Unemployed urged to attend Dublin careers roadshow
Jobseekers are being invited to a careers roadshow in Dublin today.
The HEA Springboard Roadshow 2012 will take place in the Convention Centre from 10am to 6pm today. Admission is free.
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) will use the day to highlight the 220 Springboard courses they are involved in nationwide - all of them open to unemployed people.
Representatives from the colleges themselves will be on hand to talk to people who are interested in their courses.
Mullingar to change local currency to honour Nevin win
Mullingar will redesign its own currency to honour local man John Joe Nevin's success at the Olympics.
The "Gar", which is the official tourist currency of the town, is to feature Nevin's head.
More than 25,000 notes will be circulated among tourists and visitors, which they can use to get discounts in the town.
Belfast welcome for Olympians
Olympic bronze medal-winning boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan are expected to receive a warm reception when they travel through their native Belfast today in an open-top bus.
Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to welcome them home.
A large crowd gathered outside to the Titanic Centre last night, where the Olympians attended a private homecoming ceremony.
Today, the boxers will be joined on board the open-top bus by their coaches and immediate family members.
Engagement ring found in Mayo charity bucket
Gardaí have issued an appeal after an engagement ring was found in a charity collection bucket in Co Mayo.
The ring was discovered by Robert Hunt, a volunteer for Mayo Mountain Rescue, as he emptied a collection bucket in Westport on Saturday.
Mr Hunt said gardaí had asked him not to give an exact description of the ring in case somebody other than the rightful owner tries to claim it. However, he said there was no doubt it was valuable.
“We have had the ring checked out with a jeweller and it’s the real thing alright, quite precious,” he said.
Gardaí in Westport can be contacted at 098-25555.