Fresh murder trial jury to be sworn in
A FRESH jury will be sworn in at the Central Criminal Court this morning for the trial of a 24-year-old man accused of murdering rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick over two years ago.
Barry Doyle, with addresses at Portland Row, Dublin, and Hyde Road, Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 28-year-old Garryowen player. Mr Geoghegan was shot dead in a suspected case of mistaken identity at the Kilteragh estate near Dooradoyle, on November 9, 2008.
HSE announces new appointment
THE HSE has announced the appointment of Robert Morton as director of the national ambulance service.
The service is being revamped to improve response times. It will see eight regional centres reduced to two national centres with one live and one back-up centre.
More airport noise as work continues
ONGOING works will cause an increase in aircraft noise levels at Dublin Airport.
The main runway is being resurfaced, meaning that all flights landing and departing from 9pm to 5.30am between Monday and Saturday will use the cross-wind runway. The resurfacing work was due to be completed in early March. However bad weather over the winter, including snow and ice, has resulted in delays.
Garda appeal over missing man (39)
GARDAI last night appealed for help in tracing a 39-year-old man missing since Saturday. Robert McCabe was last seen at his home on Allenton Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin, at about 3pm on Saturday.
He is 5ft 10in to 6ft in height, of thin build, with short grey/black hair. He has a sallow complexion and is clean shaven. He was wearing black Adidas bottoms with white stripes, a black track suit top with a red logo on the left chest area and a pair of white Adidas runners. Information should be given to the gardai at Tallaght on 01 6666000.
VHI overseas care passed 5,000 mark
NEARLY 5,500 VHI customers needed emergency medical treatment while abroad last year.
The insurer said yesterday almost 1,600 of the claims involved hospitalisation while there were nearly 400 repatriations. It paid out €4.3m for care in the US and €3.5m for claims in Spain. The top three reasons for hospitalisation were accidents, infectious diseases and heart trouble.