Mushroom plant gives jobs boost
A border county will get a major jobs boost next week when Monaghan Mushrooms creates 150 positions in a €12m expansion.
The company already employs 1,500 people. It is building a new plant at Tyholland, Monaghan town. The facility will process 12pc of total mushroom exports from Ireland to the UK.
Thousands stolen in hotel raid
Raiders stole thousands of euro and tied up a night porter in a robbery at the Bailie Hotel in Bailieboro, Co Cavan, on Thursday night.
Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars overpowered the night porter, tying him up and leaving him on the floor before removing a safe containing cash.
Three rescued from Lough Derg
Three people were rescued by Lough Derg RNLI, Co Donegal, on Thursday after their boat lost power in the middle of a busy navigation channel at around 9pm.
The 43ft motor cruiser dropped anchor to prevent the boat from drifting on to rocks. The Dromineer lifeboat rescued the three passengers.
Appeal to help find missing boy
GARDAI last night appealed for the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy.
Szymon Bareja disappeared from his home in Ciamalta Meadows, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, at 2pm on Thursday. He is 5ft 5ins tall with short, black hair. Anyone with information can call gardai on 067 50450.
Man held after shots fired
A 20-year-old man was being questioned by gardai last night after shots were fired into the front door of a house early yesterday.
The man was being held for questioning at the Sundrive Road garda station in Dublin after shots were fired into a house at Lissadell Drive in Drimnagh, at about 1am yesterday.
New bus service to Dublin Airport
BUS Eireann this weekend launched what it claims is the fastest direct coach service from Galway to Dublin Airport.
The X20 service, which begins tomorrow and takes just 2 hours and 40 minutes, serves Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athlone before continuing directly to the airport. The company has also introduced a 90-minute Limerick to Galway X51 service which operates via Gort and Oranmore.