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21 October 2018 10:23 Rescue efforts under way after ferry collides with two yachts off Isle of Wight

A search and rescue helicopter had been combing the area also but was forced to turn back due to low visibility. THE COASTGUARD IN the UK has launched a rescue effort after receiving reports of a ferry containing 56 people colliding with at least two yachts off the Isle of Wight on the southern English coast. Around 8am this morning, HM Coastguard received 1

20 October 2018 23:05 A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how Met Éireann and the UK Met Office named this year’s storms. THE NUMBER OF Irish names, the pronunciation of ‘Aaron’ and references to a US sitcom were among the concerns raised during the naming of this year’s winter storms. Correspondence released to under the Freedom of Information 1

20 October 2018 05:00 Kildare Village ordered to cull anchor tenant store from its €50m extension

The overall project was cleared, but the retail hub’s owners appealed against planning restrictions. THE FIRM BEHIND Kildare Village shopping outlet has been ordered to cut a unit earmarked for an anchor tenant from its latest expansion. Last year, Value Retail Dublin Limited applied for planning permission to create a new wing at the retail hub that’s 2

19 October 2018 12:19 Spain’s government proposes taxes on internet giants

Spain’s Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and public services. The country’s finance minister Maria Jesus Montero said on Friday the proposed tax on digital services will be levied on companies with annual revenue of more than 750 million 2

19 October 2018 06:21 Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year. NEW FIGURES DETAILING how many people aged 75 or over were left lying on trolleys in hospital emergency departments for longer than 24 hours have been described as a “serious indictment” into the government’s management of the health service. According to figures released 1

19 October 2018 04:50 Burglar turned himself in after ‘Crimecall’

An image on RTÉ’s Crimecall prompted a Cork man to give himself up and confess to a burglary. Normally, the programme relies on public recognition of the culprit and contacting gardaí to offer an identification. However, Darren Coffey, aged 26, effectively put his hands up and admitted to being the man in the frame. Solicitor Eddie Burke disclosed he got a call from Coffey 1

18 October 2018 13:23 Homeless mother of seven Margaret Cash in court for stealing €320 worth of Penneys clothes

A woman who made the headlines in August when she spent the night in the public office of Tallaght Garda Station was placed on a 12-month probation bond today by Tallaght court. Margaret Cash was due before Judge Patricia McNamara for a probation report. Cash, (28), Westpark Gate, Tallaght, had pleaded guilty to stealing clothing worth €321 from Penneys 2

18 October 2018 11:27 Four arrested over killing of woman whose remains were found in 30km area of Wicklow Mountains

62 year-old Patricia O’Connor’s remains were discovered by a member of the public in June 2017. FOUR PEOPLE HAVE been arrested in connection with the killing of a woman whose remains were discovered in multiple locations in the Wicklow Mountains last year. 62 year-old Patricia O’Connor’s remains were discovered at Military Road, Enniskerry by a member

18 October 2018 06:29 'Patient safety takes priority': Calls to make flu jab mandatory for frontline health workers

Anyone who refuses is recommended to wear a mask or be assigned elsewhere, according to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians. MANDATORY FLU VACCINATIONS for frontline healthcare workers has been described as an “important patient safety measure” that should be implemented. It said that, despite a concerted media campaign to promote vaccination

18 October 2018 05:42 Teacher crisis causing ‘socioeconomic divide’

Teacher shortages are creating an unfair divide as students whose families can afford to are paying for grinds, a principals’ leader has claimed. National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) president Mary Keane said the situation around lack of suitably qualified staff to teach some subjects remains a concern, despite promises in last week’s 1