Wednesday 20 November 2019

Cruise ship leaves Dublin Port after court drama

A CRUISE ship at the centre of a High Court detention order for alleged non payment of an outstanding US$94,000 (€75,000) fuel bill steamed out of Dublin Port last night with up to 800 passengers and crew on board.

The MV Princess Danae arrived in Dublin Port yesterday morning. But after the drama in Dublin's High Court she glided out of Dublin about 8.30pm. It is believed that a deal over fuel bills had been reached.

Pipebomb find forces evacuation

Residents of an apartment block in central Dublin were evacuated yesterday after a pipebomb was found hidden in foliage nearby.

Gardai called in an Army bomb disposal team after the device was discovered outside the Kingsland apartments at Kings Inns Street. The Army operation ended at 6.40pm and the residents were allowed back into their homes.

Further tests after raw sewage spill

A Dublin beach contaminated by raw sewage will remain closed until the results of further tests are known. Water at Balbriggan beach in north-county Dublin is grossly contaminated.

Test results from the neighbouring Blue Flag Skerries beach have returned clear. Raw sewage flowed into the sea for more than 26-hours unnoticed after an alarm failed to go off when the electrical power was cut off to a pumping station.

Stage set for first season at theatre

A new theatre is busy preparing for a packed first season of drama. Located on the Mary Immaculate College campus in Limerick, the 'Lime Tree Theatre' under the direction of Louise Donlon launched its upcoming programme yesterday.

The main highlight this autumn will be Sean O'Casey's 'Plough and the Stars' in October. Many other performances are scheduled for the 510 seat venue. Further information can be found on

Man charged with tiger kidnapping

A MAN was charged at Limerick District Court yesterday following the tiger kidnapping of a teen. Zachery Coughlan-Ryan (34) is the second person to be charged in connection with the incident.

Coughlan-Ryan, of no fixed abode, is charged with the false imprisonment of Stephen Cusack (19) between August 19 and 20 at Castletroy, Limerick. He was remanded in custody to appear before the same court again on September 5 next.

Irish Independent

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