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irish sun - islands vote in abortion referendum before rest of ireland
twelve offshore islands on the west and north-west coasts cast their vote residents on islands off counties donegal, mayo and galway headed to the pollsballots are being cast on 12 islands, with polling stations opening at different timesmayo, ireland - on thursday, 12 offshore islands on the west and north-west coasts went out to cast their votes in the crucial referendum on the eighth amendment - a topic that has gripped the country over the last few weeks.according to authorities, ballots were cast on 12 islands, and polling stations opened at different times during the day.residents on islands off counties donegal, mayo and galway voted a day ahead of the rest of the country to allow for all eventualities in getting their votes to count centres in time.reports noted that in the northwest, 743 residents are registered to vote on five islands off co donegal.further, they said that polling stations on toraigh (tory island), inis bó finne (inishbofin) and gola island opened at 11am and were due to close at 3pm.further, a total of 234 voters were registered to vote on the three islands, with 142 people eligible on toraigh, 63 on inis bó finne and 29 on gola. in aranmore, over 500 people cast their ballots between 10.30am and 7pm, while the four people registered on inishfree had a two-hour window to exercise their franchise between midday and 2pm.meanwhile, in mayo, officials made specific arrangements for people living on clare island, inishturk and inishbiggle. off...
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irish sun - inm group editor-in-chief to step down after 25 years
stephen rae announced that he was planning to step down on completion of his five year term rae has working at inm for 25 yearshe said he is not looking forward to taking on new digital projectsdublin, ireland - after completing 25 years at inm group, the company’s editor-in-chief stephen rae announced his decision to step down.rae said that he would be stepping down from the position after completion of his five year term.in a statement, rae said, `i have had the privilege and honour to lead the editorial department since 2013. on completion of my five year term i will be stepping down from the role. following a transformation of the group into a digital focused newsroom and content hub, i am now happy to leave the publishing business in a strong position and hand it over to a team of strong and dynamic editors.”he added, `i'm leaving the business at a time when all print titles are market leaders and online platform independent.ie has become the nation's go-to news source.”rae said, `during my 25 years at inm i feel greatly privileged to have worked with many extremely bright and exceptional people and to have guided the coverage on some of the biggest news stories our country has seen. i am now looking forward to taking on new digital projects which will focus on my core interests of developing new revenue models for journalism along with the hugely important editorial fight against fake news.`meanwhile, michael doorly, chief executive officer at inm thanked ra...
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irish sun - boat capsizes off galway killing man
gardai are investigating the sudden death of a man the man fell off the west coast after his boat capsizedthe man was airlifted to the university hospital galwaygalway, ireland - a boat near clifton, galway capsized on wednesday evening, after which emergency services were alerted.the incident which occurred shortly after 4.30pm near cruagh island, left a 62-year-old male seriously injured. the rnli, which rushed to the spot said in a statement that the casualty was brought to shore by personnel and that the man was then airlifted to the university hospital galway by an irish coast guard helicopter.  the man was, however, pronounced dead a short time later.gardai said that they had launched an investigation into the sudden death of the man off the conamara (connemara) coast.they noted that the man was out on the boat when the tragedy occurred.a garda spokesperson said, “it is believed he was on his own at the time.”adding that a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.
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irish sun - revenue seizes thousands worth of black market cigarettes
the detector dog by the revenue dog elvis helped in the seizure the dog helped make a significant seizure of black market cigarettesthe intelligence-led operation led to the seizure in meathmeath, ireland - in an intelligence-led operation, revenue officials are said to have seized a haul of black market cigarettes in meath.officers said that they had seized 33,500 packets, or a total of 670,000 contraband cigarettes, of jim branded cigarettes.adding that the intelligence-led operation directed the investigators to a business address in meath where the discovery was made.according to revenue officers, a detector dog named elvis helped in making the seizure, which is believed to be worth 408,000 euros. the seizure represented a potential loss to the exchequer of almost 300,000 euros.following the seizure, revenue officials said in a statement that it was advising members of the public to pass on information on the smuggling or sale of illegal tobacco to the department.
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irish sun - met eireann warns ireland to experience mini-heatwave
the national weather body has forecast warm weather for the country ireland will experience highs of 20 to 22 degrees on saturdayit said that by saturday night, there is a chance of heavy and thundery showersdublin, ireland - as the country heads to the polls to vote in the referendum on the eighth amendment vote, the national weather body, met eireann has forecast warm weather.met eireann has warned that the weekend is set to be one of the hottest so far this year and further forecast a mini-heatwave for the rest of the week.according to the met eireann, from thursday, temperatures are set to be in the low-20s and while the day would start off sunny, it is set to become cloudier by the afternoon. temperatures are set to range between 20 and 22 degrees celsius.the met eireann added that on friday, the day is set to be generally dry, warm and sunny day, with a slight chance of showers in the east and south. it said that temperatures of between 17 and 22 degrees are expected, but moderate northerly breezes will keep it cooler in coastal areas.for friday, the weather body has stated that the west of the country will see most of the sunshine.the following day is set to face a fine day, with highs of 20 to 22 degrees. however, the weather body said that it may feel like 16-17 degrees in eastern coastal areas due to a moderate onshore breeze. while sunny spells are expected, most places will reportedly remain dry.there is still a chance of a few showers in the east and south.th...
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irish sun - cahersiveen stabbing 30-year-old arrested
a 30-year-old man was arrested following the incident the man has been detained at the killarney garda stationthe incident took place in cahersiveen in co kerrykerry, ireland - following a fatal stabbing incident in cahersiveen in co kerry on wednesday morning, gardai have arrested a 30-year-old man. gardai said that the man had been arrested immediately after the stabbing incident and that he had been detained at the killarney garda station.the incident reportedly took place shortly after 4am in a house at fertha drive in the town.the victim, a 33-year-old man was rushed to the university hospital kerry where he was pronounced dead.gardai said that the scene at fertha drive has been preserved for a forensic examination and that they are now appealing for witnesses.meanwhile, the local coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.
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irish sun - half of dublin commuters rely on public transport
the number of people using public transport to travel into dublin reached record levels figures showed that more than half of all of commuters are using trains, trams and busesthe figures were released in a report by the dublin city council and the national transport authoritydublin, ireland - latest figures released by the dublin city council and the national transport authority show that public transport usage in the irish capital has reached record levels.according to the report containing the figures, the number of people using public transport to travel into dublin has reached record levels with more than half of all of commuters using trains, trams and buses.the report noted that over 107,000 people now travel into the capital using public transport.it said that traffic counts were taken at 33 locations around the cordon formed by the royal and grand canals last november.adding that a total of 211,416 people travelled into dublin between 7am and 10am everyday while the survey was being carried out.the report also found that the amount of private cars entering the city has fallen below 30 percent for the first time as around 4,000 people ditched their car in the last year. just eight years back, this figure was as high as 40 percent.according to the city council and nta figures, walking made up nearly 12 percent of journeys with 25,000 stretching their legs on their way to work each day. the report noted that the number of cyclists has also climbed to record highs with...
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irish sun - man suffers serious injuries after fight breaks out at m50
gardai are now investigating the fight that broke out on m50 a number of people became involved in the fight and a man was seriously injuredthe incident took place on the m50 between junction 10 ballymount and junction 9 red cowdublin, ireland - after several people became involved in an altercation that broke out on the m50, and left one man with serious injuries, gardai have now launched an investigation.gardai said that they are investigating the fight that broke out on the m50 on monday leaving a man in hospital with serious injuries.according to officials, a group of people got into a scuffle at 6.20pm on the m50 between junction 10 ballymount and junction 9 red cow northbound.they said that one man, who suffered serious injuries in the fight was rushed to the tallaght hospital, confirming later that his injuries are not life threatening.officials said that another man was also injured at the scene but had refused medical attention and left the scene in a silver sedona car.the altercation reportedly resulted in major traffic delays and gardai have now launched a probe.they said they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.in a statement on the incident, a garda spokesperson said, “gardaí in tallaght are investigating a serious public order incident that occurred on the m50 this evening the 21st may 2018. the incident occurred at approximately 6.20pm on the m50 between junction 10(ballymount) and junction 9(redcow) northbound, when a number of people became involve...
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irish sun - man attempts to fly to poland with 60000 euros caught
the man in his 50s had 60,000 euros in cash taken from him the man was attempting to fly from cork to gdansk when the cash was foundthe cash was found by a revenue sniffer dog, stashed in his suitcasecork, ireland - a revenue sniffer dog eva is said to have detected a man attempting to fly to poland from cork, with 60,000 euros in cash hidden in his suitcase.according to revenue officers, the man in his 50s had the cash taken from him as he attempted to board a flight from cork to gdansk.subsequently, officers seized the cash suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity.judge olan kelleher at the cork district court has now granted a three-month detention order to allow revenue to investigate further.according to revenue, the “routine operation” was part of its ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity.
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irish sun - teenager arrested heroin worth 45000 euros seized
heroin worth 45,000 euros was seized in clondalkin the man was arrested as part of an ongoing operationthe operation was into the sale and supply of controlled substancesdublin, ireland - as part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of controlled substances in the ronanstown area, gardai have made one arrest after seizing a large haul of heroin.according to officials, a man was arrested after heroin worth 45,000 euros was found and seized.in another operation, gardai from ronanstown drugs unit carried out an operation in the balgaddy area, during which another 2,000 euros of heroin was seized.officials have said that a male teenager was stopped and searched, when the the man has reportedly been arrested and taken to the ronanstown garda station where he is currently detained under the provisions of section 4 of the criminal justice act 1984 as amended.gardai said that during a follow-up search of a house on foxdene avenue, clondalkin, they seized heroin with an approximate street value of 43,000 euros (subject to analysis).
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irish sun - blue flag awards won by record number of irish beaches
the blue flag programme recognizes beaches for their aesthetic and environmental strengths a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be meta record number of irish beaches bagged the award this yeardublin, ireland - a record number of irish beaches and marinas bagged the blue flag awards for 2018, an award that recognizes beaches for their aesthetic and environmental strengths. starting first in ireland in 1988, the blue flag program recognized a record 83 irish beaches and seven marinas this year with blue flags by an taisce. an taisce is the governing body of protected sites for ireland.to bag the prestigious distinction, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be met and maintained in order to receive a blue flag, including water quality, information provision, and safety and site management.this year’s awards saw kerry leading the way, followed by donegal and mayo for record number of blue flags.while 14 beaches in kerry bagged the blue flag, 13 beaches in donegal received the second place, and mayo was just behind with 12 beaches. a handful of honors were bagged by beaches in clare, cork, wexford and galway.the honor comes merely days after ireland’s environmental protection agency called seven irish beaches unsafe.on monday, eoghan murphy, minister for housing, planning and local government officially presented the awards at the martello hotel in bra...
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irish sun - biopharma firm gilead boost investment in cork plant
biopharmaceutical firm gilead sciences ireland opened a new laboratory the new quality control lab was opened at gilead’s carrigtwohill plant in corkthe plant handles manufacturing, quality control, packaging and distribution of medicinescork, ireland - in a bid to boost its global drug production, biopharmaceutical firm gilead sciences ireland has announced that it has invested 9.5 million euros at its cork plant.the firm officially opened its new quality control laboratory at its carrigtwohill plant in cork - in what is set to an extension of the current quality control facility.it said that the laboratory is designed to increase solid oral drug production for europe, the middle east and asia. according to the company, the carrigtwohill plant handles manufacturing, quality control, packaging and distribution of medicines for areas of `unmet medical needs,” including hiv/aids and liver disease. so far, gilead is said to have invested over 191 million euros in ireland.this, it said included 20 million euros in capital expenditure last year. meanwhile, the company - which was first established in ireland in 1999 - has said that it currently employs 500 people across four operations in the country, with 390 of them being in carrigtwohill alone.making the announcement, david cadogan, vice president, manufacturing operations, gilead sciences said, “during the last five years, manufacturing of 11 gilead products has been transferred to the carrigtwohill plant resulting i...
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irish sun - ahead of french strike irish travellers warned of delays
ryanair and aer lingus warned irish customers of major flight disruptions travellers were warned to check status of flights to and from francefrance is set to witness another atc strikedublin, ireland - ahead of another french national strike, travelers in ireland were warned of flight delays expected in the country.irish customers were warned by ryanair and aer lingus of possible delays and advised to check the status of any possible flights to and from france.on tuesday, the french national strike is expected to cause serious travel disruption as air traffic controllers are expected to join the industrial action.meanwhile, calling the strike “unjustified,” ryanair warned customers in ireland.the airline said in a statement, `due to yet another french atc strike, ryanair regrets to inform customers that it has been forced to cancel a number of flights on tuesday (22 may). all affected customers have been contacted by email and text message and advised of their options: a full refund, rebooking on to the next available flight or free transfer to an alternative flight. due to this unjustified atc strike action, we also expect delays to flights to/from/over france and we advise customers due to travel on tuesday to check the status of their flight on the ryanair.com website. we also encourage all customers to sign a4e’s online petition, keep europe’s skies open.`further, aer lingus too issued a statement confirming that air traffic services will be disrupted by `som...
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irish sun - gardai continue search for woman after suspect killed
gardai have renewed their appeal for information on the woman missing in wicklow the 24-year-old woman was reportedly abducted while walking to her home in enniskerrya suspect being sought in connection to the missing woman was shot dead by gardai in south dublindublin, ireland - gardai have renewed their appeal for information over the woman who was reported missing on saturday evening.according to witnesses, the 24-year-old accountancy student, identified as jastine valdez was abducted while she was walking to her home in enniskerry, co wicklow.witnesses told officials that valdez was seen being bundled into a dark nissan qashqai on the r760 kilcrony road near her home in enniskerry at 6.45 pm on saturday.detectives investigating the case have said that they were seeking information on the movement of the car that the suspect had been driving.later, the car was reported being spotted in the cherrywood business park in dublin.gardai said that they received reports of an armed man there and officials confirmed later that the suspect was shot dead by a garda at a business park in south dublin.the suspect has been identified as 40-year-old mark hennessy, a married father-of-two from woodbrook estate in bray.he was said to be armed with a knife and a garda fired a number of shots, which fatally injured the driver.a case has been opened by the garda ombudsman commission to investigate the fatal shooting.
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irish sun - man overspending in carlow tests positive for cocaine
driver arrested on m9 after being caught speeding on the motorway the driver’s license was expired and the car displayed false insurance platesthe driver then tested positive for cocainecarlow, ireland - a driver who was overspending on the m9 was caught by the gardai on saturday night, who then checked for the man’s papers.they found that his driver’s license was expired after he was caught driving at 176km/h.subsequently, gardai said that they had conducted an oral drugs test, which he failed.he was tested positive for cocaine.according to the gardai, they found that the vehicle the person was driving wasn't insured and false insurance plates were displayed.in a brief statement, a garda spokesperson said, `carlow roads policing stopped a driver speeding on the m9 last night. oral test showed positive result for cocaine. vehicle seized for no insurance with false insurance disc on display. drivers license expired. court to follow.`
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irish sun - significant rail service disruption expected this week
damage caused by a fire in bray is the case of the disruption the fire occurred in a signaling relay room and saw services being suspendedirish rail advised customers of services between greystones and dalkey being affected this weekdublin, ireland - following a fire incident at a signaling relay room in bray, irish rail has now alerted commuters that they would face significant rail service disruption throughout the week.iarnród éireann said rail services would be affected between greystones and dalkey throughout the week, due to damaged signalling equipment.further, the company said that services will be suspended between greystones and bray, while a reduced timetable will operate between bray and dalkey.it added in a statement that limited bus transfers will be provided between greystones and bray for dart services and added that services will also be running at reduced capacity and speeds.it said that a service will operate every 30 minutes from bray to dalkey at morning peak, and from dalkey to bray at evening peak times, with reduced capacity.according to the company, no services will run from dalkey to bray after evening peak times as repair works are set to take place.however, rail tickets at all times for journeys to and from areas south of dalkey will be accepted by dublin bus.
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irish sun - ireland performed well in european digitisation ranking
the eu digital economy and society index was released this week it showed that ireland had moved up three places to the sixth position from the ninththe country has made continuous improvements in these rankings since 2014dublin, ireland - in the latest eu digital economy and society index (desi), ireland has managed to move up three places in the ranking, from the ninth to the sixth spot.ever since 2014, ireland has made continuous improvements in these rankings, moving up from the tenth spot it was on that year.ireland’s performance was seen to have been boosted by better digital skills, more ecommerce and the usage of internet services by citizens.according to the findings of the index this year, ireland topped the rankings for stem graduates, smes selling online, ecommerce turnover, cross-border smes online and open data.commenting on the findings of the index, minister for trade, employment, business, eu digital single market and data protection pat breen, td said, “the [desi] report clearly confirms our standing as one of the frontrunner eu countries in the digital agenda. the desi report for 2018 shows that ireland improved our performance in 22 of the 30 comparable indicators within the index, and indicates that we are on the right track in adopting and implementing the initiatives necessary to digitise our economy even further.”adding, “nevertheless, we remain focused on maximising the potential of our economy, and want to further enhance our performance ac...
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irish sun - met eireann warns of rainfall in 11 counties
met eireann has said that the weather is about to take a turn the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with patches of drizzles or light rainthe weather body issued a status yellow rainfall warning for 11 countiesdublin, ireland - the met eireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for 11 counties, warning that the weather is about to take a turn after the country experienced sunshine last week.according to the met eireann, a status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for counties that are mostly along the west coast, including longford, cavan, donegal, galway, leitrim, roscommon, sligo, clare, cork, kerry and limerick.the weather body said that the warning is in place from 7pm tonight until 7pm tomorrow evening.it added in an update that today will be mostly cloudy, with patches of drizzle or light rain in places at first.it said that maximum temperatures will be 13 to 17 degrees, adding, “many areas will become dry during the day, but it will remain dull and misty along southern and atlantic coasts, with further patches of light rain, drizzle and fog. this evening, rain and drizzle will become more widespread.”the met eireann said, “a spell of rain will lead to accumulations of 25mm to 35mm of rainfall over a 24 hour period.”
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irish sun - portlaoise prison wing c faces safety concerns on lockdown
a particular wing of ireland’s maximum security prison was put under lockdown the prison wing c houses members of the kinahan crime gangthe measure was taken after one officer was assaulteddublin, ireland - following an incident during which an officer was assaulted, an entire wing of ireland’s maximum security prison was placed under lockdown.according to authorities, the prison wing c at portlaoise prison, which houses members of the kinahan crime gang was on lockdown after officers raised safety concerns.local media reports stated that about 17 staff members, including two senior prison officers, were reportedly informed by prison management that they are being transferred to cloverhill prison in a fortnight.earlier, officers staged a walkout after one of them was assaulted in wing c.the particular wing where the incident occured houses the majority of feuding gang inmates - including kinahan henchmen.a former top security manager at the prison was quoted as saying, “staff have been concerned for some time over their safety and have voiced their concerns again and again. many of them have worked from between 10 and 15 years at the prison. but the fact that one of them was assaulted last week was the final straw. they knew nothing about the proposed move until being informed yesterday, (friday).”adding, “many of the those affected are particularly annoyed by this impasse because of the justice minister charlie flanagan being from the area. they believe he has not ...
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irish sun - lets cry for palestine
writing in the guardian newspaper this week, arab-american author moustafa bayoumi decried the language used in his country's press to describe the killings of palestinians by israeli forces this week.moustafa cited the use of passive phrases such as `dozens of palestinians have died in protests`, `gaza buries its dead`, `leave dozens dead` and `clashes` among those that give the impression that there is no perpetrator.`it's almost as if bullets just hang in the air, waiting for palestinians to walk deliberately into them ... such language works not only to buffer israel from criticism, but also, and more fundamentally, to shield israel from accountability,` wrote moustafa.in south africa, we know all about the use of language to sanitise atrocities. in the old days, the apartheid propaganda machine, with the aid of a large section of the media, belittled the anti-apartheid uprisings by labelling them `unrest`. the government and its spin doctors refused to use the word 'massacre' when referring to the mass killings that occurred with regularity between 1960 and 1994. the language was always passive and did not acknowledge the cold, calculated brutality of the killings.this habit appears to have continued into the new order, as the anc's response to the marikana massacre attests. the party's immediate response to the killing of 34 mine workers by police was to pronounce that it was `shocked and saddened at the killings that resulted from the labour dispute ...
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irish sun - tri claims referendum ads still appearing online
the transparent referendum initiative is an organisation tracking internet ads the organization said large scale political targeting is still happening onlinetri said it cannot tell who is posting or delivering the ads because there was no means of tracing themdublin, ireland - the transparent referendum initiative (tri), an organization that tracks internet ads related to the referendum on the eighth amendment has revealed that despite a ban, ads related to the referendum are still popping up online.according to the tri, despite a ban on all such ads by google and a ban on overseas ads by facebook, members of the public have sent the organization screen grabs that suggest large scale political targeting is still happening across a range of websites.however, the organization has said that since there was no means of tracing them, it cannot tell who is posting or delivering the ads.the organization says that the initiative was set up to reveal the unregulated nature of online political advertising in the country.it further pointed out that it is using a desktop web browser plugin that has been installed by more than 500 volunteers to gather ads connected to the referendum that are appearing in users news feeds on facebook.tri says the volunteers make up a reasonably representative sample when it comes to age and gender and that the group is working with the geary institute in university college dublin to analyse the data.releasing some of the preliminary findings, tri said t...
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irish sun - government approval suffers after cervical screening scandal
satisfaction with the government has dropped by 7 percent after the scandal the fall in approval ratings has been greater among womenjust 29 percent of women are satisfied with the government at the momentdublin, ireland - in the wake of the cervical screening scandal, a new poll has showed that satisfaction with the government has dropped by 7 percent.according to the poll conducted by the irish times/ ipsos mrbi, the fall in approval ratings has been 7 percent in the past month to 37 percent.further, the poll revealed that the fall in ratings has been greater among women following the cervical screening scandal.as per the findings of the poll, just 29 percent of women are satisfied with the government at the moment, which pollsters said was a drop of 12 points.further, considering the drop has been so dramatic in just the last month, the fall has been described as extremely large and rare but the drop has been attributed to the controversy surrounding cervical screening.satisfaction with the government stood at 44 percent in april, which was the highest approval rating since 2011.almost three in five or 58 percent women said that they are not satisfied with the government’s performance.this means that taoiseach leo varadkar’s government has a net dissatisfaction rate among women of 29 percent.earlier this week, two more legal actions involving women suing over alleged delays relating to cervicalcheck smears have come before the high court.these were the first to be list...
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irish sun - dublin airport shop wants to reward honest customer
a shop at the dublin airport is hoping to reward honest customer an anonymous customer forgot to pay for something small but posted a card, enclosed with 5 euros to cover the cost of their itemsthey want to reward a customer’s honesty by giving them free food and drink for lifedublin, ireland - a customer left a particular shop at the dublin airport overwhelmed after an incident last weekend.while visiting marqette food hall in terminal 1, a customers is said to have forgotten to pay for a small granola and yogurt. however, after realising their mistake, the anonymous customer posted a card, enclosed with 5 euros to cover the cost of their items.marqette tweeted a photo of the card and wrote, `honesty is a reward in itself but because of this customers integrity we would like to reward them with complimentary food and drink everytime they visit @marqettedublin in dublin airport - can everyone retweet to help us find this anonymous customer.`the tweet by marqette dublin has been circulated and retweeted several times and dubliners are quite excited to finally uncover the identity of the honest stranger.
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irish sun - three people arrested following burglary in kilkenny shop
the burglary took place at a south kilkenny supermarket the incident took place in the early hours of saturday morningone woman and two men, one of them a juvenile were arrestedkilkenny, ireland - following a burglary at a supermarket in mooncoin in south kilkenny, gardai investigating the incident said they had made three arrests.according to officials, the incident took place in the early hours of saturday morning and gardai responded to the incident after an intruder alarm activated.subsequently, gardai are said to have found one woman and two men at the scene with some cash from the business premises.further, gardai have also seized a car believed to have been involved in the incident.the three people, one of them being a juvenile, were detained at the thomastown garda station under section 4 of the criminal justice act.the three were arrested as part of an operation targeting criminal groups involved in burglary and related crime in the south kilkenny area.officials said that the investigation is underway.
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irish sun - two injured in south dublin stabbing incident
two men were seriously injured in the stabbing the attack took place in inchicore and a suspect was arrested at the scenegardai believe the knife used in the attack might have been disposed of on or near the luas red linedublin, ireland - in a double stabbing attack that took place in inchicore, two men were seriously injured and the suspect was arrested at the scene.gardai said that the stabbing took place at the blackhorse luas stop in dublin and two men suffered grave injuries.both the injured men were rushed to the st james’s hotpails, where they are undergoing emergency medical treatment. subsequently, gardai said that a man had been arrested in connection with the incident.the man was taken to kilmainham garda station for questioning, where he has been detained under section 4 of the criminal justice act, which allows for his detention for up to 24 hours without charge.a garda spokeswoman said in a statement, `two men were stabbed this morning at the blackhorse luas stop. the incident took place at around 6am. both men were taken to st james's hospital. a man has been detained in connection with the incident and is currently being held under section 4 of the criminal justice act at kilmainham garda station.`the incident is believed to be connected to a party that was held nearby.gardai sealed off the the blackhorse luas stop for a few hours and said that they believe the knife used in the attack had been disposed of on or near the line.officials said that neither ...
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irish sun - man detained after cash cannabis seized in dublin
the 25-year-old man was arrested by the gardai the man has been detained at the coolock gardai stationrevenue’s customs service along with gardai were part of the operationdublin, ireland - as part of a joint intelligence operation involving revenue’s customs service, the garda national drugs and organised crime bureau, and gardaí from the drugs unit in coolock, a house was raided.gardai and revenue officers said that they had seized cash worth 12,000 euros and close to half a kilo of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of 9,000 euros at the house.a revenue spokeswoman said, “revenue officers seized approximately half a kilo of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of 9,000 euros together with 12,000 euros in cash at a house in coolock, north dublin.  this was a joint intelligence led operation involving revenue’s customs service, the garda national drugs and organised crime bureau, and gardaí from the drugs unit in coolock and was part of ongoing joint investigations targeting drug importations in dublin.”a 25-year-old man was arrested by the gardai at the scene and the man has reportedly been detained at the coolock garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the criminal justice act.in a separate operation, a man in his 20s was arrested in dublin and held at the coolock garda station after sub machine gun and four handguns were found in discarded in a backpack in the area.the guns were reportedly taken to the garda ballistics sectio...
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irish sun - how will the test championship be played
the icc cricket committee gets together in mumbai on may 28 and 29 to discuss, among other things, the playing conditions for the world test championship. the championship begins after the 2019 world cup, with the final is set to be played from june 10, 2021 and the recommended location being england.the potential changes - though not many in number - are significant. for example, the committee, headed by anil kumble, will deliberate on whether to do away with the toss, the nature of the points system that will govern the championship as well as the quality of pitches.once the cricket committee finalises its recommendations, the icc's chief executives' committee will take the discussion further during the annual conference in dublin in june.here are some of the more eye-catching potential changes to the conditions, as revealed in a document obtained by espncricinfo. these were presented during the icc's quarterly meeting in kolkata in april.day-night testsindia have said no to playing a day-night test in adelaide this year, but in the test championship that may no longer be an option. in the new playing conditions, it is at the discretion of the home board to schedule a day-night test in a series. the document states that `the agreement of the touring team will be required,` only if the host side wants to play more than one day-night game in the series. and if a day-night test is scheduled, then the touring team is entitled to play one day-night warm-up game (of a minimu...
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irish sun - popes chile abuse summit ends amid signs of departures
vatican city - pope francis on thursday ended his emergency summit with chile's bishops by thanking them for their 'full willingness'' to do whatever it takes to recover from a sex abuse and cover-up scandal that has discredited the church.francis said farewell to each of the 34 bishops from chile after four days of meetings and prayer, amid indications that some departures could be coming. vatican television showed the chilean bishops thanking francis as they took their leave. the only one francis is shown kissing on each cheek and patting on the arm was bishop juan barros, who is at the center of the scandal.in a farewell letter given to each bishop, francis said he had already apologized to the sex abuse victims he discredited. he reminded the churchmen that they had joined in that apology 'with the firm aim of repairing the wounds.'''i thank you for the full willingness each one of you has shown to cooperate in all the short-, medium- and long-term changes and resolutions that we must implement to re-establish justice and the ecclesial communion,'' francis wrote.francis summoned the entire chilean bishops' conference to rome after admitting that he had made 'grave errors in judgment'' in the case of barros, who is accused by victims of father fernando karadima, chile's most notorious predator priest and a mentor to barros, of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.file - bishop juan barros looks on as pope francis leaves at the end of a mass at the lobito beac...
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irish sun - how to drink tea like a russian in 5 steps
russia's second national beverage (after vodka of course) is more than just a pick-me-up. for some it's a serious hobby, and the cornerstone of many a friendship.russians seriously love tea. there are some similarities between russian tea-drinking culture and those of other tea-loving nations such as the uk or ireland - namely, that your run-of-the-mill black teabag can be used as a staple pick-me-up for when you're working or on the go. however, the relaxed, at-home cuppa takes on a more soulful shape in russia, embodying centuries of aristocratic and familial heritage which makes it as ornate as it is sociable. follow these (slightly over-the-top) steps to ensure your russian-style get-together is a success.1. hit the forestlegion media serious russian tea drinkers don't just go to the shop - you have to (very literally) go the extra mile to make the perfect infusion for your guests. the ideal zavarka (concentrated tea brew) will contain some freshly picked herbs brought back from the dacha. some staples include ivan chai (willow herb) and smorodina (blackcurrant leaves). for a more experimental option, you could even try to make a brew out of carrot leaves.picking your own zavarka ingredients not only gives the mix an added freshness and interesting flavor, but it's also extremely good for you. ivan chai, for example, is a known cancer preventative, while others are used as ointments for various diseases. a russian tea-party is not just about having fun - you'll also...
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irish sun - dubliner arrested for harassment of rte journalist
the 41-year-old man was identified as conor o'hora, from heather walk in portmarnock in dublin he pleaded guilty to the charge of harassment of rté journalist sharon ní bheoláinhe also pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing pornographic material related to childrendublin, ireland - a 41-year-old man, identified as conor o'hora, from heather walk in portmarnock in dublin was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to the harassment of rté newsreader and journalist sharon ní bheoláin.the court heard the o'hora harassed bheoláin between march 2013 and january 2014 by posting pictures of her face superimposed onto pornographic images on a website.further, it was revealed that following a complaint by bheoláin, gardaí searched his home and seized a computer and a mobile phone, on which they found material that led to child pornography charges against the man.o'hora pleaded guilty to the harassment charge and to three counts of possessing pornographic material related to children.according to judge martin nolan, the harassment of bheoláin was insidious and the possession of child pornography was always serious.further, the judge called it an aggravating factor that the majority of images were related to the young child of someone o'hora knew.the court heard that the pictures had been taken from facebook and doctored to turn them into extremely explicit images.adding that the appropriate sentence was four-and-a-half years.however, the judge said he was s...
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