Wednesday 18 October 2017

'Rampage' teens held

Three teenagers who escaped from a detention centre in north Dublin were re-arrested after going on a crime spree in Co Meath. The three boys, who are in their late teens, escaped from Oberstown House in Lusk, Co Dublin, last Monday night and went on what gardai described as a "rampage".

In the early hours of yesterday morning the trio broke into a house in Navan where they took the keys to a high-powered car which they then drove off. They were spotted by a garda patrol at around 2.30am and were arrested in the Kentstown area after a short car chase.

BENEFIT FOR JOCKEY

SOME of the most famous faces from the world of horse racing are to show their support for injured Limerick jockey JT McNamara (37) at a charity evening at Cheltenham racecourse on June 15 in his honour.

The Croom native was seriously injured in a fall during the Cheltenham Festival last March. He continues to receive treatment at the spinal unit of Dublin's Mater Hospital.

QUINNS SEEK INJUNCTION

THE family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn will seek an injunction this week to block the former Anglo Irish Bank from disposing of the family's former assets. The family declined to comment.

It is believed they will argue that their assets should not be sold until the outcome of the family's legal action against the bank. The special liquidator to the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has been mandated by the State to sell the bank's assets.

DAD IN TRACTOR TRAGEDY

A 64-YEAR-old father-of-two has died after his tractor left the road and overturned into a field near his home.

Despite a multi-agency emergency response involving the HSE, gardai, the fire service and Air Corps, Kevin McMahon was pronounced dead at the scene at Cloonlaheen East, close to Connolly in Co Clare. The accident happened shortly after 8pm on Saturday night.

€15M SCHOOL FUNDING

RENTED pre-fabs in 46 schools are to disappear under a €15m programme to replace them with permanent accommodation. Grants will be given to the schools in the next academic year to carry out the work, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has announced.

It follows a similar scheme in the current school year, which provided funding for the replacement of 438 pre-fab units. Mr Quinn said it was part of a government programme to reduce reliance on pre-fabs.

Irish Independent

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