Friday 23 February 2018

Calamity Jane on way

FORMER soap stars and reality TV personalities will join forces in Dublin to perform the latest adaptation of the popular musical 'Calamity Jane'.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for the show, which will run from May 19-23 next year at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

After receiving critical acclaim for her portrayal of Nancy in the West End production of 'Oliver', Jodie Prenger will play the role of Calamity Jane.

This time around 'Calamity Jane' will be directed by 
West End director Nikolai Foster

Garth gig policing cost

THE minimum cost of providing a garda presence at the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs would have been €450,000, according to a policing plan sent to Dublin City Council.

The plan for the ill-fated Brooks shows would 
have seen 176 members of 
the force on duty right up to the rank of chief superintendent.

It includes an option to send the garda helicopter and an armed detective was to have been assigned to the stadium cash office.

Some 400,000 tickets had been sold for five concerts. However, following a sustained campaign by local residents, Dublin 
City Council only gave permission for three of the events.

Fisherman airlifted

A SICK fisherman was airlifted from a trawler off the Clare coast.

The man in his 40s had been unwell for several days but his condition deteriorated overnight on Tuesday forcing the captain to request a medical evacuation.

The Irish Coast Guard airlifted him to Tralee General Hospital.

Pump prices may fall

PETROL prices are likely to fall this autumn on foot of world oversupply of oil.

Motorists can be reasonably optimistic about 
a fall in prices at the pumps in coming months, said Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association 

This is because of a glut in world oil supplies this year due to weaker than expected economic activity.

The International Energy Agency said this week that the world would consume less crude oil in 2014 than had been expected.

He said it was unlikely petrol prices would fall below €1.50 a litre.

"We have to be cautious about this but I would be reasonably optimistic that we might see a fall in fuel prices," he said.

Irish Independent

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