Thursday 25 December 2014

Man trampled by cow

Published 17/05/2014 | 02:30

A man in his 80s was killed when he was trampled by a cow. The man was attending his cows in the townland of Carrickbrack, Convoy, in Co Donegal yesterday when one of the animals charged at him around 9am.

It is understood the man's nephew called the emergency services and two ambulances attended the scene. He has been named locally as Cecil Kilpatrick. A full investigation has been launched.

STAB VICTIM IN HOSPITAL

A man is in a serious but stable condition in the Waterford Regional Hospital after he was stabbed in a house at Grange Road, New Ross. The incident took place on Thursday night. The 34-year-old victim is Polish.

Gardai later arrested a 60-year-old man, who was well known to the victim. He was held for questioning throughout yesterday at New Ross garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

'STAND UP' CAMPAIGN

HOMOPHOBIA and transphobia will be tackled in a new campaign targeting discrimination in the workplace. The 'Stand Up at Work' campaign was jointly launched yesterday by LBGT group BeLonG To and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

The initiative encourages people in the workplace to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia targeted at colleagues and co-workers and was launched to mark the International Day Against Homophobia.

MAN HELD IN PROBE

Gardai investigating the discovery of two bodies in a burnt-out car in Ravensdale Park, Dundalk, more than two years ago, have arrested a suspect.

Officers detained the 29-year-old man in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, yesterday and he was taken to Dundalk station for questioning about the deaths of Anthony Burnett (31), of Croke Villas, and Joseph Redmond (25), from Ballybough House, Ballybough, both in Dublin. The arrested man is not regarded as the key suspect in the investigation.

ROSANNA TIES THE KNOT

FORMER Miss World Rosanna Davison has married long-time boyfriend Wes Quirke in a private civil ceremony in Dublin's Merrion Hotel yesterday, two weeks ahead of their June 1 Ibiza bash.

The model (30) wore a customised white gown and looked "absolutely stunning", according to guests.

A 2007 change to marriage laws means that couples can now get married in a hotel, provided they give three months' notice.

Irish Independent

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