Directorate of Immigration Admits Mistake

Kristín Völundardóttir, head of the Directorate of Immigration, has admitted a mistake was made when the directorate failed to apply for school for 17 children of asylum seekers, RÚV reports.

Domestic Animals in Trouble

An inspection of Icelandic pig farms, done last year by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), shows that in some cases sows are kept in such narrow stalls that they can’t stretch their legs.

Some Employees Underpaid in Tourism

A union leader in Akureyri, North Iceland, claims that last summer, dozens of cases came to his attention involving employees in the tourism industry being underpaid.

ICE-SAR Saves Horse

Last night, the ICE-SAR teams of Kjalarnes and Mosfellsbær were called out to save a horse in trouble.

School With Twins and Triplets Record?

Of around 900 students at the Suðurnes Comprehensive College, 46 are twins or triplets, it has been noticed. At around five percent of the total student body, that is a very high proportion.

Iceland Hospital Jobs Popular in Britain and Spain

12 of 15 applicants for vacant radiologist posts at Reykjavík’s Landspítali hospital are from Spain or the UK. The X-ray department chief at the hospital says it is highly likely that at least some of them will start working at the hospital in the coming weeks.

Rent Up by 40 Percent

The cost of rent went up by 40.2 percent from the beginning of 2011 until July 31 this year, according to a new report from the Ministry of Welfare.

Two Fatal Accidents

A young man was killed on Ring Road 1, by Geitháls (close to Rauðhólar), on Saturday, when the passenger car he was driving collided with a parked truck.