David Drumm said that justice was there to serve 'the unlikeable as well as the likeable'

Drumm rejects IBRC challenge to bankruptcy appeal

29 May Former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm has rejected IBRC's challenge to his US bankruptcy appeal, accusing the bank's lawyers of personally attacking him and accusing the Bankruptcy Court of being "influenced unduly by its intense dislike" of him.

The Navy said 217 men, 35 women and 48 children were rescued (Pic: Defence Forces)

LÉ Eithne rescues 450 migrants off Libyan coast

29 May The LÉ Eithne has carried out another rescue of 450 migrants off the coast of Libya in the early hours of this morning, bringing to over 600 the number of people the crew has rescued since yesterday.

Attendees to the service on Inis Oírr (Pic: Defence Forces)

Monument of missing soldier unveiled

29 May A monument of Saighdiúr Singil Caomhán Seoighe, who disappeared while serving in Lebanon in 1981, has been unveiled at Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands.

The dogs were being transported without the appropriate veterinary and transport documentation

11 pups seized by officials at Dublin Port

29 May Eleven pups were seized by Dublin Port officials and gardaí after they were discovered in a car that was being driven by a woman boarding a ferry destined for the UK.

A file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions

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The incident happened shortly before 6pm yesterday evening (pic: via YouTube)

Crowd moves bus to free trapped unicyclist

29 May A unicyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after being freed by scores of people who rushed to lift a bus that he was trapped under in east London yesterday.

The Irish Cancer Society has launched a new smoking cessation project

Disadvantaged women more likely to smoke

29 May Women living in poorer communities are more than four-and-a-half times as likely to smoke than those in more affluent communities, according to the latest figures from the HSE.

Artists impression of the flare on Mira which is situated 420 light years away  (Pic: Katja Lindblom, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Researches observe gigantic flare on nearby star

29 May A team of astronomers, including one from Ireland, have observed what they think is a gigantic flare on the surface of Mira, one of the closest and most famous red giant stars in the sky.

Catherine Murphy spoke in the Dáil on the business relationship between Denis O'Brien and IBRC

TD outlines details of IBRC-O'Brien relationship

28 May Independent TD Catherine Murphy has spoken in the Dáil about the business relationship between Denis O'Brien and the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) - the former Anglo Irish Bank - including alleged details of his loans.

The students are calling for college director, Declan McGonagle, to resign

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