Hospitals to use 'filmless' x-rays
THE majority of hospitals will be given the technology to have "filmless" x-rays and other scans over the next two to four years. HSE chief Brendan Drumm will today announce the implementation of the new €40m system, which promises an end to the days of lost x-rays.
It will allow a patient's images to be sent electronically to outpatient clinics and lead to less repeat exams. The National Integrated Medical Imaging System -- NIMI -- will be introduced over the next three years to 35 hospitals .
Fire crews rescue mine workers
TEN workers had to be evacuated from a mine yesterday after a fire broke out in a mill above ground. Four units of the Co Kilkenny fire service were called to the incident, which started at Galmoy Mines at about 2.30pm.
The blaze took hold in a sag mill, used for grinding zinc and lead ore, after some rubber lining caught fire. There were no injuries.
Four quizzed after drugs seizure
Three men and a woman, all in their 20s, were being questioned by gardai last night after a drugs and gun find at a house in west Dublin. Officers believe the haul belonged to a local crime gang.
Gardai carried out a search of a house at Grange View Road in Clondalkin on Sunday night, as part of the nationwide anti-crime exercise, Operation Anvil. During the search they found heroin with a street value of about €4,200, a handgun, two bullet-proof vests and other drug-related material.
Gardai in plea to hit-and-run driver
GARDAI have appealed to a hit-and-run motorist to hand themselves in before they are identified by CCTV security camera footage.
The motorist -- understood to be a young male -- knocked down a man just off Patrick Street in Cork city centre early last Saturday. He abandoned the car less than 100 metres from the scene and fled on foot. The incident occurred near the Franciscan Church at about 2.30am. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries to his chest, back and legs.
Dizzee Rascal to play Trinity Ball
ENGLISH rapper Dizzee Rascal will shake up the hallowed halls of Trinity College as a headline act for its annual ball.
Other big names booked for the event on Friday, April 16 include Mystery Jets, Irish act Jape as well as Kanye West protege Mr Hudson.