David Gillick: I have rebuilt my life and come full circle 

David Gillick: I have rebuilt my life and come full circle 

David Gillick’s resumé from the past seven years is impressive.He is the author of two cookbooks, a regular sports contributor for RTÉ, a public speaker and consultant in corporate wellness and performance, an ambassador for multiple brands and a member of the Olympic Federation Of Ireland Athletes’ Commission.The former Olympian, who remains one of Ireland…

Association of Catholic Priests condemns ‘unreasonable’ treatment of Waterford priest

Association of Catholic Priests condemns ‘unreasonable’ treatment of Waterford priest

The Association of Catholic Priests has described the treatment of a priest in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore as “inappropriate, unreasonable and unacceptable”.It alleges that Richard Geoghegan, who served in Carrick-on-Suir and South Tipperary, “reluctantly signed” his laicisation papers confirming his departure as he “felt unsupported” by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.This has left the 54-year-old…

Former Sinn Féin general election candidate jailed for drug offences

Former Sinn Féin general election candidate jailed for drug offences

A former Sinn Féin general election candidate has been sentenced to three years in prison for the possession of drugs worth over €15,000.Martin Kelly, who contested the 2011 election as Sinn Féin’s candidate in the Kildare North constituency, had pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges relating to the possession of €15,200 worth of drugs at…

Daily glass of wine is not good for you, world heart experts say

Daily glass of wine is not good for you, world heart experts say

Any level of drinking can lead to loss of healthy life, the World Heart Federation has said, as it sought to dispel the idea that a daily glass of wine may be good for you.In a new policy briefing, the organisation said it wanted to “challenge the widespread notion” that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol…

RTÉ refuses to make holiday and pension payment commitments to bogus self-employed

RTÉ refuses to make holiday and pension payment commitments to bogus self-employed

RTÉ has declined to commit to paying the pension contributions, holiday pay and other entitlements in arrears of its employees which it misclassified as being freelance workers.In a long-awaited appearance before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the broadcaster acknowledged that it has committed to pay the legacy PRSI contributions of both itself and its employees…