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Sunday 8 December 2019

In brief: Girl (4) dies after falling off tractor

A four-year-old girl died after a farmyard accident yesterday.

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the matter. It is understood the child was killed when she fell from a tractor at Derryadd, Killeigh, Co Offaly.

No judgment in 'vendetta' case

JUDGMENT has been reserved in an action for alleged overcharging against the director of a cleaning company who claims she is the victim of a vendetta by developer Sean Dunne.

Hollybrook (Brighton Road) Management Co Ltd, is suing Gina Farrell, trading as Gina Farrell Cleaning Services, alleging she overcharged for services provided at an apartment block at Brighton Road, Foxrock, Dublin. Ms Farrell denies the claims and says Hollybrook is under the control of Mr Dunne and the action is being brought against her "solely at the behest and instructions of Mr Dunne" due to a "vendetta" against her. Ms Justice Mary Laffoy said she was reserving judgment.

€7m winner in no rush to splash out

MILLIONAIRE postman Pat Broderick promised his massive lottery win wouldn't change him -- and he seems to be sticking to his word.

The Cork father of four won €7m earlier this year and has splashed out on a car. But rather than a top-of-the-range supercar, Mr Broderick has kept it sensible -- buying a five-year-old BMW. Aside from quitting his job, he continues to live in the modest family home in Kinsale.

Gardai issue ATM cash-trap warning

GARDAI have urged consumers to be extra vigilant when using ATMs after a man was charged in relation to a 'cash-trapping' device.

A 21-year-old man was arrested after gardai were alerted yesterday to a piece of equipment attached to an ATM at Church Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow. Gardai described it as a 'cash trapper'. It collects the money as it is withdrawn from the ATM, and leads the customer to believe the ATM is broken. The man was charged and bailed to appear before Bray District Court on Wednesday.

Eason to create 50 jobs at new stores

FOUR new stores are being opened under the Eason franchise, creating 50 jobs.

Despite tough times in the retail trade, a new Eason store opened yesterday in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. And plans have been announced for the opening of three other stores over the next two months in Balbriggan, Co Dublin; Carlow and Kilkenny.

Irish Independent

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