Saturday 20 January 2018

Dad killed on farm

A FATHER-OF-THREE killed in a freak farm accident had been feeding cattle at the time.

John Meehan (45) became trapped in a silage feed machine late on Wednesday night near Ballindine, Co Mayo. The alarm was raised when Mr Meehan, a married man, failed to return to his family farm at Lisduff, Ballindine. A search eventually led to the discovery of his remains in the feeding unit. His wife, Helen, and three young children were being comforted by neighbours yesterday.

IRISH 'CHARGED MORE'

CONSUMERS across Europe including Ireland are often unfairly discriminated against and charged higher prices because of where they live.

The European Consumer Centres Network has published a report today highlighting dozens of cases, including one where an Irish resident booking a rental car in the UK was told he would have to pay an extra €580 deposit because he had a non-UK driving licence.

KILKENNY TOURISM WIN

KILKENNY has been named as the country's best tourist town in Failte Ireland's national awards ceremony.

The medieval city was selected from a shortlist of 10 other towns for being the place working hardest to enhance its appeal to tourists. It also impressed with its "strong mixture of hurling, heritage and hospitality". Kilkenny received a certificate along with a €10,000 grant.

WARM WEEKEND SPELL

DOWN your umbrella, as the country can look forward to a dry spell of weather this weekend -- bringing what has been a chilly month of November to a close.

Met Eireann said tonight and tomorrow will be dry for most parts of the country, with very few light showers of drizzle expected along the western and northern coasts. Temperatures will range between one to four degrees tonight, but tomorrow and Sunday are set to be very mild as temperatures will reach highs of nine degrees.

BRICK HITS PASSENGER

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after she was struck when a brick was thrown through a window of a Dublin Bus.

The passenger was travelling on the 49a in the Knocklyon area when she was struck in the head after a brick was fired through a window at around 9.30pm. Eyewitnesses said the bus had been pulling away from a stop on the Firhouse Road at the time. The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance. An eyewitness said she had suffered a cut on her face in the incident.

Irish Independent

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