Monday 10 December 2018

Holy radioactive alert

A church is at the centre of a radioactive alert.

The lightning conductor on the top of the Holy Family Church in Ballsgrove, Drogheda, Co Louth, contains radioactive materials and needs to be removed, according to the Radiological Institute of Ireland (RPII). The material poses no immediate risk to public health but could potentially prove dangerous, according to a spokesperson for the RPII.


RETAIL giant IKEA has issued a recall of its LYDA jumbo cup after reports of breakage when hot liquid is poured into them.

The home furnishings chain said it received 20 reports of cups breaking in use. The affected cups were sold between August 2012 and April 2013, and no other IKEA cups are affected. Customers should return the product to any IKEA store for a refund.


HOLLYWOOD star Saoirse Ronan will be guest of honour at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The Oscar-nominated actress will also take part in a public interview on her career to date. The actress is one of a number of stars expected to attend the event to mark its 25th anniversary. The festival runs from July 9 to July 14.


A 16-year-old boy was fighting for his life last night following a quad bike accident. The teenager lost control of the vehicle on a road outside Newcastle, Co Tipperary yesterday.

He was rushed to Cork University Hospital. It is understood the teenager was due to sit his Junior Cert exams today.

Irish Independent

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