Author: Dublin Times

Friends actor Matthew Perry has died aged 54 of an apparent drowning at his LA home. Police say that his death was treated as a water rescue with no apparent foul play involved with investigations ongoing. The sitcom star played comedic character Chandler in the hit US show for over 10 years aswell as aopearing in other TV and film roles.

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD welcomed the granting of Irish citizenship to over 3,000 new Irish citizens in three separate ceremonies which took place in the Convention Centre in Dublin. The Ceremonies saw applicants from 131 countries around the world and living in all 32 counties on the island of Ireland being conferred as Irish citizens. Speaking ahead of the first Ceremony, Minister McEntee said, Attending Citizenship Ceremonies is always a unique privilege as Minister for Justice and I would like to warmly congratulate and welcome our newest citizens on this milestone day in their lives. Today marks the…

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A Dublin student has died in the United States following a kayak accident in Washington. Ella Mills who was studying at Columbia University was kayaking with their club when the tragedy occurred. The Trinity College English Studies student had only arrived in the United States this month as part of a programme. A local Washington news outlet reported that the incident happened on the Potomac River on Sunday September 17th. According to Pete Piringer of Montgomery County Fire: “First responders were called to reports of a kayaker in distress at about 3:15 p.m. The group along with others passing by…

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A video has emerged of a man being knocked out during an assault in Dublins Ilac Centre. The short clip which was uploaded online shows two males arguing before a third male approaches and delivers a devastating punch from behind. The vicious blow results in the victim falling to the ground in front of shocked onlookers including children. It appears that the incident occurred on Friday 15th September

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Patrick Kielty has presented his first RTÉ Late Late Show in a new era for the programme. The County Down native began with a tongue-in-cheek monologue nodding to the Ryan Tubridy scandal, Toy Show The Musical, and his new house band “Grant Thornton & The FlipFlops”. New Late Late Show host, Patrick Kielty, has opened tonight’s show with a bang, a touch of humour and just a hint of emotion | Read more: https://t.co/u8wo7SaMZZ pic.twitter.com/De1frOpKCM— Entertainment on RTÉ (@RTE_Ents) September 15, 2023 A heartfelt, almost tearful speech followed thanking those responsible for the privilege bestowed on him to host such…

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A news report that claimed that a mysterious crater that appeared on Portmarnock Beach could be from a meteor strike turned out to be just a hole dug by lads. The segment appeared on Virgin Media News yesterday with a local astrophysics enthusiast suggesting that a rock found inside the unusual crater contained scorch marks from something that came from above. #WATCH A mysterious hole on a beach has caused a stir in North Dublin. A local astronomy enthusiast is hoping the crater in Portmarnock, could be the aftermath of a cosmic event. @Hanelizaa reports ⤵️#VMNews pic.twitter.com/cGJiyd3eZj— Virgin Media News…

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The introduction of Garda body worn cameras being used has moved closer today. This involves the publication of a Request for Information (RFI) on Body Worn Cameras (BWC) and Digital Evidence Management Systems (DEMS) on the eTenders.ie website. Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said: “This modern technology is a key tool for frontline Gardaí and represents a practical expression of our commitment to build stronger, safer communities.” “Policing organisations around the world have found that body worn cameras can help improve front-line capability with the accurate recording of incidents, such as instances of domestic abuse” “They will also speed up…

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One person has died following a fire on Dublins Capel Street this afternoon. Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene of a blaze which broke out at around 4.30pm. Gardaí have said that although the fire was brought under control by Emergency Services, one person has died as a result. The scene is still preserved as a technical examination will be carried out.

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A woman in her 80’s has died following a hit and run incident in Tallaght this morning. The woman was involved in a collisionin with a car at around 11am at the junction of Fortunestown Way and Cheeverstown Road. Gardaí said: “The pedestrian, a female in her 80s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.” “Her body has since been removed to the City Morgue at Whitehall where a post-mortem will take place at a later stage.” “The car, which initially failed to remain at the scene, has since been identified and recovered by gardai and will be subject to a…

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Tickets for Electric Picnic 2024 have sold out in the space of just 90 minutes. Organisers announced that they would go on sale early this morning at 9 am sharp with a follow-up post declaring the event completely sold out. This year saw headliners Billie Eilish, The Killers, Niall Horan, and Paulo Nutini amongst a host of other acts entertain huge crowds over three days in Stradbally Co.Laois. Electric Picnic 2024 will take place from the 16th to the 18th of August.

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