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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Jobs saved at forklift plant

Thirteen families are celebrating this weekend because of a plan to save their breadwinners' jobs, the High Court was told yesterday.

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan heard that Neil Hughes of Hughes Blake financial consultants had negotiated a deal with creditors that will save at least 13 jobs associated with a Co Kildare company previously threatened with closure.

Barrister John Kennedy said Trifik Industrial Services Limited, of Naas, had been in a position where it had been unable to pay its debts but because of an examinership scheme was now facing a rosier future.

The company's main activities are the hire, sale and maintenance of forklifts and trucks for the food industry.

CHILDREN FAIL CHEESE TEST

One in 14 schoolchildren does not know that cheese is a dairy product, figures suggest.

Education Quizzes said 7pc of youngsters do not know which food group cheese belongs to.

The exam revision service also found that almost a third of children do not know that fruit and vegetables provide essential vitamins and fibre.

ROCK STAR WIFE IN GUN ARREST

The wife of rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at a US airport security checkpoint.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport spokesman David Magana confirmed that 51-year-old Shemane Ann Nugent was taken into custody.

Ms Nugent's attorney, David Finn, says she made an "honest mistake" and either forgot or never knew the gun was in her bag.

HILLARY HANDED SAUDI FORTUNE

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has outpaced President Barack Obama when it comes to lavish gifts from foreign leaders.

State Department documents show Clinton got gold jewellery worth half a million dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Mr Obama's most expensive gift was a $16,500 gold-plated clock from the Saudi defence minister.

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