Boy (8) dies after falling off bicycle
AN eight-year-old boy died yesterday after falling off his bicycle in a tragic accident. The boy was playing on the road at Allihies, near Castletownbere in Co Cork, shortly after 5pm when he fell from his bike and sustained serious head injuries.
An ambulance rushed to the scene but the little boy died en route to Bantry General Hospital. Gardai said no vehicle was involved, and they were treating the incident as a tragic accident.
Victim's daughter ready for school
SHANNON Graham, the daughter of one of two women stabbed to death in Turkey, is this week preparing to go back to school just days after burying her mother.
Marian Graham and her best friend Cathy Dinsmore were stabbed to death earlier this month in a wooded area near Kusadasi. Shannon's boyfriend Recep Cetin (17) is the chief suspect.
Climber injured in mountain fall
A MAN was in a stable condition in hospital last night after falling 20 metres on a mountain yesterday afternoon.
Denis Tangney from Killarney, who is in his 50s, fell while climbing with a female climbing partner on Moll's Gap in Co Kerry. The alarm was raised at 4.15pm and 20 members of Kerry Mountain Rescue team attended the scene and treated his injuries. The man had to be stretchered some distance down the mountain before he was airlifted by the Sligo coastguard helicopter.
'Cupid Priest' dies aged 85
FATHER Michael Keane, the clergyman who founded Knock Marriage Bureau 43 years ago, died at the weekend.
Fr Keane (85), a priest of the archdiocese of Tuam, was dubbed 'Ireland's Cupid Priest' after founding the bureau in 1968. Since then, the bureau has been responsible for almost 900 marriages and more than 48,000 introductions.
Nurofen Plus pills get green light
NO evidence of sabotage of Nurofen Plus tablets in Ireland has been found as a massive checking operation continues. The Irish Medicines Board (IMB), which ordered the recall from Irish wholesalers, said "nothing dubious" has been uncovered so far, however the precautionary checks will continue today.
It comes after five packets of the drug sold in the UK were found to contain a powerful anti-psychotic drug.