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In Brief: Man (26) dies after road collision with tour bus on way to Glendalough

Trinity College lab fire causes chaos

Published 16/06/2013 | 05:00

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A 26-year-old male died yesterday in hospital from injuries from a road accident in Co Wicklow on Friday.

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The collision occurred at Ballymacrow Hill, Ashford, at 3pm when a tour bus travelling towards Glendalough was in collision with a car. No one on the bus was injured.

The driver of the car, a 26-year-old male, was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital, where he died yesterday evening.

ELEVEN units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called out and part of Dublin city centre closed down for hours after a fire broke out at a medical laboratory in Trinity College yesterday afternoon. One member of staff working in the laboratory at the time was unhurt.

IRISH HONOURS ON QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY LIST

AN Irish medical scientist working in Britain has been named in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list.

Stephen O'Rahilly, professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, is to receive a knighthood. He is one of the world's leading clinical researchers in the areas of obesity and diabetes.

Born in Finglas, he studied medicine at UCD, then did postgrad research in London, Oxford and Harvard, before settling at University of Cambridge.

Another UCD graduate, Limerick-born John Gilhooly, will be honoured for his services to music. The 39-year-old chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society. is to receive an OBE. And Belfastman Dr Stephen Myers, director of Accelerators and Technology at the particle physics centre CERN in Geneva, is also to receive an OBE.

QUERY OVER TD TRAVEL LEGAL PROTECTION

MINISTER for Justice Alan Shatter is to be asked by Fine Gael TD Derek Keating to make a statement on the legal protection for TDs travelling to and from the Dail.

He will ask: "What is the current status of legal protection for TDs travelling to and from the Dail; would the minister agree that this needs to be reformed."

Mr Shatter was involved in controversy after it emerged that he had been stopped at a checkpoint on Pembroke Street in Dublin city and had not completed a breathalyser procedure – due, he said, to his asthma.

BAN ON TRAFFIC CHARITY COLLECTIONS

COLLECTORS raising thousands annually for charitable causes were warned yesterday they can no longer present their plastic buckets to get cash from passing drivers. It is illegal to make collections from traffic. Garda permits for street collections now contain strict warnings.

ONE WINNER OF €4M LOTTO JACKPOT

THERE was one winner of last night's €4,045,514 Lotto jackpot. The numbers were 1, 6, 8, 15, 26, 28, (bonus 29).

There was one Match 5+bonus winner who gets €25k; 68 Match 5s (€1,087); 187 Match 4+bonus (€99); 3,198 Match 4s (€36); 3,879 Match 3+bonus (€20); and 44,078 Match 3s (€5 scratchcard). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 3, 7, 22, 33, 37, 45 (bonus 2) and the Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 19 (bonus 26 ).

And in the UK draw for an estimated Stg£3.7m prize, the numbers were 3, 4, 16, 20, 33, 44 (bonus 27).

CLARIFICATION

IN LAST week's newspaper, under the heading of 'Killer Kearney's solution to cash-flow problems was to murder his wife', it was stated that Niamh Kearney used a key from under the mat to enter her sister's house in Goatstown, Co Dublin. In fact Niamh McLaughlin, Siobhan Kearney's sister, had her own key to the house.

CALL FOR RESEARCH INTO RURAL SUICIDES

THE national lobby Irish Rural Link has called for major research to be carried out on suicide in rural areas. The organisation will be holding a half-day seminar on this subject at its offices in Moate, Co Westmeath, tomorrow.

The seminar comes at a time when coroners in South Kerry and Westmeath have recently made statements alerting society to what is an increasing phenomenon.

CENTENARY TRIBUTE TO IRISH VOLUNTEERS

THE 1916/1921 Club hosts a 'Centenary Salute to the Irish Volunteers' at 8pm on Saturday, June 22 in the Pillar Room of The Rotunda, Dublin. It will follow an afternoon initiative to draft a commemorative plan for 2016.

The salute is a stage and screen presentation in tribute to the Irish Volunteers at the very same location where it was founded in 1913. Tickets for this historic event may be booked by calling (087) 617 8228. Relatives of the 1916 volunteers are especially welcome.

HOGAN CRITICISED OVER SEWAGE PLANT

SENATOR Darragh O'Brien has said he is dismayed by the "utter contempt" shown to the people of north Dublin by the Environment Minister Phil Hogan.

"Minister Hogan has once again flatly refused to meet the residents in north Dublin to discuss their concerns about the construction of a sewerage plant, four times the size of Croke Park," said the Fianna Fail politician.

RTE TO AIR MURDER RECONSTRUCTION

THIS Tuesday, a reconstruction of the murder of Polish national Bogdan Michalkiawicz in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, will be aired on RTE's Crimecall programme.

Gardai are seeking help from the public regarding suspicious activity in the Westside Apartments, Lower Main Street, Pearse Road area of Letterkenny between Friday, May 10, and the evening of Tuesday, May 14.

FORMER RTE JOURNALIST DIES

THE death has occurred of Tim O'Connor, the former head of sport at RTE. Mr O'Connor lived in Newcastle, Co Wicklow. A remembrance service will take place at the Glasnevin Crematorium chapel at 2.30pm next Tuesday.

RETIRED FARMER LEFT €2.7M IN HIS WILL

JOSEPH C Sullivan, a retired farmer and businessman, of Kileen Road, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, who died on January 30, 2011, has left €2,720,454 in his will.

Other wills: Michael Hoare, farmer, Crinkle, Birr, Co Offaly, €2,078,110; Helen R Nagle, homemaker, Douglas Road, Cork, €1,504,273; Norman Sixsmith, engineer, Palatine, Carlow, €1,432,606; and Kathleen Cronin, Foxrock Park, Dublin, €1,082,299.

The value of wills include property, including the family home, and should not be regarded as cash amounts

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