Bank inquiry in North
A BANKING inquiry is to be set up in Northern Ireland with the fate of former Anglo Irish bank workers and Ulster Bank among the issues to be examined.
The move has been announced by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee with public evidence sessions scheduled for the autumn. It will study a range of issues including what role the Republic of Ireland plays in Northern Ireland banking, and the effect of the sale of bank assets by Nama on property values in the North.
DRIVER KILLED IN CRASH
FOUR children have been orphaned following the death of their father in a single road traffic accident in north Cork.
John O'Connor (47) from Dromina near Charleville, who lost his wife to cancer a number of years ago, was killed on Monday night when the car he was driving hit a tree at Boolard, Dromina shortly before 10pm.
MAN ARRESTED OVER FIRE
Gardai are now satisfied a fire at an apartment complex in west Dublin earlier this month was started deliberately.
Officers arrested a 27-year-old local man yesterday for questioning about the blaze at the complex in Thornfield Square in Clondalkin. Gardai were alerted in the early hours of July 9 and helped to evacuate the building.
GARDAI DIG FOR BODY
GARDAI in Dublin were this morning expected to dig for the body of a man who went missing from his home near Bailieborough, Co Cavan, two years ago.
Gerry Daly was 42 when he was reported missing from his Cornaveagh home on June 26, 2011. Garda inquiries have extended from the Border region to Dublin, England, Jersey and Malta. Now, gardai in Dublin are moving on land near a Traveller estate off the Navan Road.
DANNY QUITS 'VOICE'
SINGER Danny O'Donoghue has revealed he will not be returning to the BBC show 'The Voice'.
The Irish heartthrob said recording commitments with his band The Script were behind his decision.
MOUSE IN FROZEN VEG
A 16-year-old student, who found the remains of a dead mouse in a packet of mixed frozen vegetables, has been awarded €10,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
Katelyn Bolger, from Edenderry, Co Offaly, was emptying the content of the packet she had bought at the local Tesco into a saucepan, when a frozen baby mouse fell out of the packet.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie