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RIRA suspects released

TWO men have been released after gardai discovered a Real IRA car bomb factory in Co Louth.

The men, in their 50s, were questioned after a major operation by armed Special Branch detectives at a house in Hackballscross, Co Louth, at 1pm last Saturday..

The Army Bomb Squad attended the area where explosives, believed to be destined for use in car bombs, were being prepared by suspected members of the Real IRA. The men were released pending a file to the DPP.

Hospital says sorry to nurse

A HOSPITAL has apologised to a senior member of nursing staff after admitting it was wrong to suspend her.

Fionnuala Carty, of Woodville Close, Woodville Downs, Lucan, Dublin, sued St James's Hospital after her suspension, following allegations of serious misconduct, from her position as clinical nurse manager of the intensive care unit.

She was subsequently cleared of any wrong doing, but on her return to work was transferred out of ICU.

Yesterday, the High Court was told that the matter had been resolved.

Mark Connaught, for the hospital, read a statement saying "that while the decision to implement a suspension was made in good faith, it was subsequently proven to be wrong. The hospital is sorry for the distress suffered by Ms Carty".

Twitter chief ready to quit

ISAAC 'Biz' Stone is moving on from Twitter, just five years after co-founding the site.

Stone (37) said on his blog that he will work with the company "for many years to come", but that the most effective use of his time now is to "get out of the way".

Stone said he plans to focus on helping schools and non-profit making organisations.

UN alert on climate fears

A TOP UN climate panel will release a new report in November examining the link between climate change and extreme events like floods and drought.

Rajendar Pachauri, chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said the panel has reported that extreme climate events are increasing.