A motorist was killed and five other people injured when a car crashed into a ditch.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to the incident on the Dunshaughlin to Dunboyne road (R147) in Co Meath, which happened at 12.30am yesterday. A 21-year-old man died and three men and two women who were also in the car were injured. Gardai said their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
CITY CENTRE POWER CUT
UP to 250 properties in the busy Grafton Street area of Dublin suffered a power cut at lunchtime yesterday.
A number of businesses at the St Stephen's Green end of the capital's primary shopping area were forced to close for about 45 minutes while an ESB crew worked to fix the network, which was caused by a damaged underground transformer. Dublin City Council said that repaving work being undertaken on the street was not the cause of the power outage.
BODY FOUND IN RIVER
THE body of a man has been recovered from the River Shannon.
The body of the 22-year-old was discovered by construction workers at around 10am in a mudbank at Honan's Quay, Limerick City. The man's body was recovered by Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service and taken to University Hospital, where a post-mortem is to be carried out.
DOCTOR TALKS ADJOURN
TALKS aimed at solving the junior doctors dispute have been adjourned and are set to resume at the Labour Relations Commission.
Both the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) met again for several hours yesterday to try to reach agreement on a system of rostering to reduce the junior doctors' working hours. The doctors suspended threatened strike action to allow the talks and hospital visits to go ahead.
AN IRISH university will help to develop a device that will improve the quality of life for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease in a €4.7m EU project.
A team of researchers at NUI Galway is working with 11 other European partners on the REMPARK project (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson's Disease). The device will monitor and feed back a patient's tremors, freezes and and changes in walking speed to a doctor, who can then decide if a medicine's dosage needs to be changed.