Friday 25 May 2018

In Brief: Man jailed for stabbing wife

A MAN who stabbed his wife in the throat during a "three-day bender" has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Judge Martin Nolan suspended all but 15 months of the sentence in light of Martin Roe's early guilty plea and good work record.

Roe (49) of Boot Road, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Lillian Roe at Kylemore Drive on July 10, 2010, and to possession of cocaine and cannabis for sale or supply on the same date.

Staff stress rises in a recession

Work-related stress increases during a recession, leading to more employees taking time off, according to new research.

A study among tens of thousands of civil servants in Northern Ireland undertaken by researchers at the University of Nottingham and University of Ulster found that one in four workers experienced work-related stress in times of recession.

The study was published in Occupational Medicine.

Prison officer attacked garda

A prison officer has avoided a jail term for assaulting a garda in a nightclub.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Daniel Walsh (29) punched Detective Garda Clifford Singleton twice after making derogatory comments about his girlfriend.

Walsh of Islandbridge, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Det Gda Singleton at McGowan's in Phibsboro on June 6, 2010.

Judge Martin Nolan imposed a one-year sentence, suspended in full after hearing Walsh faces losing his job because of the incident.

First lady helps Obama's bid

Michelle Obama is being billed as the featured attraction in house parties her husband's re-election campaign is organising around the country tomorrow to try to boost his support among women voters.

The first lady is to appear via conference call at the "Women for Obama" gatherings, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said in an email sent to supporters.

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