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14 January 2019 12:06 Prison site that cost the State €51m likely to be developed for housing

A site previously earmarked for the State's first 'super prison' is likely to be developed for housing. Spending on the vacant site at Thornton Hall in north County Dublin now stands at €51m since it was bought in 2005. The bulk of the site is to be offered to the new Land Development Agency to build houses, according to the Irish Times. It was set up by the Government 2

11 January 2019 20:02 Adam, 17, named 55th Young Scientist winner

Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College has been named the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2019. Adam won for his project, which was entitled 'Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits'. Adam will now have the chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Bulgaria in September. "I want to congratulate 5

09 January 2019 16:05 Amazon's Jeff Bezos to divorce from wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced that he and wife MacKenzie are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The billionaire made the announcement on Twitter, saying that the pair will remain "cherished friends". "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives," he wrote. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving 1

04 January 2019 05:25 Coveney cautious on proposal for Cork light rail system

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is keen to see Cork city get a light rail system, but admits the viability of such a project is still under consideration. His remarks will help fuel further support for the city to get its own Luas, a development the government has committed to considering in the years ahead. “What we’ve agreed to in the 2040 plan is that we would 2

04 January 2019 00:01 Edinburgh Premier Inn becomes first battery-powered hotel in UK

An Edinburgh hotel has become the first in the UK to be battery-powered. The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park has installed a five-tonne battery which will charge from the national grid during off-peak periods and power the 200-room site for several hours each day. The 3m3 lithium ion battery is expected to save the hotel £20,000 a year on its energy 3

03 January 2019 13:07 Teagasc reports fall in number of farm deaths in 2018

The overwhelming majority of those who lost their lives were over the age of 65. In 2017, 24 farmers died in work-related accidents, with 14 being aged 65 or older. Up to 53% of fatalities last year were associated with farm vehicles and machinery, while 29% arose due to incidents with livestock. Teagasc - the Agriculture and Food Development Authority 1

03 January 2019 12:55 Fears transport services will not cope after planning granted for south Dublin housing development

Concern has been raised about the pressure 300 new homes in South County Dublin would put on public transport services there. Permission has been granted for the development beside the British Ambassador's residence in Leopardstown. Mr Curran said: "With the Metro upgrade taking place, it looks as if we're going to lose the Luas services in that area for about 2

03 January 2019 04:30 Blarney tourist shop to be extended

Plans have been approved to extend the tourist shop at the entrance to Blarney Castle in Cork, despite an objection over concern for the safety of visitors. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Cork County Council to allow the owner of the 15th-century castle (home of the famous Blarney Stone), Charles Colthurst, to expand the retail space of the building

02 January 2019 17:06 Libraries nationwide abolish fines for overdue items

Library users will no longer be required to pay fines on overdue books. From January 1, members will not be required to pay fines on overdue items and all existing fines will also be cancelled. People have been advised that if their membership has been suspended, they can now have this reinstated without having to pay any fines on their accounts 9

02 January 2019 08:40 Iarnród Éireann begins first ever external recruitment programme for train drivers

Irish Rail is launching its first ever external recruitment drive for train drivers. The company's hoping to hire an extra 100 staff as part of the initiative. It says external recruitment is now needed because of existing workers retiring and growing passenger numbers. People from across the country are being encouraged to apply with a starting salary 3