Students in poll clash
GARDAI were called to NUI Galway as tempers became frayed between students on opposing sides of a referendum on same-sex marriage.
The Galway students are due to vote today to decide if the NUI Galway Students' Union will support a national referendum on same-sex marriage. A group of up to 50 students who want a 'no' vote staged a sit-in in the main university campus. There were no arrests and gardai left the university yesterday evening. A spokesperson for NUI Galway said the university was not making any comment.
INJURY CASE SETTLED
A CHEWING gum factory worker has settled a High Court action over a back injury he says he sustained while doing a company training exercise abseiling from the cab of a forklift machine at a height of 31 feet.
Declan Kells (47), Hillview Lawns, Pottery Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, claimed Cadbury Ireland Ltd was negligent and in breach of health and safety over the accident on June 13, 2007, when he allegedly injured his back during an exercise involving emergency evacuation from a high-level forklift.
Mr Kells, a married father of three, also sued the firm employed by Cadbury to carry out the training, Jungheinrich Lift Truck Ltd. The defendants denied the claims.
MISSING TEEN APPEAL
GARDAI have appealed for information on the whereabouts of a missing teenage boy. Sean Douglas (16), pictured, was last seen in the Kilbrittain area of west Cork on Sunday.
The teen is described as 6"1' with a broad build, short dark hair and round face. When last seen Sean was wearing a black leatherette jacket, grey tracksuit and trainers. Friends last spotted him in the Kilbrittain area early on Sunday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Bantry gardai on (027) 20860 or any garda station.
WARNING AFTER ASSAULT
GARDAI in Carrick-on-Shannon have warned visitors to be careful after a serious sexual assault on a young woman. The warning has been issued along with an appeal for information about the serious sexual assault in Carrick over the weekend of February 22-23.
Gardai have launched an appeal to local businesses for relevant CCTV footage from the night of the assault. Gardai at Carrick-on-Shannon can be contacted at 071-9620021.