A SCHOOL is set to appeal a decision to allow a KFC drive-through at its gates, saying it works against its policy of healthy eating.
Meath County Council gave the go-ahead for the fried-chicken outlet at Brews Hill in Navan, leading to an outcry from the nearby school, as well as parents, residents and traders. A spokesperson for the franchise that operates KFC in Ireland said the drive-through restaurant would create around 40 jobs in the area.
RTE RADIO'S NEW CHIEF
A MONTROSE veteran has been appointed to the top position in RTE Radio.
Jim Jennings had been the station's acting head of radio for the past six months, after Claire Duignan decided not to renew her contract in June. Mr Jennings first began working in RTE Radio 25 years ago as a researcher, before going on to work as executive producer of 'The Late Late Show'. He also held the position of head of RTE Radio One.
PHYSIOS HIT OUT AT FEES
PATIENTS who need to see a physiotherapist will continue to have to pay out fees to a GP, consultant or A&E department first if they want to claim any tax relief.
This can amount to €50 and €60 per consultation with a GP; €100 to a hospital A&E; or up to €250 to see a medical consultant. The costly route has been criticised by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, which expressed regret at the failure of the Government to accept proposals to allow patients direct access.
PLEA FOR MISSING MAN
GARDAI are asking for the public's help in their search for missing man Andrejs Maisaks.
Mr Maisaks (32), of Birchdale Close, Kinsealy Court, Kinsealy, Co Dublin, was last seen leaving his home on the early afternoon of Monday, October 21. He is described as being 6ft tall, and of slight build with fair hair and blue eyes.
When last seen, Mr Maisaks was wearing a red and brown-coloured light jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords garda station on 01-6664700, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.
TWO HELD OVER DRUG HAUL
TWO Chinese men charged with the possession of €800,000 worth of cannabis have been remanded in custody.
Both appeared before Harristown District Court yesterday in Co Roscommon and both were remanded to Castlerea Prison to appear before the same court on November 8.