Irish NewsFair City’s ‘Zumo’ jailed for a month for assaulting ex-girlfriend is released after just two days A FORMER Fair City star is back on the streets – just two weeks after being jailed for a vicious assault on his former partner, during which he punched and choked her.

Patrick Fitzpatrick at his home in BallymunPic Steve Humphreys Conor Feehan and Ian Begley August 10 2018 1:31 PM 0 Comments Fair City’s ‘Zumo’ jailed for a month for assaulting ex-girlfriend is released after just two days Independent.ie A FORMER Fair City star is back on the streets – just two weeks after being jailed […]

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Sports Direct buys House of Fraser for £90m

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Scrap immigration targets after Brexit, CBI says

The net migration target should be dropped and replaced by a system that ensures people coming to the UK make a positive contribution to the economy, the Confederation of Business Industry says. Extra funds should be provided for schools and hospitals where demand is increased by immigration, the business group said, as it called for […]