Friday, 27 July 2012

John O’Shea’s daughter wants to succeed him as Goal chief via @independent_ie

THE position of GOAL CEO will be publicly advertised after founder John O'Shea announced yesterday that he will step down from the position at the end of August.  It is understood that Mr O'Shea's daughter Lisa, who currently works as head of fundraising and marketing, has expressed an interest in the job.
Her father would be keen to see her appointed after he retires, but if she wishes to run, Lisa will have to compete with anyone else interested in the job. She was not available for comment last night....


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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Report: US warns key African ally he may be charged with enabling war crimes - The Hill's Global Affairs

Report: US warns key African ally he may be charged with enabling war crimes - The Hill's Global Affairs

The State Department's war crimes chief has warned President Paul Kagame and other Rwandan leaders they may end up being charged with aiding in war crimes over their country's interference in the conflict in next-door Congo, England's Guardian newspaper reports.

The report quotes Stephen Rapp, the head of the U.S. Office of Global Criminal Justice, as saying Kagame may be open to charges of "aiding and abetting" crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the International Criminal Court. The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it will suspend its $200,000 in military assistance to Rwanda over the allegations...

Rome alone as boy without ID flies to Italy undetected by airport staff

Rome alone as boy without ID flies to Italy undetected by airport staff

An 11-year-old boy took a flight to Rome on his own from Manchester Airport without a passport or boarding pass, it was revealed today.
Liam Corcoran passed through security without being checked before making his way on to the Jet2.comflight yesterday.
A Manchester Airport spokesman said: “This extremely serious matter is now being urgently investigated by officials from the airport and airline.”

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Children 'can be corrupted' by Hollywood sex scenes via @independent_ie

WATCHING sex scenes in Hollywood films can make children more promiscuous and sexually active from a younger age, a new study has suggested.
Psychologists concluded that teenagers exposed to more sex on screen in popular films are likely to have sexual relations with more people and without using condoms.

The study, based on nearly 700 popular films, found that watching love scenes could "fundamentally influence" a teenager's personality...

Cut dole, medical cards and child benefit – IMF via @independent_ie

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) heaped pressure on the Government last night to means-test child benefit, remove the automatic right to a medical card for the over-70s and cut the dole.
It also encouraged the Coalition to set the planned property tax at a “suitably high level”.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

I'll have 1,500 calories with that burger, please

I'll have 1,500 calories with that burger, please

One burger meal can contain up to a day’s worth of calories, writes AINE McMAHON

A NEW REPORT reveals that the average burger meal contains almost the recommended daily amount of calories, salt and fat for adults. Safefood yesterday published research that found a burger with toppings, a large portion of fries and a large soft drink in a typical burger meal contained almost all of the recommended daily allowance of calories for adults.

The study, What’s in That Bun?, examined 240 burgers in three categories (kids, regular and quarter pounder) from 47 takeaways in Ireland...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ireland’s poorest get 20% poorer as richest get 4% richer | Irish Examiner

Ireland’s poorest get 20% poorer as richest get 4% richer | Irish Examiner

Ireland’s poorest get 20% poorer as richest get 4% richer

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ireland’s poorest families experienced an income drop of almost 20% in one year while income of the richest increased by 4%.
The figures released today by Social Justice Ireland are calculated from the latest CSO data and relate to 2010.

There was a drop of more than 18% in the disposable income bracket (after taxes are paid and social welfare received) for the poorest households during the year.

Rich and poor gap 'is getting wider' via @independent_ie

THE gap between the rich and poor in Ireland is widening, a thinktank has warned.
Social Justice Ireland said the disposable income -- the money a person has after tax -- fell by 18.6pc over a year for the least well-off households...

Outrage over TV footage of sexual assault on woman

Outrage over TV footage of sexual assault on woman

INDIANS HAVE reacted with anger and disgust over video footage of a young woman being sexually assaulted by a laughing mob of more than a dozen men in a busy street outside a bar in northeast India.
Not only did no one intervene for up to 45 minutes during the attack, but an off-duty TV journalist filmed the incident on his phone and called a cameraman to join him. The footage was then broadcast on news channels, prompting a debate on women’s safety in India and whether journalists have a duty to help in such situations...

Friday, 13 July 2012

Charity's board 'did not vote to oust O'Shea in bully row' via @independent_ie

CHARITY boss John O'Shea may have misunderstood the purpose of a GOAL board meeting which led him to take legal action against the directors, it emerged yesterday.

On Tuesday Mr O'Shea secured an injunction temporarily stopping the board from taking any action regarding his employment with the charity he established 35 years ago.

The High Court was told that the 68-year-old CEO believed there was a "concerted effort" to remove him from his position.  But it is understood that, rather than trying to oust Mr O'Shea, the plan was for him to take a paid break to allow allegations of bullying against him to be investigated.