Friday 18 April 2014

Bomb squad called over school lab find

AN army bomb disposal team has made safe a dangerous chemical at a school. A substance called Dinitrophenylhydrazine was found at Christ the King Secondary School, Douglas, Cork.

School authorities found it following an audit of stock in a laboratory. The chemical was made safe through a controlled explosion.

Website is hub for WW1 information

A NEW website will be used to gather information about Ireland's involvement in World War One. The project aims to become a comprehensive information hub for events in Ireland during the era.

Its creators – Prof Richard Grayson of Goldsmiths University of London and Dr Catriona Pennell of the University of Exeter – say the website's networking forum will "bridge the gap'' between academics and the public.

Dustin helps Santa turn on festive lights

TURKEYS have little cause to celebrate Christmas but Dustin the Turkey was full of cheer as he helped turn on the capital's Christmas lights.

Father Christmas pressed the red button to illuminate Henry Street and North Earl Street in the city.

Irish Independent

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