Publication: Irish Independent

First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 24 mins ago - 2 reports

Fyffes and Chiquita $1bn merger aborted after shareholders vote down deal

A near $1bn merger between Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US-based Chiquita has been aborted after Chiquita shareholders voted against the deal a short while ago. A near $1bn merger between Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US-based Chiquita has been aborted after ... [Published Irish Independent - 1 hour ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Christmas bonus: Nearly 400,000 Vodafone shareholders get new tax relief in Finance Bill

NEARLY 400,000 Vodafone shareholders have gotten a pre-Christmas tax boost in a new measure introduced in the Finance Bill. NEARLY 400,000 Vodafone shareholders have gotten a pre-Christmas tax boost in a new measure introduced in the Finance Bill. The ... [Published Irish Independent - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Apology - Castleknock College

A report in today’s Herald and independent.ie incorrectly stated that an incident involving a suspected naked prowler occurred at Castleknock College last Wednesday. In fact, the incident referred to happened near prefabs at Castleknock Community College ... [Published Irish Independent - 4 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

Breaking: Innocent woman killed in road crash during high-speed Garda chase

An innocent woman was killed in a horror road accident as she got caught in a high speed Garda chase, as officers pursued another car Five other people were also taken to hospital after the horrific collision, which happened close to Kildare village, ... [Published Irish Independent - 9 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Permanent TSB: Lender will need €1bn after stress test failure

State-owned Permanent TSB will be ordered by European regulators to raise up to €1bn to plug a financial gap after failing so-called "stress tests", the Irish Independent understands. State-owned Permanent TSB will be ordered by European regulators to ... [Published Irish Independent - 9 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

'This is no life, Mam': Meet the girl whose skin blisters at touch

“This is no life, Mam.” These are the poignant words of Claudia Scanlon, a 10-year-old girl who is living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a very rare genetic condition which causes the skin to blister at the slightest touch.And even at her tender young ... [Published Irish Independent - 9 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Housing charity insists on the need for rent controls

ONE of the largest housing charities in the country has insisted that better regulations are needed to stop spiralling rents. ONE of the largest housing charities in the country has insisted that better regulations are needed to stop spiralling rents. ... [Published Irish Independent - 10 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 6 reports

Former minister in charge of Irish Water calls for John Tierney to resign

The former minister who helped establish Irish Water has called for the company’s chief executive John Tierney to resign. Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd said a new management team would give a chance for a fresh start. Mr O’Dowd said he doesn’t know the rest ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

Hep C support group spent public money on kennels, fine dining and alcohol

THE support group for women infected with Hepatitis C after receiving a contaminated blood product used public funding for dog kennels, alcohol, expensive restaurant meals, beauty therapy and groceries, according to an audit. Positive Action, which was ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 23 2014]
Entities: Alcohol, Action, Hepatitis C
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 3 reports

Abuse victim Mairia Cahill claims IRA member who forced her to 'kangaroo court' stalks her online

Abuse survivor Mairia Cahill has said that the IRA man who she claims made her face her alleged rapist in a ‘kangaroo court’ is stalking her online. Cahill, who had a 90-minute meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday, described the stalking as ‘disgusting’. ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 5 reports

Environment Minister tells Irish Water boss to address 'public confidence crisis' at company

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has told Irish Water boss John Tierney to quickly address the public crisis in confidence which has engulfed the company. Mr Tierney was hauled into a crunch face to face meeting with Mr Kelly this morning in the wake of ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 8 reports

Extraordinary scenes in Dail as Taoiseach challenges Gerry Adams on abuse

REPUBLICAN sex abusers who were “expelled” by the IRA from the North are still living in the Republic, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today. Mr Kenny was speaking in a very heated Dail debate immediately after he finished a 90-minute with Mairia Cahill.She ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 22 2014]

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Cara agrees: "Just looking back through the pictures, it's so clear how fast they grow" she says. "I want to capture all the moments."
"We could get extraordinarily lucky and find it very early" Mr Foley said after two days of talks with Malaysian authorities

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