Wednesday 17 January 2018

Jellyfish warning

ONE of the world's most dangerous jellyfish has once again been spotted in Irish waters.

The lion's mane jellyfish, capable of inducing anaphylactic shock, has reappeared at Sandycove and Sutton beaches despite 17 of the creatures being removed by council workers last week.

The sting can cause nausea, vomiting and respiratory distress and bathers are being advised not to enter the water at these beaches.

Irish Water Safety said it has sent warning posters to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and Fingal County Councils for erection at Killiney, Sandycove, Seapoint and Sutton beaches.

Land agent study

A new book exploring Offaly's often violent relationship with land agents during the 19th century will be launched this week.

Dr Ciaran Reilly's 'The Irish Land Agent, 1830-60: the case of King's County' will be officially launched by Professor Terence Dooley of NUI Maynooth at the Offaly History Centre in Tullamore on Thursday at 8pm.

Rail victim funeral

HUNDREDS turned out yesterday for the funeral of tragic Patricia Brennan, who died when she was struck by a train at Raheny station.

The single woman, originally from Kilrush, Co Clare, was described as a "great model and great example of how to live a life".

The 57-year-old died last Thursday in Dublin when she tripped and fell on tracks at Raheny Dart station.

Irish Independent

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