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Newsround: what Tuesday's papers say

St. Vincent's hospitals to drop Catholic guidelines and up to 50 ill due to salmonella outbreak

30th May, 2017
Wednesday's papers

The top stories in Tuesday's newspapers:


- Ethical guidelines based on Catholic canon law will cease to apply within the St. Vincent's Healthcare Group, one of the most important hospital providers in Dublin, following the decision by the Sisters of Charity to withdraw from ownership of its hospitals after 183 years, the paper says.

- Bank of Ireland has been fined €3.15 million by the Central Bank for breaches to laws aimed at countering money laundering and terrorist financing, including the failure to report six suspicious transactions to the Garda and Revenue Commissioners promptly.

- Continuous bus corridors with segregated cycling facilities are to be introduced on 17 major bus routes in Dublin as part of a more than €1 billion upgrade of Dublin Bus, the paper reports. The National Transport Authority plans to overhaul the capital's bus service with a reorganisation of existing routes, the implementation of a cashless payment system and simplification of the fare structure among other measures.

- In its business section, the paper reports that the Mercantile hospitality group behind top Dublin nightspots such as Cafe en Seine and the George is lining up a €20 million investment programme after its warring shareholder blocs formally ended a bitter legal wrangle yesterday.


- Big banks are pulling back from the $1.2 trillion US car loan market, fearing consumers have taken on more debt than they can handle, the paper says. Lenders piled into the sector in the years after the financial crisis as low defaults and an improving economy encouraged them to focus on a market that performed relatively well as mortgages soured.

- British Airways is set to come under pressure to explain how it mishandled the IT outage that led to a weekend of chaos that left 75,000 passengers stranded and is expected to cost it tens of millions of pounds in compensation.

- With nine days of campaigning left, UK prime minister Theresa May has talked up Brussels' "aggressive position" on Brexit in a bid to reignite the Tory election push after her social care u-turn and as she sought to move away from the security issues that have dominated since the Manchester bombing.

- The paper reports on the Fine leadership contest, saying that for some Leo Varadkar is the most dynamic personality in Irish politics, the country's version of Emmanuel Macron, France's youthful new president but for others he is a rightwing ideologue who threatens Ireland's centrist consensus.


- At least 50 people, including four children, are known to have fallen ill from a salmonella outbreak which may also have caused the death of a woman in her fifties. The Health Service Executive confirmed it is investigating the food-poisoning outbreak in north Dublin, the paper says.

- Parents will no longer have a "moral duty" to leave an inheritance for their children under proposed changes to the law. A Law Reform Commission report proposes the amendment of a law so it will simply state that a deceased parent has a duty to make "proper provision" for a child.

- Ireland's education system is gearing up for the Brexit effect as it looks set to become more popular as a destination for European students on the Erasmus programme as, along with Malta, it will be the only other English-speaking country in the EU after the UK's departure.

- In its business section, the paper reports that AIB will begin its journey back to privatisation this week as the government prepares to officially launch a €3 billion share sale in a watershed moment for the banking industry and the economy.


- The paper reports that the government is to review all emergency out-of-hours services for children amid persistent fears that large swathes of the country don't have the supports to protect minors from "barbaric treatment" in the home.

- It also says that legendary golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, spending nearly four hours in a county jail in Florida before being released. Woods, the 14-time major champion, is currently out of the game as he recovers from his fourth back surgery.

- The Health Service Executive was €31.5 million over budget for the first three months of this year, new figures show. The HSE warned the government last December that the €14 billion allocated to it might not be enough.

- The paper also reports that the government is set to finally approve legislation which will radically overhaul the manner in which judges are appointed in a move that will be seen as a major win for the Independent Alliance and Transport Minister Shane Ross.

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