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Gilmore speaks at UN

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore will use his address to the UN General Assembly in New York today to call for accountability in Syria. He will welcome the Security Council's resolution to compel the Assad regime to give up its arsenal of chemical weapons or face economic sanctions and possible military action.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will deliver his speech at around 9pm Irish time and will meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.


A MAN who is facing a charge of murdering his estranged wife appeared in court yesterday. Oliver Kierans (56), of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, did not speak during his brief hearing at Harristown District Court, Co Roscommon.

He is charged with the murder of his wife Patricia (54) on September 5. Mr Kierans was remanded in custody to October 11 for directions in the case from the DPP.


TECHNOLOGY companies, educationalists and policymakers are coming together to help students in the developing world get a world-class education at an affordable cost.

A new organisation called the 21st Century Skills Foundation was launched in Dublin yesterday with a view to delivering top-class e-learning experiences to students and ensure that they get the necessary qualifications.


PHARMACEUTICALS veteran Tom Lynch has been appointed chairman for the Dublin East Hospital Group. He previously held a seat on an expert group on resource allocation, advising then Health Minister Mary Harney on the financing of acute hospitals.

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