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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Gardai crash appeal

GARDAI have appealed for information after a 12-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Cork city.

The incident occurred on Thomas Street at around 9.15pm last Wednesday and the vehicle suspected of being involved has since been located.

Gardai have appealed to the male driver and two female passengers of the car to contact them at Mayfield Garda Station on 021 4558510 and the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111.

Probe into sex assault

GARDAI are investigating an alleged sexual assault against a middle-aged woman in the toilets of a city centre fast- food restaurant.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in a fast- food restaurant off Patrick Street in Cork city centre in the early hours of Monday, August 4. The woman, a foreign national in her mid-50s, had gone to use the toilets after a meal when she claimed she was accosted by a young man.

Staff heard her cries for help and ran to her assistance. CCTV camera footage is being examined.

The woman avoided serious injury but she was said to be deeply traumatised by the incident. A file on the matter will now be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Lough Derg rescue

A family of five were rescued yesterday after their boat ran onto rocks on Lough Derg.

The alarm was raised at around 4pm when the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was alerted to an incident inside the Mountaineer Buoy at Ryan's Point.

An RNLI crewmember transferred to the casualty boat and found all on board to be safe and wearing their lifejackets.

Jellyfish warning

A VENOMOUS jellyfish has been spotted on Irish shores.

Sightings of the Portuguese man o' war jellyfish were first reported in counties Wexford and Waterford last Tuesday.

Now Irish Water Safety chief executive John Leech said the lion's mane jellyfish has been seen in Sutton, Co Dublin. Mr Leech warned those enjoying this weekend's spell of warm weather to 
use local authority-manned and lifeguarded bathing places only.

The warning comes as a young girl was taken to hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to a jellyfish sting at Barleycove beach in West Cork on Thursday.

Mr Leech said the jellyfish had been attracted to 
higher temperatures in our waters, and predicted more would arrive over the coming weeks.

Irish Independent

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