Thursday 18 December 2014

Burglar stabs woman

Published 23/01/2013 | 05:00

A woman was stabbed in the hand as she grappled with a burglar at her home. Gardai are searching for a youth in connection with the attack.

The thug used a ladder in an effort to force his way into an upstairs bedroom in the home of a woman in her 40s in the Co Tipperary village of Cloughjordan. The victim was treated for a minor injury.

Firm creates 300 jobs

Over 300 new jobs are on the way, largely due to a US biopharmaceutical firm going ahead with a €70m-plus plant. Sangart, a leader in blood and sickle cell disease treatments, is to build the new facility at an IDA park in Carrigtwohill in east Cork.

The news came as Irish-firm TreeMetrics clinched an €800,000 European Space Agency contract, which will underpin the creation of 10 jobs.

Disney VP in club role

THE Irish-born vice president of US media giant Walt Disney is to serve as the US head of a revolutionary software promotion club. Una Fox from Glanmire, Co Cork, is to head up the Los Angeles-based arm of Coder Dojo, an Irish-based initiative which encourages youngsters to learn software codes.

Coder Dojo has become one of the fastest growing clubs in Europe thanks to its emphasis on helping youngsters learn software codes in a fun and not-for-profit environment. Ms Fox joined Disney in 2008.

IRA accused held

The Special Criminal Court has remanded a Limerick man charged with membership of the IRA in custody for six weeks. Michael Kiely (42), of Abbeyvale, Corbally, Limerick, was arrested following a probe in to the activities of dissident republicans.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge Flannan Brennan, remanded Kiely in custody until March 5 next.

Hospital visiting ban

A COMPLETE ban on visiting has been put in place at a second Waterford hospital. St Patrick's Hospital has imposed a ban on visitors in a bid to curb the vomiting bug.

The visiting ban is also in place at Waterford Regional and this ban will be reviewed later today.

Gilmore to meet Gates

Bill Gates will meet Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore this morning to discuss Ireland's overseas aid development programme.

Mr Gilmore will also use the meeting as a platform to set out Ireland's priorities during the EU presidency and "exchange views" on ways to advance economic progress in the world's poorest countries.

Irish Independent

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