In Other News This Lunchtime...

In Other News This Lunchtime...

Elaine Stenson By Elaine Stenson - April 16, 2018

1. Revenue officers seized over 540 litres of wine, beer and spirits at Dublin Port over the weekend and this morning. They discovered the alcohol in a van and two trucks that had disembarked ferries from the UK. The three drivers, all men in their thirties and forties, have been questioned. The alcohol seized has a total value of over €6,000 and represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €3,000.

2. Irish beef farmers are becoming the first in the EU to gain access to the Chinese market. Authorities there will give the green light to our exports this week according to the Agriculture Minister. Michael Creed says it took years to convince China to accept Irish meat, after a ban on all American and European beef products amid the BSE crisis in 2000.

3. Half of all people living in Ireland say they've felt harassed, afraid or unsafe because of someone else's drinking. A new report from the HSE looks at the impact it has on children, family members and work colleagues. It found that three in five people know a heavy drinker in their life.

4. Bog tours in Connemara and honey farming in County Cork are just some of the activities on offer via Airbnb's new service. Experiences has been available in Dublin for the past year and is now being expanded to the rest of the country. It allows hosts to teach tourists about things they have a passion for.


5. Waterford can move level on points with Dundalk at the top of the in SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tonight. The newly promoted side face St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park, in their second away game in four days. Derry City, who have yet to drop points at home this season, welcome Bohemians to the Brandywell. Shamrock Rovers are away to Bray Wanderers, aiming to claim their first win at the Carlisle Grounds since 2015. All those games start at 7.45pm.

6. Robert Plant and Van Morrison have been confirmed to play this years BluesFest. The music legends will perform full sets at 3Arena in Dublin on the 28th of October. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Elaine Stenson

Broadcast Journalist on Radio Nova with a flair for writing on - I spend my days bringing you all the news you need to know...

I love to travel and I've lived and worked in six countries outside Ireland!

When I'm not at work, I can be found doing yoga or frequenting the pilates studio or else just grabbing an afternoon nap - since starting the 6am shift with Nova, I have developed an obsession with getting a good night's sleep!!

I also love to cook and as you'd expect I'm a complete news junkie at heart.

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