Friday 30 September 2016

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Published 23/10/2015 | 07:38

Scene at Merchant's Quay following rescue
Scene at Merchant's Quay following rescue

Emergency services rushed to Dublin’s city centre this morning where a man was trapped under a truck.

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The man, who was a pedestrian, became trapped under the 40-foot articulated lorry at around 6.50am.

Roisin and Mark Molloy at their home near Killeagh, Co Offaly
Roisin and Mark Molloy at their home near Killeagh, Co Offaly

The incident happened at Merchant's Quay in Dublin city centre and the man has now been hospitalised.

In the nationals this morning, 'Kenny under fire for 'Army at the ATMs' comments' report the Irish Independent this morning as Taoiseach Enda Kenny's assertion in Madrid yesterday about the ATMs running out of cash in 2011 was being called into question.

Read more: Kenny under fire for 'Army at the ATMs' comments questioned

The main lead from this paper reads 'Taxman can now snoop on dodgers' as sweeping new powers are being given to the Revenue Commissioners allowing the taxman access to private financial information about an individual.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Herald runs the story of Roisin and Mark Molloy whose baby Mark's death at Portlaoise Hospital in 2012. 'Tell us why babies died' reads the top line as the grieving mother said it is "no longer tolerable" that reports into infant deaths are not automatically published if parents have given their permission.

'Rail strike after talks break down' is one of the front page stories from the Irish Times as the nation is set to experience commuter chaos this morning. Up to 40,000 train passengers will have their travel plans disrupted today by a strike by train drivers at Iarnrod Eireann.

Read more: Commuter chaos: Travel misery as train drivers' strike underway

In other news, Ireland's most dangerous driver was stopped for speeding a year after causing the deaths of his seven pals and a pensioner, the Irish Daily Mirror reports this morning. 'You Moron' reads the headline.

Hillary Clinton feels the pressure in the final hour of her marathon session on Capitol Hill (AP)
Hillary Clinton feels the pressure in the final hour of her marathon session on Capitol Hill (AP)

The Irish Daily Star leads with the inquest of 'Boy (5) killed by falling fireplace' which revelaed that Fionn Dawson died in 2013 after a mantlepiece landed on his head.

In world news...

A nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is suing the state governor and health chiefs, saying they held her illegally against her will.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and a New York firm filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in Newark for Kaci Hickox.

Hurricane Patricia, left, moves over Mexico's central Pacific Coast (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/AP)
Hurricane Patricia, left, moves over Mexico's central Pacific Coast (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/AP)

Read more: Ebola fear nurse 'held against my will'

Hillary Clinton has tried to close the book on the worst episode of her tenure as US secretary of state, battling hours of Republican questions in a congressional hearing that grew contentious, but revealed little new about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

She firmly defended her record while seeking to avoid any mishap that might damage her presidential campaign.

Read more: Hillary Clinton defiant in 11-hour grilling on Benghazi attacks

Hurricane Patricia has strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm as it heads for Mexico's Central Pacific Coast.

The US National Hurricane Centre said Patricia's maximum sustained winds had grown to 160mph and officials declared a state of emergency and handed out sandbags in preparation for flooding.

Read more: Hurricane Patricia stengthened into 'potentially catastrophic' Category 5 storm, experts warn

Road rage killer Kenneth Noye has been refused a move to an open prison by the Justice Secretary over fears for public safety.

A ruling by the Parole Board paved the way for the notorious gangster to be back on Britain's streets within months, but Michael Gove stepped in to reject its recommendation.

Read more: Gove blocks open prison move for road rage killer Kenneth Noye

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