Thursday 14 December 2017

Dana's brother in court

Profit for Nevin pub

A brother of Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon has appeared in court on historical child sex abuse charges.

A jury will be sworn in this morning at Harrow Crown Court. John Brown, who is 60 and whose address was given as Lilly Hill Road, Bracknell in Berkshire, faces five counts of indecent assault.

THE pub associated with 'Black Widow' Catherine Nevin – the Jack White's Inn – has turned a profit of €250,000 last year.

The pub, located at Ballyna Park, Brittas Bay, six miles north of Arklow, is owned by Kerryman Tadhg Kennedy. Accounts filed by the firm that operates the popular pub, Jimblue Ltd, show that the company recorded profits after providing for depreciation and taxation of €257,466 last year.

FANS in over 80 countries worldwide have been tuning in to watch Gaelic Games online with GAAGO, the new streaming service for the GAA outside of Ireland.

The highest viewership figures have come from the United States, Britain and Australia. A GAAGO Season Pass costs €110 and provides online access to all 45 televised games from the 2014 season. Viewers in Britain are eligible for a GB Pass, which costs €60 and provides access to the 25 games not broadcast on Sky Sports.

'Jurassic Park' actress Laura Dern will accept the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in the Art of Film at an exclusive ceremony in conjunction with the Dingle Film Festival later this month.

Having collected her award, the Oscar-nominated actress will take part in a question-and-answer session with Dingle Film Festival's Artistic Director Maurice Galway.

THE number of jobs for professionals including administrative staff, accountants and computer programmers has risen since the start of the year.

The Morgan McKinley Monthly Employment Monitor recorded a 6pc increase in the number of job opportunities between January and last month compared to last year.

THE Government has approved plans to help produce energy from crops, animal by-products and waste.

The National Bioenergy Plan will set out specific policies to develop the sector to help produce cleaner forms of energy.

Irish Independent

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