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Irish influencer Jade McCann, also known by Jayda, has sadly passed away at the age of 24.

The social media star was fighting a rare form of cancer called PEComa, but tragically died in the early hours of the morning.

She was first diagnosed in March 2018 but the cancer spread from her vulva to her lungs.

Her family confirmed the harrowing news on Instagram this afternoon.

They revealed the upsetting news in a statement;

“Just want to update you all on Jade’s situation; Jade passed away peacefully in her sleep this morning at 5:10 am.

“We will put up a post in the near future with more details regarding her passing but for now her family would appreciate privacy until everything is in order,” the statement read.

“Thank you all for your support and continued kindness.”

Tributes have been pouring in for Jade who inspired many with her positive attitude as she documented her cancer journey on her Instagram account.

Our thoughts are with Jade’s family and friends during this devastating time.



Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 17-year-old Andrada Moldovan. Andrada has been missing from her home in Navan, Co.Meath since October 9. 

She was last seen at 1.30pm on Ocotber 9, 2019.

Andrada is a Romanian national, described as having a thin build and being 5’9 in height. She has blue eyes and long curly blonde hair.

When she was last seen, she was wearing a pink/peach jacket, blue jeans and white runners. She was also carrying a black handbag.

Anyone who has seen Andrada or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 9036100, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



Gardaí in Tallaght are seeking the public's help in finding a missing teenage boy. 16-year-old Joseph Lawrence has been missing from the Fettercairn Road area of Tallaght since Friday, October 4, 2019.

Joseph is 5' 10" in height, of stocky build and has short black hair.

When he was last seen Joseph was wearing blue jeans, a navy blue Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt and a navy blue Superdry Jacket.

Anyone who has seen Joseph or can help in finding him is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 6666 000, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.




Gardaí in Midleton wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Leo Boyers-Hipwell who is missing from his home in Ballycrenane, Ballymacoda, Cork. Leo was last seen on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

Leo is described as being 5’9” in height and of very slim build, with light brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of Chinese writing on his right or left wrist.

It is not known what Leo was wearing when he left home.

Gardaí and Leo's family are concerned for his welfare. 

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Midleton Garda Station on 021 – 4621550 or The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Tammy Kelly who is missing from her home in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 

Tammy was last seen on Friday, September 27 2019 in Dun Laoghaire.

She is described as being 5’3’’ in height and of medium build. She has brown hair and blue eyes. 

Gardaí and Tammy’s family have concerns for her and ask anyone who has seen Tammy or who can assist in locating her to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 6665000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. 



Gardaí in Lucan wish to renew their appeal for the publics’ assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 13-year-old Chantelle Doyle.

Chantelle was last seen in Lucan village at approximately 6pm on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

She is described as being 5’ 5’’ in height, of slim build, with long sandy brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen she was wearing a red jacket, grey T-shirt, black leggings and green/blue Nike runners. She is believed to frequent Dublin City centre, Summerhill, Tallaght and Balbriggan areas.

Anyone who has seen Chantelle or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station on 01 – 6667300, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station



The ban on blood donations from people who lived in the UK between 1980 and 1996 is set to be lifted. The ban was put in place during an epidemic of Mad Cow Disease.

An estimated 10,000 people were banned from donating blood during the time.

It is understood that the ban, which was introduced in 2004, will be lifted on October 7.

The removal of this ban means there will be an influx of eligible donors. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service believe their donations could increase by 10 percent after the ban is removed.

By donating blood you can help people live happier and healthier lives. Thousands of people need blood in Ireland’s hospitals, especially those who are undergoing surgery, recovering from cancer or have been in a serious accident.

Visit giveblood.ie to find out where your nearest blood donation clinic is.




Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope actress Danika McGuigan has tragically passed away at the age of 30. The daughter of boxing champion Barry McGuigan died after a short illness.

It is understood that the actress had a “brief but brave battle against cancer.”

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Her family issued a statement through The Agency:

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beautiful daughter and sister, Danika "Nika" McGuigan.

"After a brief but brave battle against cancer, Nika passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday 23rd July, surrounded by her loving family.

"As a family we are devastated and ask for complete privacy during this difficult period to allow us to grieve for our Nika."

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The sentencing of the two boys who murdered Ana Kriegel has been adjourned until October 29.

The sentencing has been delayed to allow more time for psychiatric reports to be completed.

Both boys have been further remanded in custody.

The two 14-years-old were found guilty of murder last month. Boy A was also found guilty of aggravated sexual assault.




Two 14-year-old boys have been found guilty of murdering teenage girl Ana Kriégel, The Irish Times reports.

The young girl was found dead in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan last year.

Both boys were found guilty of murder. Boy A was also found guilty of violent sexual assault.

The two boys are the youngest people in the history of the State to be found guilty of murder.

It is understood that Boy B lured the teenager from her home on May 14, 2018. 

He took Ana to the isolated farmhouse where Boy A was waiting. 

Boy A then allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered Ana, who was 14-years-old at the time of her death.

Both boys pleaded not guilty to murder.

More to follow.






Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault that occurred yesterday evening, Thursday June 13, 2019. The incident took place at approximately 7.40 pm on the Táin walk which connects the Newry Road and the Inner Relief Road, Dundalk.

A woman in her early 20s was seriously assaulted when she was going for a walk and a man approached her from behind and assaulted her. 

The man left the area on foot and made his was out of Táin walk and headed north on to the Inner Relief Road (N52)

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Gardaí are appealing for any person who witnessed the incident or with any information to contact them at Dundalk  Garda station on  042 – 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. 

Gardaí are further seeking any drivers of vehicles or cyclists with dash cam footage who were in the Newry Road or the Inner Relief road at the Táin Bridge area at this time to check their dash cams footage and contact Dundalk Garda station.



Broadcaster Louise McSharry has given birth to her second child. The writer confirmed her joyous news in an Instagram post earlier this morning.

Louise shared a selfie of her and her baby boy cuddling in their hospital bed. Louise’s son wore a grey and black star-print onesie and a white hat in the snap.


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The mum-of-two revealed his name is Ted.

This is Louise and husband Gordon’s second child together. They are also parents to three-year-old son Sam.


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The DJ announced she was expecting another baby last November. Sharing a snap of Gordon and Sam, she wrote: “Delighted to say that these two and I are going to be welcoming a new family member in 2019. (A baby. I’m having another baby. Just in case you thought I meant a dog or something.)”


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We are thrilled to hear baby Ted has arrived safe and sound. Congratulations to Louise and her growing family.