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Date Posted: Sun, Mar 28 2010, 17:02:02 PDT
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News Update
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:57:54 GMT


(1) Brady wants 'just resolution' of abuse case
Cardinal SeŠn Brady has asked his legal representatives to engage with one of Fr Brendan Smyth's alleged victim's legal representatives with a view to progressing the case.

(2) Judge criticises Michael O'Leary for lying
Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary has been sharply criticised by a High Court judge for what he described as lying in a letter to Transport Minister Noel Dempsey.

(3) CPSU may take legal action against Dept
CPSU delegates have passed a motion instructing their National Executive to explore the possibility of taking legal action against the Department of Finance.

(4) Harney defends record as Health Minister
Minister for Health Mary Harney has insisted it is 'unique' to Ireland for politicians to be blamed for medical errors.

(5) Man gets life for Donal Manley murder in Cork
A 25-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering retired barman Donal Manley in Cork in October 2008.

(6) Dublin man sentenced over gun offence
A 25-year-old Dublin man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after he was caught with a loaded semi-automatic pistol with a silencer and which was ready to be fired.

(7) Carlton development gets green light
The Carlton site on Dublin's O'Connell St has been approved for a large scale retail development following a ruling by An Bord PleanŠla.

(8) Orangewoman wins court battle
An Orangewoman who was expelled from the order for wearing her sash during a funeral has won a High Court battle to be re-instated.

(9) Cowen says Government must keep discipline
An Taoiseach Brian Cowen has responded to criticism within his party of his leadership, insisting the Government has to keep its discipline.

(10) Limerick pub owners may face new challenge
Pub owners in Limerick may yet face a challenge to yesterday's court ruling which allows them to open for business for a number of hours on Good Friday.

(11) Foley denied extension to appeal conviction
A Kerry man, who was jailed for sexual assault in Tralee last year, has been refused an extension of time to seek leave to appeal his conviction

(12) Challenge to 'Romeo and Juliet' law rejected
A man who is charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was 15 has lost his High Court challenge to the law under which he is charged.

(13) Gilmore sees 'opportunity' in CAP reform
Eamon Gilmore has said that reform of the CAP provides an opportunity to copper-fasten the long-term viability of Irish farming, of the Irish food industry and of Irish rural communities.

(14) ESB unveils electric car charging points
Ireland's first on-street charging points for electric vehicles have been unveiled today by the ESB.

(15) Galway hospital cancels non-urgent admissions
The Health Service Executive West has cancelled all elective non-urgent admissions at University College Hospital Galway today.


cloudyAny rain or showers at first tonight will die away and the night will become mostly dry, with clear spells developing. Cold, with some ground frost and a few fog patches.
Temperature lows ranging from 1 to 5 Celsius
(34 to 41 Fahrenheit)
cloudyCool and bright with sunny spells and showers. The showers will be mainly over Connacht, Ulster and west Munster with a few heavy, but should be well scattered elsewhere. Moderate to fresh west to northwest breezes.
Temperature highs ranging from 8 to 12 Celsius
(46 to 54 Fahrenheit)



(1) South Korean naval vessel sinking after attack
South Korea's navy has opened fire on an unidentified ship in the Yellow Sea after reports that one of its own ships was attacked.

(2) Two Israeli soldiers killed in bombing
Two Israeli soldiers have reportedly been killed following an explosion east of the Gaza Strip.

(3) US & Russia agree 'pivotal' nuclear treaty
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have agreed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty.

(4) Vatican attacks attempts to 'smear' Pope
The Vatican has denounced allegations that the Pope allowed a paedophile priest in the US to escape justice, as an attempt to smear the Pontiff.

(5) Leaders agree rescue mechanism for Greece
Eurozone leaders meeting in Brussels have backed a mechanism to help Greece tackle its debt crisis.

(6) Times newspapers to charge for online content
News International has announced that customers will be charged £2 a week to read The Times and The Sunday Times online from June.

(7) Russia bans Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'
Russia has added Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' to a list of books that are banned for their extremist content.

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