EPA approves plan for GM potato trials
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the go-ahead for trials on a genetically modified potato line which would have a better resistance to blight.
The trials are subject to a number of conditions and will be carried out by Teagasc in Oak Park, Co Carlow from now until 2016.
The potatoes will be subject to strict monitoring, with Teagasc reporting to the EPA every two months.
___________________________________Furlong family to travel to Japan today to attend court case
The family of murdered Irish student Nicola Furlong travel to Japan today for court proceedings in relation to her death.
A preliminary court hearing is scheduled today after the death of the Wexford student in Tokyo two months ago.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with strangling the 21-year-old DCU student at a hotel in the city.
Court to hear Priory Hall developer's bankruptcy case today
Tom McFeely's bid to be declared bankrupt will be before the High Court later.
It follows an appeal ruling by the High Court in London overturning the Priory Hall developer's UK bankruptcy declaration.
The former IRA H-Block striker said he was a British subject who should not be subjected to Ireland's “punitive” bankruptcy rules.
However he failed to disclose that a creditor Theresa McGuinness from Rush, Co Dublin – who bought a house from McFeely – had already initiated bankruptcy proceedings against the developer in the Irish courts.
_____________________________________One winner of €3m Lotto prize
There was one winner of last night's midweek €3,063,028 Lotto jackpot.
The winning ticket was sold online.
Saturday's Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed €2m.
There were no winners of the Lotto Plus 1 or Plus 2 jackpots.