Wednesday 28 September 2016

The Week that was

Published 20/08/2016 | 02:30

Monday

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PRIVATE investigators are using vehicle-tracking devices to carry out illegal surveillance on insurance customers suspected of making fraudulent claims.

The investigators, also known as 'tracing agents', are themselves being investigated for placing spy equipment underneath cars belonging to unsuspecting policy holders. Tuesday

WORKERS have been warned they face a massive shortfall in the level of pensions they are set to get in retirement.

The warning came as it emerged the average worker has only enough in their private pension fund to give them a weekly income of €60. Pensions Authority Chairman David Begg (pictured) said too few workers have private pensions.

Wednesday

THERE were mixed emotions for the Irish in Rio, as Annalise Murphy won Olympic silver in the Women's Laser Radial Medal race, while earlier, amateur boxer Michael Conlan branded his sport's ruling body as "cheats" after crashing out in a controversial quarter final bout with Russian opponent Vladimir Nikitin.

Thursday

A DARK day for Irish sport, after Pat Hickey (pictured) stood down as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland following his arrest in Rio

Mr Hickey was arrested at his luxury hotel after a dawn raid by police investigating allegations of Olympic ticket touting. He was transferred to hospital but a judge ordered the 71-year-old remain in jail once discharged.

Friday

THE horrors of war are laid bare as pictures emerge of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh splattered with his own blood, his father pulled him from the wreckage caused by the Russian airstrike and passed him through a human chain of volunteers to the back seat of an ambulance.

Irish Independent

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