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€1.1m deal for 3D

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has launched a ground-breaking metal 3D printing programme that could revolutionise the Irish manufacturing industry.

A deal worth €1.1m will see the South East Applied Materials research centre (SEAM) at WIT working with Irish and international companies to develop a method of metal 3D printing to deliver more complex designs than traditional manufacturing.

The programme could significantly change the way manufacturing industries operate.

Road deaths

AN elderly woman was killed after she was struck by a lorry that was reversing to collect bottles.

The woman, who was in her mid-80s, died in the incident at around 10am in Ranelagh, Dublin.

Separately, a 74-year-old woman died when a car in which she was a passenger collided with a truck at around 1.15pm yesterday on the Main N22 at Crookstown, Co Cork.

Both scenes were examined by gardai.

Man shot in leg

A MAN was rushed to hospital after he was shot in the leg in Dublin.

The incident occurred at about 10.15pm yesterday on Emmet Road in Inchicore.

A garda spokesman confirmed an investigation was under way and the man had been taken to St James's Hospital for treatment.

Privatise routes

THE Government has pushed back a plan to privatise 10pc of bus routes by a month.

Following a meeting at the Labour Relations Commission, the National Bus and Railworkers Union said progress was made and companies will not be asked to show an interest in tendering until January.

A total of 155 Dublin Bus workers are set to be affected, 90 at Bus Eireann, and 200 clerical and maintenance staff.

Fresh image

DUBLIN is under performing as a tourist destination compared with rival capitals, Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has warned.

The capital was lagging behind cities such as Berlin in attracting visitors and had lacked a united marketing voice with up to 300 different brands used to promote the city, he said.

He appointed food industry expert Michael Carey to head a new Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance Dublin.

Irish Independent