Sunday 15 December 2019

Garda in court over armed raid

A GARDA appeared in court yesterday after an attempted armed robbery in a shop. The man in his 30s was released on bail at a special sitting of Cork District Court. He is due in court again this morning.

He has been charged with the attempted robbery of a shop on the Kilmoney Road in Carrigaline on Saturday afternoon during which a suspected firearm was produced.

Five swine flu victims under 25

FIVE of the 24 people who died from swine flu here were under 25 -- including three children, new figures show. Three of the victims were under 15 and two were aged between 15 and 25.

The statistics confirmed for the first time that one of those who died was a healthy adult with no underlying illness which would leave them vulnerable to the flu.

Two rescued after mud strandings

Two walkers had to be rescued in separate incidents after becoming stranded while out walking on mudflats at the weekend.

A woman in her 20s was winched to safety after becoming stuck in mud up to her knees in the Baldoyle Estuary in north Co Dublin. And a man in his 20s was rescued after he was stuck in mud at Canal Bank, Rhebogue, Limerick, on Saturday.

Indian man tops Ireland's rich list

A relatively unknown Indian-born pensioner worth €4.4bn has topped Ireland's rich list.

Pallonji Mistry (79), who became an Irish citizen in 2003, has interests in real estate, cars, heavy industry and tea and part owns the Taj Mahal Hotel.

County to earn €30m from fleadh

THE 2010 Fleadh Cheoil will bring a €30m windfall to the economy of Cavan town this summer, it was revealed yesterday.

The All-Ireland Fleadh is expected to attract thousands of revellers from August 16-22 and is predicted to be a huge money-spinner for hotels, pubs, and catering establishments in the area.

Tests confirm rare birds ate poison

TWO endangered birds of prey that were found dead have tested positive for poisoning in the state laboratory.

The young red kites were found in Co Wicklow, and their deaths bring to 11 the number of the birds killed by poisoning since they were reintroduced here in 2007.

Irish Independent

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