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Gardai in road death probe

GARDAI are trying to establish the circumstances leading up to the discovery of a man who was pronounced dead after being found on a motorway.

The man, in his late 40s, was discovered lying on the hard shoulder of the north bound carriageway of the M11 motorway near the Newtownmountkennedy exit in Co Wicklow.

He was brought to St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown where he was pronounced dead.

It is understood there were no visible injuries on the man and it is not believed he had been hit by a vehicle. He had had no identification on him at the time. He is not from the local area.

His death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

Two arrested in street shooting

TWO men being questioned by gardai about the murder of Dubliner Declan O'Reilly were seen in his company on the night he was shot dead on a city street.

Mr O'Reilly was shot twice in the neck and twice in the side of the body as he walked along the South Circular Road with his 11-year-old son on September 24.

Gardai arrested two suspects in their mid-20s yesterday and they were being questioned last night at Kevin Street and Kilmainham garda stations.

Vomiting bug hits midlands hospital

VISITOR restrictions are in place at a busy hospital following a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Infection control measures are in place at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where the HSE is investigating a number of suspected cases.

Calling the bug "particularly unsafe to both the very young and the very old", an HSE spokeswoman said only essential visiting should take place.

Irish Independent