Tuesday 12 December 2017

Flooded shop burgled

Two young men have been arrested after they broke into a store which had just reopened after being flooded at the weekend.

The newsagents and grocery store on Main Street in Bandon, Co Cork, had its front door smashed in the early hours of yesterday morning. A quantity of scratchcards was taken.

The men were arrested by gardaí a short time later.

A file on the matter is being prepared for the DPP.

Careworker sues RTÉ

A careworker is suing RTÉ for alleged defamation.

It is understood the action arises out of the broadcast of a TV programme in December 2014 concerning the Aras Attracta care home in Co Mayo.

The proceedings were lodged this week on behalf of Anna Ywunong Botsimbo (34), Low Park Avenue, Charlestown, Co Mayo.

She is claiming damages for defamation, malicious falsehood, invasion of privacy, breach of her right to privacy and infringement of her constitutional right to her good name.

Ms Botsimbo was among a number of people charged before the District Court last June in connection with alleged assaults at Bungalow Three, Aras Attracta, Swinford, Co Mayo, which, it is claimed, took place on dates in November last year.

Ms Botsimbo was charged with one alleged assault at the residence on November 14, 2014.

Free lollipops

A novel campaign to reduce rowdiness outside nightclubs while delivering a road safety message is to be trialled over the festive period.

Free lollipops are to be handed out to revellers leaving nightclubs and bars in Co Mayo in the hope they will not be able to shout or cause a disturbance while sucking on them, while also reading the road safety message on the treat.

The scheme, by Mayo County Council, is similar to successful projects in the UK and Canada.

Late-night trains

IARNRóD Éireann's late-night services for the festive period will begin from tonight.

DART, Maynooth and Dundalk commuter services will be extended on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until December 19.

Trains from Pearse to Howth and from Connolly to Greystones will operate at 12.30am and 1.30am; from Pearse to Dundalk at 12.40am and 1.40am and from Pearse to Maynooth at 12.20am and 1.50am.

Irish Independent

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