Well-known ad man dies aged 83
ONE of the best-known figures in the world of Irish newspaper and magazine advertising for more than four decades has died following a long illness.
Hugh Hogan (83), a son of War of Independence IRA veteran Sean Hogan, whose actions at Solohedbeg, Co Tipperary, sparked the conflict, began his career with the Irish Press group, where he worked for 20 years.
He also worked for 'Spotlight', before retiring as advertising manager with 'Business and Finance' magazine. A native of Tipperary, he lived most of his life in Sutton, Dublin, and Bray, Co Wicklow. He is survived by a large family, including Irish Independent journalist Treacy Hogan. Mr Hogan will be buried on Monday following his funeral Mass at 10am at St Fintan's Church in Sutton, Dublin.
Three in court on murder charge
THREE men appeared in court late last night charged with the murder of John Carroll (33), a married man from Belgrave Court, Rathmines, Dublin 6, who was shot dead in The Coombe on February 18 last year.
The three, all in their 20s, appeared before Dublin district court last night. Judge John Coughlan remanded them in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court next Friday.
Halifax reopens talks with union
THE threat of a strike at closing Halifax branches has lifted after the bank revealed it is reopening talks with the Unite union.
A spokesman said talks that had collapsed would resume next week. A total of 750 workers will lose their jobs when Bank of Scotland Ireland closes its network.
Pair charged over €450,000 of drugs
TWO men have been charged in connection with the seizure of €450,000 worth of illegal drugs. Shane O'Neill, from Beechmount Green, Navan, Co Meath; and Shane Cregan from Beechmount Avenue, also in Navan, were in Dublin District Court yesterday where they were charged with possessing BZP tablets with intent to supply. They will appear at Cloverhill Court on March 12.
Appeal to find missing girl (15)
GARDAI have appealed for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old girl who is missing from Portrane in Co Dublin since the start of the month.
Deimante Daciolaite is described as being 5ft tall with long, dark brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a green jacket and dark trousers.