Wife-killer begins two-year sentence
WIFE-killer Dermot McArdle was yesterday transferred to the Spanish jail where he is expected to serve his two-year sentence.
McArdle (42) was woken at the crack of dawn for the 600km drive from Soto del Real prison near Madrid to Alhaurin de la Torre jail near Malaga. Starting a sentence for wife Kelly Ann Corcoran's manslaughter in February 2000, he made the trip in the back of a prison van with a Civil Guard escort.
Metro West plan would cost €74m
THE cost of designing and planning a Metro West for the capital could be as high as €74m.
Metro West is a 25km line which would serve Tallaght, Clondalkin, Liffey Valley and Blanchardstown before linking with Metro North near the airport. Planning permission was sought last year and a decision is due in November. Metro North -- from St Stephen's Green to Swords and the airport -- has permission but is unlikely to go ahead.
Court moved due to hotel's closure
A JUDGE has moved court sittings to a different town after the hotel that staged them went into receivership.
The Kincora Hall Hotel has been staging sittings for the Killaloe and wider east Clare district over the past 11 months. Judge Joseph Mangan has directed that Killaloe District Court sittings for September and October will be held in Ennis, 31 miles away.
Woman fights for life after accident
GARDAI are appealing for witnesses to a car accident that left an elderly woman fighting for her life.
The 78-year-old woman was struck by a car at the junction of Loch Bui and Fairgreen Street in Naas, Co Kildare, at around 7am. The woman was seriously injured and is being treated in Naas General Hospital. The driver of the car was not injured.
Medical firm puts €26m into plant
ONE of Ireland's largest multinational employers is to invest €26m in research and development here. Boston Scientific Corporation, an American medical devices manufacturer, announced yesterday that it is to invest €26m to expand its research and development facilities at its plant in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
The Clonmel facility designs state-of-the-art heart pacemakers. The investment -- a portion of which was provided by the IDA -- will help to secure the future viability of some 600 jobs at the plant.