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irish sun - over 8 kgs of cannabis seized by authorities in portlaoise

stella the sniffer dog helped revenue officers make the seizure a large amount of cannabis was seized in portlaoisethe seizure was made with the help of sniffer dog stelladublin, ireland - with the help of stella the sniffer dog, revenue officers made a seizure of 140k euros worth of cannabis in portlaoise.according to revenue officers, the drugs were addressed to a property in wicklow.officers managed to seize 8 kgs of cannabis with the hel...




irish sun - yapstone set to hire 200 people in co louth

the online payments firm will create 200 jobs the company already employs 125 people at its international headquartersthe company has said that the new jobs are part of its 41 million euros investment in irelanddublin, ireland - the global online payments firm yapstone, which has its headquarters in drogheda, co louth has announced a new recruitment drive. the company, which currently employs 125 people in drogheda, has said that it would be creating 200 jobs in louth, as part of its latest recruitment drive.the company added that the new jobs are part of its 41 million euros investment in ireland.yapstone first established operations in ireland in the year 2012, and last year officially opened a new 16,000 square-foot international headqua...




irish sun - complex bomb exploded by army bomb disposal team

the bomb disposal team exploded a complex improvised bomb the controlled explosion took place in carlowthe army arrived at the scene upon request from the gardaicarlow, ireland - the irish army bomb disposal team has staged a controlled explosion after an improvised bomb was discovered in kilmeaney.the army bomb disposal team said that they exploded a ‘complex’ improvised bomb in co carlow on thursday evening.the viable device was reportedly found in kilmeane...




irish sun - gardai arrest 13 men seize 7 million euros worth of drugs

gardai said that in the dublin operation they netted 400,000 euros worth of drugs and cash the investigators carried out a search at a house in kilmainham bank, dublin 8officers said that they had seized heroin and cocaine worth 400,000 eurosdublin, ireland - as part of a joint operation involving gardai and the dutch police, officials have arrested 13 people and seized a large haul of drugs. gardai said that in the dublin end of the operation, they netted almost 400,000 euros worth of heroin, cocaine and cash.investigators were said to have conducted a search operation at a house at kilmainham bank, dublin 8 and seized heroin with a street value of 25,000 euros, 6,000 euros in cash and three imitation firearms. gardai arrested a man in hi...




irish sun - shots fired from takeaway in dublin

shots were fired through the window of a takeaway in coolock in dublin the incident took place at the priorswood shopping centrea gunman wearing a balaclava was spotted fleeing the scenedublin, ireland - gardai have launched a probe into an incident in which shots were fired through the window of a takeaway in coolock in dublin.an inv...




irish sun - in massive operation criminal assets bureau conduct raids

the cab operation took place across limerick, clare and tipperary searchers were carried out in limerick and across the mid west regionthe search operation targeted the activities of criminal organizationslimerick, ireland - the criminal assets bureau led a massive operation across homes and businesses in limerick, clare and tipperary.the cab operation targeted the activities of criminal organisations, as part of which, searches began on wednesday morning in limerick and across the mid west region.the garda press office said in a statement that the searches are being conducted as part of “ongoing investigations into ...




irish sun - man from ireland imprisoned for smuggling rhino horn

the man was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the u.s. the irish man was identified as 40-year-old michael hegartyhegarty was part of the international criminal gang the rathkeale roversdublin, ireland - law enforcement officials in the u.s. have sentenced an irish man to 18 months in prison for his role in smuggling rhinoceros horn.the man, identified as 40-year-old michael hegarty is believed to be part of the international criminal gang the rathkeale rovers.hegarty pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced in a federal court in miami.the gang, rathkeale rovers has connections to the limerick town.judge donald middlebrooks sentenced the irish man to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.along with hega...




irish sun - more investment poured into luas green line

luas green line is set to received 100 million euros investment the trams on the green line are set to get biggerthe line will be able to carry an extra 1,760 passengers per hour in either directiondublin, ireland - in a bid to deal with crowded commutes, trams on the luas green line are now set to get a lot bigger.the decision to expand the luas green line, which links st stephen’s green to areas such as dundrum, stillorgan and leopardstown comes following a 100 million euros investment in the green line.the green line will soon be able to carry an extra 1,760 passengers per hour in either direction.further, officials revealed that as part of the project, the existing 26 green line trams will be lengthened, and a further eight additional ...




irish sun - in 130 million euro deal aviva agrees to buy friends first

aviva will become one of the largest composite insurers in ireland post the deal it will increase its market share in life insurance to 15 percentthe transaction is in line with the company’s strategy for capital allocation in selected marketsdublin, ireland - in a deal worth 130 million euro, aviva ireland has said that it had acquited friends first life assurance.the deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, will make aviva one of the largest composite insurers in ireland.the deal will not only increase its market share in life insurance to 15 percent, alongside its exiting 15 percent market share in general insurance, it is also in line with its strategy for capital allocation in selected markets.the company is looking at all...




irish sun - nui galway to lead national effort to turn waste into fuel

the effort is aimed at turning waste into potentially vital biofuels the project will make ireland more energy self-efficientireland has set a target of 16 percent renewable energy generation by 2020galway, ireland - nui galway is pioneering a project, which is set to make ireland more energy self-efficient.according to reports, nui galway is set to lead the national effort which is aimed at turning the country’s waste into potentially vital biofuels.the effort, led by newly appointed prof piet lens and his team from nui galway will aim at helping ireland reach its target of 16 percent renewable energy generation by 2020.prof lens’ team will look to microbial life to help make up the difference.the project worth 5 million euros will be f...




irish sun - vodafone ireland customer numbers rise revenue falls

vodafone ireland is dubbed the country’s largest mobile operator the company saw its irish mobile customer base fall by 11,000 over the last yearit gained 3,000 mobile customers over the last three monthsdublin, ireland - vodafone ireland, dubbed the country’s largest mobile operator, has recorded a bittersweet period in terms of its recent performance in the country.the company said on tuesday that while it has managed to stopped losing mobile customers, it is still seeing key revenues fall.the mobile operator noted that its irish mobile customer base fell by 11,000 over the last year and by 66,000 compared to two years ago. however, it said that its recent numbers seem to have noted the drop subsiding as it gained 3,000 mobile custome...




irish sun - dublin-based software firm creating new jobs

the firm said that it is creating 130 new jobs in the country the firm received 19 million euros in investment recentlythe company develops management software for mid-market enterprisesdublin, ireland - dublin-based software firm kaseya has announced its new recruitment drive in the country.the u.s. software firm said that it had received a 19 million euros investment from the state-backed ireland strategic investment fund.ahead of the investment, kaseya said that it plans to create up to 130 new jobs in dublin.the company develops management software for mid-market enterprises and has stated that the new investment was part of a wider funding round that will see it raise over 38 million euros.owned by global software investor insight, the ...




irish sun - tayto announces new online shop and delivery service

tayto has teamed up with an post on its new online store and delivery service the new site will be available all year round to deliver crisps in time for occasionsany user can send a tayto gift over from their local post office to their loved onesdublin, ireland - tayto has partnered with an post to set up its new online store and delivery service.the company said that it launched its service on the new site, which will be available all year round to deliver crisps in time for special occasions.according to the company, among the items on offer is a 'colour-me-in' mr tayto teddy bear, festive hats, hoodies, and of course, crisps, which buyers can get sent straight to their door.anyone with family or friends abroad can send a tayto gift over...




irish sun - mayo house fire leaves man in his 60s dead

emergency services rushed to the scene on stations road the incident took place at a house in castlebar on monday nightgardai said that the man’s body had been removed for a post-mortemmayo, ireland - gardai have launched an investigation into a house fire in mayo that left one person dead.a house on station road in castlebar is said to have caught fire on monday night.the emergency serv...




irish sun - dublin set to get new tech jobs as ibm begins recruiting

ibm’s digital delivery centre is creating skilled digital roles the company said that the new roles will be created over the next two yearsthe new jobs will be created at ibm’s digital delivery centre in dublindublin, ireland - ibm’s digital delivery centre in dublin has announced that it will be creating 150 new roles in the irish capital.the company said that all the highly skilled digital roles will be created in dublin over the next two years.the company said that its new digital delivery centre will create the roles across an array of cutting edge technologies from artificial intelligence and machine learning to the internet of things. the company’s digital deliver centre will reportedly have openings for apprentices, graduate...




irish sun - frost and ice expected as temperatures drop below freezing

air temperatures fall to between minus two and plus two degrees rain is expected to become widespread over the northern half of the countrymunster and other southern parts of leinster set to remain drydublin, ireland - the met eireann is forecasting a cold night, with air temperatures set to fall as low as minus two degrees. the weather body has warned that with the temperatures plunging below freezing on sunday night, widespread ground frost and icy patches are expected.a forecaster said, “scattered heavy showers across ulster will die out. rather cool and blustery with temperatures of 7 to 9c. fresh northwesterly winds will ease later. on sunday night dry with clear spells and light winds are expected. a cold night with air temperatures...




irish sun - varadkar lays a wreath at the site of enniskillen bombing

taoiseach laid a laurel wreath at the site of an ira remembrance sunday bombing it is 30 years since the attack at the cenotaph in enniskillen11 people were killed and 68 people were injuredfermanagh, northern ireland - on sunday, taoiseach leo varadkar laid a laurel wreath at the site of an ira remembrance sunday bombing in northern ireland.in the attack at the cenotaph in enniskillen in co fermanagh 30 years back, 11 people were killed and 68 others were injured.a 12th victim, ronnie hill, died after spending 13 years in a coma.varadkar attended the remembrance sunday ceremony continuing the tradition like his predecessor, enda kenny.along with varadkar, dup leader arlene foster, northern ireland secr...




irish sun - four arrested for murder conspiracy set to face court

the men were arrested in the north inner city by gardai the arrests took place after a foiled gangland hit in dublingardai seized a firearm and silencer as part of the organised crime operationdublin, ireland - four men that were arrested on conspiracy to murder in dublin, are set to appear in court.the suspects were arrested in the north inner city after dublin foiled a gangland hit earlier in the week.as part of the operation against organised crime operation, gardai seized a firearm and silencer.the men, aged 23, 35, 37 and 38, are due before the dublin district court.according to investigators, two of the men were nabbed while travelling in a van which had been under close surveillance.two other men were later arrested as part of follow-...




irish sun - varadkar claims ireland wont threaten to veto brexit talks

taoiseach leo varadkar commented on brexit talks on sunday varadkar expressed hope that the december deadline to take talks ahead can be methe said ireland will not threaten to use a veto on brexit talksdublin, ireland - irish taoiseach leo varadkar, commenting on brexit talks, has assured that ireland will not threaten to use a veto on brexit talks "at this stage."he said the veto won’t be used over the lack of progress on the border with northern ireland as the government is in a very strong position with all eu member states behind it.as per the current schedule, brussels aims at solving three issues broadly before it decides whether talks can move on to a second phase in december. the issues will relate to trade, the exit bill, saf...




irish sun - one person killed another injured in two-car crash

a man and a woman were hospitalized in a serious condition a 67-year-old woman was killed following the two-car crasha man and woman aged in their 20s, were the occupants of the second carkerry, ireland - in a tragic accident, a woman aged 67 and a man aged in his 50s suffered serious injuries, in kerry.the incident occurred on saturday and gardai said that the two, who were passengers in one of the vehicles, was taken to university hospital kerry.the woman was subsequent...