Woman killed in crash
A POLISH woman lost her life following a two-car collision yesterday morning. Mariola Kochanska (49) was fatally injured when her car collided with another vehicle at Cornafulla on the N6, the old Ballinasloe to Athlone road.
The injuries to the male driver of the other vehicle were not life-threatening. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Roscommon garda station on 090 6638300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.
THE High Court has adjourned a woman's challenge to a law preventing bankrupts from contesting European and Dail elections.
Jillian Godsil wants to run as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency in the European elections, which includes her base at Coolroe, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. She also intends to run as a local candidate to represent Baltinglass on Wicklow County Council and ultimately run for the Dail.
Because she filed for and was adjudicated bankrupt last month, she may only legally contest local, but not Dail or European elections. Yesterday, president of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns adjourned the case for a week after giving directions on the exchange of documents.
BODY FOUND IN RIVER
The body of a man has been recovered from the River Shannon. The man's remains were discovered at around 1pm at the ESB power station, Ardnacrusha, in Co Clare.
It's believed the body was recovered by a boat that was looking for a student who has been missing for the past two weeks. Steven Kavanagh, from Clonlara, was last seen at around 2.30am on March 6. The man's body, which has not been identified, has been taken to University Hospital Limerick.
MOTORWAY PLAN REVS UP
CONTRACTS for the Gort to Tuam motorway are set to be signed this week with work on the €500m project due to begin within months.
The 57km M17-M18 Gort to Tuam motorway will open to traffic in 2017. It is expected to result in between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs.
TRACTOR WORLD RECORD
VINTAGE tractor enthusiasts are uniting with members of the Order of Malta to smash a world record.
They hope to assemble 5,000 tractors at Thurles Racecourse, Co Tipperary, on April 27 to smash the world record for the number of tractors standing in one place. The event is a fundraiser for the new Order of Malta Ambulance and Training Centre in Thurles and they hope to raise €40,000.