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Monday 18 December 2017

Traffic change for Luas works

The junctions at Mountjoy, Dorset and Bolton Street will be closed for four weeks to facilitate Luas works.

From September 8, traffic movement in the Dominick Street Upper area will be restricted for work on the Luas Cross City project. Dominick Street Lower will be made one-way southbound to help maintain traffic flow for the month-long period.

Missing student turns up safe

AN IRISH student who vanished in Poland has been found safe and is now on his way home.

Aidan Lynch (20) from Rochestown in Cork vanished on Wednesday morning while on holiday in Krakow with friends from University College Cork. They had become concerned for his welfare after noting that he was behaving out of character.

Members of Mr Lynch's family flew out to help in the search, and following a social media campaign, he was located 36 hours later. He is expected to fly back home within days.

Hitler's house to evoke crimes

Austria is set to end an embarrassing row over the future of Adolf Hitler's birthplace by turning the town house in which the Nazi leader was born into a "House of Responsibility" dedicated to recalling the crimes against humanity committed during the Third Reich.

The two-storey house is in the centre of Braunau am Inn on Austria's border with Germany.

It has been empty for the past two years, but politicians have argued bitterly about its fate for decades. Critics insisted that demolition was the only way of dispelling the stigma attached to the building.

High hopes for home heart test

Life-saving heart tests could one day be carried out at home using just a webcam, thanks to a new procedure which can detect a cardiac condition simply by scanning a face.

The new technology, developed by the printing company Xerox alongside medics and engineers at the University of Rochester in the United States, can pick up disruptions to the heart's rhythm by subtle changes in skin colour invisible to the naked eye.

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