Thursday 25 December 2014

Man's body found

Published 08/01/2013 | 05:00

THE remains of a 20-year-old man who went missing over six weeks ago have been discovered.

Louis Parsons's remains were found at Corkagh Park Fishery in Clondalkin at about 4.45pm on Saturday. Gardai said they are investigating but foul play is not suspected.

Cox's culture mission

FORMER European Parliament president and freeman of Limerick Pat Cox is to chair the governing group that will drive the Limerick City of Culture initiative for 2014.

'Riverdance' composer Bill Whelan and Munster and Irish rugby legend Paul O'Connell will join Mr Cox on the steering group which was unveiled yesterday.

Two men extradited

TWO men have been extradited to Northern Ireland to face murder charges. Both were detained by gardai three weeks ago on the back of extradition warrants.

Martin Smith (40) was arrested at Cois Croinn, Saltown, Dundalk, Co Louth. He had a previous address in Kevlin Glen, Omagh. Niall Martin (37), previously of Mourneview, Armagh, was arrested at Moylaragh Avenue, Balbriggan, Co Dublin. The pair are wanted in relation to the murders of Thomas O'Hare (33) and his girlfriend Lisa McClatchey (21) in Co Armagh in 2006.

HP eyes expansion

A US multinational is planning a major expansion in the west which could result in a significant jobs boost.

Hewlett Packard (HP) has lodged plans for a state-of-the-art new office block to house the company's Europ-ean Software Centre. The new facility is adjacent to its existing 40-year-old building in Ballybrit, Galway city.

Gardai seize cannabis

GARDAI have seized around 300 cannabis plants from a property on the outskirts of Carlow town.

It was the second such seizure in the town in less than a week. The haul, worth an estimated €250,000, was discovered as part of a planned search of a house by garda units. No arrests were made and a garda spokesman said that investigations were ongoing.

Ray D'Arcy

In an article published in the Irish Independent last Thursday, January 3, it was reported that Ray D'Arcy described RTE's New Year's Eve programme as "brutal".

We are happy to clarify that Mr D'Arcy did not use this phrase and regret any embarrassment caused.

Irish Independent

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