THREE fishermen were lifted to safety by a passenger ship cruising around the Cliffs of Moher after they suffered engine trouble.
The fisherman had called '999' for help after the engine on their vessel failed in the vicinity of the major tourist attraction. However, it was difficult for the emergency Irish Coast Guard staff to pinpoint the exact location of the sailors, as the caller was believed to be Russian with poor English. They broadcast the call to other ships, which resulted in the passenger vessel picking them up.
BROTHEL BESIDE CHURCH
AN UNDERCOVER garda operation has found brothels operating beside a church and another among doctors' surgeries. One of the brothels is located close to St Augustine's Church in Galway, and the other is in The Crescent area of the city where a large number of doctors' surgeries are located.
Chief Superintendent Tom Curley said: "We have people dedicated to this particular investigation. Not alone is it a Galway investigation, but there is a national operation as well."
FAMILY PLEA TO SUSPECT
THE family of an on-the-run suspect wanted in connection with a murder in Derry have said he should give himself up. The detective leading the hunt for Kieran McLaughlin said the 58-year-old's children were distressed by his disappearance and had called for him to contact the authorities.
Police want to question him about the death of Barry McCrory (35), who was gunned down in a flat in Derry city centre last Thursday morning.
&EURO;600,000 CITY PLAN
RETAILERS will be given financial incentives to occupy vacant shops as part of a €600,000 drive to revitalise a city centre.
Backers of the Waterford City Centre Management Plan hope it will help secure thousands of existing jobs and create additional employment by making the city centre more attractive to trad. The plan was launched yesterday by Waterford Mayor John Cummins following months of preparation by a group of city centre stakeholders.
PRIEST FOR SCHOOLS ROLE
FATHER Tom Deenihan has been appointed general secretary of the Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA).
Fr Deenihan has been education secretary of the Diocese of Cork and Ross since 2006. The CPSMA is the representative body for managers in about 90pc of the State's primary schools.