Friday 15 December 2017

€10m train station opens

Hansfield train station in north Dublin has finally opened, three years after it was built at a cost of €10m.

Locals lined the platform yesterday to witness the first train to pull into the station. A long-running battle between Fingal County Council and the developers had caused major delays.

€570,000 FOR STATE WEB WORK

SOCIAL Protection Minister Joan Burton has revealed the revamp of the new welfare.ie website is costing the State almost €570,000.

Ms Burton said that US tech giant Hewlett Packard has secured the three-year €569,957 contract.

FARMLEIGH'S TWO VIPS IN 2012

THE King and Queen Consort of one of Africa's poorest countries were the only heads of state to stay overnight at the €52m Farmleigh House last year.

King Letsie III of Lesotho stayed at the state residence in Dublin's Phoenix Park with his wife and Queen Consort of Lesotho, Masenate Mohato Seeiso, said Minister of State Brian Hayes.

CLARIFICATION

A story in yesterday's Irish Independent headlined 'Lottery doesn't have enough cash to pay €94m mystery winner', which also ran on Independent.ie, attributed advice against depositing prize money in Irish banks to a spokesperson for the National Lottery. This advice should have been attributed to another person and was not in any way connected to a spokesperson for the National Lottery. We are happy to clarify this matter, which arose out of a production error.

Irish Independent

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