Thursday 5 December 2019

In Brief: Man arrested in connection with murder of criminal Philip O'Toole

A man was arrested by detectives yesterday morning in connection with the murder of criminal Philip O'Toole, whose body was found dumped in a wood in Co Wicklow.

Mr O'Toole, who had been missing for over two weeks, had survived a gun attack in 2011. Gardai are working on the theory that his former associates kidnapped him and took him to Trooperstown Wood in Rathdrum before shooting him in the head. Mr O'Toole, who has a seven- month-old boy with his partner Jennifer Kelly, had convictions for possession of cocaine and a shotgun. Gardai have appealed for anyone with information to contact Bray Garda Station on (01) 6665300.

Funeral details of Dubs legend Heffo

The removal of former Dublin football player and manager Kevin Heffernan, who died last Friday, will take place to the church of St Vincent de Paul, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin, arriving at 5.45pm tomorrow.

His burial takes place after 11am Mass on Tuesday at St Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton. 'Heffo', as he was known to fans, worked in the ESB and later chaired the Labour Court. He is survived by his wife Mary and daughter Orla. See Obituary, Page 33 and Sport Section, Page 10

Two women die in separate crashes

TWO young women have died in separate road crashes. The funeral of a woman killed in a three-vehicle collision in Co Mayo on Friday will take place tomorrow. Tara Ryan, 21, was alone when her vehicle was involved in a collision with a truck and a minibus on the the N5 at the junction with the old Castlebar Road. Ms Ryan, Johnsfort, Swinford, was a popular member of the local GAA club.

In another tragic crash, a woman who died in a two-car crash at a junction on the N2 Dublin/Derry Road at Tullyvaragh Lower in Co Monaghan on Friday was named locally yesterday as Michelle McCabe, a mother-of-two who was in her mid-30s and a native of Latton near Castleblayney.

No winner of €9.8m Lotto jackpot

THERE was no winner of last night's €9,814,240 Lotto jackpot. The numbers were 3, 9, 13, 20, 21, 41 (bonus 14).

There were three Match 5+bonus winners who each receive €25k; 72 Match 5s (€1,482); 159 Match 4+bonus (€168); 3,767 Match 4s (€44); 4,801 Match 3+bonus (€23) and 58,572 Match 3s (€5 scratchcard). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 2, 22, 25, 27, 28, 44 (bonus 39) and the Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 4, 6, 15, 32, 36, 41 (bonus 31).

In the UK draw for stg£3.9m the numbers were 2, 6, 21, 29, 34, 47 (bonus 11).

Huge fall in organ donations in 2012

Organ donations last year were down to 78, a drop of 16 per cent from the previous year. Mark Murphy, CEO of the Irish Kidney Association, said thanks to the generosity of the 78 deceased donors and their families. In all 206 transplant operations took place in Ireland in 2012.

The 131 deceased donor kidney transplants last year were complimented by 32 living donor transplants.

Rory Williams – clarification

In an article published in last week's edition, we referred to Treasury Holdings director Rory Williams as also being a director of Risali Ltd. We have since been advised by Mr Williams that a mistake was made in the preparation of Risali's documents filed with the Companies Office which incorrectly identified him as one of its directors. We are happy to clarify this matter.

'Morning Edition' to start on RTE One

A new daily news programme Morning Edition starts tomorrow at 9am on RTE One and includes an interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The interview was pre-recorded with presenter Keelin Shanley.

Bruton predicts survival of eurozone

IFSC chairman and former Taoiseach, John Bruton, has predicted that the eurozone will not break up. "I predict that in five to 10 years from now banks in the eurozone will be more solid than banks in Britain or banks in the United States," he told the annual congress of the Ireland United States Alumni Association last night.

Mr Bruton also called for an EU-US Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement which he said would keep Britain in the EU.

City council scraps a further 75 bins

Dublin City Council scrapped 75 litter bins last year, as numbers were reduced further to 4,300 down from 5,000 several years ago. A spokesman for Dublin City Council said bins were generally placed in locations where there was a heavy footfall and consequent demand.

Submissions sought for 1916 memorial

city councillor Niall Ring, whose grandfather and four brothers were at the GPO in 1916, has appealed to interested groups and members of the public to make submissions this week to the committee set up to decide on how to devise a memorial at the "last battlefield" of the Easter Rising on Dublin's Moore Street.

Widow of FF TD leaves €1m in will

Maire Brugha, widow of the late Fianna Fail TD Ruairi Brugha, of The Palms, Roebuck, Dublin, who died on July 20, 2012, has left €1,059,163 in her will.

Other wills: Mary Elwood of Ashgrove, Terryland, Galway left €2,369,503; Hilda Fox of Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, left €1,835,230 and Marjorie E Turner, Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin, left €1,773,l381. The value of wills include property, including the family home and should not be regarded as cash amounts.

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