Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.35 22 Aug 2019


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Major changes to Garda divisions across the country will be announced later.

Commissioner Drew Harris will reveal the new operating model, which will see changes to the organisation's structures, processes, services and governance.

It will increase the number of front-line Gardaí and deliver a more localised service to communities.

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The Government is urging businesses and consumers to step up their preparations for Brexit.

It says it is particularly concerned about companies in the construction, manufacturing, food production and retail sectors, given their high levels of trade with the UK.

There are just 10 weeks to go to the Brexit deadline on October 31st.

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A man has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style shooting in north Belfast.

It happened in the Ardoyne area of the city on Wednesday night.

The victim - who is in his 40s - has been taken to hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

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The Government has announced a new online information guide to help Irish emigrants return from abroad.

'Returning to Ireland' is a joint initiative between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Citizens Information Board.

It will provide practical information for people looking to navigate their way back home, like registering for a PPS number and getting children into school.

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Plans have been lodged for more than 1,400 homes in Dublin and Wicklow.

They have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála, which is due to make a decision on whether to grant permission in 16 weeks.

There are also plans for 232 build-to-rent apartments in the Old Dublin Road in Stillorgan, Co Dublin.


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