Molly Malone moved
MOLLY Malone is wheeling her wheelbarrow from Grafton Street to Suffolk Street.
Dublin City Council has decided to move the iconic statue the short distance to accommodate work on the new cross-city Luas line. Repair, cleaning and conservation work will be carried out on the statue before it is installed at its new home in six weeks' time.
BISHOPS' EQUALITY 'NO'
CATHOLIC bishops have urged politicians to reject "marriage equality" for same-sex partnerships in Northern Ireland.
The first gay marriages took place in England and Wales last month. The Stormont Assembly is due to debate a Sinn Fein motion on the subject today. An open letter from the bishops states that the proposal undermined the principle of equality by applying it "inappropriately".
MURDER PROBE ONGOING
THE garda investigation into the murder of the dissident republican Alan Ryan is ongoing and active, the inquest into his death has heard.
Ryan (32), from Grange Abbey Drive in Donaghmede, Dublin 13, was gunned down on the street in broad daylight at Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin in north Dublin on September 3 last year. Updating the Dublin coroner on progress in the investigation, Inspector Donal Waters said that it was still "active and ongoing". He requested another six-month adjournment of the inquest.
260 HOTEL JOBS SAVED
TWO popular hotel wedding venues will operate as usual into the busy summer period after being given court protection, saving 260 jobs in the process.
Killashee House Hotel and Lawlors Hotel – both located in Naas, Co Kildare – were taken over by NAMA and the need to seek protection is understood to have been prompted after directors learned that the State's bad bank was considering moving against the hotels' directors.
PENSIONER DIES IN FALL
A PENSIONER has died after plunging from the roof of a house whilst carrying out repairs.
The 75-year-old fell from the roof of the building in Buncrana, Co Donegal, around 6pm. He died at the scene. His body was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post-mortem is expected to be carried out today. Gardai are carrying out an investigation into the incident on behalf of the county coroner's office.