Sunday 19 November 2017

'Change city motto'

A FORMER Lord Mayor of Dublin has called for a change to the city's motto which has been in use for more than 400 years.

The current motto "obedientia civium urbis felicitas" means "the citizens' obedience is the city's happiness".

Former Lord Mayor Mary Freehill believes a more modern slogan should be adopted. "We should look to a motto that reflects the values of a healthy city and is more inclusive of all our citizens," she said.

Coffee chain

European coffee chain Caffe Nero is set to open an outlet in Dalkey. The chain was granted planning permission for a coffee shop in the heritage town of Dalkey despite a petition containing hundreds of signatures opposing its opening. Objectors pointed out that American coffee chain Starbucks had tried to operate in Dalkey before "pulling out because it did not have the support of locals".

Trial postponed

THE trial of a Dublin-based doctor, who is accused of breaking medical guidelines by procuring and importing prescription controlled products without authorisation, has been postponed. Dr Samuel Van Eeden, with an address at Stonehaven, Ballymacdrugh, Donabate, was due to go on trial at Dublin District Court this week. However, Judge John O'Neill heard yesterday that the defence barrister was not available and a new date would have to be set. The prosecution consented and Judge O'Neill a granted a three-week adjournment.

Bonus at €87m store

THE staff of the shop that sold a winning €87m EuroMillions ticket will share a €25,000 bonus - after they enjoy a massive party. Dave Whelan, who owns the Centra shop in Ballybrack, Dublin, said the 16 staff would each get a cut of the agent bonus for selling the ticket. "A big staff party and then whatever is left we'll divide among the staff," Mr Whelan said when asked what his plans for the €25,000 were. The bonus, will be taxed, so each staff member is likely to receive less than €1,000.

Waste backup

Household waste could have been collected in the city throughout the Greyhound Recycling summer strike, Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said. Mr Kelly said Dublin City Council (DCC) had a number of options available in the event of waste not being collected in the capital.

Irish Independent

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