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Sunday 22 October 2017

Motorcyclist killed

A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a collision with a car in the midlands. The man, who was in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the Millbrook Road at Oldcastle, Co Meath.

The woman who was driving the car was uninjured in the collision, which occurred around 5.10pm yesterday. Emergency services pronounced the man dead at the scene before taking his body to Our Lady's Hospital in Navan.

PATIENT FILES STOLEN

GARDAI are investigating a break-in at a hospital, which left patient files strewn over a town park.

The Data Protection Commissioner has asked for a report into the incident at the St Conal's site of Letterkenny General Hospital. A member of the public found more than 20 patient files in a public park adjacent to the site of the Co Donegal hospital.

AMMO FOUND IN PARCEL

POSTAL deliveries are expected to be delayed after the country's major mail depot was evacuated due to the discovery of a parcel containing ammunition. The alarm was raised after staff at An Post's mails centre and national parcel hub in Portlaoise noted the suspect package. It is understood that the parcel's contents were written on the outside.

The centre was immediately evacuated as the Defence Forces bomb disposal unit moved in to remove the suspect package. It is understood that the ammunition was later found to be inert.

DRUG TESTING AT IAA

ALL office workers at the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) are to be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing, in spite of union objections.

This follows a binding Labour Court ruling that the IAA's protocol on random testing for alcohol and drugs had been properly agreed between the IAA and its staff panel. The unions had argued that, unlike air traffic controllers, their desk-bound members were not engaged in safety critical roles and so should not be subject to random testing.

WATER TO BE CUT IN CITY

THE water supply will be cut off in Dublin city centre on Sunday for six hours to allow a new water connection to be installed.

There will be no water between 9am and 3pm around Merrion Row and St Stephen's Green north, with works expected to be completed in the early afternoon. The works were due to take place yesterday, but were postponed after concerns were raised by local businesses on the impact the disruptions would have.

Irish Independent

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