GARDAI are investigating an attack on a young couple at their home by a raider wielding a wheel brace.
The couple, a man aged 34 and his partner aged 29, were set upon in their house at around 8pm in the Porthall area of Lifford, Co Donegal. The woman was treated for a head injury and the man had damage to his fingers. It is believed there was also a young child in the house but the child was unhurt.
A NORWEGIAN fisherman who is believed to have suffered a brain injury was airlifted from a vessel off the Irish coast over the weekend.
A Sligo Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched to the scene around 200km southwest off Achill, Co Mayo, at around 7.30pm on Saturday. The sick man was airlifted from the vessel around 11.30pm and taken to Sligo General Hospital .
DRINK DRIVERS TARGETED
JUST two drivers were arrested out of 725 motorists breath-tested for excess alcohol in four towns.
Gardai mounted checkpoints at several places in Killarney in Kerry; Newcastle West, Co Limerick; Waterford city and Thurles, Co Tipperary, during the most dangerous hour on the roads – from 12.30am to 1.30am. Gardai in all four towns were taking part in Operation Surround, which continues to target drink drivers.
GARDAI are appealing for assistance in tracing a woman missing from her home in Co Kilkenny. Margaret Minogue (51) was last seen leaving her home at Ballydonnell, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, at around 11.30am.
She is described as being 5'10" in height and of medium build with blond shoulder-length hair. When last seen, she was wearing a black jacket, black trousers and a red scarf.