THERE has been a significant decrease in the level of payment-card fraud in the past year, with just over €20m lost to fraud on Irish cards.
Figures from the Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPO) show €20.4m was lost to card fraud in 2012, a 21pc decrease on the 2011 level (€25.7m). IPSO said the decrease was a result of anti-skimming measures and other protections.
MAN HELD OVER KILLING
GARDAI have arrested a 28- year-old man in connection with the manslaughter of a homeless man whose body was stuffed into a rubbish-disposal chute.
Liam Manley (58) was beaten and his body dumped into the chute in the City Garden-North Gate House complex in Cork. His body was discovered on May 13.
FERRY IN FODDER DEAL
Stena Line has offered fare cuts of 20pc to hauliers importing fodder with the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA).
The deal follows a meeting between the ICSA and Stena managers. ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin said: "Stena was keen to work with us to help alleviate the pressure on farmers."
RESIDENTS FLEE BOMB
HUNDREDS of people were evacuated from an inner-city flats complex after a caretaker found parts of a viable explosive device in a garden just feet from a playground.
Residents of William Street flats on Dublin's North Strand were ordered from homes after a caretaker found a device in the back garden of one of the buildings yesterday. The area was declared safe at 1.40pm. In Crosshaven, Co Cork last night, an army bomb disposal team made safe an old grenade found by people digging at their home.
ROAD TO SCHOOL CUT OFF
MORE than 120 children in Co Donegal have been cut off from their school after flooding caused a road to collapse, leaving a 30ft drop to the river below.
A large section of road at Craigtown, Carndonagh, crumbled, forcing 126 pupils to undertake a three-mile detour on a narrow by-road to Craigtown National School.