Minister to probe deportation cases
AT least 120 families facing deportation from Ireland may be allowed to stay on after an official investigation was ordered into their cases.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has also demanded a review into pending and past deportations of immigrant parents of Irish-born children in the wake of a European Court of Justice ruling this month giving youngsters born in the EU the right to stay in a member country with their non-national parents.
Jury sent home in Geoghegan trial
THE jury in the trial of the man charged with murdering rugby player Shane Geoghegan was sent home for a second night yesterday after failing to reach a verdict.
Father-of-three Barry Doyle of Portland Row, Dublin; and Hyde Road, Limerick, has denied murdering the Garryowen player in a case of mistaken identity in November 2008.
HSE warns staff over hygiene
THE HSE has threatened disciplinary action against health workers who fail to comply with strict hygiene controls at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick, where efforts continue to contain a potentially lethal superbug, which has affected seven patients.
It is the first outbreak of KPC, or klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, in an Irish hospital.
Clarification: Niamh Hennessy
IN our edition of Thursday, March 3, we reported that an article by 'Irish Examiner' journalist Niamh Hennessy, published on November 3, 2010, prompted the authorities to investigate an incident on an Aer Lingus flight last October.
We are happy to clarify that Ms Hennessy did not write that story, or any other, on the subject.
Clarification: Gerald Barry
THE issues in relation to the funeral of Gerald Barry which were the subject of a clarification in yesterday's Irish Independent arose from processing errors.