Friday 22 September 2017

Hotel fire sparks demolition calls

FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze at a derelict hotel in Waterford city.

The Ard Ri was once a top destination but it has been abandoned since the early 1990s. The latest fire has sparked renewed calls for its demolition.

Block dropped on train's window

The driver of an out-of-service train was traumatised after a concrete block hurled from a railway bridge smashed his windscreen. The driver was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital as a precaution.

Iarnrod Eireann said he had been left "very badly shaken" after the ordeal near Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Gardai are investigating.

Hospital to get specialist scanner

AN MRI scanner for large people and claustrophobia sufferers is to be craned into a hospital today.

The 1.5 tonne wide-bore scanner, which represents a €1.2m investment, will be installed at Barrington's Hospital in Limerick and is due to be operational next month. MRI scanning is an important tool in the detection of illness.

Clarification

IN our edition of Monday, October 22, 2012, we reported on the Cleraun Media Conference. We are happy to clarify that the conference took place at Cleraun University Centre in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin, and not at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Irish Independent

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