DCUfm News – News Roundup
10am – Man jailed over barbaric shooting- Lauren
A 41-year-old man has been jailed after a shooting in North Belfast just over six years ago
The charges related to an incident in November of 2010 when a 27-year-old man was shot numerous times in front of his mother at their home.
The PSNI released in a statement in court, saying that they believed three masked intruders forced their way through the house on the evening of the 15th of November.
They shot the man several times in the leg and groin area before making a getaway out the back of the house.
The victim’s mother did manage to grab a knife from the kitchen and strike at the assailants.
Patrick Joseph O’Neill was believed to be the one who shot the 27-year-old man and was sentenced to 10 years in jail followed by 5 years suspended.
11am – Bohs Abuse Investigation – Tomás Dubhghlas
Drumcondra League of Ireland club Bohemians have opened investigations into abuse after allegations surfaced about a former volunteer and a minor.
The incidents are believed to have happened 18 years ago, but reports from the Daily Star claim that then-first team manager Roddy Collins raised the alarm at the time.
The Gardaí in Drumcondra have been contacted to ensure a fair and proper investigation.
10am – Irish Tourism – Lauren Timlin
Qatar airways has confirmed it will introduce a new Dublin to Doha route.
Dublin is one of eight roughs announced by the airline yesterday. All of the routes will be introduced between 2017 and 2018.
Qatar is located just off the east of Saudi Arabia over 3’587 miles away from Ireland. Other routes include Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro and Chile.
11am – Lufthansa – Tomás Dubhghlas
German Airliner Lufthansa is out of action today, with a rolling strike from short-haul pilots staging a walkout.
The strike action will affect short and long haul flights tomorrow, and it’s costing the Airliner millions of Euro.
The pay dispute started almost two years ago and there’s no end in sight – Despite leaving hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded.
Union Vereinigung Cockpit is seeking a 3.7% annual pay increase for it’s members, backdated to 2012.
11am – Kicker – Tomás Dubhghlas
A London Café has been thrust into the spotlight after photos appeared on Twitter of Swastikas on their shelves.
The Swastikas were on bottles from a smoothie product called Nutzy, which was noticed by a member of the Jewish community who was in the Café.
She remonstrated with the manager but was told it was an inverted Swastika, which is the Hindu symbol for Health. However this was not the case.
In a post on the Café’s website, the owner wrote;
“Sadly, an employee deemed it appropriate to put a Swastika on a smoothie named The Nutzy,”
“Needless to say the rogue employee has been dismissed. This was extremely insensitive and upsetting to all of us. We unreservedly apologise.”