• Irish Examiner

    It's simple: Parity against sterling at 100p means Irish firms shut down

    Putting it plainly, sterling falling to parity at 100 pence to the euro would mean many Irish businesses would be forced to shut down. A further sharp fall from 91.25 pence in the run-up to the Halloween deadline on top of the slide from 72 pence since the summer 2016 referendum, would be disastrous. Many businesses here which survived the initial slump in sterling may not survive another. We are in unprecedented times and not just with the exchange rate. I have been in the market since the early 1980s and many major global events have taken place. Yes, sterling has been lower than current levels but only during short-lived downward spikes. And they weren't packaged with all the other substantial

  • Irish Examiner

    Jack Downey's parents brought his friends in to see damage drugs can do

    The parents of a young man who died after taking drugs at a music festival earlier this month have revealed how they brought his friends into his hospital room to see what the illegal substances had done to their son. Jack Downey (19) died three days after taking what is believed to have been ecstasy/MDMA at the Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown, Cork over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. His parents Elaine and Johnny Downey from Clonmel, Co Tipperary have revealed how they felt 'duty-bound' to show what drugs had done to their son. "They all saw Jack tubed up and wired up. There was a shock factor," Mr Downey said. "He was on dialysis. His liver was totally destroyed. All his organs had

  • TheJournal.ie

    French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'

    A CUSTOMER SHOT a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said today.  The waiter's colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris last night, the source said. Attempts to revive the 28-year-old failed and he died at the scene of the pizza and sandwich restaurant.  The gunman, who a witness said lost his temper “as his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough”, fled the scene. Police told AFP a murder investigation has been launched.  The shooter is believed to still be on the run.

  • Irish Examiner

    210k medical card applications cancelled because people failed to provide documentation in time

    More than 210,000 medical card applications have been cancelled since 2016 because people failed to provide relevant documentation in time. The HSE made the determinations on 210,600 cases, based on the fact that their applicants had not supplied the requisite information within a reasonable time period. In 2016, 58,122 applications were refused on these grounds, 68,767 in 2017, 64,817 in 2018 and from January 2019, to July of this year 18,894 applications have been refused. The HSE provided the figures to Fianna Fáil TD and chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Seán Fleming, based on a parliamentary question he had sent to the Minister of Health Simon Harris. The HSE said the 210,600

  • Irish Examiner

    210k medical card applications cancelled because people failed to provide relevant documentation in time

    More than 210,000 medical card applications have been cancelled since 2016 because people failed to provide relevant documentation in time. The HSE made the determinations on 210,600 cases, based on the fact that their applicants had not supplied the requisite information within a reasonable time period. In 2016, 58,122 applications were refused on these grounds, 68,767 in 2017, 64,817 in 2018 and from January 2019, to July of this year 18,894 applications have been refused. The HSE provided the figures to Fianna Fáil TD and chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Seán Fleming, based on a parliamentary question he had sent to the Minister of Health Simon Harris. The HSE said the 210,600

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Update: Missing Dublin woman found safe and well

    Earlier: Family 'extremely concerned' for safety of missing Dublin woman Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for help to find a missing woman. They are looking for 34-year-old Natasha Mangan, who has been missing from her home in Kilmainham since Wednesday, August 14. Natasha is described as being around five foot two inches tall with a slim build, shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes. When last seen she was wearing a blue denim jacket, red v-neck top with blue jeans and runners. Gardaí and her family are extremely concerned for her safety. When last seen Natasha was near Connolly Train station and may have gone to Dun Laoghaire.

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Developer wants minimum size of co-living bedrooms halved in his Dublin development

    A developer is calling for the minimum size of co-living bedrooms at a new Dublin property to be reduced from 12 square metres to just over six. If approved, the block in Harold's Cross would have three units under the limit. The Sunday Business Post reports that 61 co-living units are proposed at the site which already has planning permission for standard apartments. Business Post journalist Killian Woods said the builder is trying to make the case on the grounds an old building is being retained. He said: "On the basis they are renovating an existing building and not demolishing it to knock down, they feel they should be given a degree of flexibility. "This would include the creation of one