Missing man concern
friends and family of a young man who vanished without trace in Cork have admitted they are very worried about his safety.
John Larkin (31) disappeared last Saturday after leaving an apartment at Belgrave Place in Cork at 2am. The young man was said to have been "in great form" hours earlier as he attended the joint 30th birthday party of two friends.
A search of his apartment later found that his wallet, travel documents and personal belongings were intact and untouched.
Bus bog accident
A BUS carrying 45 French students landed in a bog after it went off the road on the busy Ring of Kerry tourist route.
The tourists had to be evacuated by emergency services but were not seriously injured. One person was believed to have been treated for minor injuries.
One of the main access roads to Waterville Golf links was sealed off after the bus went off road.
Boru's US call
FOUR counties that lay claim to Ireland's greatest High King, Brian Boru, are attending a US tourism event in a bid to promote his heritage.
Delegates from Clare, Tipperary, Dublin and Armagh are attending the Milwaukee Irish Fest in the US this week. The visit is to coincide with the millennial anniversary of the Clare warrior king's death at the Battle of Clontarf.
It is estimated that 150,000 people who attend the Milwaukee event eventually holiday in Ireland.
The delegation are hoping the revived in interest in Brian Boru will persuade Americans to include Clare, Tipperary and Armagh in Irish holiday itineraries which almost always revolve around Dublin and the eastern seaboard.
Wogan pitches in
Terry Wogan has lent his support to a Limerick City of Culture initiative.
The BBC star has agreed to pen a 'Limerick' of prose for a walking trail around his home city.
The concept of writing 'a Limerick' is aimed at celebrating the city's proud literary history. The concept involves 12 points of historical interest being earmarked, each with a plaque featuring a computer code.
Once the code is scanned the participant will be brought to a web page that will feature the Limerick poem and heritage information gathered by local historian Ursula Callaghan, including photographs detailing the location.