Several Indians among 49 killed in major building fire in Kuwait

Several Indians among 49 killed in major building fire in Kuwait

At least 49 persons, including several Indians, were killed in Kuwait after a fire broke out in a building housing labourers early Wednesday. The blaze, which took place in the city of Mangaf in southern Kuwait, also left nearly 50 workers injured, according to the Health Ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the incident as … Read more

John Moran: Limerick’s First Directly-Elected Mayor

John Moran: Limerick’s First Directly-Elected Mayor

John Moran, formerly Ireland’s Secretary General of the Department of Finance, has been elected as Limerick’s first directly-elected mayor. Known for his tenure under then Finance Minister Michael Noonan during Ireland’s severe recession, Moran was dubbed “Ireland’s Mr. Austerity.” He left the position in 2014 after helping guide the country through the aftermath of the … Read more

Heavy Rainfall Warning for Cork and Kerry

Heavy Rainfall Warning for Cork and Kerry

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning for heavy rain in Cork and Kerry, effective from 3am to 9am on Thursday. The warning highlights the potential for spot flooding, particularly in parts of Kerry and west Cork. Residents are advised to expect difficult travelling conditions and poor visibility during the early morning hours. The … Read more

Fire at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel

Fire at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel Brought Under Control, No Injuries Reported

This morning, a fire broke out at the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, prompting the evacuation of staff and guests. The fire, reported shortly before 11am, led to a swift response from Dublin Fire Brigade and Gardaí. Dublin Fire Brigade received the call at 10:38 am and managed to bring the fire … Read more

Irish citizenship in ceremony

4,800 people granted Irish citizenship in ceremony; India, UK applicants top list

A total of 4,800 persons were conferred with Irish citizenship in six separate ceremonies that took place at the INEC in Killarney on June 10, 11. According to the Department of Justice, the applicants were drawn from 138 countries with the highest number of applicants from India (995), the UK (416), Brazil (294), Philippines (291), … Read more

Apple Announces Exciting New Features in iOS 18

Apple Announces Exciting New Features in iOS 18

Apple has unveiled a series of new features coming to iPhones with the iOS 18 update. Among the highlights are the ability to lock apps, record phone calls, and create custom emojis. One of the most talked-about additions is the integration of ChatGPT, enhancing the use of artificial intelligence on Apple devices. Technology Correspondent Jess … Read more

Fianna Fáil Leads Fine Gael in Local Elections, General Election Possible Soon

Fianna Fáil Leads Fine Gael in Local Elections, General Election Possible Soon

Dublin: Indications suggest a general election may occur in Ireland before next winter. The ruling coalition, comprising Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Green Party, holds a slim majority. Following strong performances in recent local elections, leaders believe a general election could stabilize government support. Fianna Fáil emerged as the biggest gainer in the June … Read more

Rise of far-right in Ireland? How anti-immigration candidates fared in local council polls

Rise of far-right in Ireland? How anti-immigration candidates fared in local council polls

A number of candidates who spoke vociferously against immigration in the lead-up to June 7th local council polls in Ireland have emerged victorious, though they represent a relatively small percentage in comparison to overall results. According to the Irish Times/Ipsos B&A Snapshot poll, immigration and housing were among the key issues getting voters’ attention in … Read more

Fianna Fail and Fine Gael Lead in Irish Local Council Elections

Fianna Fail and Fine Gael Lead in Irish Local Council Elections

Counting of votes for Ireland’s local council elections is almost complete. Out of 949 seats, 826 have been declared. The ruling parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, are performing strongly. Fianna Fail has secured 205 seats, and Fine Gael has won 215 seats. The Green Party, another member of the ruling coalition, has taken all … Read more

Ireland Shines at European Championships with Second Gold

Ireland Shines at European Championships with Second Gold

Ireland has secured its second gold medal at the European Athletics Championships in Rome, thanks to a stunning performance by Ciara Mageean in the women’s 1,500m race. Mageean, from Portaferry, Northern Ireland, clocked an impressive 4:04.66 to claim the top spot. This victory marks a significant achievement for Mageean, who previously won bronze in the … Read more

Father-son duo from Kerala win big in Ireland's local polls

Father-son duo from India win big in Ireland’s local polls

In a rare event, a father-son duo, who moved to Ireland nearly 24 years ago from Kerala, won seats from south Dublin region in local council polls held in Ireland on June 7. While Baby Pereppadan, who became the councillor for the third time, won from Tallaght South as a Fine Gael candidate, his son … Read more

Six Indian-origin candidates emerge victorious in Ireland's local council polls

Six Indian-origin candidates emerge victorious in Ireland’s local council polls

Ireland’s two main coalition parties — Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil — are on course to thump Sinn Fien in local council elections held on June 7. With results of almost half of 949 seats declared, Prime Minister Simon Harris’ Fine Gael and his main coalition partner Fianna Fail each had secured 23% of the … Read more