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Thursday 14 December 2017

Cyber commandments

Rehab salary agreed

THE future leader of the Irish Catholic Church is following in the Pope's footsteps by publishing 10 commandments for religious people across the country to follow when using the "digital highways".

Archbishop Eamon Martin – who is to succeed Cardinal Sean Brady as primate in August – has urged Catholic people to make use of the internet for spreading the word, but to remember to use "digital smiles" as opposed to "preachiness" while online. Dr Martin's digital commandments, published on the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference website, also ask members to "strictly avoid aggression" and to "try not to be judgmental or polemical".

THE next chief of the Rehab group will receive a salary of around €140,000 a year – €100,000 less than before.

Management consultant Eddie Molloy, who is carrying out a root and branch review of governance in the organisation, said a new chief executive to replace Angela Kerins as well as a new board would be appointed shortly. Speaking to Marian Finucane on RTE Radio he said a new chairman of the group would be announced this week.

Gardai believe they have foiled an attack by dissident Republicans after they arrested three men and uncovered what is believed to be a bomb when stopping a number of vehicles close to the border in county Louth.

It is thought that the device was in the process of being transported across the border and was destined to be used in an attack in the North – possibly on the security forces. The operation by armed gardai took place near Kilcurry, Dundalk earlier this evening.

Ireland West Airport Knock welcomed the first flight from Cologne in Germany at the weekend.

Germanwings, which is wholly owned by Europe's largest airline, Lufthansa, will operate direct flights to and from Cologne-Bonn every Saturday until the end of October.

THERE was no winner of Saturday's Lotto jackpot worth more than €10m.

The numbers drawn were: 2, 11, 21, 27, 30, 41 and bonus number 4. There was one winner of the Lotto Plus One draw worth €350,000. The numbers were: 7, 8, 19, 21, 24, 32 and bonus number 34. There was no winner of the Lotto Plus Two. The numbers drawn were: 1, 5, 4, 16, 24, 28 and bonus number 25.

Irish Independent

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