Saturday 24 March 2018

Body found after swimming tragedy

A SEARCH party last night recovered the body of a man who disappeared while swimming.

The tragedy happened near the harbour in Wexford town. It is understood the man was last spotted in the water shortly after 8.35pm. The Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Dublin organised a search mission and a body was found shortly after 10pm. He is not believed to be from the area.

Pair hunted after tourist sex attack

Gardai are hunting two men after a sex attack on an Australian tourist. The 19-year-old woman was dragged into the dunes during a midnight walk on the seafront at Strandhill, Co Sligo, at the weekend.

Gardai believe the girl escaped when she threw sand into her attackers' faces.

New mayor urges signs for the times

STREET signs in Polish and African could soon be coming to a city centre here.

Newly elected Mayor of Limerick Gerry McLoughlin said he wanted the local authority to erect new signs that can be read by people who speak foreign languages. Up to 10,000 Polish people live in Limerick.

Protesters drive man from home

MORE than 100 residents of a local authority flat complex protested outside the home of a man suspected of distributing child pornography last night.

Protesters at Markievicz housing complex on Townsend Street in Dublin shouted "paedo out" at the man's home and youths threw bricks through his window. Eleven gardai attended the scene as the man was escorted to safety.

Ruling due in €2bn Quinn court case

A JUDGE will tomorrow rule whether bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn is entitled to defend a legal action that could result in judgment for €2.3bn against him.

The former Anglo Irish Bank has alleged fraud and conspiracy against Mr Quinn, as it defends proceedings by his wife Patricia and children, who claim they have no liability for some €2.3bn in loans.

Woman admits Christmas killing

A LITHUANIAN woman yesterday admitted killing another woman in Dublin on Christmas Eve 2010.

Greta Dudko (34), of Maple Green, Castleknock, Dublin, denied murdering Lithuanian Ana Butautiene (56) at Station Court Hill, Clonsilla, Dublin, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Her trial will begin on Thursday.

Irish Independent

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