A POLISH man who was seriously injured in an acid attack has woken from an induced coma. It is understood that Sylvester Wnukowicz (33), right, was disfigured when a man threw sulphuric acid at him.
Friends of the victim have said he is showing signs of recovery at St James's Hospital in Dublin, but it is still unclear if he will get his sight back. Gardai believe he was attacked at the door of his home in Tyrrellstown, Dublin, in a case of mistaken identity.
A HIGH Court application by U2 bassist Adam Clayton to be paid the proceeds of the sale of an apartment in New York has been adjourned to allow for settlement talks.
It was purchased by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with what he claims was his money.
The court also heard yesterday that Ms Hawkins, of Crannagh Road, Dublin 14, has lodged appeals against her conviction.
Plan for peat stocks
BORD na Mona has introduced a contingency plan to keep peat briquettes on shelves following record rainfall last summer and a fire at a briquette factory.
It said: "Bord na Mona's peat harvest was 37pc of the amount expected for the year – the worst ever. In response, the company put in place a contingency plan aimed at managing peat stocks."
Man killed in crash
THE father of a young man whose life was cut short tragically in a car crash broke down as he paid tribute to his son, who was hoping to shortly start at college.
Paul Doran (22) of Nicholas Street, Limerick, was killed early yesterday when the 06-registered blue coloured Chevrolet Kalos he was driving, went out of control and struck an ESB pole on the outskirts of the city.
Gardai said no other vehicle was involved in the collision, which occurred at 4.55am on the Corbally Road between O'Driscolls Pub and a local car sales depot.