Sunday 15 December 2019

€1m of cocaine seized

Gardai seized 13 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of nearly €1m during a house search.

Gardai made the find at a house at Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin. The discovery also included 1.5kg of heroin with an estimated street value of €225,000. Two men aged 31 were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Ballyfermot garda station.

MAN HIT BY LUAS

A man was rushed to hospital last night after being struck by a Luas tram in Tallaght, south Dublin. The 18-year-old was crossing the "segregated tracks", which is off-limits to pedestrians, between the Cheeverstown and Citywest stops on the Red Line around 8:30pm when he was struck.

A Luas spokeswoman said he was unconscious but was "stable" in Tallaght Hospital. The incident occurred a day after mother-of-one Yao Webster (35) was killed in a freak accident after a car collided with a Luas tram at the intersection of Abbey Street and Jervis Street.

DUNNE'S $22M WAIT

THE SON of bust developer Sean Dunne has to wait until May to find out if planning permission will be granted on his $22m (€16m) Manhattan development project.

The company of John Dunne has argued it would lose $3m if New York city council refuse to allow a smaller back yard at the proposed Soho development.

TJD21, a company Mr Dunne previously confirmed that his wife Gayle Killilea Dunne and son John have "ownership interests" in, has applied to build a five-storey block of apartments in Soho at 74 Grand Street.

WOMAN FOUND DEAD

GARDAI have launched an investigation after the body of a woman was discovered in a house in Waterford city.

The woman, believed to be in her early 60s, was discovered in a house at Killure Grove in the St John's Park area of the city after fire services were called to the scene shortly after 5.30pm last night. A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow at Waterford General Hospital.

Gardai confirmed that they are investigating the incident.

AWARD FOR MR '.IE'

AN IRISHMAN behind the '.ie' domain name has been inducted into the internet Hall of Fame. Dr Dennis Jennings from Rathfarnham, Co Dublin, was also a founding architect of NSFnet, which became the internet.

The former director of computing services at University College Dublin joins the likes of Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, as having made "extraordinary contributions" to the internet.

Irish Independent

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