Man arrested over alleged prank call
A 39-year old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly wasting garda time. The arrest followed a probe into a reported shooting incident in Youghal, Co Cork, on Thursday evening. Gardai launched the investigation after receiving a telephone call in which an individual claimed a person had been shot. They are now satisfied that the call was a prank and a file will be sent to the DPP.
Road safety award nominations
THE Road Safety Authority is calling on people to nominate 'Leading Lights' in road safety.
The move is part of the 2010 Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards which recognise the extraordinary contribution of people across Ireland to make road use safer for everyone. Entries open on Monday and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Dublin Castle on October 13.
Gang of thieves target BMW airbags
CAR owners have been warned to be vigilant after gardai revealed that a gang of specialist thieves have begun stealing airbags.
The gang -- operating in the Cork, Tipperary and Waterford areas -- have singled out BMWs. The vehicles are broken into and their main airbags are removed without being activated. Some 15 such thefts have taken place in Cork alone since the end of July. Airbags for a 5 or 7 series BMW saloon or coupe can be worth up to €1,500.
Clarification: Cllr Tadhg O'Donovan
In our edition of August 4, 2010, we published a table outlining payments to Munster county councillors in 2008 and 2009. We incorrectly indicated that Labour councillor Tadhg O'Donovan, Fermoy, received €58,329 in 2009 and €44,308 in 2008. We wish to clarify that Cllr O'Donovan, a member of Fermoy Town Council, did not receive these payments. We apologise for this error and for any confusion caused.