Casey's brother dies after illness
A brother of retired Bishop of Galway, Eamon Casey, has died following a short illness. It is the second tragedy to hit the Casey family following the death of Andrew Casey (23), a grand-nephew of the bishop, in a road crash a week earlier.
Seamus Casey, of Rosslare Strand in Co Wexford, was Andrew's grandfather. He was a well-known hotelier and previously owned Casey's Cedars Hotel. He was known to have suffered from a heart condition.
Incentives drive green motoring
NEW incentives to make Irish motorists greener will be unveiled today. Energy Minister Eamon Ryan will detail plans to have 10pc of the country's vehicle fleet powered by electricity by 2020.
And Renault-Nissan will unveil its Leaf model, the first full-spec electric family car available for sale here. The company has signed a deal with the Government, which will result in electric vehicles being sold here while the ESB will be responsible for installing charge points across the country.
Pipebomb found at back of home
GARDAI are probing the discovery of a pipebomb in a shed at the back of a home in south Dublin. The Army made safe the improvised explosive device discovered at the residence in Glenmore Park, Ballyboden.
The team of experts arrived on the scene at around 11.20pm on Saturday after they were alerted by gardai. The scene was declared safe shortly after midnight.
Man (27) latest casualty of roads
THE road death toll continued to climb over the weekend with a single-vehicle crash claiming the life of a young man.
The 27-year-old, who has yet to be named, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision near Pallasgreen, Co Limerick. Gardai at Bruff sealed off the road following the crash on Saturday. So far this year, 47 lives have been lost on the roads, including 17 pedestrians, 24 drivers and six passengers.
Farrell getting lessons in Polish
heart-throb Colin Farrell is learning Polish as he prepares to visit the country later this week. According to reports, the 34-year-old actor wants to impress the family of his Polish girlfriend Alicja Bachleda.
Fkat newspaper reported that the Dubliner wanted to "build a closer relationship with Alicja's family and show them that he is committed to her and his son".