Dunne to learn fate
BUST developer Sean Dunne will find out this evening if his bid to avoid being made bankrupt in Ireland as well as the US has been successful.
A US judge said last night he would issue a decision on whether or not Ulster Bank can issue bankruptcy proceedings in Dublin as part of a dual bankruptcy process. At a brief hearing in Connecticut, Judge Alan Shiff told lawyers for Mr Dunne that he would publish his decision by 10pm Irish time today.
UNIONS' 'YES' TO DEAL
LOWER-PAID clerical public servants have gone against their union's advice and narrowly accepted the Haddington Road Agreement on public sector pay and reform.
Members of the CPSU voted 54.6pc in favour of the deal that will cut €300m off the €15.3bn public service pay bill this year and €1bn in total by 2015. Doctors union the IMO also backed the agreement yesterday by with a margin of 67pc.
A man and woman in their 20s have been questioned and released without charge after a Customs raid on their home in Co Longford. Officers targeting the supply and sale of illegal cigarettes searched the house in Edgeworthstown and seized 50,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €24,000.
The haul represented a potential loss to the Exchequer of €19,000 in revenue. Anyone with information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes is asked to contact Customs in confidence on freephone number 1800 295295.
SEARCH FOR GIRL (13)
GARDAI were last night searching for a missing teenage girl. The Dublin-based Coast Guard and the garda helicopter were involved in the search for the girl, who is believed to be around 13-years-old, and is from Co Louth.
She was reported missing yesterday evening and last night gardai were searching an area outside of Ardee in the hope of finding her.
TOURIST INJURED IN FALL
AN elderly German tourist who suffered a head injury in a fall at Skellig Michael off the Co Kerry coast is recovering in hospital. The man was brought ashore by ferry before he was transferred by the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter to Tralee Hospital for treatment.
The Dingle Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog who became trapped by the incoming tide at the base of a cliff at Slea Head, Co Kerry. The Waterford-based Coast Guard helicopter, was drafted in to help.