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Friday 23 August 2019

Climber dies in fall on mountainside

A man was killed while climbing Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry yesterday.

It is understood the man suffered a serious fall while climbing Ireland's highest mountain. He was aged in his mid-50s.

Gardai investigate 'suspicious' death.

Gardai say they are treating a woman's death in Co Donegal as suspicious.

The body of the woman, who was in her 40s, was found in an upstairs room in a house in Milford. The house, near the Lough Road in the town, was sealed off and a garda investigation was launched.

A number of people are understood to have been in the house when the woman's body was found. It is understood the woman had received injuries in another incident in recent days. A post-mortem examination was expected to be carried out on the woman's body.

11pc of population await consultant

More than one in 10 people in Ireland are now waiting for an appointment with a medical consultant, said Fianna Fail Health spokesman Stephen Donnelly.

Figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show 11pc of the population is now waiting for an outpatient appointment with a consultant, he said.

"The figures for April are truly staggering and represent yet another record high for waiting times. 169,579 of those waiting have been doing so since April of last year.

"The outpatient waiting lists have seen little action from Minister Harris. A promised action plan never materialised," he said.

12 rescue incidents on lough in five weeks

Volunteer search and rescue teams on Lough Derg have rescued or helped 37 adults and five children over the last five weeks.

The Clare-based Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard and Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat stationed at Dromineer in Tipperary, have responded to a total of 12 incidents since the end of March, 11 of which involved boats running aground or at risk of doing so.

Both the RNLI and Coast Guard have repeatedly reminded lake users to carefully plan their journey before departure, study their charts and remain within marked navigation channels.

Daniel O'Connell commemoration today

The annual wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Daniel O'Connell will take place at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin at 12.30pm today.

The ceremony will be at the crypt in O'Connell Tower, marking 172 years since the death of The Liberator.

Wreaths will be laid by Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal O'Donohoe, and the Chair of Glasnevin Trust John Green.

The organisers said O'Connell, a former lord mayor of Dublin and member of Parliament, was his era's foremost constitutional parliamentarian. His non-violent, peaceful mobilisation of the Irish people into the democratic process resulted in the achievement of Catholic emancipation and paved the way for democratic and peaceful change throughout the world.

Winning numbers in €5.3m Lotto jackpot

The numbers drawn in last night's €5,311,308 Lotto draw were: 1, 7, 10, 13, 39, 47 (bonus 15). The €1m Lotto Plus 1 jackpot numbers were: 2, 7, 14, 18, 19, 37 (bonus 25). The €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 jackpot numbers were: 3, 5, 14, 26, 41, 46 (bonus 24). The raffle number was 7513.

Call for new post office services

Postmasters have called for a major expansion of public services provided through the network after expressing concern about the future of post offices across the country.

At the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) general conference taking place on Portlaoise this weekend, the union's general secretary Ned O'Hara warned that almost no progress has been made on expanding the range of government services available in post offices, despite a promise to do so. "Government must now deliver its part," he said.

Property developer left €3.5m in his will

Property developer Peter Cosgrave, of Sandycove Avenue East, Dublin, who died on April 17, 2019, has left net estate of €3,574,439 (gross €36,969,439) in his will. Mr Cosgrave, who died at the age of 59, was a member of the Cosgrave construction family.

Other wills: Bridget Welby, formerly of Creggs, Oughterard, Co Galway, died 22/3/18, left €2,210,482; David Jameson, pharmacist, Main Street, Bailiborough, Co Cavan, died 26/10/17, left €1,863,443; Winifred Boyle, housewife, Brownsgrove, Tuam, Co Galway, died 15/8/17, left €1,670,421; Nuala Devlin, South Hill, Dartry, Dublin, died 2/12/17, left €1,616,529; Andreas Beakey, Eir technician, Heytesbury Street, Dublin, died 5/5/17, left €1,597,489; Anthony Coyne, farmer, Kinnegad, Co Meath, died 13/12/16, left €1,420,728; Emer Raftery, housewife, Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin, died 7/1/19, left €1,122,357; Elizabeth Nicholson, Drumconrath, Co Meath, died 12/7/18, left €1,122,357; and Timothy O'Shea, a garda, Palmerstown Drive, Dublin, died 25/9/14, left €933,772.

The value of estates may include property, including the family home, and should not be regarded as cash amounts.

Sunday Independent

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