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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Breach for flying low

Published 20/03/2014 | 02:30

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A helicopter pilot will be sentenced in May for breaching aviation safety regulations by flying at low altitude over crowds of people attending Ballinasloe Horse fair two years ago.

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Michael Mannion (39), of Castlesampson, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Co Westmeath, appeared before Galway Circuit Criminal Court this week where he pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Irish Aviation Authority (Rules of the Air) Act 2004.

10 ONLINE FUNERAL JOBS

TEN new jobs are being created by a funeral home, which will allow families living abroad to view funerals of their loved ones online.

'Funerals Live', run by Clare businessman Alan Foudy, is to create the jobs over the next 18 months as the service providing internet broadcasts of Irish funeral services to clients unable to return home is rolled out.

CAMEL 'NOT LET LOOSE'

A CIRCUS has quashed fears that a camel had been let loose in Dublin. A photo of a camel walking around a green area in Firhouse, Co Dublin, went viral online after it was posted on social media websites. However, the owners of Courtney Brothers Circus said the animal was simply out grazing.

FENTON CASE BEGINS

THE court case against leading trainer Philip Fenton (49) for alleged possession of steroids is to be heard today.

He is facing eight charges over treatments and medicines allegedly found by state inspectors at his Co Tipperary yard in January 2012. The case is listed for mention at Carrick-on-Suir District Court this morning.

EARTHQUAKE HIT 2.6

The earthquake that hit the east coast of Ireland on Tuesday evening measured 2.6 on the Richter scale and was felt between Dublin and Rosslare, Co Wexford.

It was centred 7km north-east of Rosslare in the Irish Sea and lasted for less than 30 seconds. Director of the Irish National Seismic Network Thomas Blake said that earthquakes of this magnitude were just strong enough for people to experience.

RUN-OVER ATTEMPT

A MAN tried to run over a traffic warden in a row over parking fines.

John Boyle of Leck Cottages, Letterkenny, was fined €250 for careless driving at Letterkenny Court for trying to mow down traffic warden Danny Doherty while he was crossing the Main Street in the Donegal town. The court heard that Boyle had an issue with the traffic warden over parking tickets.

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