Gardai fear for missing man
GARDAI have appealed for help in tracing a missing 20-year-old man amid concerns for his safety. Louis Parsons was last seen at 3am on Sunday on Bushfield Drive, Clondalkin. He is 6ft2ins tall, of broad build with ginger hair, freckled complexion and brown eyes. He was wearing a white Manchester United jersey,light grey tracksuit, navy runners and a black and red Manchester United wool hat.
A garda spokesman said:" Gardai and family are very concerned for Louis." Information should be given to Clondalkin garda station on 01-6667600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Questions and Answers
On November 19 last we published an article which referred to a broadcast of RTE's 'Questions and Answers' on October 20, 2008.
It has been pointed out to us that we may have incorrectly suggested that the programme makers were aware, prior to broadcasting, that an audience member was connected to Sinn Fein and that, furthermore, notwithstanding disruption caused by that same audience member, he was "...subsequently entertained in RTE's Green Room hospitality centre" by virtue of his connections to Sinn Fein.
We are glad to clarify that RTE were not, prior to broadcast, aware of the man's political affiliation; nor did he receive any preferential treatment as a result of such affiliation. We accept that 'Questions and Answers' was not "always accused of a Sinn Fein bias".
Ireland to get its own Route 66
FORGET Route 66 or Highway 61 revisited – Ireland is to get its own legendary roadway dubbed the 'Wild Atlantic Way'.
The 1,400km 'Wild Atlantic Way' will stretch from Kinsale in Cork to Buncrana in Donegal and, thanks to seed funding of €1.8m, aims to become a must-drive road for foreign tourists. Details of the proposed route are on www.failteireland.ie/ wildatlanticway.
Well-known GAA pub closes doors
IT'S finally game up for one of the best known GAA pubs in Ireland as last orders have been called – for now –at Quinns in Drumcondra.
Bankers from the IBRC, formerly Anglo, first tried to take control of the pub - once owned by Seán Quinn - two weeks ago. The bank claims Mr Quinlan owes €250,000 in rent arrears, something which he disputes.on November 7.
Mr Quinlan insists the landmark pub is profitable and should not be taken from him. IBRC also moved to seize The Cat & Cage in Drumcondra and Messrs Maguire on Burgh Quay - all previously owned by the Quinn family – two weeks ago.