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Thursday 18 September 2014

Rostas jury deliberates

Watchdog seeks input

Published 31/07/2014 | 02:30

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THe jury will begin deliberating at the Central Criminal Court this morning in the trial of a Dublin man charged with murdering teenager Marioara Rostas.

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Alan Wilson (35), New Street Gardens, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to the 18-year-old's murder at a house on Brazen Street, The Coombe, Dublin, between January 7 and 8, 2008.

THE State's health watchdog is seeking the public's input in devising standards for the country's 566 nursing homes.

The Health Information and Quality Authority, the regulatory body for nursing homes, re-evaluates practices and procedures every five years. The authority has published revised National Draft Standards on its website where they can be viewed by nursing homes residents as well as family members and the public.

THE family of a retired garda sergeant who died of a heart attack 20 days after he was referred to a consultant cardiologist have settled their High Court damages action for €90,000.

Donal O'Keeffe's widow and family claimed there was a failure by the consultant to properly diagnose him 13 years ago. The €90,000 settlement was against cardiologist William Fennell who practises at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork. Liability was denied.

TWO people were rescued on Lough Derg yesterday after their cruise boat ran aground in the second such incident in recent days.

The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was alerted at 4.45pm after attempts by another vessel to help the troubled boat failed. On arrival, RNLI volunteers it found the two people to be safe.

Tributes were paid at the Special Criminal Court to usher Philip Gillick, who has retired after more than 40 years in the courts.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said that Mr Gillick had been his usher for the past 10 years and had been an "enormous source of help" for him over that time.

CYBER criminals' attempts to steal details using false emails have risen by 43pc within one month, according to IT multinational EMC.

'Phishing' involves setting up fake websites or emails that are made to appear legitimate in the hope that consumers will communicate their bank details or passwords.

Irish Independent

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