TV3's 'Midweek' axed
TV3 are to replace 'Midweek' with a new primetime evening show that will begin transmission in January 2015.
The new show will contain a mixture of current affairs and "lighthearted entertainment and cultural stories". A spokesperson for the station was keen to stress that the programme would not rival RTE's 'Prime Time'.
BUSINESS DISPUTE OVER
A HIGH Court dispute involving the shareholders of a well-known Dublin nightspot and restaurant has been resolved.
Businessman Paul McGlade, who last year acquired an interest in the Pygmalion, a bar/restaurant and nightclub located on South William Street, claimed he was excluded from and unable to gain access to the premises by his fellow shareholders, brothers Jay and Tim Bourke. No details of any agreement between the parties were given in open court.
ANOREXIC STUDENT FEAR
A YOUNG woman with severe anorexia nervosa is to remain subject of court orders allowing her to be fed against her wishes if necessary pending her expected move next week from a general hospital to a psychiatric facility.
The woman, a student in her twenties, now weighs just over 30kg having reached a dangerously low weight of 24kg, but the High Court heard yesterday that concerns remain about both her physical and, particularly, her mental health.
GARDA TO THE RESCUE
A HERO garda who won a medal for saving two people from drowning at separate locations on the same day is now in line for the top honour from the Irish Water Safety Association after rescuing two other swimmers over the past fortnight.
Garda David Hearne, a native of Fethard-on-Sea in Co Waterford, has been nominated for IWS's 2014 Just in Time award after he saved two swimmers over the past two weeks. Garda Hearne, who is a volunteer with the Waterford Marine Search and Rescue Unit, pulled a swimmer who had gotten into difficulty from Waterford's River Suir. On Monday he pulled another male swimmer who got into difficulty in the Colligan River in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
MOTORIST DIES IN CRASH
AN ELDERLY man died when his car struck a ditch in Cork. The 73-year-old suffered fatal injuries at Knockyrourke, Stuake, outside Macroom, shortly before 9am yesterday. No other vehicle was involved.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.