An Post buys 23 Aviva branches
AVIVA has sold most of its branches to An Post's insurance arm One Direct.
Some 23 Aviva branches will now become One Direct outlets, with 59 Aviva staff moving across to the An Post operation. Aviva is to retain just three branches -- in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin; Bray, Co Wicklow and Phibsboro, Dublin.
Ireland's highest pub gutted by fire
A PUBLICAN and his brother were treated for smoke inhalation in hospital yesterday following a fire that destroyed their licensed premises -- Ireland's highest pub.
Tim Creedon and his brother, John, suffered smoke inhalation after helping a customer escape from the fire that started in the Top of Coom near Kilgarvan, Co Kerry, at around 9.30pm on Monday.
Garda dies after shooting at home
THE garda injured in a shooting incident at his home has died.
The 29-year-old died in the intensive care unit at Kerry General Hospital on Monday evening. A regulation revolver was used in the shooting which took place at the house he shared with his girlfriend in Tralee.
Hurley-wielding youths in fight
ONE man was taken to hospital with facial injuries following a fight which broke out between 15 youths -- some wielding hurley sticks -- on the corner of Dublin's Henry Street and O'Connell Street at about 7.30pm last night in front of terrified shoppers.
When garda arrived, the fighting youths quickly dispersed leaving behind a blood-spattered scene. Nobody was arrested in connection with the incident.
Green light for new rehab centre
THE long-awaited new national rehabilitation facility for people who have suffered life-changing brain and spinal cord injuries got the official go-ahead yesterday.
The 120-bed replacement for the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire is expected to be completed in three years.
Woman quizzed in takeaway death
A WOMAN has been interviewed by gardai following an incident outside a takeaway which resulted in the death of a retired care worker at the weekend.
Phyllis Black (51) appears to have been pushed outside the takeaway in Dublin city centre, before falling and banging her head on the pavement.