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Saturday 20 January 2018

Fake 'vodka' warning

GARDAI in the Border counties issued a weekend warning against the purchase of cheap 'vodka' being sold on a door-to-door basis by rogue traders.

They believe the 'vodka' is being produced by racketeers operating on the Northern side of the Border who are mixing industrial alcohol with water. They say the spirits can prove fatal, if consumed to excess.

COUNCIL WRITE-OFF

Galway City Council has insisted that it was not a clerical error that caused it to write off a debt of almost €500,000, but rather that the company involved is in liquidation.

The council says it has halted a High Court action against Harrmack Developments to recover unpaid development levies because the company is now in liquidation and that to proceed with the action would only increase the cost.

SOLICITORS' COMPLAINTS

THE professional body for solicitors struck off nine lawyers last year, up from five in 2011. Director general of the Law Society Ken Murphy said solicitors can be struck off for a variety of reasons, including misappropriation of funds and breaches of undertaking.

Mr Murphy made his comments as new figures show that the Law Society spend on handling complaints against solicitors and associated costs increased last year by 8pc from €3.68m to €4m.

YOUNGEST BISHOP

THE ordination of Ireland's youngest bishop will take place next month. The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin has confirmed that the Episcopal Ordination of Fr Denis Nulty (50) as Bishop of the Diocese will take place on Sunday, August 4, in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow.

The ordination of the Co Meath native and Drogheda Parish Priest will be performed by Cardinal Sean Brady and the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown.

GARDAI PROBE SHOOTING

GARDAI are investigating two shooting incidents in Co Louth.

The first incident took place in Dundalk when a woman aged 20 was shot in the foot in a house in Maple Close, Dundalk on Saturday afternoon.

Gardai believe the incident was an accident.

And in the early hours of yesterday morning a gun was discharged in the Rivercourt estate in Drogheda at 4.30am.

All windows and the front door were shattered but a woman and her father who were in the house at the time were not injured.

Irish Independent

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