Body taken from river
GARDAI are treating as suspicious the discovery of a body in the River Shannon in Athlone.
The man, understood to be originally from Poland, was removed from the water close to the Athlone bypass bridge along the M6 Dublin to Galway road between 8pm and 9pm. Gardai were last night interviewing the man's friends.
A CYCLIST has died following a road collision in Co Waterford.
The man, who was in his 30s and from Waterford, was cycling in the Stradbally area when the incident occurred. He was taken to hospital where he later took ill and died.
ALMOST 920,000 counterfeit and illegal medicines which were unlawfully imported were seized by the medicines watchdog in 2013 – a rise of 20pc on the previous year.
The medicines were detained by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) in co-operation with the Revenue's customs service and gardai. The IMB also received a rise in the number of suspected adverse reactions to drugs – up from 2,784 to 2,835, according to its 2013 report.
A GROUP of charity runners will traverse the country from Galway Bay to Bray.
The group of four runners set off from Salthill, Galway, yesterday and will run the 260km in relays for 24 hours. They are raising funds for the Suicide or Survive charity.