Irish man released in Iraq, medical cards and the future of JobBridge
After a busy weekend of news and sport, here's what you need to know this Monday morning.
The 24-year-old, who had been fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, was detained last week for allegedly crossing the Iraqi border.
This development represents a departure from the old system, which required women with medical cards to obtain a prescription from their GP. The alternative to that was to pay for the bill themselves.
The JobBridge scheme was introduced in 2011, and offers interns 6 month or 9 month placements while allowing them to retain their social welfare entitlements. They are also paid an additional €52.50 a week.
Her intervention came a day after President Barack Obama bluntly told the UK it should remain in the EU to preserve its remaining global clout.
This rare copy of the document is believed to have hung in the GPO during the 1916 Rising and is among the several hundred items sold at an auction in the Gresham Hotel today.
The existence of the reef, which ranges from about 30-120m deep, was not suspected because many of the world’s great rivers produce major gaps in reef systems where no corals grow.