The sum is one of the largest settlements ever considered by a news organisation – and reflects how the News of the World interfered with a police investigation and gave the Dowler family false hope that the schoolgirl was still alive.
Former trader Nick Leeson says there is a big difference in the motivation behind resignations of Rebekah Brooks and police chief Paul Stephenson – and it could make all the difference to how they rebuild their personal reputations.
A NEW STUDY has claimed that the number of deaths caused by smoking in the home could be comparable to the number of road deaths recorded in Ireland.
According to the NUI Galway-led research, the concentration of particulate pollution in the homes of smokers (who smoke indoors) is six-times higher than the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for general outdoor air quality, 10 times the allowable level for healthy breathing in homes and up to 17 times greater than levels actually found outdoors.
Smoking at home causes greater levels of air pollutants than using solid fuels such as coal, wood, peat and gas, says Dr Marie Coggins.
Since the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland, many people have found it easier to stop people smoking in their own homes. So, in today’s poll we ask: Do you allow smoking in your home?
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