Saturday 18 November 2017

In Brief: Dublin dad shot in case of mistaken identity suffers spinal injuries

A 20-year-old Dublin man who has spinal injuries from a gunshot wound last Thursday night is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity.

The man, named locally as father of one Jake Sherman, was shot in the chest as he was talking to an acquaintance at a parked car in the Foxdene estate in Neillstown, Dublin. Mr Sherman was hit by a number of bullets.

It is believed Mr Sherman, who has no involvement in criminality, was mistaken for a local man involved in a drugs feud in the area. Gardai appealed for information about a light-coloured Volvo S40 with an '07 LH registration that was in the area of Moorfield Avenue at around 7pm on Thursday.

Three appear at Special Criminal Court

Three Dublin men appeared before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin last night charged in connection with the fatal shooting of dissident republican Peter Butterly in Co Meath last Wednesday. Butterly was shot dead in the car park of the Huntsman Inn at Gormanston, Co Meath, on Wednesday afternoon.

The three were Edward McGrath, 31, of Landale Lawns, Springfield, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Dean Evans, 22, of Grange Park Rise, Raheny, Dublin and David Cullen, 28, of Brackenwood Ave, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

The court remanded all three in custody until March 14.

Pub forced to take down Tricolour

Four Limerick sisters, the owners of Culhane's Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach, Florida, are "embarrassed and sad" after they were told to take down the Irish Tricolour because of a new city ordinance.

The pub is owned by sisters Lynda, Michelle, Mary Jane, and Aine Culhane.

Ordinarily, an Irish flag hangs outside the bar, next to an American flag. They were ordered to take it down because of the ordinance which prohibits the flying of any national flag other than the American stars and stripes.

Man with republican links found dead

A Co Wicklow man who was arrested by gardai following a member of a dissident republican group last Monday in Dublin has been found dead at his home. Jonathan Martin, 24, died from an overdose of prescription drugs on Friday morning at his home in Wicklow town.

He was arrested along with another man after a pursuit by armed gardai from the Special Detective Unit near RTE in Donnybrook. Gardai recovered a sawn-off shotgun in the car. Martin and the other man were questioned and released pending a file being sent to the DPP.

No winner of €2.6m Lotto jackpot

THERE was no winner of last night's €2,596,472 Lotto jackpot. The numbers were 2, 3, 20, 29, 39, 43 (bonus 37).

There were no Match 5+bonus winners, but there were 36 Match 5s who each receive €1,932; 99 Match 4+bonus (€176); 1,783 Match 4s (€60); 2,240 Match 3+bonus (€32); and 30,895 match 3s (€5).

The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 2, 4, 9, 32, 41, 45 (bonus 16) and the Plus 2 were 14, 22, 23, 28, 32, 42 (bonus 9).

In the UK draw for stg£6.1m, the numbers were 12, 19, 25, 36, 44, 46 (bonus 18).

Five PSNI officers injured in riots

Five police officers were injured during rioting on the outskirts of Belfast just hours after the DUP escalated its challenge to the North's judiciary over the treatment of loyalist 'flag protesters' in the courts.

The rioting in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, also resulted in damage to the constituency office of the North's Justice Minister David Ford who had earlier rebuffed criticism from a DUP minister about a judge's comments.

Gardai seize cannabis worth €750,000

Gardai seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €750,000 at a grow house in the Glenbally Valley area of south Kilkenny last Friday. A man in his 40s, understood to be a foreign national, was arrested and was being questioned at Thomastown Garda Station.

Financial 'time bomb' in some estates

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has said that "rogue" management companies may leave a "financial ticking time bomb" for residents in unfinished housing estates.

She said some developers signed bonds, which if not drawn down within seven years of planning permission expire. These could leave residents facing the costs of finishing off estates, before they can be handed over to the relevant local authority.

Visiting restrictions in three hospitals

Families and loved ones of patients sick in three Dublin hospitals may not be able to see their mothers this Mother's Day due to anti-influenza visiting restrictions.

The public is asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital, St Joseph's Hospital, Raheny and the Raheny Community Nursing Unit unless absolutely essential. Children are not permitted to visit under any circumstances other than to seek medical care. The hospital will only allow essential visits between 6pm and 8pm, with only one visitor allowed per patient.

Study finds no pregnancy-suicide link

A new study by Professor Patricia Casey of every maternal death that occurred in Dublin's three maternity hospitals between 1950 and 2011 has found that no woman died by suicide solely because she was pregnant.

The study examined over one million pregnant women linked to the three Dublin maternity hospitals. It shows that there were 394 maternal deaths, five by suicide – one died during pregnancy, and four shortly after giving birth.

The data obtained from these reports shows that the five women who died by suicide did not do so because of their pregnancy but because of problems external to it, such as mental illness.

U2's Clayton to build 'security lodge'

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has been granted permission for a new 'security lodge' at his Rathfarnham estate. The planning permission granted by DLR County Council includes new entrance gates and landscaping at the entrance to his home in the Dublin mountains.

Bully Banks chairman to give talk

Friends of Banking Ireland have invited Jeremy Roe Chairman of Bully Banks, UK, to Dublin to advise Irish customers who may have been affected by the miss-selling of financial products and overcharging of interest by banks operating in the Republic of Ireland.

The public meeting is at Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Housewife leaves €4m estate

Hilary O'Donnell, housewife of Otrano Road, Sandycove, Dublin, left €4,097,002; Anthony (Tony) Sweeney, racing journalist of Cunningham Road, Dalkey, Dublin, left €2,485,969; James Huban, art dealer and insurance broker of Ardilea, Clonskeagh, Dublin, left €2,240,986; and Agnes Tarpey, housewife, Howth Road, Raheny, left €1,466,627.

The value of wills include property, including the family home and should not be regarded as cash amounts

Irish Independent

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