LORD Mayor of Dublin Naoise O Muiri has opened a new New York-style 'dog park' which allows pooches to run free off their leads.
In response to a drop in places where dog owners can walk their pets, and the growth of developments that lack space for dogs, Dublin City Council and the ISPCA teamed up to create an off-leash area in St Anne's Park in the Dublin suburb of Raheny.
Fake €50 warning
GARDAI have warned people to be on the lookout for fake €50 notes after a search uncovered a stash of forged currency.
Gardai in Togher, on the southside of Cork city, found the fake bank notes, which are of high quality but lack the euro's security features and do not feel like genuine notes. Most have the serial number X51378603129 and some have X85252910000. Gardai fear some of the notes have entered circulation.
Driver dies in crash
AN elderly man has died in a single-vehicle crash. The man, in his late 60s, was travelling alone when his car hit a wall on the Dromboy Road in Carrignavar, Co Cork just before 9pm on Saturday.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the Cork city morgue, where a post-mortem is to be carried out. Investigators are examining whether the man may have become ill while driving.
Car thefts down
LIMERICK and Dublin are the worst counties in the country for incidents of car vandalism, an AA motor insurance poll has shown.
However, CSO figures show the number of reported car thefts has reduced 41pc since 2004, having a positive effect on insurance premiums.