• Irish Examiner

    'One last chance' plea for public masturbater

    A Cork man facing a three-month jail term yesterday for masturbating behind two women visiting the city two years ago has pleaded for one last chance to co-operate with the probation service to avoid jail. Judge Con O'Leary indicated he was imposing a three-month sentence yesterday because of Gavin Kidney's failure to co-operate with the probation service. Kidney, aged 24, of 26 Liffey Park, Mayfield, Cork, who was represented by solicitor, Daithí Ó Donnabháin, spoke up as the sentence was being imposed, saying: “Can I not get one more chance?” Judge O'Leary said that was what was going wrong - Kidney was getting too many chances from the court and was not doing everything required of him by

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    PingPong launches global payment service for Indian sellers

    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] July 19 (ANI/ NewsVoir): PingPong is one of the world's fastest-growing cross-border B2B payment platforms and has announced its launch in the Indian market, providing cross-border payment services for Indian sellers. PingPong's cross-border payments business has won the praise of the first batch of Indian domestic sellers. "It's great working with a company that knows how to keep its customers happy and guides the process patiently. I got my first transfer free which I don't think any other company could afford", said Arshad, a successful Amazon seller and one of PingPong's clients. "India is the fastest-growing economy in the world and is rapidly entering a new

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    €20k for worker dismissed unfairly in ham row

    A well-known retail business, the Breadski Brothers has been left with a €20,000 bill after unfairly dismissing an employee in a dispute over 12 slices of ham. This follows the Labour Court determining that Sloneczko Ltd, trading as the Breadski Brothers, pay €20,000 to sacked sales assistant, Agnieszka Kopacz. The Labour Court made the ruling after finding that the Castlebar-based company unfairly dismissed Ms Kopacz in May 2017. Deputy chairwoman at the Labour Court, Louise O'Donnell ruled Ms Kopacz's complaint of unfair dismissal to be well founded. The ruling overturns an earlier ruling by an adjudication officer at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) which found that the dismissal was

  • Irish Examiner

    Man damaged 27 cars that blocked path of child's buggy

    A man annoyed because he had to push his child's buggy onto the road due to a number of parked cars on the footpath later returned with a screwdriver and damaged 27 vehicles. Krzysztof Stefaniak was drunk when he left his house in the early hours of the morning to carry out the criminal damage and had no memory of the incident, which was spotted in CCTV. Stefaniak, of 2 Lucey's Lane in Macroom in Co Cork faced 27 separate summonses in relation to the damaged vehicles and pleaded guilty to all. Judge James McNulty heard at Macroom District Court that the estimated cost of the damage to 11 of the parked vehicles is €10,511. Work is continuing on estimates for the remainder and the judge said the

  • Irish Examiner

    Fresh fears for backstop as Varadkar hints at 'flexibility'

    The Government has insisted Ireland is not backing down on the backstop, despite Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitting he is willing to consider workable alternatives to the plan. With just four days to go before either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Mr Varadkar yesterday said he will listen to the next British leader's views. Asked on RTÉ's Today With Sean O'Rourke if there can be any backstop “flexibility”, the Taoiseach hinted he is willing to consider alternatives if they are workable, saying: “It depends what that is. Obviously I can't be here negotiating over the airwaves and I have yet to hear from the British prime minister what they have in mind.

  • Observers See Ominous Turn in Political Divide Over Race, Ideology

    The weather in Washington has been hot, sticky and relentless this week. In a period of a few days, the president of the United States told four members of Congress they could leave the country if they were unhappy and go back to the countries they came from, sparking passage of a House resolution that condemned some of his verbal and Twitter attacks as racist. In the same week, Democrats again broached the subject of impeachment, only to see the effort fail when many Democrats joined Republicans in voting to table, or put off, the issue. In sum, it has been a trying week for American democracy that has plunged the country into an angry debate over race, immigration and political ideology.

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    ACC's net profit rises 39 pc to Rs 456 crore in Q2 CY19

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 19 (ANI): Cement manufacturer ACC has reported 38.61 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 455.68 crore for the quarter ended June 30 due to improvement in operating performance and sales. Total revenue from operations was up 7.83 per cent to Rs 4,149.82 crore during the quarter as against Rs 3,848.25 crore in the year-ago period. ACC follows January to December as the financial year. Operating earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the quarter registered year-on-year growth of 25 per cent to Rs 783 crore. "Despite subdued cement demand, our strong customer relationships, loyal channel network and range of innovative