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LOVE HOLIDAYS? LOVE ‘LOVE HOME SWAP’!

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Forget "stay-cations" or last minute deals. For holidays, the coolest (and cheapest) new option around is "Love Home Swap". The Daily Update caught up with founder Debbie Wosskow to talk swapping, business and nosing through knicker drawers...   When you think of serial entrepreneurs, Debbie Wosskow is probably not the image that comes to mind. Pretty, smiling and impeccably … [Read more...]

THIRSTY THURSDAY

Manhattan

The Manhattan Few drinks look or feel more elegant than the classic Manhattan. For those days when you feel more Fair City than Sex and the City, this iconic but simple cocktail can help you channel your inner New York fashionista*. Ingredients: 60ml American Rye or Bourbon Whiskey 20ml Sweet Vermouth 15ml Maraschino Liqueur A dash of Angostura Bitters Maraschino Cherry … [Read more...]

BODY OF MISSING PREGNANT WOMAN FOUND

Anna Byrne (35), whose body was found in Howth, Co. Dublin

The body of missing pregnant woman Anna Byrne has been found in Howth a day after she went missing from her home. Anna Byrne (35), who was 38-weeks pregnant, went missing from her home in Dunboyne, Co. Meath on Wednesday morning. A garda search was carried out culminating in the discovery of Ms. Byrne's body in Howth, Co. Dublin shortly before 8am yesterday morning. Gardaí have confirmed … [Read more...]

TWO BODIES, POSSIBLY SHOT, FOUND IN BURNT-OUT CAR

Garda Tape

The bodies of two men have been recovered from a car found burning at a forest edge in Co. Louth. Gardaí are now investigating whether the men were shot before the car was set fire to. The men have not yet been identified as police will have to use DNA and dental testing, as well as cross-checking missing persons' reports, to identify the bodies, although Gardaí have reason to believe that … [Read more...]

GARDAÍ APPEAL FOR INFO ON MISSING PREGNANT WOMAN

Missing person Anna Byrne (35) who is 38 weeks pregnant

Gardaí have called for the public's assistance in helping to find a heavily pregnant woman who went missing yesterday morning. The 35-year-old woman, Anna Dunne from Beechdale, Dunboyne, Co Meath, has been missing from her home since yesterday. She is 38 weeks pregnant. Anna is described as being 5 foot in height, of medium build, and is believed to have been wearing a black coat and … [Read more...]

INFORMATION SOUGHT IN KILCOCK DOUBLE MURDER

Garda Tape

Gardaí are appealing for information from the public following a shooting incident in a house in Kilcock, Co. Kildare, which saw two men shot dead and two more injured. The incident occurred at around 10.20pm on Tuesday night when up to three men entered the house in Rochford Avenue, Kilcock and shot one man, Andy Barry (31), who is believed to have links to a Dublin drugs gang. At least two … [Read more...]

WOMAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR KILLING MAN WITH CAR

Claire Nolan (25) will be sentenced next Monday at the Central Criminal Court

A woman is to be sentenced for the killing of a man who she crushed with her car in what she says was an "accident". Claire Nolan (25) of Sheephill Green in Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin, who has been twice tried for the crime with no verdict reached by a jury in either trial, will be sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of taxi driver Michael Duffy (66) in January … [Read more...]

SECOND BAILOUT MAY BE IMMINENT

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Credit rating agency Moodys has said that Ireland may face the need for a second bailout once the current bailout taken through the IMF/EU runs out at the end of 2013. The agency warned that Ireland might have difficulty regaining access to the European market once that deal expires. In that case, it said, Ireland may have to rely, at least partially, on funding from the European Stability … [Read more...]

TWO MEN ACCUSED OF POLISH WORKER’S DEATH PLEAD GUILTY

Central Criminal Court

Two men accused of killing a Polish man as he was making his way to his workplace in Coolock, Dublin have pleaded guilty to causing his death. Martin Morgan (20), Tonlegee Road, Raheny and Stephen Byrne (18), St Donagh’s Road, Donaghmede yesterday pleaded guilty to the their parts in the death of Lukasz Rzeszutko (27), following a previous not guilty plea early this week. Both pleaded … [Read more...]

“WITCHCRAFT” KILLERS GUILTY OF DROWNING TEENAGE BOY

Murdered Teenager Kristy Bamu

A couple in the UK have been found guilty of the murder of the teenage brother of one of the couple as they believed was involved in witchcraft. Kristy Bamu, 15, died in London on Christmas Day 2010, after being tortured and drowned in a bathtub by his sister Magalie (28) and her partner Eric Bikubi (also 28). The couple believed that the teenage boy had cast spells on another member of the … [Read more...]