Saturday 21 October 2017

Murder suspect held

GARDAI investigating the murder of a dissident republican are questioning a suspect.

Officers detained the 47-year-old man at 7am yesterday in connection with the death of father-of-six, Larry Keane, in Athy, Co Kildare. Keane was beaten to death in an alleyway as he walked towards his son's home shortly before midnight last Thursday.

ADMIRAL'S MEDALS SOLD

MEDALS awarded to the colourful, swashbuckling Irish admiral who transported Napoleon into exile on Elba in 1814 have sold for €160,000.

The KCH (Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order) and five clasp Naval General Service medals were presented to Dublin-born Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Ussher during the early 1800s. They were snapped up by a mystery bidder at a Spink auction in London yesterday.

COLLISION STOPS LUAS

LUAS services on Dublin's southside were disrupted for almost two hours at the height of the morning commuter rush after a collision between a truck and a tram.

A woman passenger sustained minor injuries in the smash, which occurred at the junction between St Stephen's Green and Harcourt Street at about 8am yesterday. Her injuries are understood to be minor, but she was taken to hospital as a precaution. Meanwhile, city-centre passengers had to walk along the Green Line tracks from the Beechwood stop where trams terminated when the service was suspended.

WOMAN SUES OVER FALL

A WOMAN is suing over what she claims was a fall on a wet floor in the well known Lamb Doyles pub in Dublin.

Rachel Donnelly (24), of St Bridget's Close, Cornelscourt, Dublin, has sued Lamb Doyles Ltd with offices at Firhouse Inns Chambers, Firhouse Inns, Dublin. She claims she suffered a fractured wrist which later required surgery. The pub denies the floor was wet. The case before Mr Justice Kevin Cross continues.

REPORTER'S MOTHER DIES

JOSEPHINE Mallon, the mother of former 'Herald' journalist Charlie Mallon, has died aged 88.

Mrs Mallon (nee O'Neill), of Church Street, Roslea, Co Fermanagh, was a native of Clones, Co Monaghan. She is survived by four sons and three daughters, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Her removal is tonight at St Tierney's Church in Roslea at 7.30pm and her funeral Mass takes place tomorrow at 11am with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Irish Independent

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