The Justice Minister has rejected claims that gardaí have been turning a blind eye to conflict in border areas in recent years. Gardaí have increased their presence in the area since the brutal attack on Kevin Lunney in September. It follows a five-year campaign of intimidation against Quinn Industrial Holdings directors. While the attack on Mr. Lunney prompted an investigation, Minister Charlie Flanagan does not accept that gardaí are not effective:"I accept that ultimately there hasn't been a successful conviction but what I can tell you is that there are pretty substantial finds on records available," he said. "Evidence has been gathered, arrests were made, files were with and are currently with the Director of Public Prosecutions so I reject any assertion from anybody that the gardaí have been turning a blind eye or the gardaí are doing nothing."
November 13, 2019 11:08 UTC
Revenue’s online service will be out of action until at least 1pm as technical glitches crippled the system for the second day running , just as tens of thousands of self-employed people look to file their annual tax returns. Revenue has blamed the high level of traffic online for the inability of users to log into their online accounts and file their returns. At that time, a spokeswoman for the service said this morning that it did not expect to have to extend its pay-and-file tax deadline further this week. Other accountants expressed concerns that the technical issues may also cause problems for employers with payroll issues due to PAYE modernisation. Most self-assessed taxpayers file online, where they have an extended deadline of November 12th.
Source:The Irish Times
November 13, 2019 10:41 UTC
Glanmire€265,000Spacious enough for a trade-up but affordable enough to make a first home, Number 7 Springmount Road in Glanmire is a four-bed semi with a guide price of €265,000. Selling agents ERA Downey McCarthy say that this is a well-presented property which, thanks to the addition of a substantial two-storey extension, now has 134sq m (1,442 sq ft) of living space. One of the four bedrooms is en-suite. VERDICT: Could make a sizable starter home.
November 13, 2019 09:59 UTC
The result of this social media pressure can often be stress and anxiety, with good parents believing they’re failing because they’re not matching the unrealistic and unobtainable standards trumpeted by others on social media platforms. But parents should take another look at their social media use and be more honest about the realities of parenting. We all face challenges and it’s only our happiest times that we share on social media. Remember that social media is a rose-tinted view of the best parts of lives and doesn’t tell the whole story. Limit social media usePhones and social media are designed to keep our attention for as long as possible, and we’re all guilty of falling into a YouTube ‘rabbit hole’ of cat videos from time-to-time.
November 13, 2019 09:52 UTC
It is claimed Irish doctors are overprescribing antidepressants to patients. Dr Bryan McElroy says Ireland needs to examine its approach to how people are diagnosed. He works for the NHS in the UK and believes the way in which we view depression needs to change. Antidepressants have been on the increase in Ireland for the last 30 years or so," he said. "They're going up worldwide but essentially I'd question whether we are prescribing inappropriately in some cases for sure."
November 13, 2019 09:33 UTC
Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s and a woman in her 60s in relation to incidents of arson at houses in Belgooly, Co. CorkShortly before 11pm on July 2, Gardaí received a report of a fire at an unoccupied house in Belgooly which has spread to two other homes. One of the homes was completely destroyed as a result of the fire. No injuries were reported to Gardaí following the fire. Gardaí from the Bandon District carried out an investigation and arrested a man and a woman this morning. They are both currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
November 13, 2019 09:24 UTC
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has asked why Independent TD Noel Grealish was singling out one country in his comments about the level of remittances to Nigeria. Mr Donohoe said he “recoiled” from Mr Grealish’s comments and queried where the Galway West TD was “getting his figures.”The Minister said that according to CSO figures the amount of remittances from Ireland to Nigeria is €17m per year. There are very clear laws with regard to remittances, he said. "I am not aware that there are flows of funding from Ireland to any country that is a cause for any investigation." Speaking on RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland, Mr Donohoe said, Noel Grealish should clarify information he has with regard to any country.
November 13, 2019 09:17 UTC
According to reports in the US, all six stars of the hit show are in talks to work together once more. Hope for a reunion has been high ever since Jennifer Aniston broke the internet with that epic snap of her and her co-stars together. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says talks are underway for a Friends special, with Jennifer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Scwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc all on board. It comes after Jennifer's incredible reunion snap. (Image: Reuters)(Image: REX/Shutterstock)Howard probed Jen to find out more about the on-screen Friends, asking: "You really like them?"
November 13, 2019 09:09 UTC
The bug, which was revealed by Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of Integrity, caused the app to secretly record iPhone users as they scrolled through the app. Mr Rosen explained that the bug was accidentally added to the code, and has now been remvoed. In fixing that last week in v246 we inadvertently introduced a bug where the app partially navigates to the camera screen when a photo is tapped. “We have no evidence of photos/videos uploaded due to this.”Thankfully, Mr Rosen added that the camera didn’t capture anything since it was in preview mode. However, it’s raised some serious concerns among Facebook users about the privacy of the iOS app.
November 13, 2019 08:58 UTC
Samantha Mead, 50, "intimidated" Erika Stoter and moved "quickly and aggressively" towards her in the showdown. A court heard Mead gave the victim "bad" looks and moved towards the train door in desperate bid to escape the stench. I thought she would stop ...she said, 'You are disgusting'," Ms Stoter told Blackfriars Crown Court. But, the court was told, Ms Stoter said to the defendant: "Don't you think you are quite old to be doing these kind of things?" She said she found the food "disgusting" rather than aiming the comment at Ms Stoter, and also denied losing her temper.
November 13, 2019 08:49 UTC
The abduction of Co Fermanagh businessman Kevin Lunney has been described by Leo Varadkar as "reminiscent" of paramilitary attacks. The abduction of Co Fermanagh businessman Kevin Lunney has been described by Leo Varadkar as "reminiscent" of paramilitary attacks. Mr Lunney, 50, a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH), was snatched near his Co Fermanagh home and brutally assaulted in September. Criminals targeting QIH executives are believed to have been behind the attack. READ MORE: Net closes on 'paymaster' financing gang behind Kevin Lunney abductionPA Media
November 13, 2019 08:23 UTC
An ad for the app PopJam that encouraged users to “get likes and followers” has been banned in the UK over concerns it could be detrimental to children’s mental health and self-esteem. The television ad, seen in July on CITV, showed virtual artwork of users of PopJam, an app designed for seven to 12-year-olds. Ad clearance agency Clearcast said it did not believe that problems with social status on social media could result from “simply unlocking levels to enjoy a game”. Upholding the complaint, the ASA said the app was likely to give children the impression that popularity on social media was something that should be pursued because it was desirable in its own right. “As such, we concluded that the ad was likely to cause harm to those under 18 and was irresponsible.”
November 13, 2019 08:06 UTC
Google could soon call out websites that load slowly by displaying a badge of shame within its Chrome web browser. The tech giant said it believes the web “can do better” and is considering a badge system to encourage developers to up their game when building websites. Poorly built websites or those using old practices can have an impact on website loading speeds irrespective of the user’s broadband connection. The company will do this by looking at how long it takes websites to load historically. The company is urging web developers not to “wait to optimise your site”, offering a number of resources to help improve their loading speeds.
November 13, 2019 08:06 UTC
Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNewsTHE indifference that has replaced anger as the prevailing public attitude towards the Labour Party is its most insidious enemy. These events have become stilted, but his “performance” of Labour politics on stage was the best leader’s speech at an Irish party conference I have seen in years. A strong sense of values was espoused, not least in calling out the “new toxic racism that has entered our politics”. “One in seven of our children and young people has one or both parents from another country,” Howlin said. To use it as camouflage for electoral gain, on the back of a wildly imprudent policy, is a betrayal of, not a furtherance of, the values Labour says it believes in.
November 13, 2019 08:03 UTC
A 29-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with the seizure of €1.4m worth of cocaine in Co Louth. The drugs were discovered in the boot of a car in Drogheda on Monday afternoon. At 12.30pm on Monday, gardaí in Drogheda stopped and searched a car in the Donore Road Industrial Estate. They discovered cocaine with an estimated street value of €1.4m in the boot of the car, and a 29-year-old man was arrested. The 29-year-old man arrested in connection with the cocaine seizure will appear before Dundalk District Court this morning.
November 13, 2019 08:00 UTC