Two Army barracks are to close this month after a decision by the Government late last year.
Monaghan barracks is to close on January 22, and Connolly barracks in Longford will shut on January 29. The 4th Cavalry squad in Longford will be transferred to Custume Barracks in Athlone, while 200 troops at Monaghan will move to Aiken Barracks, Dundalk.
No charge after €10,000 drug haul
A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been released without charge following the seizure of €10,000 worth of illegal drugs.
Gardai discovered the cocaine and cannabis in a house in the town of Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, on Wednesday night. It's understood that a number of herbal cannabis plants being cultivated on the premises were seized. A file will be sent to the DPP.
Jet in emergency landing at Dublin
THE fire services in Dublin Airport were called out after a plane coming in from Paris was forced into an emergency landing.
The CityJet nose wheel was turned to one side as the jet was landing, forcing the pilot to apply the brakes in the opposite direction when he was stopping on the runway.
Single inspired by hurling row
A band are to take a puck at music chart glory with a ballad inspired by the bitter Cork hurling row.
Natural Gas -- who topped the charts four years ago with 'The Langer Song' -- have penned 'Ruaille Buaille' to an air reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.
Gardai search for hit-and-run driver
GARDAI were last night hunting a hit-and-run driver after a pedestrian was left in hospital with serious injuries.
The 49-year old woman was crossing the road when she was struck by a car, possibly a silver coloured Nissan Micra, which left the scene. The incident happened on the Monkstown Road, near Dun Laoghaire, at about 5.45pm. Gardai can be contacted at Blackrock on 01 6665200.