Wednesday evening briefing: 170 job losses in Longford. Catch up on all the headlines

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Wednesday evening briefing: 170 job losses in Longford. Catch up on all the headlines


A factory in Longford is to lay off 170 people. Staff at the Cameron factory had a meeting with management where they were told the plant is to close with the loss of at least 170 jobs.

New guidelines on awards for personal injuries are to recommend that payouts for common claims are increased.

Fine Gael backbencher John Deasy has claimed at least "10 to 15" Government TDs privately want Taoiseach Enda Kenny step down immediately.

Post-mortem examinations are to be carried out on the bodies of two elderly brothers found dead in their home.


A Scottish-born knight working in the US will share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for helping to pioneer molecular machines.

The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has been told he will spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering her and their two young children.

The woman allegedly raped by footballer Ched Evans said she woke up naked in a hotel room alone and could not remember how she had got there, a court has heard.

18-year-old citizens of the EU may be given a month-long InterRail ticket as part of its latest plans. The idea is being introduced by the EPP Group, the largest political group in the European Parliament, in the hopes of bringing young Europeans together and to foster support for the EU.


Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill will not gamble on James McCarthy's fitness as he looks for a first victory of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Police are investigating reports of disorder after last night's FAI Cup semi-final replay in Derry. Derry City lost 2-1 to Dundalk in the replay at the Brandywell after Stephen Kenny's side came from behind to maintain their hopes of another League and Cup double.

Danny Willett has revealed his parents and wife were targeted by rowdy Ryder Cup fans. The Masters champion was picked out for abuse at Hazeltine after his brother Pete wrote a scathing article criticising the behaviour of American crowds.

The International Tennis Federation has rejected Maria Sharapova's claim that the hearing into her doping violation was "not neutral".

Forget about the bonus point, the seven tries scored or the margin of victory, the most pleasing and significant moment of Munster’s comprehensive 49-5 win over Zebre on Saturday was the return to action of their captain Peter O’Mahony, says Donal Lenihan.


Wikileaks’ Julian Assange has vowed to defend the organisation against attack after his intervention in the US presidential election, writes Dan Buckley

Don’t expect others in the public service to rally behind the hospital consultants, writes Health Correspondent Catherine Shanahan


TalkTalk has been handed a record £400,000 fine for security failings over a cyber attack which allowed customer data to be accessed “with ease”, a watchdog has announced.

Technology giant Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand despite seeing iPhone sales fall this year.


After 12 years and seven unsuccessful IVF treatments, Helen Browne says fertility treatment and support should be publically funded, reports Louise McCarthy


From depression, marriage breakdowns and bankruptcy, Kerry Katona has been through a lot and during last night’s episode of Living with Lucy, she told her side of the story - warts and all.


Panasonic has been offering a window into the future of television at the CEATEC technology show in Japan, including a TV that can turn invisible when not in use.


For many Corkonians a staple of the summer months is a visit or two to Fitzgerald's Park in the City.


GAMING: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is coming soon, and one of the marquee elements of the release is the inclusion of Call of Duty Modern Warfare for everyone who pre-orders.

MOVIES/TV: Hugh Jackman is coming to the end of his time playing the iconic character of Wolverine and this last movie is going to be something special.

TECH: In every case, the best camera for the situation is the one you have with you. So while you can plan for an event by bringing extra equipment, it's pretty likely that in many cases you're going to be using your trusty smartphone.


Two schools were found last year to have misused €40,000 they received from the Department of Education.

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