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Saturday 30 August 2014

Gardai appeal for information after cyclist killed in collision with car

Published 18/05/2014 | 02:30

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A cyclist was killed yesterday after colliding with a car in Co Mayo. The incident occurred on the Ballaghadreen Road, Classaghroe, a mile outside Ballyhaunis, when the cyclist, a man in his 40s, collided with a car at 11.45am yesterday.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the car was taken to Mayo General Hospital.

Witnesses should call Swinford gardai (094) 9252990.

SEARCH FOR BOY MISSING SINCE FRIDAY

Gardai are trying to find 15-year-old Daniel Murphy, who is missing from Finglas in Dublin. He was last seen in Finglas at 4.50pm on May 11. He is 5ft 10in, medium build with brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing black Timberland leather boots with gold writing, black jeans, white T-shirt, blue/grey hooded jumper.

Anyone with information should call Ronanstown Garda Station on 01 666 7700 or any garda station.

WOMAN HOSPITALISED AFTER BIKE CRASH

A WOMAN is in a serious condition in hospital after a motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed into a bridge at the Gap of Dunloe in Kerry yesterday.

The woman and the man she was travelling with were airlifted to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.

FOURTH ENGLISH-LANGUAGE COLLEGE SHUTS

Millennium College on Dominick Street, in Dublin, which provided English-language courses to foreign students, ceased trading on Friday. It is the fourth English language school to close in recent weeks.

It said the board had decided to cease trading with immediate effect due to "financial crises" arising from its removal from a register of approved colleges overseen by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.

RECORD 1,600 PATIENTS IN CANCER TRIALS

A record-breaking 1,600 patients participated in clinical trials into cancer in Ireland in 2013, according to the All-Ireland Co-operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG). Ireland has a clinical trial participation rate of 6 per cent, which puts us in the top 25 per cent globally.

As part of International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, ICORG is launching a campaign to promote awareness of cancer clinical trials in Ireland. See vimeo.com/95294132

NO WINNER OF €7M LOTTO JACKPOT

THERE was no winner of last night's €7,082,684 Lotto jackpot. The numbers were 5, 7, 14, 30, 36, 44 (bonus 18). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 1, 20, 25, 29, 39, 40 (bonus 19) and Lotto Plus 2 were 4, 22, 25, 40, 44, 45 (bonus 26).

STUDENT CRITICAL AFTER TRUCK ACCIDENT

A 19-year-old student, believed to have fallen under a delivery truck in Dublin city centre yesterday morning, is still in a critical condition in hospital.

She had spent the night socialising with friends before falling under the truck near Temple Bar at 7am. The girl, whose family are Sudanese but who have been living here for several years, was taken to St James's Hospital and was treated for serious injuries to her legs and lower body.

THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST A&E CLOSURE

MORE than 8,000 people gathered outside Our Lady's Hospital in Navan yesterday to take part in a protest over the closure of the hospital's emergency department.

The proposals will see services in the A&E department gradually stopped over the next 14-15 months and replaced with a local injuries unit, forcing many patients to travel to Dublin and Drogheda to access an emergency unit.

OWNERS MUST GET PETS CHIPPED BY 2016

ALL dog owners will have to get their pets microchipped by 2016 or face fines. An overhaul of animal welfare legislation has been put in place introducing stringent new measures to protect animals from cruelty and neglect, with animal rights groups being given powers to police it.

The new law includes a ban on children buying animals and also makes it an offence to bet on or attend dogfights.

BODY OF MAN IS RECOVERED FROM LAKE

The body of a 20-year-old man was recovered from Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh yesterday. Lee Rogers of Enniskillen went missing on Friday after the boat he and six friends were in capsized. His five companions made it to shore

The small vessel sank near Portora Boat Club around 6.30pm on Friday. Police have appealed to anyone who saw the boat with the six men on board to contact them.

700 BIKES FOR HIRE UNDER NTA SCHEME

MORE than 700 public bikes for hire will be in place in Galway, Cork and Limerick within six months.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has reached agreement with the An Rothar Nua consortium to provide hundreds of bikes from this autumn.

The Coke Zero Bikes scheme, similar to the Dublin Bikes initiative, will involve 320 bikes in Cork with 31 stations, another 215 in Limerick (23 locations), and 205 in Galway, (19 areas). Annual membership will cost maximum of €10.

AMBULANCE THEFT SUSPECT IN HOSPITAL

A 46-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after the stolen ambulance he was driving crashed into a school bus. He was said to be "stable but serious" after the crash in Drogheda, Co Louth, just after 1am on Friday.

The man hijacked the ambulance outside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. A paramedic in the back of the ambulance had to jump from the moving vehicle.

ISPCC OFFERS FREE MARTIAL ARTS SESSION

THE ISPCC is offering 10 companies the chance to buy a two-hour session with the world self-defence champion to show staff members a number of techniques to defend themselves against attack. The sessions have been donated free of charge by martial arts supremo Ken Keating.

Contact Ken (087) 7801788 or ken@ballinteerkenpo.eu. For more on bullying visit www.ispcc.ie

SHANNON WATER PLAN 'WASTE OF MONEY'

A €500m plan to transfer billions of gallons of water from the River Shannon to Dublin by 2020, has been severely criticised as "stupid" and a "waste of taxpayers money" by the former Mayor of Limerick, John Gilligan.

Mr Gilligan, an Independent city councillor, said Irish Water did not need to construct a massive water piping system from the Shannon to increase Dublin's drinking supply, which is running out because of network leaks.

SCHOOLBOY'S CHASE TALE WINS CONTEST

A STORY about a tense chase through an airship by Liam Stein, a transition year pupil at Presentation Secondary, Miltown, Killarney, Co Kerry won him the 2014 John West Fantasy Writing Competition last Wednesday.

The judges said: "This is a clever, inventive and expert story which creates a whole world in a few pages – and has a wonderful twist." Visit www.john-west.ie for details.

YOUTH VOICES NAMED TOP CHOIR IN 2014

The National Choir Of The Year Competition 2014 has been won by New Dublin Voices Youth Choir, under the musical direction of Bernie Sherlock. A special presentation was made to Ernest McBride, Navan Choral Festival secretary, for his 35 years of service to the festival.

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