Saturday 21 April 2018

CAB Rolex for sale

THE Criminal Assets Bureau is putting a Rolex Daytona watch up for sale on eBay today after seizing it from a crime suspect.

The watch is valued at over €70,000 and will be on sale from this afternoon until April 20.

It is one of a series of items seized by the bureau under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Officers carried out a search at a house in Tassagard Green in Saggart, Co Dublin, on St Valentine's Day in 2012.

The bureau was given the go-ahead to dispose of the seized items by the High Court.

FOSSIL FUEL IMPORTS FALL

THE development of renewable energy has reduced the country's fossil fuel imports by €1bn over the past five years.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has said that energy efficiency is now a thriving sector in Ireland, with thousands employed in helping homes and businesses reduce their energy costs.

Ireland's energy import dependence in 2012 was 85pc, down from a peak of 90pc in 2006.

CHERRY PICKER DAMAGES

A MAN has been awarded more than €640,000 after he suffered serious injuries when a cherry picker machine he was on toppled over.

Alan Hughes (45), Kishawanny, Edenderry, Co Offaly, got into the cherry picker to help hold a branch away from an ESB wire while it was cut with a chainsaw, the High Court heard.

He had sued Derek Carter of Drehid, Carbury, Co Kildare, who had been called in to carry out drainage and hedge cutting work at the side of Mr Hughes' home on July 10, 2010. Ms Justice O'Hanlon said Mr Hughes was not guilty of contributory negligence.

Irish Independent

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