Fate of heart unit to be revealed
A decision on 24/7 coronary care services for patients in Limerick should be known this week.
People suffering heart attacks outside of the hours 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday have been transported to University College Hospital Galway due to a new HSE policy brought in this month.
A spokesperson for the HSE said clinical lead Dr Kieran Daly has inspected the facility in the Regional Hospital Limerick. Fine Gael TD Kieran O'Donnell said a decision would be made in the coming days.
Flight diverted over engine fears
AN early morning commuter flight from from Kerry to Dublin was forced to divert to Shannon Airport after developing engine problems soon after take-off.
Aer Lingus Regional flight EI-3201, operated by Aer Arann, departed Kerry Airport at around 9am with eight passengers and three crew on board. When the flight was about 30km south of Shannon, the pilot issued a May Day distress call. The aircraft landed at 9.25am.
The passengers were taken to Dublin by road while engineers investigated the cause of the problem.
Gardai seek help in search for girl (17)
GARDAI are seeking the public's assistance in tracing a 17-year-old girl who has been missing since last Thursday.
Nikita Farrelly, from Newbridge, was last seen in the Co Kildare town on the night of October 18. She is 5ft tall, of light build and with long blonde hair. She was wearing a grey tracksuit and grey boots. She is known to frequent the Tallaght area.
Anyone with information should contact Newbridge gardai on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Star helps theatre celebrate 35 years
A YOUTH theatre company's most famous alumnus returned to help celebrate its 35th reunion party.
Aidan Gillen, star of 'The Wire' and 'Love/Hate', was 13 years old when, in 1982, he joined the Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) and found acting was his calling.
He joined fellow graduates at the Abbey Theatre to recall 35 years of curtain calls.
Family of victim make fresh appeal
THE family of a man who was beaten to death near the Border has renewed an appeal for information that might identify his killers.
Paul Quinn (21), from Cullyhanna, Co Armagh, was beaten by a gang armed with cudgels near Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, five years ago.