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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Probe after man escapes custody

AN inquiry is under way after a man escaped from a garda station toilet window.

The man in his 30s was still on the run last night after escaping from the toilets of Monaghan garda station on Monday. He was being held there for public order offences. A spokesman said he "poses no risk to the public".

Garda warning on medical theft

Gardai last night warned that a cleaning agent, which was among medical supplies stolen from a car on the Naas Road in Dublin yesterday, could be very dangerous if consumed. The cleaning agent is called Virugel. Gardai in Clondalkin (01 666 7600) are appealing for information.

New buoy on crest of a wave

A BUOY has been deployed off the west coast to record the shape and height of waves.

Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) yesterday said the data will be used by companies developing technology that harnesses the power of waves to produce electricity. The buoy is 10km from Annagh Head off the Mullet Peninsula. It will transmit information via satellite link to SEI offices in Belmullet.

Property auction to boost market

IRELAND's largest property auction is due to take place in April to help boost the property market. The Real Estate Alliance -- an umbrella group representing 40 valuers and auctioneers -- will auction up to 80 residential, commercial and investment properties at Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel on April 30.

It is being held in a bid to boost interest in the property market while giving first-time buyers, investors or those hoping to trade up a chance to get bargains, according to an alliance spokesman.

Clarification

A report carried by the Irish Independent on January 14, 2010, referred to Fr Jim Lynch, parish priest of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne, Co Meath, as the celebrant for the funeral Mass of the late John Paul Joyce. This celebrant was, in fact, Fr Derek Farrell.

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