Sligo based MEP Marian Harkin
Paedophiles from Europe who abuse children outside the EU could face prosecution on their return home, under new legislation being debated in Brussels.
The European Commission has drawn up a raft of measures to increase the severity of punishment meted out to child sex abusers, in a bid to update existing laws in place since 2004.
Tanaiste Mary Coughlan
The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan T.D., has today announced that a brand new school has been approved to facilitate a change of location for Monreagh National School in Carrigans.
Under the grant sanctioned by her Department, a new two new classroom school as well as ancillary external facilities will be developed for the pupils and teachers of Monreagh. The new school will be constructed on a green field site provided by Church authorities.
UMBRO FAI Schools Minor Girls All Ireland Semi Final
Moville Community College 3
Aine McLaughlin (33), Sarah Jane McDonald (42, 50)
Colaiste Bride, Enniscorthy 1
Shona Spratt Murphy (5)
Moville came from a goal behind to sink Enniscorthy’s hopes of a place in an All Ireland Final when the Donegal School scored a brace of goals in the second half which saw off Colaiste Bride in Kingspan Century Park.
This will be Moville’s second appearance in an All Ireland Final in a matter of weeks as they lost out to St Mary’s SS, Convent of Mercy Ballina in the Junior Girls Final last month but Manager Noreen Meehan is determined to do one better this time around.
The AA fuel watch shows a sharp increase in fuel prices
Petrol prices soared again in the last month according to the latest fuel price survey from the AA. Prices continue on the steady curve towards peak prices of 2008. Petrol has risen 7% since the start of the year.
A litre of petrol now averages at 131.8c, up 4.1c in the last month and up 9.4c since January. Diesel has risen conjunctively to 122.0c per litre, a 3.2 cent increase in the last month and up a total of 7 cent per litre since January.
Aer Arann has advised that it will operate a limited service today, Friday 16th April, on its Domestic routes. The following Aer Arann flights are operating: