A FILE is being prepared for the DPP after a chainsaw-wielding man was arrested by armed gardai.
The man in his 20s was arrested in Urlingford, Co Kilkenny, at 12.30am on Sunday after alarmed neighbours phoned gardai when an argument broke out between a number of family members. A file is being prepared for the DPP. The garda spokesman also confirmed that a chainsaw was recovered from the scene.
MS SIOBHAN HEALY &NDASH; CLARIFICATION
On August 2, a report on the inquest into the death of Siobhan Healy stated that "the toxicology report found that she was more than eight times the legal driving limit and had drunk enough alcohol to kill a man".
It has been pointed out to us that these conclusions were not contained in the toxicology report and that the inquest found that Ms Healy died of misadventure, following her fall from a fairground ride. We are happy to clarify this matter and apologise to the Healy family for the distress caused by the report.
RICKSHAWS BEAT BAN
RICKSHAW drivers continue to work in Galway months after they were banned.
By-laws introduced at the end of July effectively banned the human-drawn carriages from the city's streets, but gardai cannot seize the rickshaws because the bye-laws are deficient. Garda Chief Superintendent Tom Curley said: "The power of seizure is not there in the by-laws. We can summons them but they can come out the next day and the next day. It's up to the City Council to deal with that." Safety concerns over the rickshaws in Galway led to the introduction the Non-Motorised Passenger Byelaws 2013.