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Fellowship for Brian
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Paul's Lifetime Achievement
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Senator wants walk-in showers

A Fianna Fáil senator is calling for all hotels to be fitted with walk-in showers after a fall in a bathtub shower left him with serious injuries.
Senator Ned O’Sullivan from Kerry spent more than a month in hospital after the fall three years ago which left him with a fractured sternum, 13 broken ribs, a punctured left lung, and the loss of the use of the lower left lobe of his left lung.
 He suffered the injuries after slipping in the bath while taking a shower in a hotel he was staying in with his wife.
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Council complains to food delverers

Dublin City Council has written to Deliveroo and Just Eat over what it calls the "reckless" behaviour of their cyclists on the city's streets.
It follows complaints made by Councillor Mannix Flynn who said that many cyclists do not abide by the rules of the road and are constantly on their phones or Sat-Nav to find locations.
 dodeliveroownloadDeliveroo, which works with more than 600 Dublin restaurants, told the Irish Times that it takes the concerns raised "extremely seriously".

Dublin Dons December Dazzle

After nearly one year in planning, ‘Winter Lights Dublin City’ proudly presented by Dublin City Council  is now live.  The new concept to illuminate the City this Christmas in thirteen locations for 31 days until January 2nd 2019 was conceived to elevate Dublin to take its place amongst the iconic Cities of light around the world.  


 Dublin has always been enchanting at Christmas with a great family tradition of a trip into town to see the lights.   ‘Winter Lights Dublin City’ gives families lots of opportunities to see and experience the magical lights at a time and day that suits them.  Some Dubliners love the excitement, hustle and bustle of the City at Christmas. Others will choose a time when the city slumbers, bathed in a magical medley of lights.
 Winter Lights Dublin City features thirteen iconic sites illuminated and animated for 31 nights using customised projections. The lights envelop the City with in a festive fantasy with enhanced Christmas lights on city streets and building projections between sunset and 2am each night. The projections are now illuminating City Hall, Trinity College, Liberty Hall, Civic Offices, GPO, The Mansion House, Hugh Lane Gallery, Custom House and Covanta Dublin Waste to Energy Plant in Poolbeg.  Enhanced Christmas Lights are on Samuel Beckett Bridge, Millennium Bridge, O'Connell Street and Parliament Street.
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PREM invests in Rate Wise

PREM Group has taken a significant equity stake in Rate Wise.
 Pictured are Heather Wiktorski, Business Manager Rate Wise and Jim Murphy, Chief Executive Officer PREM Group at the launch of Rate Wise Yield Management software solution for Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Photo Kieran Harnett
 Rate Wise was originally founded in Dublin by software developer Niall O’Meara and quickly became a leading rate management tool working with 76 hotel and serviced apartment clients across 9 countries including Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Australia.
CEO of PREM Group, Jim Murphy said,
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€1.9m for Connemara Park

Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne, T.D. has announced funding approval of €1.9 million by Fáilte Ireland for the Connemara National Park. This significant investment will provide more reasons for visitors to explore the region by providing a new and unique outdoor recreation experience of the cultural heritage of the Connemara National Park that complements the natural beauty of the landscape.
Pictured are  Brian Quinn, Failte Ireland, Minister Sean Kyne and Trevor Donnelly, National Parks and Wildlife Service
 The funding will include the development of an additional 10.5 Km of new trails, a children’s natural play area, visitor carpark at Mweelin and a new Lime Kiln Trail to enhance access to more areas of the National Park. The project, when completed, will allow visitors to explore higher level walking and hiking providing greater access to five of the Park’s mountains including Binn Bhán, the highest mountain in Co Galway.


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