Father killed in crash
A young father has been killed in a car accident just weeks after burying his baby son.
Thomas Murphy (20), from Bray, Co Wicklow, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was in a collision with a tractor near Aughrim, Co Wicklow, at about 9.40am yesterday. The 40-year-old driver of the tractor was taken to Naas General Hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening.
NEW MULTI-FAITH FACILITY
THE church at St James's Hospital in Dublin is to be demolished to make way for a multi-faith facility as part of the New Children's Hospital development.
The new single-storey facility was granted planning permission last October by Dublin City Council, and development will commence in the coming months once the original chapel has been removed.
'PENNY' EQUAL TO €33M
Gothic drama 'Penny Dreadful' starring Josh Hartnett and Eva Green has brought €33m into the Irish economy during its six- month shoot.
The series, which will complete production next week, was shot on location around Wicklow and Dublin and employed more than 350 Irish cast and crew. Created by three time Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, the series is set in Victorian England and sees literary figures such as Dr Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray unite on screen.
JURY ACQUITS GARDAI
A JURY acquitted two gardai of beating an 18-year-old and leaving him with a lacerated kidney, following an hour of deliberations.
Garda Brian O'Connor (32) and Garda John Mulcahy (30) of Blanchardstown Garda Station had both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Leon Sutcliffe on November 13 2010 at Fortlawn Park, Blanchardstown.
The jury took one hour to return a unanimous not guilty verdict on day nine of the trial.
FOUR MORE DIE FROM FLU
FOUR more people have died of flu, bringing the death toll to 16 this winter as the illness continues to spread.
Older people are suffering most, and 12 of the deaths have been among people over the age of 65, while two were in children, with another two in adults. The report from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said the number of laboratory confirmed cases of flu decreased last week, with 118 positive samples reported.