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Friday 19 January 2018

Body found on road

GARDAI are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a gateway at the side of a road.

The 40-year-old man was found lying in the gateway at Lipstown Lower, Narraghmore, Athy, Co Kildare, at around 3.30pm yesterday and was taken to Naas General Hospital. Gardai are treating it as a tragic death and said there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

GARDA GETS €38,000

A MOTORCYCLE garda, who crashed into the rear of a stationery truck after his helmet got caught in his epaulette, has settled a damages claim against his employer, the Department of Justice and Equality, for €38,000.

Garda Paul Burke (42), of Rathcoole Park, Rathcoole, Co Dublin, alleged that on February 22, 2005, he was looking over his shoulder while changing lane when his helmet became entangled in the metal numbers on his epaulette.

MILLIONAIRE HELPS OUT

A 'Secret Millionaire' is lighting up the lives of people trying to cope with suicide. The first Pieta House facility in the West is expected to be up and running by the end of October.

Businessman John Concannon, who featured in one of the episodes of the hit TV series, is the main driving force behind the development in Tuam town. Shocked by official figures which show that suicide claims over 500 Irish lives every year, he set about establishing a help centre in the West.

1916 LETTERS GO ONLINE

SOME 15,000 historical documents and photographs – among them the last letters written by the 1916 Easter Rising leaders before their execution – are to be digitised for the first time to allow them to be shown online.

Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan has given a grant of €45,000 to enable the National Museum of Ireland to digitise some of its most important documents.

IRFU IN RENT DISPUTE

A PENSIONER is lining out against a host of Irish rugby greats including Syd Millar, Ronnie Dawson and Tom Kiernan in a dispute over rent.

Maureen Keane claims she is owed over €37,000 in rent due on a Lansdowne Road property which was leased by the IRFU. Ms Keane, of Burrow Road, Sutton, Dublin, is suing former Ireland internationals and British Lions players Millar, Dawson and Kiernan in their role as trustees of the IRFU. Judge Jacqueline Linnane adjourned the proceedings at the Circuit Civil Court until July 30.

Irish Independent

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