Wednesday 13 December 2017

Stabbing at party

Gardai are investigating an apparent stabbing at a house party.

The injured man, a foreign national aged in his 30s, presented himself at Cavan General Hospital around 1.30am yesterday morning.

Gardai said the man had sustained non-life threatening injuries and remained in hospital late yesterday. A scene was preserved at a house in Fort Village, just outside Cavan town.

Locals reported there had been a party going at the house on Saturday night when a row broke out.

Gardai have appealed for anyone with information to come forward and assist in their investigation.

Drug seizure

Gardai arrested two men and seized cocaine worth around €85,000 as part of ongoing operations targeting drug dealing in west Dublin.

The men, both aged 18 years old, were arrested after the car they were driving was stopped and searched at Neilstown Gardens by officers from Ronanstown garda station.

One of the males was charged and bailed to a court sitting in Blanchardstown District Court next month. The other male was released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Salmon farm

a decision on the controversial salmon farm in Galway will be made before the summer, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has announced.

He is receiving detailed scientific and environmental advice in relation to the large scale application.

However groups opposed to the proposal have vowed to fight any application that may be granted all the way to Europe if necessary.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara have submitted an application for a 15,000 tonne salmon fish farm near Inis Oírr. If granted it would be the largest of its kind in Europe.

Zero-hour contracts

Employment Minister Ged Nash has appointed the University of Limerick (UL) to carry out a study into the prevalence and impact of zero hour and low hours contracts.

The team, led by Prof Patrick Gunnigle and Dr Michelle O'Sullivan of the Kemmy School of Business at UL, will report back to the minister within six months with its findings. The researchers will interview worker representatives and employers and will focus in particular on the retail, hospitality, education and health sectors, covering the public and private sectors.

Irish Independent

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