Solicitor faces jail term over €120,000 social welfare fraud

A SOLICITOR IMPACTED by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term next week. Herbert Kilcline (60) told gardaí after the fraud came to light that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been excluded from compensatory payments made … Read more

Inquiry told of ‘libel’ concerns over Grenfell Tower blogger’s writings

A blogger who raised safety concerns about Grenfell Tower was viewed by its landlords as a “negative force”, with one director asking a colleague to look into whether his critical writings were “libellous”, an inquiry has heard. Resident Edward Daffarn, who lived on the 16th floor, was a long-term campaigner about issues at the tower, … Read more

German police shut down child abuse online platform with 400,000 members

GERMAN POLICE HAVE SAID they shut down “one of the biggest darknet child pornography platforms in the world” and arrested four of its members in a series of raids in mid-April. The platform, named as “Boystown”, had existed since 2019, counted over 400,000 members and was “set up for the worldwide exchange of child pornography, … Read more

Haydock’s angry locals slam Amazon development and ask ‘where are the jobs?’

W hen London property developers promised thousands of new jobs in a former pit village on Merseyside the local council eagerly backed the scheme. Two years on, residents who opposed the Amazon warehouse plans are warning others of the huge expansion of the online giant as they mourn the loss of green belt – while … Read more

‘Game of Thrones’ actor sues Marilyn Manson for alleged rape and abuse

“Game of Thrones” actor Esme Bianco has filed a lawsuit against US goth rocker Marilyn Manson setting out allegations of rape, sexual abuse and violence. According to the papers filed at a California court, Bianco was twice invited to Los Angeles by Manson, real name Brian Warner, with the promise of paid work, only to … Read more

A man who raped a woman he met on Tinder has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years

A MAN WHO attacked and raped a woman he met on the dating app Tinder has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years. During the attack in the woman’s home, Peter Loughran, 36, banged the woman’s head off of the floor and slapped her in the face when she started praying out loud. At one point he … Read more

Teachers intervened as father beats child in school, court hears

TEACHERS HAD TO intervene between an 11-year-old child and his father when the man started hitting the boy after he was called to the school, a court has heard. CCTV of the incident in which the teachers intervened as the father punched the child and hit him with his school bag in a school corridor … Read more

President Higgins signs law paving the way for the naming of child murder victims

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Former Man Utd footballer and Wales manager Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting two women

FORMER FOOTBALLER RYAN Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour. Greater Manchester Police said the former Manchester United footballer was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm against a woman in her 30s and the common assault of a woman in her 20s. Both assault charges relate to an … Read more

Missing child Svetlana Murphy found safe and well, as 18-year-old male arrested following CRI alert

GARDAÍ HAVE CANCELLED their Child Rescue alert, as missing teenager Svetlana Murphy has been found safe and well in the Belfast area. She is currently in the custody of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), and will be re-united with her family tonight. An 18-year-old male has been arrested by the PSNI and is … Read more