Retailers judged 'worst employers'
Published 12/11/2010 | 05:00
FOUR out of five retail employers inspected by a State watchdog since the start of the year had broken the law on workers' rights. New figures reveal that just 17pc of employers in the sector were compliant with employment legislation, making them the worst employers in the country.
A total of €140,868 in unpaid wages was recovered by National Employment Rights Authority (NREA) inspectors after they confronted the rogue retailers. Employers were rated on their compliance with employment legislation, and bosses in other sectors were much more likely to uphold the law.
Postmaster foils raid on office
A POSTMASTER foiled an attempted robbery at the rural post office where he lives yesterday morning. The gang of thieves were forced to leave empty-handed after causing considerable damage to the post office in Old Pallas, Co Limerick.
The owner awoke and went to investigate the break-in at 1.15am. The four men escaped in a silver Subaru Impreza car with a wooden trailer attached.
Lucky escape as car hits horse
Two people had a lucky escape last night after their car struck a horse before overturning. The collision occurred at around 6.30pm close to the village of Kilnaboy in north Clare when a car carrying a man and woman, both in their 20s, collided with a stray horse before overturning on the roadway.
The animal died in the collision while the occupants of the car remained trapped in their vehicle until the emergency services arrived.
Inquiry into death of woman (22)
GARDAI are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found in a town centre apartment. The 22-year-old's remains were found by officers at Grubb's Court, West Gate, off O'Connell Street in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Gardai are not treating the death as suspicious. The woman's body was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out. The cause of death was unknown, but it is believed the woman may have died through drugs or alcohol poisoning.
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