Questions linger over how former Christian brother Edward Bryan, jailed last month for sexual offences, remained working with young offenders for so long - and whether it should have been handled differently, writes Noel Baker
A three-man "hit for hire team" have received sentences totalling 36.5 years at the Special Criminal Court for planning to kill a member of the Hutch family before they were intercepted by gardai just 250 metres from their target's home in Dublin's north inner city.
Belfast man Kevin Hannaway, one of a group known as the ‘Hooded Men’ who are seeking revision of a judgment on their detention during the Troubles, has been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court pending his trial for allegedly assisting the IRA.
The Commercial Court will rule later tomorrow if Allied Irish Bank is entitled to summary judgment orders for some €6.28m against four businessmen, including a son of well-known hotelier Jim Mansfield, over their alleged failure to repay loans advanced to develop lands in Co Meath.
BRIAN LENIHAN says that undeserved increases in taxes on low-paid workers are needed to tackle the national debt, then went on to announce a bank bail-out, which he admitted will result in a “very significant increase in gross national debt”, many times what all the draconian levies and cuts will achieve.
HAVING been reduced to tears by the Taoiseach’s famous interview with Brian Dobson on RTÉ news last year, I pity Bertie Ahern having to exist on a mere €310,000 annual salary (plus expenses, driver, jet, make-up, etc) which he has been forced to accept.
IN her exuberant dash to condemn the “incompetent response” of the British authorities to the terrorist attack on Glasgow airport, Terry Prone (July 2) wonders why Scotland Yard did not play its part in dealing with the plight of on-board passenger stranded on the apron.