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Rhinoceros horns seized at airport

Published 16/01/2010 | 05:00

Customs officials at Shannon Airport are investigating whether Irish or international laws have been broken after 10 rhinoceros horns were seized from passengers in recent weeks.

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It was the first time that such items have been confiscated at an Irish airport. It is believed that rhino horns can fetch between €10,000 and €20,000 per kilo on the black market putting the potential value of the two seizures at Shannon at approximately €500,000.

Man's death takes road toll to four

A 26-year-old man who was killed in an early-morning road crash in Dublin is the fourth person to lose his life on the country's roads this year.

The man, who was alone in his car, lost control of the vehicle on the Malahide Road in Coolock shortly after 1am yesterday morning. No other vehicles were involved.He suffered serious injuries in the crash and was rushed by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Elderly woman killed in blaze

AN elderly Tipperary woman has died following a fire at her home. Josephine O'Donoghue was discovered in the kitchen area of her two-storey farmhouse at Patrickswell, Carrigatoher, Nenagh, at 11.20am last Thursday.

Local gardai carried out an examination of the scene following the incident and are treating it as a tragic accident.

Trawler detained by naval service

A Spanish trawler has been detained by the Naval Service for allegedly fishing in a special conservation area, in what was the first detention of the new year by the service.

A boarding party from the LE Niamh took charge of the vessel, Novo Alborada, about 100 nautical miles west of the Aran Islands and it was then escorted into Galway where it docked yesterday afternoon.

The detention was made two days after the Niamh had been involved in a search for lost containers off the south east coast.

Clarification

In an article on the January 13, 2010, we stated that O'Flynn Construction was listed as guarantor of a loan for about $24m (€16.6m), for a set of condos in New York.

We are happy to clarify that while the company has an association with the property mentioned, the maximum of their potential liability is not for $24m (€16.6m) but is limited to a small fraction of this sum.

We are happy to clarify this matter.

Irish Independent

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