Lunchtime round-up

By Catherine Gallagher

#UNEMPLOYMENT – The rate of unemployment has fallen to 5.6% in February, according to figures released today from the Central Statistics Office. Unemployment stood .2% higher this time last year.

#DENIS O’BRIEN – The Supreme Court has ruled that his privacy was not breached during a Dáil debate about the sale of Siteserv.

The came following O’Brien’s appeal of the High Court Finding in May 2017. The businessman argued that his privacy was breached by Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty and Social Democrat’s Catherine Murphy.

#MURDER – Laura Kenna (37) has been found guilty of attempting to murder a civil servant Fionnuala Burke in Dublin two years ago.

#PSNI – The Northern Ireland Policing Board has been warned that they could face legal action in the event of politicians involved in the appointment of the next PSNI Chief constable.

The warning comes in light of Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald stating that she does not believe any current senior PSNI officer is up to the job.

#WEATHER WARNING – A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Munster and Leinster. It is due to commence today at 3pm until tomorrow at 6pm

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