Monday 20 November 2017

VIP visits boost Guinness tour

The visits of US president Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth to Ireland last year helped boost visitor numbers to the Guinness Storehouse by 10pc, bosses have said.

Some 1,025,677 people passed through the doors of the St James's Gate attraction in Dublin, making it Ireland's top fee-paying international tourist draw.

Paul Carty, managing director of the Storehouse, said one in every two visitors to the capital has the brewery on their itinerary.

Jail delay for

pants bomber

A judge has postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian man who admits trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with a bomb in his underwear in 2009.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who pleaded guilty will get his mandatory life sentence on February 16. The postponement gives Abdulmutallab more time to review a mandatory pre-sentence probation report.

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