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Sunday 19 November 2017

Irishman missing in Spain is found

An Irishman reported missing in Spain has been found safe and well.

Denis O'Shea (45), from Termonfeckin, Co Louth, had been on holiday in Torrevieja, near Alicante, with his nephews Jamie Walsh (22) and Daniel Millar (20) when he went missing. A person from the Drogheda area who was on holiday in Spain spotted him on Thursday and he was later located safe and well.

2.2 million getting welfare cash

MORE than 2.2 million people received some kind of social welfare payment last year, according to the Department of Social Protection annual report published yesterday.

Almost €21bn was spent by the department last year. The largest part of the expenditure was made up of working-age income supplements, which accounted for 29.5pc of the total. This was followed by state pensions, which accounted for 29.1pc.

Gardai warn of chemical danger

GARDAI have issued a public warning following the theft of dangerous chemicals from a factory.

Two white plastic drums of caustic soda and two yellow drums of nitric acid were taken from Limerick Enterprise Centre during a robbery on July 14. Investigating officers at Roxboro garda station in Limerick warn that caustic soda and nitric acid pose extreme dangers to human health.

€9.6m judgment against developer

BANK of Scotland was yesterday granted judgment orders against developer Jerry Beades requiring him to pay back over €9.6m for loans given for a development of 48 apartments in Fairview, Dublin.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly in the Commercial Court said he was satisfied Mr Beades had the benefit of the money. Mr Beades, with addresses at Richmond Road and Richmond Avenue, Fairview, was in court for the judgment.

SIPTU threatens industrial action

SIPTU has threatened to ballot for industrial action unless the Dublin Airport Authority starts paying staff pension contributions.

In a letter to the authority yesterday, the union threatened to trigger "additional industrial processes" unless the company responded to its request. The union believes members will lose money by continuing to pay into the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme. It has an uncertain future due to a €700m deficit.

Irish Independent

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