Two Irishmen quizzed in Tenerife after man beaten to death in street
TWO Irishmen were yesterday being held by police in Spain after a 25-year-old man was beaten to death in front of his girlfriend. Ferry worker Abraham Baez Rodriguez died from severe head wounds after getting into a fight on the holiday island of Tenerife.
Police found him lying in a pool of blood in the street in the resort of Playa de las Americas at around 6am on Friday. The men have not been charged with any offence.
Off-duty garda foils armed robbery
AN OFF-duty garda in a bookie's shop has foiled an armed robbery. It happened in the shop at Littlepace, Clonee, on Friday when a man held up staff with a suspected firearm.
But he was confronted and disarmed by the garda before escaping on foot empty-handed. The would-be robber was described as aged between 18 and 26, approximately 5'11'' in height, of slim build with short light brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station 01-6667000, or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.
Conjoined twins in stable condition
IRELAND'S conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf remain stable in intensive care. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London continue to be "pleased with their progress".
The pair were successfully separated following surgery at the hospital on April 7. The brothers, from Carrigtwohill in east Cork, were born in December at University College London Hospital.
Labour surges ahead in opinion poll
THE Labour Party has surged ahead of Fianna Fail on the back of its successful recent annual conference in Galway, according to a Sunday Business Post/Red C opinion poll. The poll had Fianna Fail at 23 per cent, down one; Fine Gael 33, down two; Labour 24, up seven; Greens on six per cent, up one; Sinn Fein also on six per cent, down four; and independents on eight per cent.
One winner scoops €4m Lotto jackpot
THERE was one winner of last night's €4m Lotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 2, 3, 13, 15, 30, 40 (bonus 42).
There was one Match 5+bonus winner who gets €25,000; 61 Match 5s (€1,664); 134 Match 4+bonus (€189); 3,238 Match 4s €48; 3,768 Match 3+bonus (€28); and 53,510 Match 3s (€5).
The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 4, 11, 12, 19, 20, 23 (bonus 29). The Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 6, 26, 30, 31, 34, 40 (bonus 9). And in the UK draw for a £4.5m prize, the numbers were 30, 29, 28, 6,47, 15 (bonus 19).
Warning over dissident IRA attacks
A HIGHLY placed intelligence agent inside a republican terrorist network has revealed that the dissident IRA has drawn up plans for terrorist attacks in the north and Britain.
The information is said to have caused serious concern in the PSNI and M15. On Friday, the PSNI's Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie confirmed that vehicle check points were returning to Northern Ireland's streets and more police would be put out on patrol.
Irish beef sector facing import threat
IFA PRESIDENT John Bryan has said new moves by the European Commission to re-open the Mercusor negotiations with Brazil and other South American countries are potentially very damaging for the Irish beef sector and Irish economic recovery.
He called on the Government to intervene at the highest level with the European Commission to block any deal which would increase beef imports from South America.
Seal sanctuary moves to new home
THE Irish Seal Sanctuary has moved from north Dublin after 28 years to a new home in Co Wexford.
Pauline Beades of the sanctuary said it had teamed up with Gorey Courtown Forest Park and will be located beside the beach in Courtown. She said the Gorey group was helping them with a "generous grant" -- which would be paid back -- to set up in Courtown.
Ceremony to mark motorbike deaths
MORE than 150 motorbike riders who were killed in accidents will be remembered in a unique ceremony next Friday. RTE's PJ Gallagher of Naked Camera fame has joined the organisers of the event, which will take place at St Macarten's Church near the Fermanagh-Monaghan border village of Roslea.
Representatives of the families of several high-profile motorbike accident victims, including Joey Dunlop, Richard Britton, Robert Dunlop and Martin Donnan, are bringing along bikes belonging to their loved ones.
Councillor objects to parking plans
COUNCILLOR Mary Mitchell O' Connor has declared her opposition to 15 new pay and display parking bays along the coast at Dun Laoghaire.
This proposal will be presented by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council on Tuesday next, May 4. "Parking along the seafront will negatively impact on sea views and will serious detract from the natural beauty of the Newtownsmith Green seafront area," she said.
Retired doctor leaves €11.4m estate
"Last week's wills included that of parish priest Peter J Mulvany of Moynalvey, Summerhill, Co Meath. Due to an error the amount published was €1,390,574. This amount should have read €139,547.76. We regret any upset caused by this error."
A retired medical doctor, Carmel Dennis, formerly of Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, who died on February 12, 2008, has left €11,428,911 in her will, which went to probate in Dublin last week. Other wills: Marjorie Ronaldson, a housewife of Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare, left €1,742,463; Christopher Barry, a retired auctioneer of Main Street, Celbridge, Co Kildare, left €1,708,002; and Benedict J Daly, a retired Justice of the District Court of Crannagh Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, left €1,321,155.
The value of wills include property, including the family home, and should not be regarded as cash amounts.