Family's plea to find missing man
THE heartbroken family of a man missing since last week has appealed for help to track him down.
Alan Harris (50) was last seen at his home in Lorcan Avenue, Santry, Dublin, on Thursday. He is 5ft 11in tall with grey hair and a beard. He was driving a silver Mercedes van with www.surfdock.ie on the side. Anyone with any information can contact gardai on (01) 6664000.
Bus firm accused of illegal service
A bus company accused of running an unlicensed service was summoned to court yesterday.
Galway-based Citylink provides a number of services between Galway, Dublin, Shannon and Cork. The case will be heard at Galway District Court on March 8.
Seaplane sparks fears for birds
A NEW seaplane service in the west has sparked complaints of possible injuries to EU-protected birds.
Last year, Harbourair Ireland announced plans for a seaplane service aimed at tourists in the West. But Clare Co Council yesterday requested an assessment on the impact the seaplane service will have on birds in Lough Derg.
Man hospitalised after knife attack
GARDAI were last night trying to establish a motive for the vicious stabbing of a Polish man in the car park of The Togher petrol station on the Newbridge road at Naas, Co Kildare.
The victim, who is in his mid-20s, was rushed to Naas General Hospital. Doctors carried out surgery on the man last night but his condition was said to be not life-threatening and he was in a stable condition last night.
Gardai told drugs were for prison
A man found in possession of heroin told gardai he intended selling it in prison.
Gareth McDermott of Bay Estate, Dundalk, Co Louth, admitted he planned to sell the drugs to inmates at Loughan House Prison in Co Cavan. He was sentenced to three months in prison.
Racing mourns late Matty Ryan
THE sudden death of Matty Ryan at the weekend, at the age of 65, has shocked and saddened the racing world.
He was well-known for his jewellery shop on Liberty Square in Thurles, Co Tipperary, but also as a racing man. He acted as steward at racecourses in Thurles, Tipperary and Clonmel and hunted with the Tipperary and Golden Vale hunts.