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New legal documents could solve National Maternity Hospital row

childcareIt’s hoped legal documents – which have yet to be completed – could solve the ownership furore over the new National Maternity Hospital. The board of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group is due to meet this evening, after the Board of Holles St voted last night to reaffirm its commitment to the deal. The agreement […]

Center Parcs may not provide tourism spin-off

center-parcs-2017Tourism providers across county Longford are being warned not to expect a lot of spin off business from the Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday village. Work on the multi million euro project just outside Ballymahon is to begin in earnest this summer and it’s hoped the facility will open in 2019. Speaking at a tourism […]

Increase in Young Scientists entries from Roscommon and Longford

science-scientist-pix-2017Entries to the Young Scientists Exhibition rose in Longford and Roscommon last year, but fell in Leitrim. The information comes alongside the official launch today of next Januarys event. The number of applications from schools in Roscommon to take part in the competition rose by 16% last year, and it was up 30% in Co […]

New tractor for Longford Lotto family

lotto-ticket-2017A Longford family who won €50,000 on a National Lottery scratch card intend to buy a new tractor for the family farm. The family travelled to Lotto headquarters in Dublin today to collect their prize after the lucky wife bought her prize winning scratch card in SuperValu in Lanesborough. Celebrations were also held in the […]

Trial of TD accused of false imprisonment of Joan Burton opens

court-gavel-pixabay-2017The trial has opened of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six others who are accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton. They’re also accused of falsely imprisoning her adviser during a water charge protest at Jobstown in Dublin 24 in 2014. Opening the case on behalf of the prosecution, Sean Gillane said the […]

Gardai vote to be allowed have beards at GRA conference

beard-2017Rank and File Gardai are calling on the Garda Commissioner to change the rules in order for them to be allowed have beards. The motion was passed at the GRA conference in Galway by a landslide, with just one person voting against. Currently, only those with a medical cert are allowed go unshaven, but neat […]

Speeding drivers could face fines linked to their salaries under new plans

speeding-2017Drivers caught speeding could face fines based on their salary under new proposals. It means that high earners would have to pay more if they break the speed limit. The plan is being considered by the Road Safety Authority, with details to be sent to the Transport Minister Shane Ross. The AA’s Conor Faughnan says […]

AIB hit with fine for failing to abide by money laundering regulations

aib-2017AIB’s been hit with a major fine for failing to comply with money laundering regulations. The Central Bank’s imposed a 2.2 million euro penalty for six breaches of the laws covering money laundering and anti terrorist financing. It says that AIB delayed flagging over 200 suspicious transactions to Gardaí. The state-owned bank also failed to […]

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