GARDAI are investigating the death of a young man in Cork City who was discovered lying unconscious on the street with severe head injuries.
The 36-year-old, who was from Dublin but had been living in recent weeks in Cork, was found in a collapsed state on Patrick's Quay at 10pm on Thursday. He was taken to Cork University Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. However, his condition deteriorated and he died early yesterday as a result of his injuries.
Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster is to undertake a post-mortem examination. Detectives are trying to determine how the man suffered the injuries and have appealed for those in the St Patrick's Quay area between 9pm and 10.30pm on Thursday to contact gardai.
PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN WESTMEATH CRASH
A PEDESTRIAN died after he was hit by a car in the early hours of yesterday. The accident happened at 1.20am at Newcastle, Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath.
The victim, a 45-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardai have appealed for witnesses to the incident. The road was temporarily closed as gardai carried out a forensic examination at the scene.
STARS DESCEND FOR FILMING OF US SERIES
A HOST of Hollywood stars descended on Dublin at the weekend as filming began on a major new TV series.
Dog walkers and joggers in Cabinteely Park did a double-take as Pearl Harbour star Josh Hartnett in full western regalia was spotted filming scenes for Penny Dreadful on Friday.
Other stars include former 007 Timothy Dalton, Doctor Who star Billie Piper and Casino Royale actress Eva Greene. The series will be aired on Sky Atlantic after it finishes filming here in March.
ONE WINNER OF &EURO;2M LOTTO JACKPOT
THERE was one winner of last night's €2m Lotto jackpot. the numbers were 6, 14, 22, 28, 37, 44 (bonus 2).
There were 3 Match 5+bonus winners who each get €25k; 38 Match 5s (€1,721); 101 Match 4+ (€162); 1,672 Match 4s (€60); 2,595 Match 3+ (€26) and 28,149 match 3s (€5). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 2, 3, 4, 7, 20, 30 (bonus 32). The Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 3, 4, 6, 8, 21, 43 (bonus 29).
In the UK draw for stg£10m the nnumbers were 5, 15, 17, 19, 20, 47 (bonus 38).
BUGLE BLOWS FOR MEATH HUNTER TRIALS
THE third annual St Michael's GFC hunter trials at the Carlanstown Cross Country Course, near Kells, Co Meath, will take place next Sunday.
There is a total prize fund of €2,000 including prizes for the first three finishers and rosettes for the first six finishers in all events. The trials begin at 10am.
NEWSTALK WINS STATION OF YEAR AWARD
NEWSTALK was named Station of the Year at Ireland's radio Oscars while Dublin's 98FM won Music Station of the Year.
Today FM's Ian Dempsey received the Outstanding Achievement Award which sees him join luminaries such as Micheal O Muircheartaigh, Jimmy Magee, Marian Finucane, Des Whelan, Gay Byrne, Larry Gogan, Mario Rosenstock and Fiona Stack.
AER LINGUS JOBS 'WILL NOT GO AHEAD'
Aer Lingus has confirmed that 40 new jobs announced last July by the airline will not now go-ahead.
The company said 40 more cabin crew based out of Shannon could face redeployment or redundancy.
HSE GAGS SURGEON AFTER DRUG CLAIM
A LEADING vascular surgeon whose research review concluded that cholesterol-lowering medicines may do more harm than good for many otherwise healthy people has been gagged by the Health Service Executive.
Sherif Sultan, a senior medic at University College Hospital, Galway, reviewed a range of studies of statins and found a lack of evidence to show they should be given as a means of prevention to healthy people with high cholesterol but no heart disease. He claims the HSE directed him not to liaise with the media in respect of his research in his capacity as a HSE consultant.
CPI SALUTES VIETNAM WAR GENERAL
THE Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) has offered its condolences to the people of Vietnam on the death of 102-year-old General Vo Nguyen Giap.
The CPI said: "A true son of the people, Vo was a humble, honest communist and staunch anti-imperialist. Irish communists salute this great anti-imperialist warrior, hero of the Vietnamese people and an inspiration to all oppressed peoples. We dip our banner in salute."
ELECTRIC IRELAND TO HIKE PRICES IN 2014
ELECTRIC Ireland, which is the retail supplier name for the ESB, has said it will freeze its prices until January but will then impose a 1.7 per cent rise.
The company is still the biggest electricity supplier in the country, with 1.3 million customers. The rise will mean an extra €18 for an average family over one year.