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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Elderly victims of crime raise €10,000 reward

Published 14/02/2014 | 02:30

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ELDERLY crime victims have put up a €10,000 reward to help catch the criminals responsible for a spate of aggravated burglaries, including one which left a pensioner dead.

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More than 1,500 people attended a public meeting and heard horrific personal stories after a series of raids in east Donegal in the past six months.

Among the victims was 89-year-old Suzy Arthur who died last October, three months after she and her 91-year-old sister Isa were attacked at their home near Raphoe.

A minute's silence was held in her memory at the meeting in a community centre in Manorcunningham.

PORTRAIT OF BACON'S LOVER FETCHES RECORD €51M

A masterpiece by Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by auction house Christie's in Europe after going under the hammer for a record £42.2m (€51.4m).

The 6ft-tall canvas of Bacon's former lover and muse George Dyer had been estimated to sell for around £28m (€34m).

It was bought by an anonymous buyer over the phone.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER TD'S PURSE STOLEN ON LUAS

A MAN has been arrested in relation to the Luas theft of TD Olivia Mitchell's purse.

He was tracked down after gardai went through CCTV footage after the TD had her purse, containing €250 and credit cards, stolen on Monday at 5.30pm on the green line.

It is believed that the man is a member of a gang of three that has been operating on the Luas in recent weeks.

KENNY TO JOIN PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN BOSTON

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is to be formally invited to attend the St Patrick's Day parade in Boston – which has come under fire for its exclusion of gay and lesbian groups.

It's expected that the Taoiseach will accept the invitation to march in the Boston parade on March 16. The Taoiseach has already defied calls to boycott the New York parade due to its controversial ban on posters promoting lesbian and gay issues.

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