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Graveside music ban hits sour note

Mayo County Council has been branded a killjoy over proposed new by-laws which will prohibit mourners from giving their loved ones a musical graveside send-off.

Under strict new by-laws, mourners will have to obtain special written permission if they want a lone piper to blow a tune, or to play a piece of music on a portable CD player at the graveside.

Hoax device at garda station

OFFICERS, staff and prisoners were evacuated from a Dublin garda station yesterday following the discovery of a suspicious device.

The alarm was raised at about 4pm when the suspect device was thrown over a wall in a plastic bag to the rear of Crumlin station. Two members of a local feuding gang were inside being questioned by gardai at the time of the security alert. Gardai, staff and prisoners were moved to nearby Sundrive Road station while the scene was examined.

Brothers injured in road crash

TWO brothers have been injured, one seriously, in a single-vehicle collision in Co Donegal early yesterday.

The men, named as Graham and Grant Wilder (24), two of a set of triplets from Strabane, Co Tyrone, were hospitalised after the crash on the N14 at Galdonagh.

Irish Independent