Man discovered dead in north Dublin with six gunshot wounds to the chest
A MAN was shot and killed last night on Drumalee Avenue near the North Circular Road, Dublin. The victim, who was in his early 30s, is understood to have lived in a semi-derelict flat in the Sean MacDermott Street area.
While the man was known to gardai, few other details were available. He was found slumped in the passenger seat of a car at 8:45pm having sustained six gunshot wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9:30pm at the Mater Hospital. No motive for the murder was immediately apparent. However there are a number of gangland feuds under way in north Dublin.
Bomb victim out of intensive care
The PSNI officer who lost a leg in a dissident republican bomb attack on January 8 has been moved out of intensive care, it emerged yesterday.
PC Peadar Heffron, 33, was left fighting for his life following the blast in Randalstown, Co Antrim, last month. After weeks in intensive care at Belfast's Royal Victoria hospital, PC Heffron has moved on to the next stage of his treatment.
McAleese's Gallipoli visit under fire
A trip to the First World War battlefield of Gallipoli in Turkey by President Mary McAleese planned for next month to remember Irish soldiers who died there serving with the British Army has been criticised by a union leader, who said if anything some official amends should be made for the "horrific crimes they helped to perpetrate on the people of the Middle East".
Mrs McAleese will spend a day in the Suvla Bay area, where the 10th Irish division operated as part of an invasion force in 1915, to dedicate a foundation stone of a proposed memorial to Irish casualties at a cemetery.
Medical centre damaged in fire
A medical centre in Dublin was damaged in a fire early yesterday morning. Dublin Fire Brigade units went to the Nangor Medical Centre on the Old Nangor Road in Clondalkin at about 3.30am.
Gardai sealed off the area to carry out a technical investigation to try to determine the cause of the blaze.
No winner of €4m Lotto jackpot
THERE was no winner of last night's €4,195,425 Lotto jackpot. The numbers were 10, 22, 23, 34, 36, 37 (bonus 4).
There were two Match 5+bonus winners who each get €25,000; 46 Match 5s (€2,000); 142 Match 4+bonus (€162); 2,338 Match 4s (€61); 3,706 Match 3+bonus (€25); and 39,769 Match 3s (€5). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 9, 14, 15, 18, 34, 40 (bonus 5 ). The Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 10, 11, 18, 33, 35, 45 (bonus 42 ).
And in the UK draw for an estimated £4.5m prize, the numbers were 8, 24, 27, 31, 34, 36 (bonus 19).
'Parents deserve a say on education'
The Educate Together group has called on the Government to adapt a more open and transparent process for deciding where schools will be opened and who should run them, and said parents must have a say in the process. They said this week's decision on the allocation of patronage to seven new schools ignored the rights of parents to choose for their children.
"Thousands of parents throughout the country have been denied their rights. Educate Together, along with other patron bodies, is calling on the Government to ensure that the voice of parents is heard and that a fair, transparent, and accountable system in place for such decisions," said Paul Rowe, CEO of Educate Together.
Children's hospital chiefs convene
The boards of three children's hospitals have come together to develop a single proposal as to how to govern the new children's hospital which will be presented to Health Minister Mary Harney and the HSE soon.
The boards of the National Children's Hospital, the Temple Street and Our Lady's, Crumlin, all met.
Temple Street Hospital chairman Dr Frank Dolphin said the challenge was to make the concept of the new hospital a reality which benefited children and their families before the hospitals moved into a new building.
Buble returns after double sell-out
Michael Buble returns to Ireland following his two sell-out concerts at Donnybrook stadium in 2008. The forthcoming concert will be the first to be staged at the brand new Aviva Stadium (formerly Lansdowne Road). MCD and OBAM will present Michael Buble live at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Friday, September 24, 2010.
Tickets priced from €65.70 including booking fee go on sale this Friday, February 26, at 8.00am.
Mortar part of trap, say police
Police suspect that an abandoned mortar left near Keady police station in Co Armagh was part of an elaborate trap to lure officers into a second bomb trap.
The area around the station remained sealed off yesterday as an operation continued to remove the dissident IRA mortar from a stolen van and investigate a possible landmine in the surrounding area.
Robinson given breathing space
The Orange Order has given the North's First Minister Peter Robinson vital breathing space over his proposals to resolve parading issues in the North.
Delegates at a special meeting of the institution's governing Grand Lodge yesterday rejected a motion from one delegate urging the meeting to flatly reject proposals in the Hillsborough Deal negotiated at the beginning of the month between the DUP and Sinn Fein.
A joint working group drawn from DUP and Sinn Fein MLAs has been set a deadline of Tuesday to bring forward agreed outcomes on the issue of disputed parades.
Meath farmer leaves €11m in her will
A Co Meath farmer has left more than €11m in her will, which went to probate in Dublin last week.
Noreen Oakes of Kilcairn, Navan, Co Meath who died on December 14, 2006, left estate valued at €11,499,936.
Other wills: James Lawless, publican, Main Street, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, €7,392,781; Denis McCarthy, farmer, Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, €6,053,724; Sean Mac Giolla Phadraig, director, Oulton Road, Clontarf, Dublin, €5,586,318; John Gerard Byrne, Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin, €5,038,692; Hans Ellinghaus, businessman, Hamburg, Germany, €2,595,891; Eugene Kiely, farmer, Clonfane, Trim, Co Meath, €2,113,712; and Eileen Tiernay, radiographer, Carysfort Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin, €1,842,124.
The values of wills include property, including the family home, and should not be regarded as cash amounts