Good evening I’m John Byrne and this is Dublin South Fm News. In todays top story..
A South Dublin woman has brought proceedings in relation to the Governments publicly funded campaign in the Children Referendum before Mr Justice Paul McDermott at the High Court today.
Joanna Jordan of St Kevins Villas, Glenageary Road Upper, Dunlaoghaire has claimed that the Government’s campaign used ‘blatant psychological manipulation’ to secure a ‘Yes’ vote.
Ms Jordan campaigned for a ‘no’ vote in the November 10 2012 referendum and wants to bring s petition challenging the result.
She told the high court that the governments campaign amounted to a grievous interference with the peoples sovereignty, the basic concepts of democracy were at issue and it breached the constitution.
She claims that the governments €1.1m spend of public monies on a “one sided” information campaign amounted to clear disregard of the limits of the constitution.
The Amendment was passed in 2012 with 58% in favour.
Two men were stabbed this morning and one woman was assaulted in separate incidents on Grafton street. A man was discovered shortly afer 1 am with stab wounds on the south Dublin city street.One victim was stabbed in the chest , a second man suffered stab wounds to his back and side..Both are still in hospital.A 25 year old man has been arrested and has appeared in court today.Leon Wright with an address at St Teresa’s gardens faces 3 counts of assault causing harm, two charges of robbery and possession of a knife.He will appear In court again next week.
The cost of groceries are still rising a survey shows today.Many household items cost nearly 9 % more than 2011.
Biscuits, Rashers, Dogfood and breakfast cereal all saw the biggest increase of 30-40% with some items nearly doubling in the last 2 years
Out of 53 products checked..20 stayed the same and only 5 dropped in price.
”Deaf Sports Ireland are pleased to announce that there will be a sponsored 5km Fun Run (or walk if you prefer) at 10.30 am on Saturday the 27th of April in Phoenix Park in aid of the 2013 Deaflympics and the Irish Deaf Team.
If you would like to take part in this event to have some fun and support a good cause at the same time email Lorelei at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to get more info
WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding a free recycling event in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Nutgrove in association with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.This free WEEE Ireland event allows people to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at these collections. Waste collection specialists from WEEE Ireland will be there on the day to help you send your toasters, vacuum cleaners, fridges and every other electrical item imaginable to a better place.
For further information on all future recycling events in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, or to find your nearest civic amenity site, please log on to WEEE Ireland’s website www.recyclefree.ie
Tonight will be very windy with some showers overnight. Strong to gale force south-west to westerly winds will gust 90 to 110km/hr and later veer westerly. Lowest temperatures of 5-7 degrees. A bright, fresh, breezy day with sunshine and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 10-12 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.