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Friday 20 September 2019

Hunt for missing festival-goer

GARDAI last night appealed for help in finding a man who disappeared after attending the Electric Picnic festival.

Niall Cummins (19), from The Willows, Clarinwood, Tramore, Co Wexford, was last seen at 4.30pm on Monday at the campsite in Stradbally, Co Laois. He is 5ft 8in tall, of slight build with fair, shoulder-length hair and blue eyes. Contact Portlaoise garda station on 057-8674100.

Diver airlift after deep-sea injuries

A DIVER was airlifted to hospital yesterday after he suffered serious injuries while 90 metres underwater off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork.

It is believed that that the man, who is an experienced diver, may have suffered burn injuries to his legs and abdomen. He was brought ashore at 2.30pm by the Coastguard and transferred to Cork University Hospital.

Doctor struck off for surgery death

A French doctor who carried out a cosmetic operation on an Arklow woman who later died has been struck off the medical register by British authorities.

Dr Jerome Manuceau was struck off the register in Ireland a year ago. An inquest into the death of Bernadette Reid from Redmond Park in Arklow was told she died after a failed keyhole procedure carried out by Dr Manuceau.

Men rescued as boat hits rocks

TWO men were rescued by lifeboat last night after their boat hit a rock and began taking water.

They set off a flare when their 23ft cabin cruiser hit Tailor's Rock on the west end of Lambay Island off the coast of Rush, Co Dublin, shortly before 7.30pm. Howth lifeboat crew took both men on board.


In a story in the September 5 edition of the Irish Independent under the heading 'Judge orders return of horses to trainer in syndicate dispute', a reference is made to a Mr Shane Lynch. We are happy to clarify that this did not refer to Mr Shane Lynch of Carnmore, Oranmore, Co Galway.

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