GARDAI investigating the cause of a serious fire at a holiday park in one of the country's most popular tourist spots are treating the incident as suspicious.
A total of 12 mobile homes were destroyed in the mystery blaze which occurred at a caravan park at Bromore West, near the Kerry seaside town of Ballybunion. The mobile homes, which were all unoccupied at the time, were completely gutted.
MAN STRUCK BY CAR DIES
A 64-YEAR-OLD man was killed yesterday when he was struck by a car on the main N2 Dublin/Derry Road. The driver of the car, a 51 year-old man, was arrested at the scene just north of the Border between Emyvale in Co Monaghan and Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone. He was still being held for questioning last night.
Meanwhile, a motorcyclist remains in a serious condition following a collision in Co Westmeath. Gardai said the collision between a car and motorbike occurred at a turnoff to Ballinlough Castle before 6pm. The N52 road between Delvin and Clonmellon was closed for a time in both directions.
DRINK CHAOS AT DJ GIG
THE ambulance service declared a 'major incident' at Belfast's Odyssey Arena last night with a large number of teenagers suffering from the ill-effects of alcohol and drugs and needing treatment.
It's believed at least five were taken to hospital for treatment. Extra staff were also brought in to nearby Belfast hospitals, including the Ulster and Royal Victoria, to deal with the high numbers of casualties. Dutch DJ and producer Hardwell was performing at the arena at the time.
PET DOG 'TORN APART'
SEVERAL families watched in horror as marauding dogs tore a pet Jack Russell apart in a quiet housing estate.
Two mothers bravely went to the aid of the pet, Bella, and the mongrels then turned on them outside the village of Cloyne in east Cork. Gardai are now trying to trace the two dogs, both of whom had collars, amid fears they could attack children in the village. Tragically, despite rushing Bella to a local vet, the dog later died from her injuries.
ENNIO MORRICONE GIG
CONCERT organisers have announced that Ennio Morricone is to return to Ireland for a special one-off concert at The O2.
The gig – on Friday, December 12 – is part of his '50 Years of Music' world Tour. Tickets from €86 to €156 including booking fee go on sale on Friday, February 14, at 9am, via Ticketmaster.