Crash baby battles on
THE baby of a young mother who died in a horrific road collision continued to battle in hospital last night.
Eabha Dunne, the four-month-old daughter of Olivia and Ciaran Dunne from Balrothery, Dublin, was with her mother when tragedy struck last Friday. A people carrier collided with the pair, who were out for a stroll in Balbriggan, killing 31-year-old Olivia instantly.
PLEA FOR MISSING MAN
THE family of a Dublin man who has been missing for two weeks are appealing to the public for information on his whereabouts.
Paddy Douglas from Coolock, was last seen in Dublin City Centre on January 5. Paddy is described as being 6ft and was wearing a leather jacket when he was last seen. The 64-year-old regularly visited the Northside shopping centre, travelling on the 27 route on the Dublin Bus service. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the gardai.
FATAL BALCONY FALL
GARDAI are treating a man's fatal plunge from a fourth floor balcony in Dublin as "a tragic incident".
The man fell four storeys from an apartment building on James Joyce Street in the north inner city at 6.30pm yesterday.
HEAD SHOP WARNING
A new website set up in the memory of a Donegal man who died after taking legal highs in the UK is to be launched today.
Karen Audino, the mother of Jimmy Guichard, who died in the UK aged 20, hopes the site will raise awareness about the dangers. Jimmy suffered a heart attack after taking legal highs bought from a head shop in Kent last October.
'QUIET MAN' PETITION
Galway County Council said it has not received any communication from a campaigner who wants the cottage from 'The Quiet Man' listed as a protected structure.
An online petition has collected nearly 3,000 signatures. The Maam cottage that featured in the film is now reduced to rubble but a replica building has been built in Cong, Co Mayo.
TEMPORARY COURT PLAN
The possibility of holding court sittings in Mullingar's Columb Barracks is to be examined.
Minister with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Brian Hayes has called a meeting between his office and the court services to discuss the idea. Labour TD and former minister Willie Penrose had called for the move to keep the facility in the town whilst the courthouse is being renovated.