Artillery shell in garden
A NUMBER of roads were closed and houses were evacuated following the discovery of a viable "historic" artillery shell in a garden.
The badly corroded projectile was found by a member of the public in a private garden in Tipperary town yesterday. The Army Bomb Disposal Team was summoned by a concerned citizen who alerted gardai. Despite the age of the device, it still contained enough explosive material to be a threat to the public.
34 'RECKLESS' CHARGES
A 34-YEAR-old woman has been charged with reckless endangerment of two girls.
The woman, who cannot be identified, is alleged to have committed a total of 34 offences at a named location in county Louth. They are alleged to have taken place on dates between October 10, 2010 and March 3, 2011.
TECH FIRM'S JOBS BOOST
CORK Internet eXchange (CIX) confirmed it will create 10 new jobs as part of a €5m expansion of their Hollyhill centre.
The firm will now double its workforce to 24 and, if it secures planning for a further plant expansion, will create a further 20 jobs in 2015. CIX is a wholesaler to all the leading providers in Ireland and is also exporting data solutions. The firm's founder, Jerry Sweeney, said the expansion of the industry is incredible. "There has been an explosion of digital technology and generation of digital data in recent years," he said.
BEEF LORRY OVERTURNS
A lorry driver had a lucky escape when his rig overturned after he entered a busy roundabout.
The unidentified driver escaped without a scratch following the accident at the Connolly roundabout on the Athboy Road in Navan, Co Meath, shortly before 7am yesterday. The load of beef he was transporting wasn't contaminated during the accident and was transferred to another lorry. An onlooker said both the driver and the truck were lucky to escape unscathed during the busy early-morning rush.
HSE IN SAVINGS DRIVE
THE HSE is meeting with unions today in a bid to step up savings under the Haddington Road agreement.
It comes in the wake of a worsening financial predicament for the HSE which has seen its deficit double in the space of a month to €54.7m.
The HSE officials are expected to ask unions to allow for more flexible work arrangements which will cut down on the use of agency staff.