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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Today’s News

Batch of 'barn farmed liquid egg white' recalled following discovery of salmonella

Affected customers are being urged to return the product to the shop where they bought it.

High Court grants orders requiring protesters to end occupation of Dublin property

The injunctions are to remain in place until the case has been finalised.

THE FINAL TENDER for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has been submitted to the Department of Communications meaning that the rollout of high-speed internet across the country moves a step closer to completion.

National Broadband Ireland, the name associated with the Granahan McCourt led consortium, submitted its final tender for the project which aims to give 750,000 premises nationwide a minimum download speed of 30 megabits per second (Mbps).

This also covers Irish businesses that currently have no access to broadband from commercial operators.

The consortium, which comprises electronic groups such as enet, Nokia, Actavo, the Kelly Group and KN Group, said it hopes that it can install, in some places, internet speeds as high as 1,000 Mbps.

enet, which manages the State-owned Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), will be one of the main firms behind the installation. In addition, Nokia, has been nominated as one of the key technology partners.

National Broadband Ireland will have long term access to open Eir’s 1.2 million rural pole infrastructure despite the firm pulling out of the consortium at the start of the year. 

Eir, having proceeded with its own rural broadband rollout which took 300,000 premises off the list for the NBP, was thought to have been the most likely winner of the tender before it removed itself from the process.

Earlier this year, the Government found itself backing the bidding process as it emerged that a number of high-profile firms had pulled out of the seemingly-lucrative process.

In the wake of SSE pulling out of the bid at the end of July this year, a spokesman for the Department of Communications told TheJournal.ie: “The NBP remains on track, with a final bid expected from the e-net consortium in the coming weeks. It is intended the procurement process will reach a conclusion shortly thereafter.

“The e-net consortium has reaffirmed its commitment to the National Broadband Plan and timelines around the procurement process. A formal notification from the consortium with regard to structural changes is awaited.

“The Government has allocated an initial €275 million in the Capital Plan (Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021), published on 29 September 2015, for the initial years of the network build-out.”

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

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More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'

The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.

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Ex-Liverpool defender retires at 29 after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Stephen Darby has not played since December, and today released a statement announcing his retirement.

'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK

A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.

Woman (30s) dies after stabbing incident in Dundalk

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

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Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination

The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault on teenager in Dublin city centre

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 1.30am this morning.

Postmasters to march on the Dáil over closure of 159 Post Offices

Postmasters are accusing An Post of ripping the economic heart out of rural Ireland.

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'

The new board of the HSE will be accountable to the minister, the department of health said.

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

Man charged with murder after Spanish champion golfer found dead at US course

Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body was found yesterday in Iowa.

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

From The42 Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy Response

Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy

The statement was released to The42 this afternoon.

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

From The42 World champion boxer Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct over 'sickening' online video Billy Joe Saunders

World champion boxer Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct over 'sickening' online video

Saunders apologises for the incident, describing it as “banter” which had gone wrong.

Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane

Russia says that Israel was carrying out airstrikes and ‘used the Russian plane as cover’.

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New study finds players are spending up to 31 hours per week on inter-county commitments

The ERSI research also found that the main reason players retired was to focus on their professional careers.

Storm Ali: First named winter storm to arrive overnight with gusts of 120 km/hr

The wind warning comes into force at 5am tomorrow, when gale force winds are expected in all areas.

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Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael?

The deal is dues to extend after the upcoming budget.

Irish backstop top of the agenda as Brexit negotiations step up a gear

Simon Coveney is also set to update cabinet on the hiring of inspectors as the Dáil returns today.

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'Food terrorism': Australian strawberry scare continues as more needles found in fruit in copycat attacks

There have been 20 cases in the state of New South Wales alone.

Outpouring of admiration for Orla Tinsley as RTE air doc on her CF journey

Tinsley was on the lung transplant waiting list in the US for nine months.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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'Lack of communication, being undermined' - Mayo's 12 departed players explain why they left the panel

They’ve released a lengthy statement saying that the walkout was not due to selection issues.

Traffic delays in south Dublin after crash on the Rock Road

The crash is on the outbound side but both sides of the road are affected.

There was a marriage proposal on stage at the Emmy Awards last night

Plus, the other key moments and the big winners…

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

Trump slaps tariffs on another $200bn worth of Chinese imports

The tariffs include a bewildering variety of products from baseball gloves to bamboo mats.

'Ireland is an expensive country - so what can the government do about it in this year's Budget?'

With the Budget coming up, it’s a good time to look at this subject, writes Rory Hearne.

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