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Green light for flood defences

DUBLIN City Council has been given the green light to build almost 2km of flood defences at Clontarf. An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the scheme, which will cost up to €14m.

The scheme is different from a proposal to build a series of mounds along the promenade at Dollymount, which, residents claimed, would block views of the sea. Those proposals were rejected by councillors last month.

Flight diverted after incident

A FLIGHT from Finland to the Canaries had to divert to Ireland after a passenger had to be restrained by flight crew and other passengers.

The flight landed safely at Cork airport yesterday. A 22-year-old Finnish man was taken off the plane by waiting gardai and airport police. After assessment under the Mental Health Act, he appeared before Cork District Court and was remanded in custody to appear again tomorrow.

Irish Independent