Monday 22 January 2018

Gardai hunt burglars

Gardai are hunting for two burglars after a high-speed chase across the midlands. The chase was sparked by a break-in at a DIY and garden centre in Ballaghdereen, Co Roscommon shortly before 1am yesterday.

Gardai were called to the scene and two men fled in a Kildare-registered silver Volvo V50 which later crashed at Newtownforbes in Co Longford. The men fled the scene and are thought to have made their escape by stealing a car in the Curryline area.

Cardiac screening call

IRISH broadcaster Jacqui Hurley has pleaded for greater cardiac screening in Ireland after a spate of tragic deaths.

The RTE sports broadcaster lost her cousin, Nicole, to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and now wants to see cardiac screening in more widespread use. The Cork-born star wants to see an enhanced appreciation of the importance of cardiac screening for young people within clubs, schools and youth organisations. She also wants to see greater resources provided for cardiac screening programmes.

Missing man appeal

Gardai in Offaly are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 39-year-old Liam Murray.

Liam was last seen on Harbour Road, Banagher, Co Offally at 8.50am on Monday morning. He is described as being 5' 7'' tall, and has short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen, he was wearing a blue and white T-shirt, light blue jeans and black runners. Anyone with information is asked to contact Banagher gardai on 057 9169710.

Irish Independent

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