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Sunday 11 December 2016

Triathletes seek to raise €100,000

Published 02/08/2010 | 05:00

MORE than 200 triathletes donned their sports gear this weekend to raise money for the homeless.

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The participants are hoping to raise €100,000 for the charity Focus Ireland by taking part in the event in Dun Laoghaire. Focus Ireland's fundraising director Mark Mellett said the economic downturn has meant more and more people losing their homes with many falling into mortgage arrears.

Doormen stabbed over entry refusal

TWO men who were providing security for one the country's biggest nightclubs were stabbed after they refused entry to some young men. The doormen were working at The Wright Venue, Swords, in north Dublin, when the incident occurred at about 11pm on Saturday.

Both were taken to Beaumont Hospital, where their injuries were described as non-life threatening. It is understood one of the injured men required surgery yesterday.

Appeal in search for missing man

GARDAI have appealed to the public for help in locating a missing man. Thomas White (29), from Brackenbush Road in Killiney, Co Dublin, was last seen at his home on Friday.

He is 5ft 11in tall and of slight build, with short hair that is slightly balding. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, blue jeans and carrying a grey canvas bag. Anyone with information is urged to contact gardai.

Blockbuster flops fail to fill seats

CINEMA-goers are choosing the outdoors over the big screen with admissions down by as much as 7pc in the first six months of the year.

The good weather at the beginning of the year has been blamed for the drop, according to Carlton Screen Advertising. The disappointing performance of blockbusters like Russell Crowe's 'Robin Hood' and the 3D remake of 'Clash of the Titans' was also a factor.

Historic move for military festival

ROMAN legionnaires and Norman knights will rub shoulders with German Brandenburg commandos this week as part of an inaugural Irish military history festival.

The event -- which will be staged in the grounds of Cork Gaol -- is the first-time such a dedicated event has ever been staged outside Dublin and Belfast. The exhibition will run next Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are being encouraged to attend in costume if they so wish.

Irish Independent

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