Monday 11 December 2017

Horse meat found

A 'BEEF' meatloaf and cottage pie have tested positive for horse meat in the latest round of DNA testing.

A total of 1,228 samples of beef products and ingredients were recently tested by the FSAI and three of these, relating to two products, have tested positive for horse meat.

The affected products were Tesco Simple Roast Meatloaf, which was found to contain up to 5.2pc horse meat, and Oak Farm Cottage Pie 350g, which was up to 5pc horse meat.

Toddler gets €25k

A JUDGE awarded a toddler €25,935 in damages after she broke her left shin bone while on a slide at a Co Clare creche.

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Tom O'Donnell approved the award for three-year-old Clara Grimes, suing through her mother, Keiley Conroy of Palm Grove, Ballina, Co Tipperary.

Clara – then aged 21 months – broke her tibia while on a slide at a creche operated by Deirdre Gleeson, trading as Kincora Kids, at Killaloe on July 22, 2011, the court was told.

New high for climber

A mountain climber who became the youngest Irish person to conquer Mount Everest in 2011 is to face a new challenge: climbing two of the world's highest mountains on a single expedition.

Mark Quinn's summer expedition was launched yesterday in his native Limerick. He is attempting to climb Himalayan peaks Gasherbrum I (K5) and Gasherbrum II (K4), the 11th and 13th highest mountains in the world.

Mazda recalls 52 cars

Mazda here is recalling 52 of its recently launched, large-family '6' saloons and estates over fears of an electrical fault that could, in extreme circumstances, start a fire.

The Japanese carmaker has identified the fault in a small electrical component that is used to suppress noise interference on the radio in the Mazda 6.

The company says the component could have a tiny crack, might overheat and in extreme cases cause a fire.

Dowling profits soar

PROFITS at the media firm operated by Kildare-born 'Big Brother' presenter Brian Dowling hit £187,610 (€220,396) in its first year.

The former Ryanair cabin supervisor shot to fame in 2001 when he entered and won the second series of Channel 4's best-known reality TV show, 'Big Brother'.

Accounts filed by Brian Dowling Ltd to Companies House in the UK show that the firm was sitting on a cash pile of £270,862 (€318,265) at the end of March 2012.

Irish Independent

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