Wednesday 18 October 2017

GAA star quizzed over row

A prominent GAA player has been questioned by gardai after an early morning row left a young man with serious injuries.

The player, who is a member of one of the leading senior clubs in Co Kildare, was detained by gardai following the incident at Main Street, Naas. Officers are now preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.


TWO men were being questioned last night following the discovery of a large consignment of herbal cannabis.

The men, aged in their 30s and 50s, were arrested after gardai searched a van at Ballymurn near Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, yesterday. The search turned up a consignment of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €700,000.


FUNDING to build a bridge at the site of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles has been withdrawn by the EU.

The Special European Union Programmes Body had set aside €17.4m for the project that would erect a bridge near Warrenpoint, Co Down. The historic crossing point gained notoriety after a convoy of 18 British paratroopers were killed by a bomb in 1979. But the project was withdrawn because additional funding couldn't be sourced after tenders for the project came in at €15m over the original estimated cost of €18.3m.

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