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irish sun - cfb notebook nebraska draws 86818 for spring game

nebraska claimed to have the largest attendance for a spring game this year after recording 86,818 fans saturday in lincoln.it was the first time in five years the cornhuskers have recorded at least 80,000 in attendance for its annual spring game.perhaps nebraska has renewed optimism under new coach and former cornhuskers quarterback scott frost.in any case, nebraska topped georgia (82,184) and alabama (74,732), the two teams that played in january's national title game won by the crimson tide.the sec is the leading conference in spring attendance with more than 400,000 combined from its schools. five of its programs -- georgia, alabama, tennessee, florida and texas am -- finished in the top 10.the big ten, which includes nebraska, finish...




irish sun - boat with five people rescued off dublins howth head

an alarm was raised on sunday afternoon after the craft broke down the boat started taking on water off the bailey lighthouseall five people on board were transferred to an irish coast guard boatdublin, ireland - a boat with five people on board got into trouble in the water off the bailey lighthouse.an alarm was raised on sunday afternoon after the craft broke down and started taking on water.the howth coast guard that led the rescue operation reached the scene within minutes.the coast guard boat sean a dunne added that all the five people on board were transferred to an irish coast guard boat. in a statement, fergus c...




irish sun - over 20000 unstamped cigarettes seized by revenue

revenue said that officers had seized goods valued at 12,600 euros the raid led to the seizure of 20,000 unstamped cigarettesofficials said that 30 liters of alcohol and a car were also seizedcork, ireland - in an operation led by the revenue, a huge haul of 20,000 unstamped cigarettes were seized. according to officials, a detecter dog helped locate the unstamped cigarettes.officials said that the raid took place in fermoy, county cork on saturday, adding that 30 litres of alcohol and a car were also seized i...




irish sun - after serious assault in temple bar gardai seek witnesses

man in his 20s was stabbed brutally in dublin gardai have urged for witnesses to come forwardthe stabbing took place in temple bar square in dublin’s city centredublin, ireland - following an incident being described by the gardai as a “serious assault,” investigating officers have urged for witnesses to the incident to come forward.according to officials, a man in his 20s was stabbed brutally ...




irish sun - thousands affected due to irish ferries ship delay

a new irish ferries ship called wb yeats got delayed those with sailings booked between july 12 and july 29 were affectedthe company has said that it is in contact with people with bookings between those daysdublin, ireland - thousands of holidaymakers were affected due to the delay of the new irish ferries ship.according to reports, as many as 10,000 holidaymakers would now have to cancel their summer ferry sailing plans since the new ship would be delayed.further, reports noted that the new vessel, the wb yeats, being built in a german shipyard is not likely to be ready for delivery to irish ferries in time to honour bookings for sailings in july.it will reportedly not be available to take passengers and vehicles on sailings booked betwee...




irish sun - brutal attack in tallaght teenager hospitalized

the attack took place outside the victim’s house in tallaght, dublin the 17-year-old was beaten up in broad daylight by three thugsgardai have launched an investigation into the incidentdublin, ireland - in a brutal assault, a teenager, aged 17 was beaten up by three thugs, outside his house in tallaght, dublin.according to gardai, the incident took place in a quiet housing estate in tallaght, when the young man was confronted by the three thugs in broad daylight. gardai said that the teenager was hospitalized with serious injuries after the brutal three-man attack.an investigation has been op...




irish sun - armed robbery at bank of ireland in roscommon

four men robbed the premises while a fifth acted as a getaway driver gardai have launched an investigation into the armed robbery at the bankthe incident took place at the bank of ireland on church st in stronkestowndublin, ireland - gardai have launched an investigation into a case of armed robbery at the bank of ireland in strokestown, roscommon.officials said that four men carried out the heist at the premises of the bank on church st. in strokestown on friday afternoon.gardai said that a fifth man acted as a getaway driver in a black audi.according to the gardai, the raiders left with a sum of money after entering the bank with a handgun and iron bars.gardai have launched an investigation into the incident.investigating gardai released a...




irish sun - met eireann forecasts temperatures between 15c and 19c

met eireann has said that the short sunny stint is about to come to an end temperatures in the southern part of the country will reach between 15c and 19ca mix of sunshine and showers expected in the west and northdublin, ireland - the met eireann has forecast a largely dry and sunny day but has warned that the blissful sunny weather is set to come to an end soon.a met eireann forecaster said, “today will be largely dry and sunny for the morning. in the east and south temperatures will reach between 15c and 19c. in the west, and particularly at the coast, temperatures will be several degrees lower and it will become cloudy during the afternoon. winds will be light and variable to start, becoming moderate southwesterly later. patches of se...




irish sun - irish life set to buy financial consultants invesco

irish life is set to acquire strategic shareholding in the largest irish-owned independent financial consultancy invest currently employs 125 people at its sites at sandyford, dublin and lapp’s quay, corkthe company currently has 4.8 billion euros in assets under administrationdublin, ireland - the largest irish-owned independent financial consultancy, invesco is set to be acquired by irish life.according to reports, irish life is set to acquire a strategic shareholding in invesco, which employs 125 people at its sites at sandyford, dublin, and lapp's quay, cork.the financial consultant currently has 4.8 billion euros in assets under administration and will reportedly continue to operate un...




irish sun - debenhams irish division witnesses growth in online sales

the irish division of the u.k. department store recorded a growth in online sales the store managed to reduce its pre-tax losses to 246,000 euros last yearthe retailer’s finances improved due to growth in online sales, sharp drop in store rentsdublin, ireland - on the back of increasing online sales, the irish division of u.k. department store debenhams managed to reduce its pre-tax losses to 246,000 euros last year.according to newly-filed accounts for debenhams retail (ireland), the company slashed its pre-tax losses, for the 12 months to last september, by 95 percent.further, the retailer’s finances were seen to have improved due to a growth in online sales and a sharp drop in store rents.the retailer, which operates 11 stores in the ...




irish sun - teenager arrested after threatening to bomb school

the 15-year-old boy was arrested by the gardai after making the threats the boy threatened to blow up his school and slit throats of other studentshe pledged allegiance to isis and made two manic 999 phone calls to emergency servicesdublin, ireland - gardai made a bizarre arrest of a 15-year-old student from a south dublin school, after he threatened to blow up his school and stab other pupils.according to the gardai, the student made two manic phone  calls to 999 emergency services during lunchtime on thursday.the boy is said to have threatened to bomb his school and “slit throats” of other students in the name of the terrorist organization isis.a senior gardai source was quoted as saying in reports, "in the 999 calls, he claimed he w...




irish sun - leo varadkar named times 100 most influential people

time magazine revealed its list of world’s 100 most influential people varadkar made the cover of the publication last julyformer taoiseach enda kenny also appeared on a time magazine cover back in 2012dublin, ireland - after making the cover of the coveted time magazine last july, taiseach leo varadkar found a spot in the publication’s recently unveiled list of world's 100 most influential people.leo varadkar was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by time magazine and found a spot on the list alongside the u.s. president donald trump, and others like the north korean leader kim jong un, london mayor sadiq khan, canadian prime minister justin trudeau, prince harry’s fiancee and american actress meghan markle, fox n...




irish sun - two people killed after light aircraft crashes in co antrim

the cessna plane caught fire and crashed near nutts corner in co antrim the incident took place near a wooded area, two or three miles from the belfast international airportthe flight was not connected to either of the two belfast airports or an airfield in enniskillen, co fermanaghbelfast, northern ireland - a light aircraft crashed in co antrim, near nutts corner on thursday, and caught fire, killing two people onboard.according to paramedics, firefighters and an air ambulance helicopter that attended the site of the crash, the incident took place two or three miles from the belfast international airport shortly after noon, close to a wooded area.a spokeswoman confirmed to local reporters that the aircraft was not operating to or from eith...




irish sun - rolling stones have decided to drink only after dublin gig

mick jagger and co will be hitting the stage at croke park on may 17 the rock legends have put themselves on a drinking bankthe bank will play out a two-and-a-half hour set in dublin next monthdublin, ireland - heard of gaa players who stay off the booze until they play at the dublin venue? well, this time, rock legends the rolling stones have put themselves on drinking ban until after the croke park gig in dublin next month.the band, which is set to hit the stage in the irish capital on may 17, has decided to play out a two-and-a-half hour set at what will be their first concert on the stones - no filter 2018 tour.according to insiders, the band is deep in preparation for the big nigh...




irish sun - passengers handled by irish airports set a record in 2017

dublin airport continued to dominate the irish aviation scene, taking a bigger share of the growing market 34.4 million passengers passed through the main irish airports last year29.4 million passengers, passed through dublin airport - a 6pc increase on the previous yeardublin, ireland - in 2017, irish airport broke records in terms of the number of passengers handled.the country's national statistics bureau, the central statistics office (cso) of ireland revealed that the number of passengers handled by the country’s airports set an eight-year record high of 34.4 million people.this, cso figures revealed was a 5.2 percent increase in passenger numbers year-on-year.according to the cso report, over the last eight years, the number of pass...




irish sun - crime gangs operate empires from behind bars in ireland

under-resourced prison officers are getting injured trying to separate inmates the prison officers’ association has said that violent crime gangs are operating from behind barsofficials explained there is a hierarchy within the prison estate, with contractors who can be hired for workdublin, ireland - highlighting the state of affairs within irish prisons, the prison officers’ association has revealed that violent gangs operate international criminal empires from inside irish prisons.according to the prison officers’ association, crime gangs are able to operate their international empires from behind bars and that increasingly exposed and under-resourced prison officers often get injured trying to separate inmates that cannot be allowe...




irish sun - campaign vows to increase awareness about electric vehicles

the campaign called drivingelectric launched at an energy show in dublin the campaign is aimed at increasing awareness about electric vehicles in irelandvisitors at the campaign launch were encouraged to register for a test drive of any modeldublin, ireland - in a bid to increase public awareness about electric vehicles in ireland, a government-funded campaign called ‘drivingelectric’ was launched on wednesday.the campaign was launched at the royal dublin society, which is the largest exhibition centre in the irish capital.the event saw dozens of latest models of electric vehicles including bmw i8, bmw i3, new nissan leaf, and zoe of renault being displayed.officials encouraged visitors at the campaign launch to register for a test drive...




irish sun - msd plans recruitment at new planned biotech plant

the pharma giant is seeking to build its major new biotech plant in swords the company plans to build its new biologics facility on the sitemsd plans to hire 350 employees on the repurposed and expanded sitedublin, ireland - as part of its plans to expand in dublin, pharmaceutical giant, msd has submitted a planning permission for the construction of its major new biotech plant in swords.the company has plans to built its new biologics facility on the site, spread across 43,000sq m.the proposed plan is a significant increase on the 31,000sq m occupied by the previous plant.as part of its expansion plans, the company has said that the biotech facility will employ 350 people on the repurposed and expanded dublin site.msd has stated that its ne...




irish sun - of 17bn euros spent by irish businesses half went into rampd

cso data showed that irish-owned businesses account for one-third of the country’s r&d spending domestic firms spent 36 percent of the amount invested into innovation in irelandin 2016, the total spend on innovation in ireland represented a 22 percent increase on the 2014 figuredublin, ireland - recent data released by the central statistics office (cso) has shown that domestic firms in ireland spent 36 percent of the 4.6 billion euros invested into innovation in the country in 2016.data showed that multinationals were responsible for the balance.cso figures showed that foreign-owned enterprises, which make up fewer than one in five of all relevant businesses, accounted for 64 percent of innovation-related expenditure in 2016 in ireland, i...




irish sun - higgins to deliver major speech at un headquarters next week

michael higgins will deliver a speech at the un headquarters in next york next week he will discuss the future role of ireland’s commitment of peace building and sustaining peacehe will meet un secretary general antonio guterres and un general assembly president miroslav lajcakdublin, ireland - at a major speech at the un headquarters in new york next week, the irish president michael higgins is set to discuss ireland’s commitment to peace.higgins is expected to highlight ireland’s contribution to the un and commitment to peace-building, in a speech, which comes at a time when tensions between the u.s. and russia have increased over the war in syria. it also comes at a time when ireland is seeking a seat on the organisation's securit...