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Internet firm's 60 new jobs in capital

Internet security firm Symantec yesterday announced the creation of 60 new jobs.

The company -- which has more than 18,500 employees in over 50 countries -- is setting up a new team within its European operations centre in Dublin where it has been since 1991. President and CEO Enrique Salem said the decision to set up the new team was because of the company's success to date in Ireland.

Family of window fall tourist found

GARDAI have located the family of a young tourist who fell four storeys from a hostel balcony in Dublin city centre.

The 26-year-old German man fell about 40ft from the top-floor balcony at the rear of the City Manor Hostel at Mabbot Lane, off Talbot Street on Monday afternoon. He was taken to the Mater Hospital where his condition is still serious.

Dublin on shortlist for World Design

DUBLIN is one of just three cities worldwide to be shortlisted to become World Design Capital 2014.

The award goes to cities that use design to benefit people socially, culturally and economically. It will be awarded for 2014 to either Dublin, Bilbao in Spain or Cape Town, South Africa.

Soldiers seek 10 years' extra work

SOLDIERS want to be allowed to work for an extra 10 years with the Defence Forces. They said last night it did not make sense that they should be forced to leave the military after completing 21 years' service.

Their representative association, Pdforra, has now called on the Department of Defence to review the terms of service, which apply to personnel who joined the Defence Forces after January 1, 1994.

Rostrevor Home staff stage sit-in

STAFF from a nursing home at the centre of elder-abuse allegations staged a sit-in at the home yesterday, which resulted in their securing a guarantee from the owners that they would be paid all monies owed.

Rostrevor Nursing Home in Rathgar, Dublin was closed down on foot of a court order sought by the health watchdog HIQA. All the residents have been moved out. Last night, a spokeswoman for the group said Sarah Lipsett, one of the owners of Rostrevor, had given the workers a guarantee that they would be paid all the money that is owed to them.

Irish Independent