Monday 23 October 2017

Driver dies in crash

Pooch penalty

A DRIVER was killed after his car crashed at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin.

The man, who was in his 70s, died after the car struck a service gate at the busy Clondalkin shopping complex. The driver, who was the only person in the car, was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The crash occurred around 3.45pm. Gardai appealed for witnesses to contact officers at Ronanstown garda station on 01 6667700 or any garda station.

JUST one dog owner has been hit with a €150 fine for dog fouling in an entire Dublin council region so far this year. Figures revealed that Fingal County Council wardens – who travel a large area from Balbriggan to Howth – have imposed one penalty in 2014.

There have been 346 fines imposed in the Dublin City Council area between January and the end of March this year. It comes just six months after a €10,000 campaign to combat the street fouling offence was initiated.

BOSSES at TV3 have moved to shake up their daytime schedule – with an extended news bulletin.

The station also took to the decision to move its afternoon show 'Late Lunch' – hosted by presenters Martin King and Lucy Kennedy – to a slightly later time of 3.30pm to 4.30pm in a bid to reach a wider audience.

Air tragedy actions

CIVIL actions over the Cork air tragedy in which six people died and six were injured are to be fast-tracked once coroner inquests are concluded next month. Inquests into the six deaths following the crash at Cork Airport in thick fog in February 2011 are scheduled to be staged on June 10/11.

The inquest evidence and verdicts, combined with the hard-hitting Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) report published last January, will now be central to the civil claims arising from the tragedy.

BAkery workers have called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to join their campaign to recoup around €100,000 in unpaid wages. The 25 employees of the Paris Bakery have been sleeping on the floor of the restaurant in Moore Street, Dublin, for 13 nights and claim that its owners are yet to pay the owed wages.

A spokesperson said: "The owners refuse to wind up the company. This means that workers cannot access the Insolvency Fund."

Irish Independent

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