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Garraway’s husband Derek Draper dies after Covid battle

Former lobbyist and political adviser Derek Draper, who was married to TV presenter Kate Garraway, has died after suffering long-lasting symptoms from coronavirus. A statement from Garraway on Instagram said: “I’m sad to have to tell you all that my darling husband Derek has passed away. We need your consent …

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Sunderland sorry after stadium bar gets Newcastle decor

Red-faced Sunderland chiefs have apologised for a “serious error in judgement” after a bar at the Stadium of Light was decorated in the colours of arch-rivals Newcastle ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup derby. Fans reacted with fury when images emerged on social media on Thursday of the Black Cats Bar …

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More reform needed at Limerick hospital, says Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said there has been a vast increase in resources at University Hospital Limerick, but acknowledged that more reform is required. His comments come as the Health Service Executive is to investigate the clinical and corporate governance of the hospital on the circumstances surrounding the …

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Two due in court over fatal Christmas Eve assault

Two men are due in court this morning as part of an investigation into the death of Tristan Sherry on Christmas Eve. The pair are charged in connection with a fatal assault that occurred at Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchardstown, Dublin. A third man, Michael Andrecut, 22, from Sheephill Avenue in …

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Childcare key to greater female workplace participation

Improving the cost and availability of childcare is key to greater female participation in the workforce, according to a new paper published by Chartered Accountants Ireland today. It is the first of several policy papers that the Institute will publish this year on priority areas identified by its members which …

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Where did Russia get its North Korean missiles?

Russia launched multiple North Korea-made ballistic missiles at Ukraine recently, the White House said, the first time the North’s latest weapons have been used in battle. Here is what we know about the missiles, and where they came from. What missiles did Russia use? While the White House would not …

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Israel to launch more targeted assault on Hamas

Israel has announced a more targeted approach in hunting down Hamas fighters and their leaders as its aerial assault pounded Gaza. Israeli shelling of Gaza yesterday killed more than 20 people, including 16 in Khan Younis city in a southern coastal area packed with people who had fled from other …

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from ‘Blade Runner’ hero to convicted murder

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, known as the “Blade Runner” for his carbon-fibre prosthetic legs, was released on parole, nearly 11 years after murdering his girlfriend. He went from public hero as a Paralympic champion to a convicted killer in hearings that drew worldwide attention nearly a decade ago. 22 …

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One dead, five injured in Iowa school shooting

A student was killed and five other people were wounded when a 17-year-old boy opened fire at an Iowa school on the first day of classes following the Christmas break, law enforcement officials have said. The suspect was identified as Dylan Butler, a student a tPerry High School, officials said …

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Israeli to target assault on Hamas leaders

Israel has announced a more targeted approach in hunting down Hamas fighters and their leaders as its aerial assault pounded Gaza. Israeli shelling of Gaza yesterday killed more than 20 people, including 16 in Khan Younis city in a southern coastal area packed with people who had fled from other …

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