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04 August 2018 15:37 Revenue detector dog Josie helps find €90k in cash that could be connected to criminal activity

The money was found when a UK national in her thirties was searched. JOSIE THE DETECTOR dog helped Revenue to find nearly €100k in cash in a person’s belongings as she was travelling through Dublin Airport this week. Yesterday, Revenue officers seized €90,000 in cash when they stopped and searched a UK national in her thirties travelling to Amsterdam 2

24 July 2018 23:15 Hotels and businesses may have to pay more for TV licences

Leinster House, which has around 1,000 TVs is only required to pay for one TV licence. HOTELS, BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT departments and even Leinster House could be made to pay more for its TV licence under new plans due for consideration. Yesterday, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten secured Cabinet approval to establish a high-level working group 1

22 July 2018 11:00 Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier

The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft. DUBLIN-BASED CITYJET has agreed to merge with Spanish carrier Air Nostrum in a deal that will create the biggest pan-European regional carrier. The two companies said they had struck a deal – subject to EU approval – to merge under the umbrella of a new holding company, although they are expected 1

09 July 2018 21:39 Revenue seize cannabis infused 'jelly sweets' at Portlaoise postal centre

The drugs which originated in the US were discovered by Revenue detector dog Stella. REVENUE OFFICERS HAVE seized 2kg of cannabis-infused ‘jelly sweets’, 650g of herbal cannabis and 50,000 contraband cigarettes, in three separate operations. As a result of routine profiling today, Revenue officers in Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 2kg of cannabis-infused 5

02 July 2018 21:27 £1,500 hidden in socks seized in Longford house raid

At this point, no arrests have been made. AROUND £1,500 IN cash was seized as part of a Criminal Assets Bureau raid on a house in Longford town this afternoon. Some of the cash was found hidden in a pair of socks; documentation was also seized and no arrests were made. The search operation was conducted as part of ongoing investigations targeting an organised 2

28 June 2018 23:00 Thousands of backlogs at Tax Appeals Commission

Members of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee audibly gasped at the level of problems facing the TAC, which was set up in 2016. The staff’s frustration was compounded when Revenue digitally handed over a range of appeal cases, but staff had to manually process them because the only Revenue member with the digital password was on leave. Revenue Commissioner 4

21 June 2018 08:29 Instagram launches new long-form video service to compete with YouTube

Instagram’s CEO also announced that the social media platform now has more than one billion active users. INSTAGRAM HAS UNVEILED a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube, as it announced that it now has more than one billion active users. Instagram, which had some 800 million users as of September, has been outpacing 3

18 June 2018 23:00 Minster Donohoe to resist spending €3.2bn

The Government looks set to resist mounting political pressures to spend the full €3.2bn available to it in October’s budget. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is likely to implement measures in a bid to avoid the economy overheating. Today, the Cabinet is set to agree a summer economic statement (SES) which will outline the deficit the Government’s plans 7

14 June 2018 16:49 Detector dog Meg helps find €480,000 worth of cannabis

Revenue officers seized 24kg of the drug “as a result of routine profiling” at Dublin Port. Officers seized the drugs “as a result of routine profiling”. They have an estimated street value of €480,000. The cannabis was discovered with the assistance of detector dog Meg in a consignment that was said to contain “goods” when it arrived at Dublin Port from Spain 7

09 June 2018 10:00 Supermac's chief Pat McDonagh has moved to add this Athlone hotel to his empire

The 68-bedroom Athlone Springs Hotel was put on the market for more than €3.5 million last year. THE OWNER OF Supermac’s is expanding his hotel empire through the acquisition of the Athlone Springs Hotel. The four-star Roscommon hotel was built at the tail end of the Celtic Tiger, opening in July 2007. It was placed on the market last year with a guide 8