A SCHEME to compensate the remaining former victims of disgraced obstetrician Michael Neary with awards of between €60,000 and €100,000 has been approved by the Government.
Around 35 women who lost their wombs or ovaries missed out on age grounds under the original redress scheme. Dr Neary, who worked in Our Lady of Lourdes for over 20 years was struck off the medical register for wrongly removing the wombs of patients.
DRUMM TRIAL DELAYED
DISGRACED banker David Drumm will have to wait until next year to find out if he can make a fresh financial start debt free in the US.
The bankruptcy trial of the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank has been pushed back again after a judge in Boston granted all parties in the case more time to prepare yesterday. The postponement means the case won't go to trial until the middle of next year.
FOUR FACE MURDER QUIZ
GARDAI are questioning three women and a man on suspicion of withholding information on the murder of a small-time criminal.
The four suspects, aged in their mid 30s and 40s, were detained yesterday by officers investigating the shooting of Michael Kelly near the Grand Canal in Dublin's south inner city on Monday week.
BIG FELLA'S BUTTONS SELL
BUTTONS from the uniform which Michael Collins was wearing when he was assassinated went under the hammer yesterday, fetching €4,250.
Nine brass buttons from the Irish Volunteers Uniform which were found in his tunic pocket on the day he died and accompanied by a handwritten note from his sister Miriam, were sold at the 'A Gathering of All Things Irish' auction.
EVACUATION AFTER BLAZE
A LARGE blaze at a chemical plant in north county Dublin led to the evacuation of workers and a huge response by emergency services.
It is understood the fire was started yesterday after an explosion was caused by sparks from a grinding machine at Lonza chemical plant in Swords.
GPS' PROTEST STOPPED
THE Irish Medical Organisation has undertaken to suspend plans by its GP members to withdraw from certain services in protest at new fee cuts.
It gave the undertaking to the High Court yesterday pending the outcome of legal proceedings by the Competition Authority over the planned withdrawal.