Tuesday 23 May 2017

Killer seeking bail

THE killer waitress who drowned a man who loved her by driving into a deep harbour will seek bail in April pending an appeal against her conviction for murder.

Marta Herda (29), of Pairc Na Saile, Emoclew Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow, was convicted of the murder of Czaba Orsos, on March 26, 2013.

Herda has lodged an appeal against her conviction. Her lawyers sought a date to apply for bail in the Court of Appeal yesterday pending the hearing.

Second bird flu case

A SECOND case of bird flu has been confirmed in a duck in Co Galway, the Department of Agriculture has said.

In a statement, the department said the second case of avian influenza H5N8 was found in a wigeon duck.

While no outbreaks have been detected in poultry in Ireland so far, the department has once again emphasised the requirement to confine poultry and other birds.

"Poultry flock owners should remain vigilant for any signs of disease in their flocks," the statement said.

Drug-dealing charge

A MOTHER and her teenage son have appeared in court charged with drug dealing in Dublin. The woman, who is in her late 30s, and the boy, aged 17, were before the Dublin Children's Court yesterday. Neither can be named because the boy is still a juvenile.

Both are charged with possessing €1,300 worth of cannabis and having it at their south inner city Dublin home with intent to sell or supply to another on a date last April.

Irish Independent

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