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Irish News on Thu, Mar 21 2019, 1,461 days ago

Man Dies In Workplace Accident In Rosslare
A man in his 20s has died following an accident in the workplace in County Wexford. Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the scene this morning, Thursday 21 March, at around 7.45am. The man was working at Rosslare Europort in Rosslare Harbour.
Elderly Man Seriously Injured After Assault In Cork
An elderly man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries in an overnight attack in county Cork. The pensioner, a man in his 70s, received a punctured lung and other injuries when he was set upon in a car park in Sleaveen East in Macroom.
Govt To Establish Gambling Regulation Authority
The Minister of State with special responsibility for gambling regulation, David Stanton TD, has announced that the Government has approved the establishment of an Irish gambling regulatory authority.
First State Visit To Colombia Since Opening Of New Irish Embassy
The Minister of State for Trade has concluded a four-day visit to Colombia, the first since the Irish Embassy opened in Bogotá last month.
Govt Pledge €450k For Aran Island Post-Primary Schools
The government has pledged an allowance of €450,000 for the benefit of post-primary schools on the Aran Islands. Seán Kyne T.D., the Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands announced the news yesterday, Wednesday 20 March.
Plans To House Asylum Seekers In Rooskey Hotel Abandoned
Plans to open an accommodation facility for asylum seekers in Rooskey, County Leitrim, have been abandoned by the government. The disused Shannon Key West Hotel had been earmarked for the centre, but the Department of Justice has confirmed the plans will not go ahead following a leasing issue.
Irish Studies Centre To Open At Shanghai University
An Irish Studies Centre is set to be established at Shanghai University in a bid to strengthen links between University College Cork (UCC) and China. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D.

Irish News on Wed, Mar 21 2018, 1,826 days ago

Garda Investigate Sudden Death In Co Donegal
Gardaí have appealed for information following the sudden death of a man in Buncrana, Co Donegal. The body of a man, believed to be aged in mid-40s, was discovered at a house in Oakfield Close at approximately 6.30pm on Sunday, 18 March.

Irish News on Mon, Mar 21 2016, 2,556 days ago

Cannabis Plants Worth Over €400,000 Seized By Garda
Cannabis plants worth more than €400,000 have been seized in two separate operations in County Cavan and Meath.
Gardaí Appeal For Information Following Aggravated Burglary
Gardaí in Co Wicklow have appealed for information following an aggravated burglary in Ballynultagh, Shillelagh, on Wednesday 16 March. The incident occurred at approximately 9.10pm when three males entered a house at Ballynultagh.
Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Road Accident In Co Roscommon
Gardaí in Co Roscommon have appealed for witnesses to a fatal road traffic accident at Carramore shortly after 23:00 on Sunday night. It is understood that a 40-year-old man died after a car he was driving collided with another vehicle.
HSE Launch Consultation On National Medical Card Unit
The HSE's National Medical Card Unit (NMCU) has launched a public consultation on its Draft Medical Card Unit strategic plan 2016-2018, which will outline the direction and focus for the next three years.
WCC Submits Planning Application For Social Housing In Bray
Wicklow County Council (WCC) has submitted a planning application to build 42 social housing units on Kilbride Lane in Bray.
FF Back Irish Credit Union's Role In Alleviating Housing Crisis
Fianna Fáil has backed a statement from the Irish League of Credit Unions (ICLU) who highlighted the important role that they can play in alleviating the housing crisis. "Fianna Fáil has consistently argued that Credit Unions should be engaged to help ease the housing crisis.
Recall Seanad Over Tyrrelstown Evictions - SF
Sinn Féin want to recall the Seanad in an effort to help stop the eviction of residents in Tyrrelstown. Senators Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Kathryn Reilly have written to the Cathaoirleach and Clerk of the Seanad to request a recall.
Man Arrested In Vincent Ryan Murder Investigation
A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Vincent Ryan in Finglas. Mr Ryan was shot and killed shortly after 3pm on McKee Road on Monday, 29 February.
Irish Water 'More Concerned With Image Than Infrastructure' - FF
Fianna Fáil has criticised Irish Water for being "more concerned with its public image than ensuring water quality and infrastructure in improved".

Irish News on Fri, Mar 21 2014, 3,287 days ago

Immigration Council Call For National Action Plan On Racism
A national action plan to combat racism is needed, the Immigration Council of Ireland has said. On the International Day Against Racism the council has published a series of "wide-ranging" recommendations, which it has submitted to the Oireachtas Justice Committee.
Fianna Fáil Urge Aer Lingus To Drop 'Macho Stance'
Aer Lingus has been urged to drop its legal action against SIPTU, with Fianna Fáil saying that the move will " do nothing to improve relations between the airline and the union.
'Ming' Flanagan To Contest European Election
Independent TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan has announced that he will contest the European Election Constituency of Midlands North West.
Teenagers Released In St Patrick's Assault Investigation
A file is to be prepared and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions on two teenagers arrested on connection with the assault of a Brazilian student in Dublin on St Patrick's Day. Garda identified the 16 and 17-year-old males from a video of the attack that was posted on social media.
McDonalds Create 60 Jobs In Kilkenny
Sixty new jobs are to be created in Kilkenny city by fast-food chain, McDonalds. The restaurant has announced that it will open a new premises on Hedron Road on the outskirts of the city, replacing its previous site at Patrick Street.
Hogan Allocates €850,000 For Anti-Litter And Graffiti Scheme
Over €800,000 from the Environment Fund has been allocated to local authorities for provision of the 2014 Anti-Litter & Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant Scheme, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has announced.
Shatter Publishes Rights And Equality Merger Bill
A Bill has been published today that will see the merger of the Equality Authority and the Human Rights Commission, a move first proposed in October 2011. The merger is designed to strengthen and enhance Ireland’s institutions for protection of equality and human rights.
FF Backs Calls For Beef Industry Regulator
Fianna Fáil has backed calls by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association for the appointment of a regulator for the beef industry. The farmers association claim that the appointment of a regultor would create a more equitable balance of power between the farmer and the processor.
Man Critical After Early Morning Shooting In Dublin
Gardaí in Dublin have reported that a man has been shot and seriously injured in Donaghmede at about 9am this morning. According to reports the man was shot in the head shortly after dropping children off at a nearby creche on Holywell Avenue.

Irish News on Thu, Mar 21 2013, 3,652 days ago

77 Drs Leave IMO Following McNiece Pension Controversy
77 doctors have left the Irish Medical Organisation IMO since the announcement of former chief executive’s George McNeice retirement package. Paul McKeown, president of the doctors trade union, has described the possible €25m pension as “shocking and convulsing”.
Six Years For Man Who Stole ATM Containing €205,000
A man has been jailed for six years over the theft of an ATM machine containing €205,000, from Maxol Service Station at Bellefield Road, Enniscorthy, on July 24, 2009.
RTÉ Spent €1,000 A Day On Taxis In 2012
A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that RTÉ spent almost €1,000 a day on taxis last year, despite its cost-cutting drive.
Woman Granted Week To Repay €43,000 Dole Fraud
A woman who pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming dole payments of more than €43,000 has been granted a week to repay all the money involved.
Vacant Probation Office Prompts Legal Action
Legal action has been launched over a vacant Probation Service Project which has cost the State €2m.
€9,000 Missing From Garda Evidence
An investigation has been launched after the discovery that €9,000 went missing from an evidence bag at a garda station in Co Dublin. The money was part of €26,000 recovered following a robbery at a shop and post office in Lusk in January.
Former Nationwide Directors Served Papers
Three former directors of the Irish Nationwide were served papers on Wednesday night by representatives of the special liquidator of IBRC.

Irish News on Wed, Mar 21 2012, 4,017 days ago

Minister Announces The Opening Of The On-Line Mapping Facility
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today confirmed that the on-line mapping facility on the 2012 iNet, his Department’s online application facility for the Single Payment Scheme, has now gone ‘live’.
Report On Child Deaths "Harrowing" Says Minister
A new, yet to be published, report into the deaths of children has been described as “harrowing” by Minister for Children Francis Fitzgerald. The report, originally presented to government before Christmas, will be published within the next few weeks, once it has received legal clearance.
AIB Tightens Conditions For Free Banking
AIB bank has announced changes to its free banking service. From May 28 customers must keep their balance above €2,500 for a full quarter in order to avoid maintenance and transaction fees.
Obama Vows To Return To Ireland
US President Barack Obama yesterday pledged he would return to Ireland if he is re-elected. “It was a magical day. It was too short,” Mr Obama said.
Health Insurer Reports €7.4 Million Surplus
Ireland’s largest health insurer, the VHI, has revealed it has a financial surplus of €7.4 million for last year.
Three Appear In Court Over Primary School Machete Chase
Three people, two men and one woman, will appear in court today charge in connection with an incident in which a man was chased through a school with a machete. The incident happened yesterday shortly before 13:45 outside the Holy Family junior school on Station Road in Ennis.
Workers Picket Eddie Stobart Depot
A Dublin depot of haulage company Eddie Stobart has become the target of an official picket with a 24-hour work stoppage beginning at 8am today. This is the second day of industrial action at the British-based distributor in recent weeks.
22 Year Old Dies After House Party Assault
Gardai are appealing for information after a 22-year-old man died after being assaulted at a St Patrick’s Day party in Co Cavan.
Cannabis Plants Discovered In Co Cavan
Large quantities of cannabis plants have been discovered following a search of a house in Coothill, Co Cavan. Gardaí discovered over 1,300 cannabis plants being cultivated in a vacant property on Church Street at around 2pm yesterday. The plants have an estimated street value of €520,000.

Irish News on Mon, Mar 21 2011, 4,383 days ago

Fisherman's Body Identified
The body of a fisherman, found off the south Co Wexford coast, has been identified. John Ennis went missing 31 days ago after the boat he was in sank 45 metres from shore between Duncannon and Arthurstown.
Dublin Flats Exhibition Open
An exhibition of photographs of Dublin social housing flats complexes has been officially opened in the Irish Architectural Archive by the Dutch Ambassador, Robert Engels, in the presence of Cllr Ruairí McGinley representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Irish Language School Gets Upgrade
New accommodation for Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche in Castlewellan was officially opened by Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane. Funding for the accommodation came from the Department of Education.
Privilege Days Proposal Rejected
Government proposals to reduce privilege days off for civil servants has been rejected by an arbitration board. It had been argued that revising the system would increase productivity saving an additional €4.6m a year.
Gardaí Await Post Mortem In Byrne Case
Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the murder of a 19-year-old man in Inchicore, Dublin. David Byrne was found in the car park of Emmet Court apartment block on Saturday night. He had suffered stab wounds and later died in hospital.

Irish News on Fri, Mar 21 2008, 5,478 days ago

Call For CCTV At Nightclubs
Garda have called for a new law compelling the installation of CCTV at all nightclubs. The recommendation from the garda came during the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference, currently underway in Trim.
Anglo Irish Bank Investigated
The financial regulator has launched an investigation into unusual share dealings in Ireland. Banking and credit turmoil has drastically affected many Irish banks, but the Anglo Irish Bank pricked the attention of the regulator after its failure to recover from serious falls in its share price.
Work On M3 Commences After Violence
The stalled work on the M3 Motorway has recommenced after protesters attacked construction workers at the site. A previous agreement between workers and protesters to halt work on the site for four weeks ended last night with the announcement by an NRA spokesman saying: "All deals are off.
Couple Remanded Over Taxi Driver Murder
A man and woman, both in their 20s, are currently being questioned by gardaí, following the stabbing of an off-duty taxi driver in west Dublin. Mark Smyth, a 31-year-old taxi driver from the Hawthorns, Duleek, Co Meath was attacked in the Fortlawn estate on Tuesday night.
Screwdriver Killer Accused Granted Bail
The teenager accused of the murder of a Polish man has been released on jail with a list of conditions. The 17 year-old, charged with murdering 29 year-old Pawel Kalite with a screwdriver, faces a tough list of bail conditions as he awaits trial.
Witnesses Asked To Come Forward Over Finglas
Witnesses have been asked to come forward with information following attacks on buses in the Finglas area of Dublin. The bus service has been severely limited as bus drivers fear for their safety.
Transport Authorities Gear Up For Easter
Ireland’s Transport Authorities are preparing for the bank holiday weekend by issuing warnings and deploying extra staff. Extra Garda are being deployed to deal with the expected increase in traffic, and extra units have been set up to specifically tackle drink driving.
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