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Two due in court in connection with Daniel McAnaspie death

Two men are due to appear in court later, charged in connection with the death of Daniel McAnaspie.

The body of the 17-year-old was discovered close to Duleek in Co Meath on May 13 last year.

Daniel had been missing for three months.

Two men will appear at Blanchardstown District Court this morning.

35 jobs gone as Vita Cortex plant closes in Cork

Thirty-five jobs in Cork are being axed today, with the closure of the Vita Cortex plant.

NAMA froze the assets of the foam manufacturer and efforts to have 1.2m released to cover redundancy pay for staff proved fruitless.

A local SIPTU representative said it was unfair that the workers - who have almost 900 years of service between them - would leave empty-handed.

"It's proved an awful shock that months of discussion between the AIB, Jack Ronan the owner and NAMA, our members are the innocent victims in what was a most callous, ruthless action by other people," the representative said.

Vita Cortex manufactures flexible polyether foams, polyester fibre fillings and aircraft seating products.