Fishing boat rescued
A FISHING boat with two crew members on board was rescued after it became stranded 31 miles off Co Cork's coast.
A RNLI lifeboat at Courtmacsherry successfully towed the 33ft vessel, called 'Michelle', to safety after it got into difficulty and lost power near the Kinsale Head Gas Fields yesterday.
The four-hour mission was conducted in good conditions, and the stricken boat arrived at the village pier last night.
Hotels full for final
HOTELS across Dublin have been booked out ahead of the All-Ireland GAA football final later this month.
The number of bookings is reported to have skyrocketed since Kerry got their place in the final last Saturday evening. It's also been attributed to Donegal's win over Dublin on Sunday - with thousands expected to stay overnight in the capital on match day on Sunday, September 20.
OAP dies in car crash
A WOMAN in her 70s has died in a collision involving four cars and a truck.
The incident occurred in Cloonfree, Strokestown in Co Roscommon at around 1.30pm yesterday. The woman, the driver of one of the cars, was taken to University College Hospital Galway, where she died yesterday afternoon.
Gang tie up couple
GARDAI are searching for three men who terrorised a middle-aged couple in an aggravated burglary at a home in Co Westmeath.
The raiders, who wore balaclavas and are believed to have been armed with a gun, forced their way into the home at Crookedwood, outside Mullingar, shortly after 10am yesterday.
They tied up the couple, ransacked the home and stole money and a legally held firearm.