A TOXICOLOGY report may help determine the cause of death of a man who died two days after he was found unconscious.
Gardai are still treating as suspicious the death of Keith Flanagan (36), from Carpenterstown, west Dublin, who was found lying unconscious with a severe head wound on St Patrick's Quay in Cork city last Thursday night. Mr Flanagan underwent emergency surgery at Cork University Hospital but died a few hours later. It is thought his head injury was caused by a fall rather than a blow. It is also understood Mr Flanagan had an underlying medical condition.
SCHOOLBOY HIT BY CAR
A 15-year-old boy was rushed to Beaumont Hospital with head injuries yesterday evening. It is understood he had just stepped off a bus on St Margaret's Road in Ballymun at around 5.45pm when he was involved in a collision with a car.
He was initially taken to Temple Street Hospital but later moved to Beaumont Hospital with suspected head injuries. His condition was described as stable.
FATHER FEARED DROWNED
A MAN feared drowned after falling into the sea while fishing on the west coast is the 10th non-Irish national to drown in the area since 2006.
The 42-year-old father of two from Latvia had been fishing at the Fisherman's Climb at Ballyreen near Fanore, Co Clare. He had travelled from Lanesborough on the Longford/Roscommon border with two friends. The Doolin Coast Guard unit and the Shannon search helico-pter carried out a search but as darkness fell there was no sign of the man. The search resumed yesterday.
LIMERICK LOSES OUT
LIMERICK last night failed in its bid to host the World Gay Games in 2018. On a final short-list of three cities, Limerick and London lost out to Paris, which will hold the 10-day event.
Had Limerick been successful, the event would have generated tourism revenue in the region of €80m with 10,000 athletes from 70 nations set to visit the host city, as well as 12,000 fans.
An article published in yesterday's Irish Independent headlined '€2m jackpot ticket 'worth more than the village it was sold in'' was accompanied by a picture which inaccurately referred to the owners of 'Stop and Shop' as Jean and Francis O'Reilly. In fact, the owners of the shop are Michael and Francis O'Reilly. We are happy to correct this matter.