UP TO 30pc of Irish patients are not taking enough of their prescriptions to cure them or relieve their symptoms.
A new report by the Irish Platform for Patients' Organisations said that number rises to 50pc for serious and chronic diseases like breast cancer. Doctors told a conference it is often difficult to convince patients of the need to take the correct dose – and even harder with younger patients.
&EURO;5K FINE FOR BAD SMELL
A LOCAL authority has been fined €5,000 for breaching a licence by allowing odours to escape from its landfill.
At Ennis Circuit Court yesterday, Judge Gerald Keyes imposed the fine on Clare County Council after it pleaded guilty to the offence at its Inagh landfill on August 22, 2007. The landfill has since closed.
A PROBATION report will be prepared on sex attacker Anthony Lyons, of Griffith Avenue, Dublin, in advance of the State's appeal against the six-month sentence imposed on the 52-year-old last year.
Lyons, who is a high-profile aviation broker, was jailed for six months by Judge Desmond Hogan in July 2012 for attacking and sexually assaulting a woman in the morning of October 3, 2010. He was sentenced to six years with five-and-a-half-years suspended and was ordered by Judge Hogan to pay his victim €75,000 in compensation. Mr Justice Hardiman said that submissions should be received by October 18.
LARKIN LOCKOUT COIN
THE final resting place of labour activist hero Jim Larkin was a fitting background for the launch of a new limited edition collector coin marking the centenary of the 1913 Lockout.
Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery Museum provided the backdrop yesterday as Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan officially launched the Central Bank's new €15 'Silver Proof Lockout' coin. "This €15 coin . . . combines many elements of the 1913 Lockout, that foundational event in the history of the Irish people," said Mr Honohan. The coins, which go on sale today, are being released as a limited issue of 10,000 units."
EU POLICE HQ OFFER
IRELAND is one of seven EU countries offering a temporary home for the headquarters of a European police college.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has offered the Garda College in Templemore to CEPOL as a temporary base for its headquarters.