Gardai uncover cannabis farm
A CANNABIS grow farm containing plants with a street value of more than €400,000 was uncovered in rooms above a business premises in a rural town.
Gardai last night confirmed that the floors above the shop in Swinford, Co Mayo, had been rented out. It is understood the owners had no idea the area was being used for criminal activity.
€150,000 damage at car dealership
A FIRE at a major car dealership, which caused almost €150,000 worth of damage, is being treated as an arson attack.
Gardai have now appealed for public help in tracing arsonists who set fire to cars parked in a lock-up at CAB Motors in Blackrock, Cork. Eight cars, including a garda patrol car, and a portion of a building were damaged by the blaze.
Power cut hits bank customers
A POWER outage left Permanent TSB customers without an ATM service for an hour yesterday.
The bank said only a restricted service was available at its 2,700 ATMs across the State after a power outage caused the system to crash. The bank apologised to customers.
Two walkers lifted from mountain
RESCUE services were called into action last night to air lift two fallen walkers from the Wicklow mountains.
The coast guard helicopter helped to lift a woman with a broken ankle from the Sugar Loaf mountain shortly before 3pm. A short time later, another man was removed from the same mountain with a suspected broken leg.