Deadly drugs stolen
THIEVES who stole a vet's car may try to sell potentially deadly animal tranquillisers, gardai have warned.
The highly dangerous drugs, including some used to sedate horses, were in a black Toyota Landcruiser taken after a burglary at a house on the Dublin Road in Loughrea, Co Galway. Gardai said the drugs were Ketamine, Xylazine, and Butorphanol. "These can be extremely dangerous to humans," said Loughrea sergeant Daithi Cronin. Witnesses to the theft are asked to contact Loughrea garda station on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential Line or any garda station.
STRIKE HITS FLIGHTS
AT least 27 flights to and from France have been cancelled due to a strike by air traffic controllers in the country.
Ryanair has been forced to cancel 26 flights going to and returning from France today, while further flights passing over the country are also expected to be cancelled. A spokesperson said: "Ryanair regrets to advise passengers that 26 flights will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 18, due to French ATC strikes, and further delays and cancellations are likely."
Aer Lingus has also had to cancel one return flight between Dublin and Paris, and said it had upgraded aircraft on two other flights returning to Dublin from Paris today to cater for the affected passengers.
KYLIE SPINNING OUR WAY
POP princess Kylie Minogue is the latest global superstar to announce tour dates in Ireland.
The 45-year-old Australian singer will play Dublin's O2 Arena on November 8 and Belfast's Odyssey Arena on November 9 as part of her 'Kiss Me Once' tour. Tickets for Mingoue's concert go on sale at 9am this Friday.