Vodafone vows refund
Vodafone customers are to get a refund after they unwittingly returned calls to a Slovenian premium number last weekend. The number, which was a combination of 38681897014, conned many Vodafone customers into thinking they were returning calls to an Irish (086) mobile number.
Vodafone confirmed yesterday in a text message to customers that it was crediting accounts with the charges incurred.
Catholic role to adapt
A CHURCH leader has said that Catholic education must adapt to changing society without "abdicating" its own specific role.
Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said that Catholic education would only survive in the Ireland of the future in the "robust presence" of other forms of education. But he said there was a reluctance of some within the Catholic education system to adapt to changes in patronage.
Airlift after leg break
A WOMAN was airlifted off a mountain after suffering a broken leg in a fall. The woman, who was aged 63, fractured her leg in a fall near The Spink in the Glendalough area of the Wicklow mountains shortly after 3pm yesterday. Because of the gradient and terrain, a nearby team of paramedics was unable to access the woman and the rescue helicopter was dispatched from Dublin Airport.
The woman was airlifted back to Dublin Airport and then to Beaumont Hospital where she was treated for the fracture. Conditions were wet, with driving rain and hailstones, so rescuers worked as quickly as possible to get her help.
Free Luas for children
UP to 13,000 children will be allowed to travel for free at weekends on Dublin's Luas for the next three months to celebrate The Gathering.
The offer applies to children aged under 16 years through February, March and April. Two children may travel free of charge with an adult who has a valid ticket. Some 13,000 children use the light-rail system at weekends. Children under three already travel free on the Luas.
Airport fire-truck sale
Shannon Airport has put two of its longest serving fire trucks up for sale.
The two working, Irish-built Timoney fire engines dating back 30 years are a 4x4 Rapid Intervention Vehicle and an 8x8 Foam Crash Truck. While the vehicles are likely to attract a lot of interest in the business sector, much of the interest is likely to come from private individuals and collectors.