Gardaí have renewed their appeal for the mother of a newborn baby found dead on a beach to seek help. The baby was found by a volunteer cleaner at Bell’s Beach just outside Balbriggan in north County Dublin on Saturday morning. Flowers and a stone painted with the image of an angel at the beach near Balbriggan. Picture: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieIt is not known whether she was born on the beach or was carried there after birth. Sgt Savidge also encouraged anyone who knew the woman involved to seek help on her behalf.
December 17, 2018 05:37 UTC
Unsupported expenses, unapproved credit card use and unaccounted for complimentary tickets are among the startling findings in the independent audit of the Galway County Board’s finances. The processes that were reviewed were ticketing, gates, procure-to-pay, expense claim, credit card and treasury management, accounting for supporters clubs activities and sponsor contract management. Absence of formal process of reconciliation, review and approval of credit card expenditure (in some cases credit card expenditure was not supported by receipts). Two bank accounts noted which relate to activities within Pearse Stadium and are not recorded on the accounting system. The €500,000-plus increase reflects the advances of the Galway senior footballers, who reached an All-Ireland semi-final as well as the Division 1 final, as the senior hurlers reached a second consecutive final.
December 17, 2018 05:37 UTC
“When it comes to delayed discharges, we are like a builder trying to build a house without a tape,” Mr Daly told the Irish Examiner. Venting frustration at the discharges system, Mr Daly said: “We do not have the information to even make short-term changes to resolve delayed discharges. Their implementation plan will be published by June, with Mr Daly confident it can be in place before next winter. “Delayed discharges are caused by a multitude of factors, including the lack of availability of various forms of step-down care, staff shortages, and administration systems. Mr Daly said there is now a need to come up with a unified definition of delayed discharges.
December 17, 2018 05:26 UTC
Mr McCarthy said British media reports that he and his IRA colleagues were going to kill the royal couple were unfounded. He also speaks of an incident in the summer of 1976, when he and a couple of other Irish soldiers crossed the border to buy a few goods at a market in South Armagh. He says they were badly treated by the British army patrol, even though it was obvious that they were Irish soldiers. “They knew we were Irish army. The 1981 hunger strikes “were the final tipping point”, he says, and he joined the IRA.
December 17, 2018 05:15 UTC
The sudden removal by Tusla of an eight-year-old from his foster parents was unwarranted and should not have happened, a review has found. It also found some staff had a fixed attitude towards the foster parents that was not based on any evidence. After the boy’s removal, his foster parents were denied any access to him, which the report found was not in his interests. Seven months before that, in November 2015, the foster parents had complained about a lack of support in addressing the boy’s needs. The child’s guardian ad litem, an independent figure appointed to represent the best interests of the child, was also critical of the child’s removal, the review found.
December 17, 2018 05:15 UTC
Minster calls for further progress as 11 male-only boards still remainThe share of women on State boards has exceeded 40% for the first time ever, according to new figures. This is the first time the 40% figure has been surpassed and compares to an average of 18% on the boards of Iseq20 companies. Women comprised 52% of the 203 appointments made to State boards last year. However, the percentage of women as chairs of State boards is just 27.5%. The Programme for a Partnership Government commits to every State board reaching the 40% target, yet only 48.9% of boards currently do so.
December 17, 2018 05:03 UTC
The two motions tabled by Glen Rovers at Saturday’s convention, to exclude divisional teams from the Cork senior championships and prevent third-level club sides from fielding players attached to senior clubs outside of Cork, were comprehensively beaten. “We just want to level the playing field for club players. “There is a major imbalance in that a senior club participating in the senior championship can be relegated, but a divisional team cannot. The University, in football, is the longest continuous club team playing in the Cork county championship since 1916. I don’t think we should say that senior club players from outside the county should not participate.
December 17, 2018 05:03 UTC
It raised a few smiles, though it was hard to escape the sombre reality of why everyone was watching Dublin play Meath in mid-December. But Dublin didn’t score again as Meath reeled off those four points without reply to win it. Scorers for Meath: M Newman (0-6, 4 frees); G Reilly (0-3); B McMahon (0-2); N Kane, B Menton, E Devine, J McEntee, D Quinn (0-1 each). Scorers for Dublin: R McDaid (1-0); S Smith (1 free), C McHugh (0-2 each); B Fenton, P Small (1 free), C Mullally, S Bugler, E Lowndes, D Gavin, R Basquel (0-1 each). MEATH: A Colgan; S Lavin, C McGill, R Ryan; J McEntee, D Keogan, N Kane; A Flanagan, S McEntee; B Menton, G Reilly, E Devine; B. McMahon, M Newman, T O’Reilly.
December 17, 2018 04:41 UTC
Elishia Thompson, 19, from Liverpool, was even sent images of the sick by the company, but she insists the pictures bore no relation to her trip. (Image: PA)She said she used the Uber to move her television and had a pleasant chat with the driver - so was later shocked to then be accused of vomiting all over the car. She explained: "I was moving the TV from my mum's house to the new place in the Uber. Elishia says she has been battling with the company to get her cash back from Uber. But the company claim they never took the cash from her account in the first place.
December 17, 2018 03:22 UTC
And while his Irish-speaking mother and sisters learned Irish sign language, it was still isolating for him as a child. The deaf community was still often marginalised and its needs ignored. For one, Irish Sign Language, was not recognised by the State. In doing so, he will be the first deaf person, and user of Irish Sign Language, to stand for election. Senator John Dolan, the chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland, says people with disabilities are still vastly underrepresented in Irish politics.
Source:The Irish Times
December 17, 2018 03:11 UTC
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December 17, 2018 02:37 UTC
"Toulouse have been going very well at home so we know there is a good chance," the Leinster head coach said. "The conditions, it is very easy to get sidetracked by some of those things you actually can't control. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile"We are in a slightly better position, we'll see how the other pools sit, but for us it is simple focus. "We talked about trying to keep a settled look about the team for these two games," Cullen said of the back-to-back European games. "We will chop and change a little during this sequence of games, the three games, and give guys a proper opportunity.
This is the product and value of being proactive, the value of Shaqiri's signing, and a lesson for United. Liverpool's Naby Keita shoots at goal as Manchester United's Ashley Young attempts to block and David de Gea attempts to save. And it was all the more creditable from both he and Klopp, because Liverpool looked to have so frustratingly lost their way. That made the source of the United goal all the more ironic. Klopp finally enjoyed a day against Mourinho and United, because Shaqiri more than had his day.
It feels significant that Liverpool have made the third best start to any Premier League campaign - the best came only last season by Manchester City. Van Dijk and Alisson were casting glances at one another, smiles on their face. By comparison, this has been Liverpool's best start in the corresponding period. To appreciate where Liverpool are at presently, maybe comparisons can be made with the Arsenal side that went unbeaten in 2003/'04. Internazionale went to Highbury and won convincingly and, when Arsenal went to Kiev, they deserved to lose.
Remarkably, Canavan has yet to make his first championship start for his club, Errigal Ciaran, but has already been thrust into the world of inter-county football. Canavan came to prominence last year when he scored a magnificent goal at Croke Park to help Tyrone to victory over Roscommon in the first All-Ireland U-17 football final. Canavan was man of the match in the final, when he scored five points to help the holders defeat Omagh. He also captained his club to the Tyrone MFC title this year. Mickey Harte has made it clear he is opposed to any moves to scrap the pre-season competitions as a means to further condense the inter-county season.