Saturday 16 December 2017

Student scoops top science prize

CORK teenager Richard O'Shea, winner of this year's BT Young Scientist Award, last night landed a top European prize.

The 18-year-old sixth-year student from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney, was awarded the Adene Special Prize and €2,500 for his work in the field of energy at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Lisbon, beating off stiff competition from students representing 37 countries. His project was called: 'A biomass-fired cooking stove for developing countries'.

Nameless donor gives hospice €1m

AN anonymous donor has given €1m towards the funding of a hospice project.

The Wicklow Hospice Foundation aims to build a respite palliative care centre at Magheramore, near Brittas Bay. It is expected that the project will cost in the region of €2.4m.

Ryanair grounds all Spanish flights

RYANAIR has cancelled all Spanish domestic flights and most international flights to and from Spain due to operate today.

The airline called on the EU Commission to take action to end "chaos in European skies" after a 24-hour wildcat strike by Belgian air traffic controllers yesterday, and a Spanish strike today.

100,000 to march against cutbacks

A GROUP of Irish trade unionists is to join a mass rally in the Belgian capital today to protest against budget cuts they say will level economic growth.

The organisers expect 100,000 people to take to the streets in Brussels to warn governments to start creating jobs.

Irish Independent

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