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Monday 21 April 2014

Rare and old toys to go on display

THE Winterval Toy Museum is to go on public display. One of the first editions of Mr Potato Head and a 1960s Playdoh assortment will be among the draws at City Hall in Waterford.

"We want to extend an offer to the public for them to display any interesting and unique toys they may be holding on to since their childhood," John Lennon, human resources manager of Hasbro Ireland, said. The public can visit the museum for free from next Friday until December 23.

Appeal to find Kilkenny woman

GARDAI are appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of a woman who has been missing since last month. Christina Morrissey (30), from Callan, Co Kilkenny, was last seen at her home on October 16 this year.

She is described as 5ft 6in in height, of average build, with brown hair and blue eyes. A possible sighting of Ms Morrissey was reported on Peter Street, in Dublin, on October 24. Contact Callan garda station on 056 7725232, or the garda confidential line 1800 666 111.

Roller disco injury nets boy €30,000

A BOY who broke his wrist during horse play at a roller-skate rink has been awarded €30,000 damages by the High Court.

Daryl Ralph, of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, now 15, was 13 at the time of accident in January 2010. He told the judge a person grabbed him by the arm as he was roller skating and threw him across the room. He said he was in great pain and had to have four operations afterwards. It was claimed the accident was caused by the negligence of the defendants for failing to have due regard for the boy's safety.

Man dies after accident at work

A MIDDLE-aged man has died after suffering serious head injuries in a freak work accident. The 46-year-old was working on the Douglas-Carrigaline road in Co Cork when the incident occurred shortly before 3pm.

A mechanical digger was operating near a telegraph pole close to where the man was working. The man, who was married with three children, suffered severe head trauma, possibly from being struck by a falling pole or tree. The incident is being treated as an accident.

Arsonist jailed for state office attack

A MAN who started a fire in an office at the Chief State Solicitors Office for no apparent reason has been given a three-year sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Earl McKevitt (41) formerly of Cooley Road, Drimnagh, broke a window of a ground floor office containing conveyancing files, poured in petrol and started the fire on May 22, 2005.

Irish Independent

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