Transport - New Luas extension opens in south Dublin
A NEW 7.5km extension to Cherrywood on the Red Luas Line was officially opened yesterday and is expected to add over two million passenger journeys a year. It includes nine new stops with a total journey time of 40 minutes from its start at St Stephen's Green to its end at Brides Glen.
Home Affairs - Two arrested after gun seizure released
TWO people arrested over the seizure of guns and ammunition in the Dublin suburb of Cabra last week were released yesterday without charge.
Five people, including a leading inner-city criminal, were arrested after the weapons were test-fired in the back garden of a house.
Members of the Organised Crime Unit had been mounting a surveillance operation on the address. Three other people remained in custody last night at Store Street and Finglas garda stations.
Home Affairs - Ireland's first food camp starts Friday
IRELAND'S first food camp to be held this Friday in Kilkenny is designed to provoke debate on the future of the country's industry.
Supported by An Bord Bia and Fáilte Ireland, the event will be chaired by John McKenna of the Bridgestone Food Guide.
Participants will include food producers, chefs, restaurateurs, consumers, food writers and representatives of various state agencies.
Participation is free and anybody wishing to contribute in 20 speaking sessions is asked to register in advance at www.savourkilkenny.com/foodcamp.
Home Affairs - Explosive device found in city centre
GARDAÍ from the Special Detective Unit seized an improvised explosive device from a vehicle in Waterford city on Friday night.
It followed an operation targeting dissident republicans.
The army's Explosive Ordinance Device team was called in to make the bomb safe before its removal.
Two men were subsequently arrested and detained.