Bank under fire
BUSINESS people who claim their viable businesses were asset-stripped by a division of Ulster Bank have welcomed its closure.
The bank has closed its Global Restructuring Group (GRG) with hundreds of Irish customers claiming to be out of pocket.
However, an Irish whistleblower who worked there says the decision to close the GRG won't stop the flow of complaints.
"There was an awful lot of damage done to Irish businesses which otherwise would have come out the other side intact," he said.
UTV 'not a threat'
Ireland AM host Mark Cagney believes the launch of UTV Ireland will have little, if any, impact on TV3's viewership figures.
"I'm not concerned about UTV Ireland at all," he said, "That station won't affect TV3 and it won't affect Ireland AM - if RTE haven't managed to produce a breakfast show, I don't think UTV Ireland will."
House fire charge
a 26-YEAR-OLD woman will appear in court today charged in connection with a house fire in Drogheda at the weekend.
She will appear before Trim District Court. Gardai say she was charged in connection with the incident at Drogheda garda station last night.
hundreds of people turned out last night to welcome home European 800m bronze medallist Mark English in his home town of Letterkenny, Co Donegal.