Clinton to visit Ireland
FORMER US president Bill Clinton is to visit Ireland in early March. He is to be honoured at a special function in Queen's University in Belfast on March 5. The university named its leader institute The William J Clinton Institution last year in recognition of his role in the Northern Ireland peace process. Mr Clinton said he was "honoured".
The Clinton Foundation in New York was unable to comment on the rest of Mr Clinton's schedule while in Ireland but it is understood that he will also visit Dublin during his trip.
PEPPER SPRAY ARREST
A WOMAN was arrested following a pepper spray attack on a traffic warden in Co Westmeath yesterday.
Gardai in Mullingar confirmed the traffic warden, who is in her 50s, was pepper sprayed while working in Oliver Plunkett Street at around 11.50am. A 28-year-old woman, who is believed to live locally, was later arrested and brought to Mullingar Garda Station.
GARDA IN ROW CHARGE
A GARDA, his brother and another man accused of getting involved in a street fight last summer, while the garda was off duty, have appeared in court in Limerick.
Garda Adrian Joyce (31), who is based at Pearse Street Station in Dublin, is accused of causing an affray by using or threatening to use violence at O'Connell Street in Limerick City on July 7 last year. Judge Eugene O'Kelly remanded each of the accused on bail on their own bond of €500.
€23K FOR FINGERTIP LOSS
A BOY aged five, who lost the tip of his left ring finger after catching it in the handle of a door, has been awarded €23,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.
Judge Matthew Deery heard that Brooklyn Delahunty was only 20 months old when, on August 10, 2010, the accident happened at Coolmine Therapeutic Centre, Damastown, Dublin. Brooklyn, of Dale Manor, Askeaton, Co Limerick, had sued, through his mother, Coolmine Therapeutic Centre. Judge Deery approved a settlement offer of €23,168.
PRICES GOING SOUTH
A NEW pharmacy in Dublin is claiming to match Northern Irish prices for medicine by offering a US-style membership system to customers.
Healthwave in Dundrum said it will offer members big savings on commonly prescribed drugs, such as inhalers, stomach drugs and drugs for lowering cholesterol.