GARDAI are investigating if a man who was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident had died of natural causes.
The man, named locally as Donie O'Donoghue (67), was driving a car which hit an embankment at Clonkeen near Glenflesk, Co Kerry. There was no other car involved in the collision on the N22 Cork to Killarney road at 3.30pm yesterday. Gardai are appealing for witnesses.
The travel industry celebrated the best in the business in Dublin's Mansion House last night.
Aer Lingus was voted best airline to Europe, while United Airlines won in the North America category and Etihad was named best long-haul airline. Sunway won two awards – for best European and long-haul tour operator – in the Irish Travel Agents Association awards, sponsored by Independent News & Media. Royal Caribbean was named best cruise company while Spain was the winning tourist board.
WORKER DIES AT PLANT
Investigations are under way after a worker died on the grounds of a major pharmaceutical plant.
The worker – understood to be a middle-aged man – died following the incident at GlaxoSmithKline's Waterford plant at Clogherane outside Dungarvan shortly after 3pm yesterday. The accident is understood to have occurred during site maintenance work.
FISHING PENALTY POINTS
A NEW "penalty points" system for fishermen has become law.
And if captains and their ships amass 18 points, they will be put "off the water" for at least two months, Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney warned. The system closely mirrors the penalty points system on the roads which has been thrown into controversy this week. It is designed to clamp down on errant fishermen who flout the law.