Monday 22 January 2018

Body found in sea

A BODY was recovered from the sea on the third day of a search for a missing man.

Naval divers made the discovery at off Caherush Point near Quilty, Co Clare, near where it was feared Stephen Mungovan (20) had accidentally fallen from a cliff early on Monday.

Stephen, who was a twin, was reported missing on Monday morning after efforts to contact him by phone failed. He was last seen near his home at Caherush late on Sunday after returning from a night out with friends.

Drugs seminar

The director of the Ana Liffey project,Tony Duffin, and drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are among the keynote speakers at an international seminar in London next week.

The minister and Mr Duffin will discuss their support for medically supervised injecting centres and discussions on decriminalisation in Ireland.

They will be joined by drug policy experts from Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, the UK and USA to discuss major changes under way in Irish drug policy and methods of improving policy in the UK.

Woman dies in crash

A WOMAN has died and a man was injured in a car crash in Co Monaghan.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the two-car collision in the townland of Aghalisk on Clones Road, Monaghan, just before 8am yesterday.

A woman driving one of the cars, who was aged in her mid 50s, died at the scene. Her body was removed to Cavan General Hospital.

A man in his late 50s, who was driving the second car, was taken to hospital with "non-life-threatening" injuries.

Illegal coursing

NINE people have been arrested in connection with illegal coursing at a number of locations in Co Tipperary.

A number of lurcher dogs have also been seized.

The arrests followed a joint operation by An Garda Síochana and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The nine arrested were being detained under the Provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended for offences under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 at Cahir, Thurles, Tipperary, Templemore and Clonmel Garda Stations.

Anyone with information can contact Thurles Garda Station 0504-25100, their local Station or Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Irish Independent

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