DCUfm News – News Roundup – Wednesday 01/03/2017

12 pm – Rise in millionaires – Alison Clair

 

Almost 5,000 Irish people became millionaires last year, thanks to a combination of rising asset and property values.

 

And the rich are going to continue to get even richer according to the Wealth Report 2017, which says around 25,000 more Irish people will be millionaires by 2026.

 

According to the annual report there were 83,100 dollar millionaires in Ireland last year, that figure is up by 6% on 2015.

 

5pm – Man who beat girlfriend suspended sentence – Orla Dwyer

 

A man who beat his girlfriend and bit her her on the face was given a suspended sentence in the Dublin central criminal court today.

 

Judge Greally imposed a three year sentence that was suspended providing the attacker, Ian Sheridan, keeps the peace and engages with the restorative justice programme.

 

The judge noted that Sheridan had raised €1,600 in compensation for the victim who refused the sum. It was instead donated to a women’s refuge.

2pm #noshamrocks – Marianne Foody

Ex white house candidate and US governor Martin O’Malley has called for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to abstain from the traditional Patrick’s Day visit to the White House.

O’Malley stressed that it was ”not a time to be giving bowls of shamrock and tricolour lapel pins to white supremacists with Irish surnames”.

Speaking on Morning Ireland he described trumps policies as ”evil” and he has started a petition and social media campaign with the hashtag #noshamrocks.

It remains unclear whether or not An Taoiseach will take the advice of Mr. O’Malley come March 17th next.

11am –  Man charged for murder of Paddy Lyons – Aoibhín Bryant

A man has been charged for the murder of 90 year old Paddy Lyons.

 

Lyons was found dead in his home in Ballysaggart, county Waterford on Saturday.

 

A young man in his 20s has now been arrested in Waterford in relation to the homicide of Lyons.

 

The man has appeared in Dungarvan District at 10:30am and a decision by the jury and judge are yet to be released.

And finally…

2pm – Kicker – Tomas Dubhghlas

Trinity has officially opened its doors to its new “Nap room”.

The room was the manifesto promise of Aoibhinn Loughlin and since taking office as the Welfare officer she’s been working tirelessly to get the respite room up and running.

Filled with comfy couches, it’s the perfect place for students who want to catch up on forty winks during the day.

Hopefully we’ll see DCU  getting on board with some “Nap rooms” of our own.

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