Luke 'Ming' Flanagan – Correction
Our article of Monday, June 3 headlined 'Flanagan has one of the worst Dail attendance rates' incorrectly stated that Luke Ming Flanagan had one of the worst Dail attendance records in the first quarter of 2013, missing 11 out of 35 sitting days.
Our information derived from the contents of the Member Sitting Days Report on the Oireachtas website. Mr Flanagan has pointed out that this website only records when TDs clock in with electronic fobs. We accept that there were a number of sitting days when Mr Flanagan was not officially recorded attending the Dail because he did not use the fob, although he was actually there. For the first quarter of 2013, he attended 34 sitting days out of 35. We take this opportunity to correct the record.
FOOD SAFETY PROBLEMS
THE number of food safety problems reported by Ireland to an EU-wide alert system has doubled over the last five years.
Salmonella in watermelons and high amounts of aluminium in snacks were among the 53 hazards reported by Ireland to the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. It is designed to allow other member countries check quickly if they are also affected.
THE contents of late puppeteer Eugene Lambert's home are to be sold at auction next week.
First edition books, a four poster bed, a Victorian dining service and several eight-foot tall bookcases will among the dozens of items to go under the hammer at Adam's Auctioneers in Blackrock, Co Dublin, on June 18.
NEWS SHOW TO RETURN
RTE will bring back its new weekday news programme 'Morning Edition' for a second stint in September.
Presenter Keelin Shanley told the Irish Independent that reaction to the slot among station bosses was "very positive". 'Morning Edition' will complete its first run on air on June 28. Average viewership for the programme was 13,600.
DCU MOVES UP TABLE
DUBLIN City University has climbed the league table of the world's top 50 young universities.
DCU has risen from 46th to 40th place in the latest league table of universities less than 50 years old. It was given its new position in the influential QS World University Rankings. DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith said it confirmed the university's place in the"vanguard" of young, dynamic universities.