Ferris wheel rejected
A PLAN for a Dublin city Ferris wheel spanning 60 metres - half the height of the Spire - has been blocked over conservation concerns.
The €8m amusement ride would have been located in Wolfe Tone Park, beside the Jervis Street Shopping Centre. But Dublin City Council (DCC) says the site - which was a centuries-old graveyard - is not suitable. The park is located beside the old St Mary's Church, which is now a bar and restaurant.
Man stole ATM
A MAN has been remanded in custody after being charged with stealing an ATM containing more than €124,000.
Bernard Quigley (42), from Branchfield, Drumin, Co Sligo, was charged with stealing the ATM and damaging a wall at the Bank of Ireland on Teeling Street in Tubbercurry on January 29 last. Judge Conal Gibbons remanded the accused in custody without bail to appear again at Harristown Court on Friday.
GARDAI are renewing an appeal for information following a hit-and-run incident in Swords, Co Dublin in the early hours of yesterday morning.
A 50-year-old male pedestrian was fatally injured at around 3.10am when he was struck by a car on North Street in Swords. The vehicle involved in the incident failed to remain at the scene.
Gardai on the north-south border have urged homeowners to lock up their lawnmowers.
It follows the activities of green-fingered thieves who have been identifying valuable lawnmowers before stealing them from unsecured gardens and garden sheds under the cover of darkness. Gardai in Carrickmacross are now advising homeowners and gardeners in particular to take particular care to lock away valuable equipment.
Ring praise for team
JUNIOR Minister for sport Michael Ring has congratulated the Irish women's rugby team on finishing in fourth place at the Rugby World Cup.
The team succumbed 25-18 to France yesterday in their third place playoff, after losing out on a spot in the final last Wednesday when they were defeated by England. However, Mr Ring lauded the team for defeating New Zealand, which he said "raised the profile of women's rugby in Ireland and gained the respect of the rugby world".