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Irish News on Thu, Feb 27 2020, 1,461 days ago

Latest Weather Warning Issued As Storm Jorge Approaches
Met Éireann have issued a Status Orange weather warning as Storm Jorge approaches Ireland this weekend.
Shots Fired At House In North Dublin
An investigation has been launched following a shooting incident in north Dublin last night. At approximately 10.30pm, shots were fired at a house in the Cromcastle Court area in Kilmore. According to reports, a window of the house was smashed but nobody was injured.
Labour Call For Drug Addiction To Be Treated As A Health Issue
Drug addiction must be treated as a health issue and not a legal matter, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said.
Sinn Féin Call For All-Ireland Approach To Threat Of Coronavirus
Sinn Féin have called for an all-Ireland approach to dealing with the threat of the Coronavirus. Making the call, spokesperson on Health Louise O'Reilly said: "The possibility of a positive case of Coronavirus on the island cannot be discounted.
1916 Bursary Fund To Be Extended For Another Three Years
The 1916 Bursary Fund is to be extended to new applicants for another three years, the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor have announced. To date the scheme has already supported 600 students.
AIM Project Wins Prestigious Global Award
Ireland's Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) project, which has supported over 12,100 children in over 3,300 services nationally, has won a global award for innovative policy at this year's Zero Project Awards.
Illegal Drugs Seized At Dublin Mail Centre
Revenue officers have seized herbal cannabis and ecstasy tablets worth an estimated €48,850 at Dublin Mail Centre The illegal drugs were discovered in 14 separate parcels originating from the United States and the Netherlands and were declared as items such as 'fabric', 'gloves', 'bathrobe' and 'de
Woman In Court Charged With Brownsbarn Estate Stabbing Death
A woman, aged in her 30s, is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in the Brownsbarn Estate in the early hours of Tuesday 25 February. Gareth Kelly (39) was fatally stabbed in an incident at around 7am on Tuesday morning.
Man Arrested And Heroin Seized In Co Cork
A man, aged in his 30s, has been arrested in connection with the seizure of approximately €53,000 worth of suspected heroin in Grenagh, Co. Cork.

Irish News on Wed, Feb 27 2019, 1,826 days ago

Ongoing Data Exchange Between Garda And PSNI To Be Safeguarded
Legal measures to ensure the ongoing data exchange between Gardaí and the PSNI in the north will be maintained post-Brexit. It is understood that approximately 70,000 pieces of information was shared between forces in 2018.
Garda Appeal For Information On Drogheda Shooting Incident
An investigation has been launched into a shooting incident in Drogheda. A man, aged in his 30s, is in a serious condition in hospital after he was shot in the neck in an incident at the M1 Retail Park which occurred at about 2.45pm on Tuesday 27 February.

Irish News on Tue, Feb 27 2018, 2,191 days ago

Appeal Issued For 17-Year-Old Cian Mulhall
Gardaí in Swords have issued appeal for help in tracing the whereabouts of 17-year-old Cian Mulhall, who has been missing in the Dublin area since the 26th February 2018. He is described as being 5'5", with brown hair and blue eyes.
Govt Approves Gaeltacht Language Planning Area
The government has approved the language plan for the Gaeltacht Language Planning Area: Na Déise, Government Chief-Whip and Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, has announced.
Labour Calls For Fuel Allowance To Be Doubled This Week
The fuel allowance for older people should be doubled this week in light of the forecast snow and freezing temperatures, Labour spokesperson on Social Protection, Senator Ged Nash, has said.

Irish News on Mon, Feb 27 2017, 2,556 days ago

'No Further Delay' In Dealing WIth Toxic Waste
Sinn Féin has said there can be "no further delay" in dealing with hazardous waste, which is said to include toxic asbestos, flowing into the Irish sea at Bray Beach.

Irish News on Fri, Feb 27 2015, 3,287 days ago

Treatment Of Elderly Hospital Patients Described As 'National Disgrace'
Fianna Fáil has condemned the treatment of older people in Irish hospitals as a "national disgrace". The party's health spokesperson made the comment following reports that an 81-year-old man was left helpless in a "soiled state, in public view", while a patient of Beaumont Hospital.
Teacher Unions To Discuss Next Move In Junior Cycle Reforms Dispute
Teachers unions are meeting today for further talks over Junior Cycle reforms. The latest proposed changes to the reforms, presented by mediator Pauric Travers two weeks ago, have been rejected by ASTI and the TUI.
Govt Should Share 'Sense Of Satisfaction' Over Cigarette Packaging Bill
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, has said that the government will not be bullied into dropping plain cigarette packaging legislation.
Airbnb Creates 200 New Jobs
Hospitality firm, Airbnb, has confirmed a lease for 'The Warehouse', a planned 40,000 square foot contemporary office space at Hanover Quay in Dublin. The 19th century derelict warehouse will restored for Airbnb.
NUI Galway Criticised For 'Invasive' Occupational Health Questionnaire
A 'pre-employment health assessment' form from NUI Galway, allegedly asking female applicants about their menstrual cycle and breasts has been described as "invasive" and "misogynistic".
Unions To Meet Mondelez Over Job Cuts
Management at Mondelez Ireland are to meet with union representatives today to begin discussions about job cuts announced on Thursday. The company, which owns the Cadbury chocolate and the Trident chewing gum brand, announced yesterday that more than 200 jobs in Dublin and Co Kerry are to be cut.
NTA Urged 'Join Up' West Clare Timetables
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has been urged to implement a "joined up timetable" for bus and rail services in West Clare.

Irish News on Thu, Feb 27 2014, 3,652 days ago

Murder Investigation Into Fatal Stabbing Of Pub Squatter
Garda in Dublin have launched a murder investigation into the fatal stabbing of a man in a derelict pub in the city last night.
Pipe Bombs Made Safe In Tallaght
The Army bomb squad have made safe three viable pipe bombs found overnight in Tallaght. Garda reported that three explosive devices were discovered in a green area of the Cushlawn estate yesterday evening by a member of the public.
Govt Publishes Action Plan For Jobs 2014
The Government has published its latest Action Plan for Jobs, the third installment in their plan aimed at building a sustainable growing economy and creating jobs. Launching the Plan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: "Creating new jobs is the top priority for Government.
Iarnród Éireann Unions Reject Cost Saving Plan
Union members at Iarnród Éireann have voted to reject the rail company's proposed cost cutting plan. The National Bus and Rail Union voted to reject the proposal by a majority of 82%, while 71% of SIPTU members rejected it.
Central Consultation Website Proposed
The government has been urged to consider establishing a "one-stop" website, to act as a hub for public consultations. The idea for a "central hub for all issues subject to public consultation", was raised by Fine Gael's Laois/Offaly TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, during Topical Issues in the Dáil.
Third Day Of Waterford City Bar Staff Sit-In
Staff at a Waterford City pub have entered the third day of a sit-in protest, following an announcement on Tuesday that the bar was to close with immediate effect. Staff at the Park Inn were informed by a solicitor on Tuesday morning that the city pub would close.
Sinn Féin Call For Moratorium On Wind Farms
Sinn Féin have called for a moratorium on wind farms to address concerns raised by communities, which the party say are "not being listened to.

Irish News on Wed, Feb 27 2013, 4,017 days ago

Three Arrested In Connection With Christopher Warren Death
Garda investigating the death of a man in Dublin in December have arrested three men. Christopher Warren (36) was shot near Phibsboro and died after being dumped at St James’s Hospital on the evening of December 28th last year.
EU Block Ryanair In Third Attempt To Buy Aer Lingus
Ryanair’s third attempt to buy Aer Lingues has again been blocked by European Union antitrust regulators. Following the Eu executive vetoing the airlines first attempt in 2009, the regulator have again said the bid could hurt competition and lead to higher prices for passengers.
Ulster Bank Admit Mortgage Error
Ulster Bank has issued an apology after 1,000 customers were put on the incorrect mortgage. Mortgage customers had been given the option to pay only the interest and not the capitol on their loans for between two and five years.
Unemployment Falls For First Time Since 2008
The number of people in employment rose by 1,200 in 2012, the first increase since 2008. The Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) Quarterly National Household Survey for the fourth quarter of 2012 reveals a decrease in unemployment of 19,200.
Govt Stop Mobility Allowance With Immediate Effect
Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant schemes will stop with immediate effect, the government have announced.
AHCPS Urge No Vote On Croke Park Ballot
Union members are being urged to vote no in the ballot on new Croke Park Agreement proposals. The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants is to recommend a no vote on the proposals, a decision it is understood the executive committee took following a meeting on Tuesday.
Supreme Court Hears Argument For Suicide Law
It would be possible to design legislation to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with assistance, without a risk to others, the Supreme Court has been told.
Seized Designer Clothes To Be Destroyed
Designer clothing seized from a small Irish store is to be destroyed after the retailer was found to be selling it without permission.
46 Confirmed Cases Of Ash Dieback
There are now 46 confirmed cases of ash dieback in the country, the Department of Agriculture has confirmed. 26 cases have been found in forestry plantations in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Meath, Tipperary and Waterford.

Irish News on Mon, Feb 27 2012, 4,383 days ago

Bill Plans To Protect Whistleblowers
Public Expenditure and Reform Minister, Brendan Howlin, today published the Draft Heads of the Protected Disclosure in the Public Interest Bill 2012. Welcoming the publication Minister Howlin stated: "This Government is committed to a significant political reform agenda.
Mechanic Sentenced For Partner's Killing
A mechanic has been handed a seven year jail sentence for killing his partner. Bernard Curran, 53, of The Weir, Lucan, told the court that he had been trying to kill himself but Helen Donegan, grabbed the gun and it went off. Curran hid the mother of one's body and reported her missing.
Kingspan Report Profits Rise
Kingspan, a provider of insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 30% increase in revenue to €1.55 billion. The Irish company's annual results for the year showed trading profit grew 33% from €72.0m to €95.7m, an increase of 24% excluding acquisitions.
JobBridge Reaches 5,000 Target
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D. has welcomed the news that JobBridge, the Government's National Internship Scheme has reached its target of 5,000 internship posts since its launch. "I am delighted that JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships in only 8 months since I launched it last June.
Minister To Meet With Family Of Murdered Malawian Student
Minister of State for Trade Development, Joe Costello, will meet the family of murdered Malawian student during a trip to her home country. Rudo Mawere's body was discovered in a luggage bag on Blackhorse Avenue. A post-mortem found that the 26-year-old had died from asphyxiation.
Survey Shows Strong Support For EU Fiscal Treaty
A new survey of CEOs by IBEC, the group that represents Irish business, has revealed very strong support for the recently agreed EU fiscal treaty and a firm belief that Ireland's membership of the single currency is vital to future economic prosperity.
Average 12 Inch Pizza Can Contain More Than Recommended Daily Calorie Intake
A person eating an 'average' 12 inch size pizza in one sitting can consume more than their entire requirement of calories, saturated fat and salt for a full day according to new research by safefood.

Irish News on Fri, Feb 27 2009, 5,478 days ago

'Tiger' Raid Gang Sought
The Minister for Justice is to hold a special meeting with the Garda Commissioner following the latest 'Tiger' kidnap robbery.
Cowen's Troubles Grow As 50% Want General Election
Half of voters want an election immediately with news also emerging that just 10% of voters are reported to be satisfied with the Government's performance during the current recession.
Investors 'Eye Up' Anglo Irish Bank
A troubled Irish financial institution is again in the news today with the revelation that a consortium of foreign investors has held talks with Irish backers and with the Government over taking a majority stake in Anglo Irish Bank.
Woman Arrested In Shane Murder Probe
Gardai investigating the murder of Shane Geoghegan have released seven of the people they were questioning. They were freed overnight without charge, but investigations are continuing with eight people remaining in custody today.
Donegal Priest's Rape Appeal Fails
The Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday dismissed an appeal brought by a Donegal priest, Fr Daniel Doherty against his conviction on two charges each of rape and indecent assault.
Post Office Raiders Hunted
The hunt is on after two masked men entered a Carlow supermarket yesterday morning and robbed the post office on the premises.
Shamrock For Obama
The Taoiseach Brian Cowen will escape financial woes for at least part of one day next month as he helps the world's most powerful man celebrate the Irish saint's day in the USA.
Breaking News - Homer Drinks Guinness!
Details have emerged of a 'secret' St Pat's Day deal between the Simpsons cartoon show and one of Ireland's own icons, Guinness.

Irish News on Wed, Feb 27 2008, 5,844 days ago

Gunman Gets 12 Years For Garda Shooting
A cocaine-fuelled gunman who shot a garda sergeant in the chest with a sawn off shotgun has been sentenced to 12 years jail at a Dublin court.
Double Tragedy As Second Westport Boy Dies
Gardaí said foul play is not suspected in either of two tragic deaths associated with a Co Mayo school.
Misdiagnosis Report Due Soon
The scandal over misdiagnosis of nine Midlands women for breast cancer will again be highlighted when the long-awaited report into the issue is finally published.
May Date For 'Slab' Trial
Thomas 'Slab' Murphy, a well-known, prominent republican, is set to stand trial on charges connected with alleged revenue offences in May, the Special Criminal Court heard today.
Foiled Burglar Stabbed
A man has been taken to hospital with stab wounds after allegedly breaking into a family home. Gardai are investigating the incident during which two men apparently broke into a house in North Dublin with a knife and a hammer.
Ahern Defies Russia And Serbia Over Kosovo
Speaking in Vienna today, the Irish Taoiseach has told the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Europe that it is not an expression of hostility to recognise Kosovo as a state.
Construction Worker Killed In Dublin Airport
Another construction worker has died during an accident at Dublin Airport this morning. It is understood the man was struck by a small bulldozer on the apron of the runway at the front of the old terminal building.
Salaried Employees Working 'For Free' On Friday
Irish salaried employees will be putting a tidy €300 million into the pockets of their employers on February 29, as they work the day for free.
Childline Calls Unanswered
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has revealed that over half of the calls made to Childline go unanswered. The charity answered 294,908 of the 630,812 calls made to it during 2007, and blamed a lack of resources for its inability to answer all the calls made.
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