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irish sun - cork fire brigade battles blaze at former revenue offices

multiple units of cork fire brigade battled the blaze fire broke out at the former revenue commissioner offices in cork city centrepedestrians noticed smoke billowing from the premises and raised the alarmcork, ireland - the cork fire brigade was alerted about a large blaze at the former revenue commissioner offices in cork city centre on thursday.pedestrians that noticed the smoke billowing from the upper floor of the premises on o'sullivan's quay, less than 100 metres from the city centre and busy shopping streets alerted the fire brigade.multiple units of the fire brigade then rushed to tackle the large blaze that was...




irish sun - number of dual irish citizenship holders rose since 2011

latest cso figures from last year's census revealed the increase the number of people holding dual irish citizenship is up by 87.4 percentthe number of people holding dual citizenship now stands at 104,784dublin, ireland - according to latest figures from last year's census released by the central statistics office (cso), there has been a large rise in dual irish citizenship holders since the 2011 census.cso figures showed that while the number of non-irish nationals living in ireland has dipped slightly since 2011, the number of people holding dual irish citizenship is up by 87.4 percent.further, cso said that the number of non-nationals living in ireland now stands at 535,475.this is a 1.6 percent decrease on the 2011 census figure of 544...




irish sun - ryanair to hire 600 pilots over the next 10 months oleary

ryanair ceo said that the airline is expecting to recruit almost 600 pilots until june 2018 he admitted that there was an area of concern in dublinhe said that if pilots misbehave they wouldn’t get any goodiesdublin, ireland - ryanair ceo michael o'leary on thursday, announced plans to recruit and train almost 600 pilots till the end of may or june 2018.addressing reporters after the ryanair annual general meeting at the ryanair hq in dublin, o'leary said their plan for pilot recruitment has already been mapped out and would begin immediately.he is however, said to have admitted that there was "an area of concern" in dublin. he explained, “if norwegian air are holding open days, there's nothing we can do, despite the fact that w...




irish sun - mytaxi drivers new booking fee defended by taxi federation

the irish taxi federation has defended the approval for new booking fee charges mytaxi ireland gm said the company has decided to lift the ban on booking feeshe said that there are now fewer taxi drivers than at any time in the last ten yearsdublin, ireland - the irish taxi federation defended the approval for mytaxi drivers, who began charging an extra 2 euros as a booking fee.for all taxi journeys booked on the app, mytaxi will charge a 2 euro fee starting thursday.previously, mytaxi requested drivers to discount this nta approved fee for their customers.speaking on newstalk breakfast, joe heron said that most drivers have to travel to take a fare.further, he said that the 2 ...




irish sun - irishman driving a motorbike killed in spain

the man was driving a motorbike when he was killed reports noted that the deceased man was a well-known businessmanthe man is originally from corduff in limericklimerick, ireland - a well-known businessman, originally from corduff in limerick is said to have been killed in spain.the man was reportedly driving a motorbike when he was killed.so far, authorities have not released details of where the incident happened or what time it occurred. the man...




irish sun - dalata announces deal for full ownership of liffey valley

ireland’s largest hotel operator announced deal with receiver martin ferris the deal is to buy the long leasehold interest of 33 suites in the clarion hotel liffey valleythe consideration will be paid in cashdublin, ireland - dalata hotel group on monday announced a deal with receiver martin ferris for full ownership of the long leasehold interest of 33 suites in the clarion hotel liffey valley, dublin 22.the deal came at a consideration of 8.6 million euros and will be paid in cash. it is expected that the transaction will complete before the end of the month. dalata had announced earlier this month that it had completed the acquisition of the core clario...




irish sun - dublin feud claims another victim man shot dead

29-year-old man identified as john gibson from lucan gibson was a close friend if darragh nugent, who was shot dead in dublinboth men were associated with jailed hitman james ‘nellie’ walshdublin, ireland - in yet another incident of violence that was part of a city feud, a man was shot dead in the irish capital.the victim, identified as 29-year-old john gibson from lucan was gunned down in a car park outside eddie rockets in fortunestown lane, tallaght, at around 9.20 pm on monday night.according to the gardai, gibson was a fitness instructor became the latest murder victim in the west dublin feud.gibson was also close pals with 36-year-old darragh nugent, who was shot dead in west dublin last week.gardai have said that in their initial...




irish sun - four people hospitalized after serious fire in dublin

three young children and a woman were hospitalised after the fire two younger children are said to be in a serious conditionthe fire broke out at an apartment complex in inchicore, dublindublin, ireland - a fiery blaze broke out at a dublin apartment complex, leaving four people with serious injuries.the dublin fire brigade was alerted about the fire that broke out at the tyrone place complex at 11.15 pm on monday night.a fire brigade spokesman said that three young children and a woman in her 30s were hospitalized after the serious fire.the dublin fire brigade units from both dolph...




irish sun - gocar announces nationwide expansion in ireland

the company has increased the number of counties with car sharing bases the announcement came in conjunction with european mobility week 2017the car sharing company has grown significantly since its launch in 2008dublin, ireland - backed by a massive 3 million euro investment this year, gocar on tuesday announced that it was extending its footprint in ireland.the company, which had car sharing bases in two irish counties, has said that as part of the expansion, it is increasing the number of counties with such bases to 18.the announcement by the car sharing company, which has grown significantly since its launch in 2008, came in conjunction with european mobility week 2017 that is calling on european citizens to embrace sustainable, shared t...




irish sun - say no to balloons cork to impose fine on balloon launchers

a councillor had made a request to draw up bylaws to prevent release of balloons cork county council’s environment directorate backed the requestwhen the balloons burst and fall back to earth they could be a potential threat to wildlifecork, ireland - an independent councilor marcia d’alton has proposed to draw up bylaws against the launching of balloons into the air in co cork.the request, which was backed by the cork county council’s environment directorate at a meeting of the council’s southern division, claims that when the balloons are released into the air, they fall back to earth after they burst and present a potentially deadly threat to wildlife.councillor d’alton has denied being a party-pooper and said that there were go...




irish sun - gardai probe robbery at parcel motel facility

parcel motel depot service station in lucan was robbed customers who had a parcel stored at the depot asked to email the teamadamstown facility customers re-directed to the lucan texaco locationdublin, ireland - gardai have launched an investigation into the robbery at a parcel motel depot at a service station in lucan. the incident, which took place on the newcastle road on monday morning has led to several customers fretting over the parcels they had stores at the depot.the company has advised customers who had a parcel stored there to e-mail the parcel motel team.further, they have re-directed adamstown facility customers at the maxol service station, to the company's lucan texaco location on the n4.a parcel motel spokesperson said, ...




irish sun - gun seized man arrested as part of west dublin crackdown

the arrest was part of an operation targeting organized criminals in west dublin a search operation was carried out at an address in blanchardstownoperation was led by detectives from the garda national drugs and organised crime bureaudublin, ireland - in an operation led by detectives from the garda national drugs and organised crime bureau, a man was arrested and a gun and motorbike was seized.the operation targeting organised criminals in west dublin involved a search operation carrie...




irish sun - met eireann issues rainfall warning for 20 counties

forecasters are expecting ... ial rain throughout the day flooding is expected in some placeswarning issued for munster, leinster, cavan and monaghandublin, ireland - the met eireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for more than half of ireland. the weather forecaster said that it was issuing the warning for 20 counties, including munster, leinster, cavan and monaghan.the warning is set to remain in place until 3 am on thursday morning.on wednesday, the met eireann warned of heavy rain that will continue in the east, with totals of 25 to 35 mm possible.with forecasters expecting ... ial rain throughout the day, flooding is expected in some places.a forecaster said, "heavy rain today, continuing in the east for a time tonight, w...




irish sun - dublin bus launches guidelines on gender transition

dublin bus currently works with transgender equality network ireland together, it will come up with strategies to help those who transition while at workthe company currently employs over 3,500 members of staffdublin, ireland - as part of its strategy to promote and provide a super supportive environment, dublin bus has announced news measures to support gender transition in the workplace for all employees to benefit from.joining hands with transgender equality network ireland (teni), the company that employs over 3500 members of staff, will come up with strategies that will help those who want to transition while in the workplace.the company believes that it is important that everyone is aware of the progressive procedures in place.accordin...




irish sun - etzebeth rates all blacks above british lions

auckland - springbok captain eben etzebeth on friday singled out the all blacks as south africa's toughest rivals, putting the world champions ahead of the british and irish lions.the springboks and all blacks clash on saturday in a pivotal match in determining which side takes out the rugby championship this year.the all blacks have won all three games in the competition so far, south africa have two wins and a draw, while australia have recorded a solitary draw and argentina have yet to register a point.with only two rounds to play after saturday, the winner in albany will be in a strong position to claim the championship."this weekend is going to be a very massive clash," etzebeth said."earlier this week a new zealand guy told me 'for...




irish sun - davids praises kings efforts

cape town - southern kings head coach deon davids had high praise for his team for the fine first half performance they turned in against irish club leinster in the historical first pro14 clash played at the nelson mandela bay stadium in port elizabeth on saturday.davids had promised in the lead up to the game that his team would adopt a positive approach and this was certainly clear from the opening whistle. the kings dominated possession and field position for long periods of the first half and it wasonly the bounce of the ball and some solid leinster defence that saw the visitors able to go into the break leading by 7 pointsto 3.all the kings grit, heart and honest endeavour were unfortunately undone by the experienced leinster outfit - ...




irish sun - gardai probe arson attack at prison officers home

the cork prison officer’s house in blarney area was targeted the car of the prison officer in an apparent petrol bomb attackthe vehicle was badly damaged in the blaze, before it was extinguishedcork, ireland - gardai have launched a probe into an arson attack at the house of a cork prison officer. the prison service official’s house in blarney area was reportedly targeted in the early hours of saturday morning.gardai said that the official’s car, that was parked outside the home, where he resides with his wife, was targeted in an apparent petrol bomb attack.the vehicle was badly damaged in the blaze before it could be extinguished - but officials said that no one was hurt.the property was not damaged either.reports noted that another ...




irish sun - cavan pub burglary gardai arrest three men

gardai said the car failed to stop on the dublin road in cavan town the three men were trying to make an escape in a car towards shradone villagethe three men were caught and arrested a short time laterdublin, ireland - gardai that had been investigating a burglary at a pub in cavan town in the early hours of saturday are said to have made some arrests in the case.gardai said that three men, in their late teens, were traveling in a car and failed to stop for gardaí that were patrolling the dublin road in cavan town.gardai then pursued the vehicle on the n3 dubli...




irish sun - microsoft forced to build its own power station in dublin

microsoft is being forced to build its own power station it has to electrify one of its huge data centres to meet a surge in demandthe local transmission network hasn’t been upgraded quickly enoughdublin, ireland - in a bid to meet the surge in demand, u.s. technology giant microsoft is being forced to build its own power station in dublin to provide electricity to one of its huge data centres.the need to build its own power station in the irish capital arose since the local transmission network hasn't been upgraded quickly enough to meet the demand. the semi-state company that controls the country's electricity transmission network, eirgrid, warned that more temporary power generation may be required in dublin until the huge upgrade is ...




irish sun - ireland to accept additional refugees next year

ireland announced that it would be taking in over 300 additional refugees next year the country will however, miss its refugee quota of 520 in 2017un refugee agency welcomed ireland’s announcement accepting additional refugeesdublin, ireland - ireland, which is set to miss its refugee quota of 520 this year, announced on saturday that it would be taking in over 300 additional refugees in 2018.justice minister charlie flanagan confirmed the acceptance of additional refugees.the country’s announcement accepting new refugees was welcomed by the united nations refugee agency (unhcr).while ireland accepted 96 refugees in 2014, resettlement in ireland increased to 356 in 2016.in 2015, the government decided to welcome up to 4,000 refugees and...