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News update: 7th March

Gun attack: A man in his forties was dumped from a car with severe gunshot wounds in the Finglas area yesterday evening. He was shot in the leg repeatedly however he survived the attack. 

 Fatal car collision: A pedestrian has died following a fatal car collision on the N11 close to Bray. 

 Abuse: Statistics have been released that indicate 70% of Irish women who are abused suffer in silence. The state has been called on to tackle the issue and the director of SAFE Ireland has stated that we are only “dealing with the tip of the iceberg in Ireland”.

 Unemployment down: Figures on the live register have decreased to the lowest levels since 2009. The unemployment rate was at 11.9 % which is slightly below the european average of 12%. 

 Credit union: The Howth credit union is to be transferred to the Progressive credit union which consists of a number of branches in Northern Dublin including Donabate, Skerries and Balbriggan.

 Board Gais: The company have introduced another price increase. This will come into effect at the end of next month.

 Eagle Shot: One of two white tailed eagles that were bred in Ireland has been shot down and killed. 

Crimea: The EU have offered €11B in relief to the Ukraine following it’s unrest however a UN envoy was also forced out of the country following an encounter with the military. The EU and NATO have announced that they intend to pressurise Russia into withdrawing troops from the Crimea region. 

 Oscar Pistorius trial: While Oscar Pistorius went to trial this week, many will be familiar with recent controversies surrounding the case, like that of Paddy Powers alleged offensive poster campaign. However the most recent revelations of the case have been that Pistorius fired shots in a restaurant a week before the killing.  

 Chinese Drones: Due to severe smog and weather conditions in China,  the government may deploy drone to attempt to clear the smog at airports. 

 Irish universities: This year no Irish universities have made the list of top 100 Prestigious universities. This is the fourth year running that Ireland has failed to make the cut. 

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