Friday 22 September 2017

Body found in doorway

A POST mortem examination was being carried out yesterday evening on the body of a man which was discovered in a city centre doorway.

A passer-by discovered the unresponsive man in a doorway at Shop Street, Galway shortly after 7am and alerted the emergency services. Pending the outcome of the post mortem, gardai said they were not treating the man's death as suspicious.

US GRANT ON BULLYING

THE US government is the main funder of a new campaign to combat anti-homophobic bullying in Irish second-level schools.

The initiative will start in 100 schools this year after the American Embassy in Dublin channelled a $9,000 (€6,000) grant made available through the US Government State Department.

UCD ENERGY INITIATIVE

UP to 200 researchers from around the globe will be brought together to find better and more efficient ways of using energy.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday launched UCD's Energy Institute, which aims to become a world-leader in energy research over the coming years. The institute has attracted funding of €5m from the private sector.

EXTRA TIME FOR EVIDENCE

A JUDGE has allowed the State another four weeks to complete the book of evidence in the case of two youths awaiting trial for the murder of German student Thomas Heinrich, who died after being stabbed in Dublin in December of last year.

In May, a now 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named, and Wesley Kelly (19), of St Anthony's Road, Rialto, Dublin, were charged with murder at the Children's Court.

LIQUIDATOR FOR JEWELLER

A PROVISIONAL liquidator has been appointed to jewellery manufacturer Anderson Ireland Ltd.

Earlier this month the owners of Anderson, of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, announced that the firm was to shut down with the loss of almost 170 jobs. Yesterday the company asked the High Court to appoint Keiran Wallace of KPMG as provisional liquidator.

CAPITAL'S AIR CLEANEST

DUBLIN has the cleanest air in the country despite being the most densely populated.

RTE's latest episode of 'The Science Squad' has revealed that Dublin gets the highest score of one on the air quality map, the west coast scores three, which is still seen as good, but is down the scale.

Irish Independent

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