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Bono's hotel case dismissed

A CASE of alleged unfair dismissal against Bono and The Edge's Clarence Hotel on Dublin's Wellington Quay has been struck out.

Geoff Cassidy, of Springfield, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin, had sued Bushfield Limited, trading as Clarence Hotel, for unfair dismissal.

When Mr Cassidy's claim came up before the Employment Appeals Tribunal on March 12, Bushfield's lawyers said Mr Cassidy had lodged it outside the statutory time period. The Tribunal's decision not to hear the case had been appealed by Mr Cassidy to the Circuit Civil Court.

Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke was told yesterday it could be struck out with no order.


FORMER National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is "safe and well," said a WikiLeaks spokesman.

Snowden infuriated American officials by leaking details of the NSA's globe-spanning spy programmes and has been on the run since leaving Hong Kong over the weekend.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Snowden is in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and has rejected US pleas to turn him over.


BOSTON'S Cardinal Sean O'Malley has banned an Austrian priest from speaking at a local parish because the priest advocates ordaining women priests.

A spokesman said that archdiocesan policy doesn't allow speakers on Church property who advocate positions contrary to its doctrine.

The Rev Helmut Schuller was scheduled to speak at St. Susanna Parish on July 17. His talk has been moved to a nearby Unitarian church.


A STUDENT in Scotland woke with a fright when she found a tropical scorpion inches from her face.

Vicky Raitt spotted the Asian forest scorpion as she lay in bed in her flat in Orchard Street, Aberdeen.

The zoology student (23) had recently returned from a trip to Borneo and thinks the scorpion must have climbed into her suitcase.