Monday 29 December 2014

Plant to create 270 jobs

Published 15/04/2014 | 02:30

AN €80m manufacturing facility, which is part of the Johnson and Johnson family of companies, will create 270 new jobs in Limerick.

The Ethicon Biosurgery plant in Plassey is due to be completed in 2015. It will be used to manufacture Evarrest Sealant Matrix, a new product designed to rapidly stop bleeding during surgery.

NURSES TO VOTE ON STRIKE

NURSES at an emergency department are to ballot on industrial action in an escalating row over resources and staffing levels.

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation at Mercy University Hospital (MUH) in Cork are to vote on a withdrawal of labour over the consolidation of emergency services in the south-west. However, MUH has insisted that every effort is being made to address staff concerns.

TOP TV SHOWS ARE 'FREE'

IRELAND'S favourite TV shows are nearly all available to watch for free.

In 2013, 97pc of the country's most popular programmes were available to watch on Saorview. In a survey of the top 5,000 shows, only 3pc needed a subscription. 'The Late Late Toy Show' was Ireland's most popular show, with 1,547,000 viewers and this was followed by the All-Ireland football final, which brought in 1,064,000 viewers.

AT-RISK TEEN IN UK MOVE

THE High Court has granted the HSE permission to transfer an "at-risk" 15-year-old boy to a facility in England, where he will receive appropriate treatment.

The HSE sought the orders because it had "very serious concerns" about the teenager. The High Court heard the teen has been subjected to "inappropriate sexual behaviour", has a history of self harm, has attempted suicide and has misused alcohol and drugs.

CLARIFICATION

IN an article published on March 4, 2013 headed "A community divided – how a small American town fared in the age of fracking", reference was made to research which reported on the energy boom from fracking.

We are happy to clarify that while IHS Cera, which carried out the research, is an independent strategy group, the research was partially funded by the industry. We are also happy to clarify that another study mentioned in the article, carried out by Penn State University, also received funding from the industry. Penn State University points out that research is frequently funded by industry, but is rigorously peer-reviewed and independent.

Irish Independent

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