A MAN regarded by gardai as an enforcer for a dissident republican gang has been shot in the leg. The victim was hit in the leg while sitting in a car, off Mount Seskin Road in Tallaght, south Dublin. The man, who is in his early 30s, was then dumped out of the car, which sped off.
He was taken to St James's hospital where he was treated. Officers believe that the man had been threatened previously by a gang from Dundalk, who claimed he had failed to hand over money they alleged he had been collecting as part of an extortion racket.
Law lecturer for human rights body
A LAW lecturer has become the first Irish person to be elected on to the board of an anti-human trafficking group. Professor Siobhan Mullally, who lectures in University College Cork, will serve a four-year term on the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).
The Department of Justice has confirmed that she is the first Irish person to serve on the board of GRETA, which is part of the Council of Europe.
Coupons spread Christmas cheer
ONE town is trying to encourage its own residents to shop local this Christmas by issuing free parking tickets and coupons for shops. A discount voucher booklet is being delivered to every household by Tralee Chamber Alliance.
The booklet includes coupons for parking discounts at certain times and €1,000 worth of discounts for local shops. It will be launched on December 1 when Rose of Tralee Nicola McEvoy will switch on the Christmas lights in the town.
Town warned to prepare for floods
ENNIS town council has warned residents and business owners in flood-prone areas of the town to take precautionary measures in the event of flooding from the River Fergus during the coming days.
Recent heavy rainfall has resulted in above average water levels along the River Fergus, which flows through the town centre. Officials are monitoring water levels on a continuous basis.
Lotto jackpot heads for €3.5m
THE weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €3.5m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 9, 10, 23, 25, 32 and 38. The bonus was 30. The jackpot was €3,005,856. One match five plus the bonus ticket won €25,000.
There was no winner of the top €350,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 8, 12, 16, 29, 34 and 36, bonus 39. There was no winner of the top €250,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 2, 8, 17, 24, 25 and 27. The bonus was 15.