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R.T.É. stars who have been hit with staggering 30 percent pay cuts should have their wages slashed even further, a TV3 boss has insisted.
The national broadcaster's biggest names have suffered huge pay cuts – but still enjoy mega pay-packets.
Broadcaster Marian Finucane is among the biggest losers, suffering a 48 percent cut on her 2008 earnings.
Her salary dropped from $731,000 in 2008 to $378,000 this year.
[Source: Evening Herald]
The people of Fermanagh had been celeb spotting last week, their target of choice: Hollywood actor Colin Farrell.
Colin is in Enniskillen at present filming his upcoming film, “Miss Julie,” at Castle Coole.
With reports of Colin relaxing at the Killyhevlin, discussing National Trust properties at the Lough Erne Resort and walking around the town center, he appears to be enjoying his brief time in Fermanagh.
But do not worry if you have not crossed paths yet, as there is still time to catch a glimpse of the film star who begins filming his next film project “Solace” in Detroit in May.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
The government is inviting tenders to operate an air service to the Aran Islands under a Public Service Obligation contract.
Islanders have been campaigning for months to keep the air service, which operates between Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr.
The current contract finishes at the end of August, but the government is hoping that this can be continued until September 2014, at least.
The government spends 2.3 million euro a year on the subsidy and those interested in operating the service have until May 27 to register a bid.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
A man accused of stabbing his father with a kitchen knife had the case against him dropped because "no complaint was forthcoming."
Anthony Roche (22) of Glavens House, Montanagaye, Abbeydorney, County Kerry, was charged with assaulting his father, Richard, causing him harm.
Mr. Roche was taken to Kerry General Hospital – where he remains – suffering from stab wounds to the chest and shoulders.
[Source: Irish Independent]
“It was like coming out of a coma I really felt as if I had got my life back again.”
Organ transplants may be becoming more common in medical terms but for those who receive an organ, the entire procedure is as much a miracle as ever and one man who knows all about it is Clr. Brendan Weld.
The longstanding local public representative had a kidney transplant last October after five years of struggling, firstly on an extremely restrictive diet, and subsequently on dialysis. As the 2013 Organ Donor Awareness Week is marked from March 30 to April 6, he is keen to encourage people to be aware of the benefits which organ donation brings, and to carry donor cards.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
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