Tuesday 24 October 2017

Editors boosting public confidence

THE co-operation of newspaper editors was yesterday credited by the Press Ombudsman for increased public confidence in print media.

Speaking as he was appointed for a second three-year term, Professor John Horgan said he was looking forward to continuing and building on the work that had been done by the Press Council and his office over the past three years.

Workers plan Open protest

MANUFACTURING workers will protest outside the Irish Open in Killarney next Thursday after being forced to take annual leave during the golf championship.

Staff at crane-making firm Liebherr said they were told they must take two annual leave days next week when the tournament is under way. The workers, who are members of SIPTU and TEEU, plan to hold a protest outside Killarney Golf Club on the first day of the open. The company said it planned to close as it feared deliveries would be hit by traffic congestion.

Criminal quizzed over shotgun find

A CRIMINAL who was recently released from prison was being questioned last night after gardai recovered a shotgun during a series of searches.

The man, who is in his 20s, was being questioned by officers from Roxboro garda station in Limerick after the sawn-off shotgun was recovered on the southside of the city. Gardai investigating the criminal activities of the McCarthy-Dundon gang searched six premises in the Ballinacurra-Weston area.

Cliffs search for missing man

A SEARCH will resume this morning for a man who is feared missing after his rental car was found abandoned close to the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare early yesterday.

Gardai have confirmed they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the car which was located near Derreen, south of the cliffs.

Couple collect €5m winnings

A Cork couple, who have decided to remain anonymous, yesterday picked up their Lotto cheque after scooping Wednesday's €5,215,539 jackpot.

The clock is ticking for an unsuspecting winner in Galway who has just one week left to claim a prize of €350,000 from the Lotto Plus 1 draw on May 1 last. The €4 quick-pick ticket was sold in Maher's Corner Shop on Father Griffin Road in the city on the same day as the draw.

Irish Independent

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