Lessons in Facebook
A LOCAL development authority will spend €10,000 on providing training for rural businesspeople and community workers in how to use websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
According to tendering documents, seen by the Irish Independent, an organisation has been sought by The Clare Local Development Company to deliver a series of three-hour social media training sessions around Co Clare.
MAN DIES AFTER ASSAULT
A MAN has died three days after an incident in an apartment at Academy Square, Academy Street in Navan.
The 37-year-old was among others in the apartment who were assaulted by a number of men in the early hours of April 10 and gardai are investigating the incident. The man died yesterday morning at Connolly Hospital.
LIMERICK DRUG FACTORY
A DRUG manufacturing plant and ecstasy tablets worth €150,000 have been found by gardai in Limerick during the search of a house at Annagh, Murroe in Bruff.
Two men in their early 20s were arrested at the scene and taken to Henry Street garda station. In a follow-up search at an apartment in Limerick city, cannabis herb worth €50,000 was also seized and one man in his 20s was arrested.
FIVE ON THEFT CHARGES
FIVE people are due to appear before the court in Galway today in connection with robberies and burglaries in the west of the country.
Gardai from Galway, assisted by a number of national units, arrested four men and one woman on Saturday. The four men, ranging in ages from 25 to 30 years, and one woman in her mid-20s, were held at Galway, Loughrea and Tuam garda stations.
FIRE SERVICE SHORTFALL
DUBLIN Fire Brigade has collected just 17pc of the call-out charges owed to it.
The fire brigade service charges a call-out fee of €500 for domestic fires. Since January of this year, they have applied 313 charges, amounting to a total of €146,946. However, a spokesperson said, to date, they had been paid just €25,319 for 56 call-outs.
PAT RETURNS TO SCREENS
BROADCASTER Pat Kenny is set to make a comeback on RTE television – starring in a national promotional campaign for Newstalk Radio.
The commercial station has filmed a new TV ad to be placed in a prime-time slot on Irish channels – including RTE.