Dubliner John Sheahan has revealed that the death of his band's legendary frontman Luke Kelly was like losing a brother. Dubliner John Sheahan has revealed that the death of his band's legendary frontman Luke Kelly was like losing a brother. The musician speaks about his bond with the singer in a new documentary tracing the colourful story of how two Luke Kelly statues ended up being unveiled on the same day last January. Sheahan said his late bandmate would be amused to find two statues had been put up to mark the 35th anniversary of his death. Sheahan said Kelly's death at 44 had a huge impact on him, adding: "When Luke died, it was literally like losing a brother from a family.
April 21, 2019 01:30 UTC
Here in Ireland, film censor Frank Hall banned the film as soon as it arrived - so there were no protests of the sort which later accompanied The Last Temptation of Christ. After the success of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the group were inundated by questions about their next project. Not to be outdone, the Catholic Film Monitoring Office made it a sin even to see the film. Mary Whitehouse failed to prove the film was blasphemous, particularly since Christ and Brian are distinctly shown as different people. However, current tastes and sensitivities make it highly unlikely that a comedy group would even attempt making a film like Brian today.
April 21, 2019 01:30 UTC
Easter is a time when millions of Christians across the world gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. A refugee whose parents were forced to flee their home because of a campaign of terror by a dictator, King Herod. There are 68 million refugees across the world, more people than have ever before been forced to flee persecution, war and abject poverty. But this government refuses to meet our legal obligations to child refugees in Europe as required by the Dubs Amendment. Churches across the country support refugees, including through community sponsorship programmes.
April 20, 2019 23:07 UTC
Max and his sister Dot were well loved by the Whittock family, with the male moggy sharing a particularly close bond with owner Lyn, 57. She said: "You hope that he's moved on somewhere nice, but he's a cat, and cats and roads don't mix, and we thought maybe that had happened." Lyn said: "I went round there, and thought I don't think they've really found my cat. "But there he was, he'd been living in the vicinity where Peter and Marion lived, which backed onto a field. Although he's settled back in, Max still hasn't been outside to see his sister, Dot, who's still living in the garden.
April 20, 2019 22:41 UTC
People have marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in suburban Denver by attending a remembrance ceremony. People have marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in suburban Denver by attending a remembrance ceremony. The event ends three days of sombre gatherings honouring the victims and lending support to their families, survivors of the attack on April 20 1999 and the school’s students and staff. Elsewhere, Columbine students, staff and others took part in community service projects, including volunteering at homeless shelters and doing spring cleaning at the homes of senior citizens and elsewhere. They said she had not made specific threats, but dozens of schools, including Columbine, locked their doors.
April 20, 2019 22:18 UTC
At just 29 and waiting for a second liver transplant, brave Helen seemed to have run out of chances to live. After falling ill in 2008 she had been placed on the emergency transplant list and a match was found within a week. She became so weak, she was placed on the organ transplant list again in March 2017. The machine analyses organ function and provides conditions better than cold storage – the normal way of preserving organs. The OCS liver machine was submitted for its first clinical trials in August 2015.
April 20, 2019 22:01 UTC
The children had collected 12 stickets on the Monopoly promotion, and were entitled to a free meal, Hull Live reports. You don’t expect a member of McDonald’s staff to speak to your children the way they did because they were trying to redeem the free food. “I overheard another member of staff saying to schoolchildren if you go large you are more likely to win more free food. In a previous response and spelling out their rules surrounding the Monopoly promotion, a spokeswoman for McDonald's said: "In accordance with relevant advertising regulations, our Monopoly promotion is unsuitable for those aged under 16. Prizes on the monopoly promotion range from £100,000 cash as the top prize, along with cars, expensive tech gadgets, holidays and free food and meal vouchers.
April 20, 2019 21:57 UTC
A flip-chart in this room has a list, including the alarming line: ‘Mass hunger strike?’‘This is a rebellion,’ Gail tells me quietly. But my involvement in the Extinction Rebellion movement has taken my environmental work to a whole other level. Gandhi has provided the inspiration for the entire modus operandi of Extinction Rebellion, based as it is on the principle of ‘non-violent resistance’. Our tactics in Extinction Rebellion are varied but for the most part we like to chain ourselves to things and strip naked. As for me and my compatriots in Extinction Rebellion, we had a wonderful time.
April 20, 2019 21:56 UTC
Emily Atack appeared to confirm her relationship with film producer Rob Jowers with a post on Instagram. Emily Atack appeared to confirm her relationship with film producer Rob Jowers with a post on Instagram. Emily Atack appears to confirm she is in a relationshipThe actress and I’m A Celebrity star shared a selfie of the pair embracing – and fans also spotted what appeared to be a diamond band on her ring finger. Atack captioned the post: “Happy Easter one n’all.”Fans commented on the post congratulating the couple while Atack’s celebrity friends were among the well-wishers. Atack first found fame playing schoolgirl Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners, before finishing second to football manager Harry Redknapp on I’m A Celebrity in 2018.
April 20, 2019 21:50 UTC
Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his side’s “strong jaw” has helped them take the punches during a tough season – but has warned his players not to take their safety for granted. Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his side’s “strong jaw” has helped them take the punches during a tough season – but has warned his players not to take their safety for granted. After an unsuccessful Europa League campaign Burnley managed just 12 points from their first 19 league games and were thrashed 5-1 at home by Everton on Boxing Day. With Cardiff and Brighton both facing a daunting run of games until the end of the season, Burnley are almost certainly safe from the drop, but Dyche is warning against complacency. “Many years ago (former Blackpool manager) Ian Holloway said we have a strong jaw, and he was right, and still is,” Dyche said ahead of Monday’s visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.
April 20, 2019 21:33 UTC
But he feels it’s vital that United rebuild both the squad and their culture without resorting to an expensive short-term fix. I fancy different types of players - that’s just the way it is in football. The question I ask is if they fit into Man United and the style I want this club to play. “These players have had Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Ferguson, Moyes - four of the best managers there has been in England. But there were certain things we did when I was a player - and that’s what I am talking about in terms of culture.
April 20, 2019 21:30 UTC
Returning EastEnders character Sean Slater is already making an impact in new pictures from the soap. Returning EastEnders character Sean Slater is already making an impact in new pictures from the soap. Sean Slater returns after a decade away in new EastEnders picsFollowing 10 years away from Walford, Sean picks up Amy Mitchell – who he used to believe was his daughter – from school. The new episode sees his sister Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) and Jack (Scott Maslen) panicking, unaware that Sean has returned to the Square. Amy (Jack Barnes/BBC/PA)It was announced in January that Robert Kazinsky, who plays Sean, would be returning to the soap.
April 20, 2019 21:00 UTC
Pope Francis has carried a lit candle up the main aisle of a darkened St Peter’s Basilica in a dramatic Easter Saturday vigil. Pope Francis has carried a lit candle up the main aisle of a darkened St Peter’s Basilica in a dramatic Easter Saturday vigil. The solemn Easter vigil took place in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican (Gregorio Borgia/AP)At the chant in Latin for “light of Christ”, the basilica’s lights were suddenly switched on. Francis then reached the central altar to celebrate Easter vigil mass. On Sunday, Francis will celebrate Easter Mass in St Peter’s Square and give a speech from the basilica balcony.
April 20, 2019 20:37 UTC
A man has been injured in a serious assault in the Kilbarrack area of Dublin 5. The incident occurred at approximately 10.30am when a 39-year-old cyclist was hit by a black saloon car on Swans Nest Road. According to Gardaí a number of men got out of the car and assaulted the injured man with unknown weapons before the men left the scene in the same car. The man was taken to Beaumont hospital where his injuries are being treated as non-life threatening. They can contact Gardaí at Raheny Garda station on 01-6664300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
April 20, 2019 20:26 UTC
Rafael Benitez has told Newcastle they should be competing for seventh place in the Premier League rather than fighting for survival every season. Rafael Benitez has told Newcastle they should be competing for seventh place in the Premier League rather than fighting for survival every season. The Magpies all but mathematically clinched a third successive top-flight campaign with a 3-1 home victory over Southampton. Should the Bluebirds fail to beat title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday, Benitez’s men will be safe. Benitez said: “Our level, I think, has to be between seventh and 10th and we have to compete with these teams in the transfer window, in the wage bill and everything.
April 20, 2019 20:03 UTC