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#1 Irish Water: Investigation to be initiated at Irish Water over possible data protection breach. The investigation centers around personal information being dispatched to the wrong recipients, all of whom are thought to be the owners of multiple properties. The breach may have compromised over 6.000 customers.
#2 Job losses: Over 400 jobs to go at the Bombardier plan in Belfast.The Canadian-owned company employs more than 60,000 people worldwide and it’s currently undergoing a re-structuring plan, which may put over 1,800 jobs at risk.
#3 Knife attack: Female taxi driver in Derry threatened at knife point by young man she had picked up earlier. The man produced a knife and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The woman refused and the man fled on foot.
#4 Multiple infanticide: Father in South Carolina, US, confesses the murders of his 5 children, aged between 1 and 8. When arrested, Timothy Jones Jr (32) said he put the bodies into bin bags and dumped them in a ditch nearby.
#5 Sean Fitzpatrick: Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial. Fitzpatrick faces 12 counts of alleged fraud in relation to the undisclosed true value of loans given to him or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society from 2002 to 2007 while he was an officer of the bank.
#6 Junior Cert results: Nearly 3,000 students across Limerick received their Junior Certificate examination results this morning.
#7 Water contamination: Further areas within the confines of Limerick City may face disruption to their water supply as potentially toxic levels of lead are found. Residents in Ballinacurra Road are told that their supply has 80 parts per million of lead present per litre of water. The recommended level is 10 parts per million.