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Thursday 18 January 2018

City's gourmet delight

Galway's reputation as a top destination for gourmet food will be put to the test over the weekend.

Thousands of food lovers are in the city for the second Galway Food festival which was opened yesterday by chef Neven Maguire. Over 70 food outlets, restaurants and producers are taking part in the five-day festival.

Terror murder arrest

A MAN who had been questioned previously about the murder of terrorist Peter Butterly has been re-arrested.

Armed officers detained the man yesterday at his home in Balbriggan in north Co Dublin and he was taken to Ashbourne garda station where he was being held last night. Butterly (35), was shot dead earlier this month in The Huntsman pub car park at Gormanstown, Co Meath.

Mr Bertie Ahern

We have been contacted by solicitors for former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern in relation to two Irish Independent stories headlined: 'Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern does U-turn on 'gift' and takes full €150,000 pension' and 'Howlin won't call on former TDs to hand back part of pension' on January 23 and 24 last.

We acknowledge that our reports were inaccurate in that Mr Ahern had in fact agreed to relinquish his pension entitlement specifically for the period he remained as a TD. We accept that he did not do a "U-turn" or reverse any decision. We apologise to Mr Ahern.

Boy faces sex charge

A 16-year-old boy who allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl has been told by a judge to plead guilty or face a Circuit Court trial.

The teenager, before Tallaght Court and with an address in the town, is charged with sexually assaulting the girl at a park in Tallaght last August 23. The judge remanded the boy on bail for a week.

Irish Independent

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