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Saturday 30 August 2014

Stoker book unsold

Published 10/03/2014 | 02:30

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A first edition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' story with an author-signed dedication failed to reach a reserve price at auction.

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The book with an estimated value of between €5,000 and €7,000 was withdrawn from the Whyte's History, Literature and Collectibles auction in Dublin yesterday.

FEARS FOR MISSING TEEN

FEARS are growing for the safety of missing teenager Mark Casey.

The 19-year-old was last seen in the early hours of Friday morning in Limerick city, where he was socialising with friends. He is described as being 5ft 6in and of a slim build with brown hair. The search is also continuing for 21-year-old Stephen Kavanagh, vice-president of the Limerick Institute of Technology's Student's Union, who has been missing since the early hours of Thursday morning.

€2.5M DRUGS SEIZURE

A MAN is due in court this morning charged in connection with the seizure of €2.5m worth of drugs.

The discovery in Coolock, Dublin, was made as a result of an intelligence-led operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Dublin. A man in his 40s was arrested and detained at Coolock garda station.

TAOISEACH VISITS UK

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny will travel to the UK later today as part of a two-day official visit.

He will travel to Manchester this afternoon to attend a civic reception hosted by Manchester City Council and to officially open the first phase of the new Irish World Heritage Centre. The centre is a hub for the Irish community of Manchester. He will then travel to London for a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron tomorrow.

FAKE €200 NOTE

GARDAI in Galway have issued a warning to businesses after discovering a counterfeit €200 note.

There are fears that more notes may have been circulated in bars and restaurants. A garda spokesperson told businesses and locals to exercise extreme caution if being handed notes of the large denomination.

PROBE AFTER EXPLOSION

THE cause of a backyard explosion that left two men hospitalised is being investigated.

It is understood that a pipe bomb may have exploded in the back garden of a house at Moate View Avenue, in Coolock, Dublin, at around 7.30pm on Saturday. Two men in their 20s were rushed to Beaumont Hospital after the blast.

Irish Independent

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