Beach re-opens after sewage spill
A beach that was seriously contaminated from raw sewage re-opened yesterday after getting the all-clear. Balbriggan beach in north Co Dublin was closed to the public for several days this week after raw sewage was pumped into the sea.
The neighbouring Blue Flag beach at Skerries was also affected, but test results returned clear on Thursday. Fingal County Council yesterday re-opened Balbriggan beach after tests met Blue Flag standards.
Two held over fuel seizure at port
Two men have been held for questioning after Customs officers seized more than 20,000 litres of laundered fuel at Dublin Port.
Officers intercepted the fuel haul as it was about to be taken on a ferry to Liverpool. A truck was also seized.
Army called over chemical danger
ARMY bomb disposal experts were yesterday called to a secondary school to make safe a chemical that had become unstable.
The Defence Forces deployed an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to the CBS secondary school in Charleville, Bakers Lane, Co Cork, following a request from gardai. A quantity of dinitrophenylhydrazine was found to have become unstable during a routine audit of the school's laboratories.
Man (79) killed in campervan crash
A 79-year-old man died instantly yesterday when the campervan he was driving collided with a truck on the N4 between Longford town and Edgeworthstown. His passenger, who is in her 60s, was injured.
Gardai were not naming them last night but they are thought to be a husband and wife from Clogherhead area of Co Louth.
Gardai closed the road for a number of hours following the incident. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Granard garda station on 043-6687660.