Death of John Martin
John Martin (63), who spent 30 years working as a sports journalist with the Irish Independent and 'Herald' newspapers, has died suddenly. "He was a well-known figure in Irish sports journalism and was hugely popular with staff," said his former colleague Philip Quinn.
He is survived by his two daughters Heidi and Alison, who both work in the newspaper industry, his son Byron and wife Patricia. Funeral arrangements are to be confirmed.
LOW WATER PRESSURE
AS many as 4,000 Dublin households will experience low water pressure or no supply until tomorrow due to a break on a large distribution mains. Large parts of the northside may be affected with repairs expected to take place over the weekend.
Homes in Cabra, Glasnevin, Phibsboro, Drumcondra, parts of Donnycarney, Santry and parts of Beaumont may be affected. For updates see: www.dublincity.ie
Army bomb unit call
THE Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to a house to render a suspect explosive device safe.
The Defence Forces were deployed to assist gardai in the operation in Tallaght, Dublin, last night. The suspect device was found close to a home in the Deerpark area and the hour-long operation began at 7.30pm. The device was made safe and transferred to a military location for further examination.
STAB DEATH CHARGE
A MAN has been charged with murdering a Polish citizen who was stabbed to death in a derelict pub in Dublin on Wednesday night.
Andrzej Slawomir Wawrzyniak (36) appeared in Dublin District Court accused of killing Jacek Kozakiewicz (44), who died following an incident at a disused bar in the city's docklands. Mr Wawrzyniak, who is also Polish and of no fixed address, was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on March 7.
MISSING MAN APPEAL
GARDAI are seeking assistance in tracing a young man in Co Limerick. Adrian Quinn (21) was last seen at Mungret Court, Watergate Flats, Limerick, at 4pm last Tuesday, February 25.
He is described as being 5ft 9in and of thin build with black, short hair and brown eyes, and he speaks with a Limerick accent. He was last seen wearing navy tracksuit pants and a navy and white top, an orange and black jacket and navy runners. Anyone with information is asked to telephone Roxboro gardai on 061 214340.