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‘Dangerous’ killer who abused Cork step daughter has jail term cut

‘Dangerous’ killer who abused Cork step daughter has jail term cut

A man who abused his 12-year-old step daughter has had the final two years of a 15-year sentence suspended after undertaking to actively engage in therapeutic supports, including anger management. The 32-year-old man, who strangled an ex-girlfriend to death in his native country, was convicted earlier this year by a Central Criminal Court jury of…

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake arm

Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake arm

An Italian man is facing charges of fraud after turning up for his Covid-19 vaccine wearing a fake arm.So determined was he to dodge the jab but still obtain a health pass, the anti-vaxxer may have paid hundreds of euros for the silicone arm.The bizarre episode at a vaccine hub in Biella, a town close…

‘Yellow pack’ pension leading Defence Forces officers to quit

‘Yellow pack’ pension leading Defence Forces officers to quit

A “yellow pack pension” provided to officers who joined the Defence Forces after 2013 is likely to lead many of them to quit the country’s military prematurely in what’s being described as “Generation Resignation”.This will leave the country’s already depleted Defence Forces with an even bigger personnel crisis.One junior officer said he “adores” his job…

Nphet advises earlier closing time for indoor hospitality and 50% event capacity

Nphet advises earlier closing time for indoor hospitality and 50% event capacity

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has recommended further restrictions on hospitality.It’s understood a letter to Government from the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan along with Nphet has advised that the rules for indoor hospitality should be brought back to where they were before October 22, which would mean a closing time of…