Sunday 28 December 2014

Two gardai injured

Published 21/01/2013 | 05:00

TWO GARDAI have been hurt and seven people were held in operations aimed at cross-border criminal gangs.

The gardai suffered minor injuries when their car was rammed as they tried to stop copper thieves at an Eircom depot at Bridgend, Co Donegal.

They were discharged from Letterkenny General Hospital yesterday. Three juveniles were arrested, with one needing treatment for injuries caused in the crash.

Wheelchair buses

DUBLIN Bus has become one of the first public transport companies in the EU to make every bus in its fleet wheelchair accessible.

All 920 vehicles in the capital can now be boarded by people with mobility impairments, older people and customers with buggies. The move was welcomed by the Irish Wheelchair Association, which said it would benefit thousands of customers.

Death of councillor

Labour is mourning the sudden death of Councillor Pat Bowe, who was a member of Laois County Council and Mountmellick Town Council. He died suddenly over the weekend from natural causes.

The former Independent councillor was first elected to Mountmellick Town Council in 1985 and joined Labour in 2008. Funeral arrangements have still to be announced.

Explosive device found

THE army bomb disposal unit has made safe a viable explosive discovered near a home.

The improvised explosive device (IED) was found outside a house in Tallaght, south Dublin shortly before 3pm yesterday.

Locals were evacuated as the device was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The remains of the device were removed for further analysis.

Tenants evicted

COMPLAINTS of anti-social behaviour led council officials to make three evictions last year.

Cork City Council received complaints of excessive noise, illegal dumping, and drug dealing against Council residents. It issued warnings to 10 of its 8,500 tenants, but just three were evicted or surrendered their council homes.

Burglary accused

A 20-YEAR-old man will appear in court today in connection with a burglary in Co Donegal.

Matthew Lafferty, from Ballyheerin, Kilmacrennan, Co Donegal, appeared at Sligo District Court charged with burglary at the home of a 69-year-old woman in Kilmacrennan. He was refused bail and will appear at Letterkenny District Court today.

Irish Independent

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