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Society Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pensioner protest blocks Parliament entrance

THOUSANDS of State pensioners blocked the street and prevented MPs from entering Parliament today (Thursday) in protest over the government's failure to index-link their income. Since 2012 inclusive, State pensions...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Father of 'suitcase boy' fined €92 and spared prison

A FATHER whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has escaped with a €92 fine, but the woman who carried the little boy past the border could face up to six years in jail. Ali Outtara and his...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Feb 21, 2018

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts

THREE British tourists have been arrested in Gran Canaria for constantly insulting a gay couple on their flight from East Midlands airport. The accused holidaymakers, aged between 25 and 28, made homophobic comments...

Transport Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Train drivers to strike for six days in March

TRAIN drivers have called a six-day strike in March in protest over the State-run railboard's 'failure to adhere to' the working conditions agreement drawn up with their unions. They will down tools on the...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Three arrested in France over Catalunya terror attacks

THREE arrests have been made in France in connection with the Cambrils and Barcelona terror attacks in August last year, all of whom are said to be linked to Driss Oukabir – the only surviving killer, who is currently...

Tech & Science Tue, Feb 20, 2018

BBVA phishing scam uncovered

A SERIES of fraudulent emails purporting to come from the BBVA bank have been flagged up by the National Institute of Cyber Safety (INCIBE) based in the city of León. The emails are titled, 'Suspension: Session...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Case of missing Sonia Iglesias reopened and house searched

A HOUSE in Galicia has been searched in connection with the disappearance of Sonia Iglesias in 2010, who has never yet been found. Her ex-partner, Julio Araújo, was present whilst the property in Pontevedra the couple...

Transport Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Overhaul of driving test requirements on the cards

BIG changes are afoot in driving test requirements, and are likely to come into effect before the end of this month. General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) chairman Gregorio Serrano says pupils will be obliged to attend...

Politics Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Luis de Guindos wins BCE deputy chairman job

SPAIN'S economy minister Luis de Guindos has been chosen as deputy chairman of the European Central Bank (BCE) after rival candidate Philip Lane's application was withdrawn by the Irish government. Lane, who is...

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