August 5, 2009 / 5:34 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Ireland - August 5

 DUBLIN, August 5 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading
stories in Ireland's newspapers on Wednesday. Reuters has not
verified these stories and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
 
 THE IRISH TIMES
 - The last two men serving prison sentences for the killing
of Det Garda Jerry McCabe were due to be released from prison
this morning in a move that the dead man's family has said will
bring them closure after 13 years.
 - The cost of commonly used services is on average 30
percent higher in Dublin than in Belfast, even though VAT rates
in the Republic are often lower, according to a new survey.
 - Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern is to
become a sports columnist with the Irish edition of the British
tabloid News of the World from next Sunday.
 
 IRISH INDEPENDENT
 - Homeowners and small businesses are to benefit from a
significant cut in their gas bills amid fresh indications that
electricity prices will also fall over the next few months.
 - Pharmacies expect to turn away hundreds of patients in
need of medication over the coming days, as the drugs row with
the Health Service Executive intensifies.
- A charity is rolling out a nationwide alternative to
moneylenders to help people with bad credit histories secure
small loans.
 
 IRISH EXAMINER
 - The banks are prepared to give property developer Liam
Carroll more money, even though his companies have debts of 2.3
billion euros.
 
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