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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Victim still unidentified

Published 19/07/2014 | 02:30

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GARDAI are continuing their attempts to positively identify the young woman killed in a crash outside Heuston Station on Thursday evening.

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The woman died at the scene after suffering injuries when she was struck by a lorry near the Luas stop at the station at around 4.20pm. Although she was not carrying identification when the tragedy occurred, gardai were satisfied as to her identity yesterday but a spokesman said they were still awaiting her next-of-kin to come forward to positively identify her.

FALLEN COMRADES TRIBUTE

A CEREMONIAL military guard will parade at the site of the national memorial to members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State, at Merrion Square park in the centre of Dublin today at noon.

Similar ceremonies will be held every Saturday until August 23. Units from throughout the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service will participate in the one-hour guard in remembrance of fallen comrades.

PICNIC TICKETS DONATED

ELECTRIC Picnic Festival has donated 100 tickets to Dublin's Temple Street Hospital to help raise vital life-saving funds for sick children.

The partnership with organisers Festival Republic will help the hospital raise €50,000.

People are being asked to visit www.templestreet.ie and donate or register to raise €500 for sick children. The first 100 who donate or commit to raising the funds will be given a ticket for the festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, which kicks off on August 29.

TOMB RITUALS REVEALED

A REPORT has been published on Poulnabrone portal tomb in Co Clare, one of the country's most iconic monuments.

The report sheds new light on the lifestyle, rituals and ceremonies of pioneering farmers who arrived in the Burren at the dawn of the Stone Age, 6,000 years ago.

It is the ninth in the department's series of archaeological monographs on major excavations at state-owned monuments and was written by Dr Ann Lynch.

CORRECTION

In an article in Friday's Irish Independent, Taoiseach Enda Kenny was quoted as saying, "you need a team across the country and across the general divide".

Mr Kenny actually said that "you need a team across the country and across the gender divide".

We are happy to correct the error.

Irish Independent

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