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Monday 20 August 2018

US company's 50 jobs here

A US computing company is creating up to 50 jobs in the south-east.

Mycroft Inc, a global leader in delivering IT identity and security solutions, is opening an operations centre in Waterford.

Works on the new site include the development of Mycroft's next generation of Cloud-based IT identity and security solutions, technical support and R&D.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the employment boost was achieved with the support of Government through IDA Ireland.

Mycroft Inc provides identity management and security solutions to some of the largest financial services, healthcare and government organisations in the world.

Its Irish operation will be run by Waterford native Sean Hanley, who has been managing the firm's identity management business for the past two years.



Greeks protest against cuts

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament against the government's austerity policies and demand that the heavily indebted country stop paying its creditors.

The protest was the 12th in as many days, and organisers have vowed to make it the biggest in recent weeks.

Greece was saved from default with a e110bn bailout package of loans from the International Monetary Fund and European Union.



Drone missiles kill insurgents

A US drone aircraft fired several missiles into Pakistan's South Waziristan, killing at least six militants, local intelligence officials said, the second such strike in the region in less than a week.

A senior al-Qa'ida operative, Ilyas Kashmiri, was reported to have been killed in a similar strike in the region.



Mum arrested on drug charge

A US mother who appeared on an episode of MTV's 16 And Pregnant has been arrested on drug charges.

Authorities said 37-year-old April Michelle Purvis was arrested during a road check in Floyd County, Georgia.

Purvis has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

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