Gardaí search for missing Swords man
Gardaí are appealing for the public's help in finding a 42-year-old man, who has missing from his home in Dublin for more than two days.
Stephen Bebbington from Knocksedan, in Swords was last seen on Tuesday afternoon on Talbot Street in the city centre.
He is described as being 5 foot 7 in height, of stocky build, with black hair.
When last seen he was wearing a black jacket, black t-shirt, blue denim jeans and black Dr Marten boots.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station 01 6664700, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda station.
___________________________________Canada visa programme set for expansion
The visa programme between Ireland and Canada is expected to be expanded today.
Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is to hold a meeting with Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore in Dublin today.
They are then set to announce enhancements to the work travel visas for young people wanting to travel between the two countries.
The changes are described as "substantial", and come following an earlier meeting between the two in Toronto on St Patrick's Day.
________________________________Visiting restrictions imposed at Beaumont Hospital
Visiting restrictions have been extended at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Management are asking the public not to visit a patient in the hospital unless the person is critically ill.
Children are not permitted to visit the hospital under any circumstances.
It is hoped a visiting ban will prevent others from contracting the illness, also known as norovirus.
Essential visits may only take place between 2-4pm and between 6-8pm, with only one visitor allowed per patient.
Reilly ordered to reassure Gilmore
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny ordered James Reilly to give an angry Labour leader Eamon Gilmore a face-to-face assurance that he was not involved in the selection of a controversial primary-care centre site.
Mr Gilmore demanded the showdown talks after incorrect information had been given to Labour's Ruairi Quinn.
The meeting took place in the wake of the Irish Independent's revelations of personal and political links between Dr Reilly and the owner of a site for a centre in Balbriggan.
Afterwards, Mr Gilmore said he had received an assurance that Dr Reilly had no role in the selection of any sites.