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Saturday 22 July 2017

Man found dead in defunct factory

GARDAI launched a probe after a man was electrocuted at a defunct factory in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The man's body was discovered around 5am yesterday on the former Donnelly's Mirrors site at Naas, Co Kildare, where an ESB sub station is also located. His name has not yet been released.

Family quizzed on shotgun murder

A MOTHER and two sons were being questioned last night by gardai investigating the murder of a father-of-two.

Victim Wayne Doherty was hit by a shotgun blast in the head outside his parents' home in Harstown in west Dublin in July. Gardai yesterday arrested a woman in her 40s on suspicion of withholding information about a crime and was taken to Lucan garda station for questioning.

New deadline for Shell project plan

Shell Ireland has been given an extended deadline to come up with alternative proposals for its controversial Corrib Gas pipeline in Co Mayo.

An Bord Pleanala yesterday gave the oil giants until the end of May to submit proposals that would directly address the Bord's existing concerns about the safety of the pipeline route.

Cyclists in gear for e10m track

Enthusiasts from the Dublin Cycling Campaign last night gave a guarded welcome to a €10m cycle track across Dublin, but said the money could be better spent on improving existing facilities for bicycle lovers.

The 4.6km cycle route will start at the Grand Canal in Rathmines, will cover the docklands area and cross the new Samuel Beckett Bridge on its way to Sandycove.

Dissident found dead in his home

A senior Real IRA activist, who was facing extradition to Lithuania, has been found dead in his home.

Gardai were last night investigating the death of Seamus McGreevy (56) at Stamullen, Gormanston, who was jailed following the discovery of an underground training camp on his land in Co Meath.

Paschal Taggart

A photograph of Mr Paschal Taggart included in a story headlined 'Dail watchdog urges mystery agency to admit 'super junket', in yesterday's Irish Independent, was captioned: 'former Bord na gCon chairman defends trip'. We would like to clarify that the trip referred to by Mr Taggart was not linked to the subject of the headline.

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