Ultra broadband plan
A NEW 'ultra broadband' service is to be launched in Dublin, with speeds of up to 1,000 megabits-per-second offered to residents in some of the capital's neighbourhoods.
The service will give users the ability to download high definition movies in seconds or work from home in the most demanding industries. The service, launched by Magnet Networks, will target Sandyford, Stillorgan and north Dublin's Belmayne first, according to networks manager, Darren O'Donohoe.
NO THREAT TO FREE PASS
THE Government insists that new bus operators will offer the free travel pass scheme when its privatisation programme is rolled out.
The Department of Transport was responding after a union queried whether the scheme would exist when 10pc of CIE-run routes go out to tender.
BOY SEES DAD (32) SHOT
A FATHER was shot through the front door of his home as he young son watched.
Willie O'Brien (32) was hit in the chest, shoulder and hand when a gunman opened fire on him at Beechfield Rise in Ongar, west Dublin, at around 10am yesterday. He was rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he underwent surgery.
BAIL SOUGHT FOR FUNERAL
A 21-YEAR-old man charged with the murder of his mother in Bray, Co Wicklow, is to apply to the High Court today for bail to attend his mother's funeral.
The President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, yesterday granted Bijan Afshar permission to make the bail application. The body of Lynn Cassidy (50) was discovered in her home at Deepdales,off the Southern Cross Road, Bray, last Friday.
A MAN will face trial in November on charges of damaging a €10m Monet Painting in the National Galley in 2012 and for damaging two paintings in the Shelbourne Hotel in January.
Andrew Shannon (49), of Willans Way, Ongar, Dublin 15, is alleged to have damaged the 1871 Claude Monet painting, 'Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat', in the Gallery on June 29, 2012 by putting his fist through it.
50 NEW CARE JOBS
FIFTY new jobs are to announced in Drogheda, Co Louth, today with the expansion of the Moorehall Lodge Nursing Home.
The positions will be in nursing, care and other support areas in the home which opened two years ago.