what has been taken away, your dignity’

Cheryl Barnewell, 26, has been told to sleep in a Garda station twice in the last three months when no emergency accommodation was available for her family of four in Dublin.

Inner City Helping Homeless chief executive Anthony Flynn.

Housing Crisis: Charity CEO let family sleep in his office instead of at station

The chief executive of a Dublin charity offered his office, at midnight, to a homeless family with two children.

Adam O'Keeffe: Stamped on man's head and kicked woman in the head.

Cork man jailed for unprovoked attacks

Vicious and unprovoked assaults were carried out by a man in two separate attacks where he stamped on a man’s head and kicked a woman full force in the head.


Taxi driver sues gardaí after patrol car runs red light

A motorist hit by a Garda car at a traffic light junction had to fork out €330 for a fire brigade to attend the scene.


New laws to let users check their web data

Internet users will soon be able to challenge any organisations that use their browsing history to collect personal data from them.

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor.

Furious TDs call for bureau to tackle white-collar crime

Outraged TDs are demanding a review of agencies investigating criminality and have called for the setting up of a white-collar crime bureau.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

Housing Crisis: Fury as families sleep in Garda stations

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald accepted that the referring of 12 homeless families to Garda stations on Tuesday night was “completely unacceptable”.

Casement Aerodrome.

No plan to probe missing health and safety reports

The Government says the Defence Forces have no intention of investigating how health and safety reports at the centre of an alleged ‘cover up’ within the Air Corps have gone missing.