Monday 11 December 2017

In Brief: 'Quiet Man' returns

A whole new cinema-going audience can fall in love with 1952 classic 'The Quiet Man' thanks to a digitally remastered edition set for both cinema and DVD release.

Telling the story of Sean Thornton, played by John Wayne, an American boxer who falls in love with Mary Kate Danaher, played by Maureen O'Hara, the film classic has only been available in recent years for limited presentations due to the fragile nature of the film.

But now new cinema-goers will see the Irish countryside and lush greens as director John Ford intended them in a new remastered version.

TV3 in news blunder

TV3 inadvertently flashed a photo of Pope Benedict during a news item about a former Christian Brother who was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing schoolboys.

Newsreader Colette Fitzpatrick was forced to issue an embarrassing apology after the error during last night's 'The 5:30' broadcast.

Unknown to her at the time, the image of the white-haired pontiff was flashed on the screen behind her as she was reading out the line-up for the evening's news bulletin.

Teen (16) missing

GARDAI have appealed for help in tracing a 16-year-old schoolgirl who has been missing from her home for the past three days.

Raehel Andoh was last seen on Wednesday morning in the Beechfield area of Clonee, Co Meath. She is described as being 5ft 8in tall with short black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact gardai.

X case rally planned

Pro-choice campaigners demanding abortion legislation are to stage a rally to mark the 21st anniversary of the X case.

More than 100 people from 50 civil society organisations and trade unions have joined forces to call on the Government to introduce a new law before the summer recess. Umbrella group Action on X will stage the rally on Monday from the Central Bank to Dublin Castle at 6.30pm.

Nicaragua post

AN executive of the Bewley's coffee chain has been appointed Honourary Consul of Nicaragua in Ireland for the company's commitment to supporting coffee producers in the Central American country.

The appointment of Paul O'Toole, Bewley's Procurement Director, was officially signed off by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore at Aras an Uachtarain yesterday.

Irish Independent

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