Thursday 22 February 2018

Man accused of operating brothel

A POLISH man was yesterday remanded in custody after he appeared in Limerick District Court on charges relating to the discovery of a brothel.

Mariuz Glazeo (26), of Richmond Court, Mount Kenneth Place, Limerick, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon when gardai searched the apartment where he lives. He is accused of operating a brothel at the apartment and gardai allege he is involved in a wider prostitution ring. Mr Glazeo strongly denied he had any involvement in prostitution. Judge Tom O'Donnell refused bail and remanded Mr Glazeo in custody to appear again next Thursday.

Grid operator defends pylons

PLANS to build up to 400 electricity pylons across the north east will not have a "significant impact" on the environment, a planning hearing heard yesterday.

National grid operator EirGrid said any disruption to local communities would be "temporary". EirGrid plans to build a 104km high-voltage power line from Meath to Tyrone, which will also run through Cavan and Monaghan, at a cost of €280m.

Guilty plea after feet set on fire

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded guilty to setting a friend's feet on fire.

Martin McHugh, of Waterview, Turloughmore, Co. Galway, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Gerard Duggan, causing him harm at Corbally, Cummer, Tuam, on March 26, 2009 by causing burns to the dorsum or upper sides of his feet. Judge Raymond Groarke adjourned sentencing to December 1 next.

Woman saved by good samaritan

A WOMAN in her 30s found washed up on the western shore had her life saved by an eagle-eyed passerby and the fast response of emergency services.

The woman was heavily bruised and suffering from severe hypothermia when she was spotted off Mullaghmore Hill, west of Sligo town, at around 3.30pm yesterday.

North's officers still face threats

PRISON officers in the North have been forced to wear body armour to protect against the dissident republican threat, it was revealed yesterday.

The danger from the gunmen has increased and individual wardens have been threatened, head of the Prison Service Robin Masefield told Stormont's new justice committee. Some officers even have protection built into their homes.

Irish Independent

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