GARDAI are seeking witnesses to a serious assault that left a French national fighting for his life in hospital. The incident occurred on Camden Street in Dublin at around 4am yesterday.
The victim, a Frenchman in his mid 20s, was with two of his friends when they became involved in a row with three other men, who are also believed to be in their 20s.
UNIVERSITY students have been urged to phone home to check they are fully vaccinated against measles following an outbreak.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre warned any case of measles was a "concern" as it is highly contagious. An outbreak among students at NUI Galway led health chiefs to worry it might spread.
LITTER FINES NOT PAID
LESS than one-third of people hit with litter fines in the capital this year have coughed up the €150 on-the-spot fine.
The latest figures showed that almost 350 litter fines were issued in Dublin in the first three months of 2014, but only 100 of these fines have been paid. Of the 346 fines issued, 190 were in Dublin city centre which still has a severe litter problem.
KIDS' DROWNING RISK
CHILDREN under the age of four years were at highest risk of drowning at home or nearby, when they were not being supervised, a 10-year review has revealed.
Children older than four years of age were, however, more at risk in public locations, especially swimming pools. And children older than 10 years had the highest risk of drowning overall, particularly in rivers and the sea, the results from hospital admissions showed.
BIRDWATCHERS FIND BODY
BIRDwatchers located the body of a missing fisherman on the Saltee Islands, six months after he went missing.
Lobster fisherman Paddy Barry (51) from Kilmore Quay apparently fell overboard after going out alone to harvest his catch on November 26. Kilmore Quay lifeboat was alerted and removed the body to the harbour from where it was taken by ambulance to Wexford General Hospital.
SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS
THE charity GOAL has called on President Michael D Higgins to visit victims of the South Sudan conflict, after warnings that the new nation is facing famine and genocide.
It's estimated that thousands of people have been killed since the fighting began nearly six months ago, and about one million others have fled their homes.