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Monday 21 October 2019

Famous buskers asked to move on

WHO wouldn't want a busking Bono for Christmas?

The U2 frontman joined some famous faces in Dublin city centre on Christmas Eve for a busking session for charity.

But because he had done something similar in previous years, fans were expecting him to show up and a large crowd was waiting on Grafton Street when he arrived.

It meant Bono, Oscar-winning musician Glen Hansard, Mundy, Declan O'Rourke and Hothouse Flowers rocker Liam O'Maonlai were repeatedly asked by gardai to move because of safety concerns.

Residents dream of wet Christmas

Residents living in one of the most flooded areas in the country got the Christmas present they wanted at the last moment -- water!

It looked as if people living in Gort in south Co Galway would be without water for the big day when an electrical fault on Christmas Eve cut off the supply.

The problem developed at 5am on Christmas Eve.

But emergency crews worked throughout Christmas Eve and the water supply was restored later that evening.

Car crash survivor stable in hospital

THE only survivor of a car crash that claimed two lives on Friday remained in a stable condition in hospital yesterday.

The men died following a single vehicle crash at approximately 1.20pm on the N9 Mullinavat to Waterford road.

Sean Malone (19) from Kilcready in Mullinavat died at the scene of the accident.

Martin Duggan (20) from Ballyhale, Co Kilkenny died from his injuries in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning.

The exact cause of the accident remains unclear.

Irish Independent

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