The best thing you can do on Earth Day is sit perfectly still
On April 22, people in 190 countries around the world will celebrate Earth Day. This year marks the 49th anniversary of the environmental holiday initiated in 1970 to bring attention to the plight of our ailing mother, Earth, and our fellow creatures, whose health ...
Public date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 01:00:00 +0100
As it happened: Everton v Man United, Premier League
Hello, and welcome to today's liveblog. It should be an intriguing clash at Goodison Park. It won't be easy for United, who are currently two points off the top four. Everton are currently 10th, but are just three points off 7th. The Toffees are on course for a third ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:00:00 +0100
Eight arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts
Eight people have been arrested in connection with a string of deadly blasts that have killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka, the country's prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe added that "so far the names that have come up are local," ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0100
As it happened: Cardiff City v Liverpool, Premier League
After Manchester City's victory over Tottenham in a nervy Etihad Stadium, the focus once again switches back to title rivals, Liverpool. A trip to Cardiff City Stadium might have been just the type of fixture Jurgen Klopp's men needed after their midweek travails ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0100
Arsenal player ratings as two Gunners stars receive twos in Crystal Palace defeat
Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year helped Crystal Palace sink Arsenal 3-2 and put a huge dent in the Gunners' Premier League top-four hopes. Benteke fired his first goal in 20 games then laid on another for the tricky Wilfried Zaha as the Eagles ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0100
George and Amal Clooney 'spending Easter in Ireland'
It is reported that George Clooney and his wife Amal are spending Easter in Ireland. A Sunday Independent exclusive says that the couple are guests at the Ballyfin Demesne estate in Co Laois and arrived at the five-star hotel on Saturday. Ballyfin Demesne ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0100
Happy Easter! Images, memes and quotes to celebrate this bank holiday weekend
Hopefully by now you're ready to tuck into a breakfast consisting solely of chocolate eggs. You may also be going to see family and friends later to tuck into a roast or attend a service. If you can't make it to be near your loved ones in person, however, why not ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Taoiseach says Dublin Saoradh march was 'beneath contempt'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused the people behind yesterday's Saoradh march past the GPO 36 hours after Lyra McKee's shooting as being "beneath contempt" and "an insult to the Irish people". In a hard-hitting statement tonight, Mr Varadkar added his ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:00:00 +0100
Fairyhouse preview: Ice cream & short sleeves for the Irish Grand National
Short sleeves and ice cream were the order of the first day at Fairyhouse, my forecast of 20 degrees proving conservative. The mercury touched the mid-20s at one stage. The weather appears set fair for tomorrow too. A bumper crowd is expected to lap up the ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0100
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 2 Leaks
The second episode of “Game of Thrones'” final season has leaked online ahead of its Sunday night debut. Fear not, “Thrones” fans: though the internet is dark and full of spoilers, this post is free of any details from Season 8 episode 2. Rumblings of a leak ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:00:00 +0100
Little Mix's Jesy Nelson and Love Island's Chris Hughes holds handsas they enjoy a pint of beer at Fairyhouse races in ...
They have jetted to Dublin for a romantic break during the Easter bank holiday. And Jesy Nelson proved she was the ultimate girlfriend as she headed to Fairyhouse Racecourse with her boyfriend Chris Hughes in Co Meath, Ireland on Sunday. Chris, 26, flew ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0100
Michael Fassbender helps injured wife Alicia Vikander as she walks into Dublin hotel on crutches
Alicia's role in The Green Knight has not yet been revealed and the film is set for release in 2020. Director David Lowery has taken on the epic story, which is based on the story of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight. It follows the chivalrous and loyal Sir Gawain ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:00:00 +0100
Irish Grand National preview including Ted Walsh on Any Second Now
Almost two decades on from the victory of Commanche Court, Cheltenham Festival hero Any Second Now bids to provide Ted Walsh a second success in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National. It was in 2000 that Commanche Court secured Ted and Ruby ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0100
Environmentalists call for NOTA
A group of environmentalists and nature lovers from Kerala has given a call for casting vote to NOTA as the main stream political parties are not giving importance to environmental issues. The immediate provocation for the call is a decision to fell trees along ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:00:00 +0100
The Royal Family Celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Birthday With Sweet Messages on Instagram
This morning, Queen Elizabeth turned 93, and the British monarch celebrated her birthday by attending Easter church services in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside several members of her family. Prince William and Kate were in attendance, ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0100
Easter Monday opening hours: When are shops open on Bank Holiday Monday?
The Easter weekend is almost over, so chances are you have cleaned out your cupboards, wine rack and the fridge of all the Easter goodies. So if a quick dash to your local supermarket is on the cards for tomorrow, it's advisable to check opening times before ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0100
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao, LIVE: Zinedine Zidane's men aim to close gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to four ...
Real Madrid will look to close the gap on rivals Atletico Madrid when they host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane had led his side to three victories in four matches before Monday's disappointing 1-1 draw against Leganes. A victory at the ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:00:00 +0100
Rachael Blackmore races to victory as punters descend on Fairyhouse for day one of the Easter festival
Her mum Suzanne helped her daughter to produce a 'Fairyhouse' themed hat, with the bonnet made into a home for paper fairies stuck onto green material. “We have been making it together for the last four weeks, Ruby is very creative and she did loads of it ...
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Benhaffaf twins have a friend in Tom Hanks
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has made a special Toy Story video for twin boys in Ireland who were born conjoined. Dubbed 'The Little Fighters' Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf have had their Toy Story figures with them through over 50 operations.
Public date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0100
As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final
The dream of an All-Ireland European final is dead, but Leinster's hope of defending their Champions Cup crown lives on. The reigning champions are on home turf this glorious afternoon to host their fellow four-time winners Toulouse (kick-off 15.15, Virgin ...
Public date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0100