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Thursday 23 November 2017

German killed in crash

A 24-year-old German woman was killed when a car collided with a truck on the outskirts of Westport, Co Mayo. The woman's 33-year-old husband was injured in the accident and was recovering last night at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar.

She was a passenger in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two-vehicle collision occurred shortly after 9am yesterday on the N5 at Sheeaune Hill. The truck driver was uninjured.

FOUR people are still being questioned about the murder of a Polish man in Co Galway.

Gardai have also made a further appeal for information. Two teenage males and a 41-year-old woman are being interviewed at Galway Garda Station. A 41-year-old man is also being questioned at Gort Garda Station. Krzystof Ciesielski, who was injured in an altercation on May 30, died on Wednesday. He had lived in Athenry.

A MAN has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Donegal. The 37-year-old is being questioned about the killing of Bogdan Michalkiawicz in Letterkenny last month.

Mr Michalkiawicz suffered "horrific injuries", detectives said. His body was found in the town on May 15.


ARMY recruits who were on a training exercise on an island on Lough Gill, Co Sligo dug up what appeared to be human remains.

Gardai were immediately alerted. However, it soon became clear that the scene was not suspicious when officers discovered the exercises were taking place next to an old graveyard.


A MAN who denied transporting a viable pipe bomb and ammunition for organised criminals has been sentenced to seven years, with two suspended.

Joseph Kelly (32) of Kilworth Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, was stopped by gardai investigating organised criminal activities in Dublin city.


A RETIRED garda who was involved in investigating a woman's claims of being abused by a relative is himself being sued over allegedly raping and assaulting her.

He denies her claims and says they were involved in a consensual relationship. Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne granted an application by Frank Crean, for the man, for an adjournment of the action, which had been listed for July 2.

Irish Independent

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