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Friday 23 February 2018

Livestock stolen

A MAN has been arrested by gardaí investigating the theft of livestock worth more than €100,000.

The man, in his 30s, was detained after a planned search operation in Co Donegal yesterday morning.

Gardaí had been investigating the theft, which occurred in Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, on June 24 and 25, when 75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken.

Naval heroes home

A NAVAL Service patrol vessel and its crew will receive a heroes' welcome home after three months in the Mediterranean, during which time they saved more than 3,500 migrants.

The LÉ Niamh will arrive back today at Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork, to be greeted by full military honours and families of the 60-plus crew.

The vessel arrives in Cork one week after being replaced on station off North Africa by LÉ Samuel Beckett.

Luas works

Work on a section of the Luas Cross City project in Dublin has been postponed due to scheduling issues.

The work had been due to begin on October 5 on Marlborough Street, which was set to be shut down from Parnell Street to Cathal Brugha Street for nine weeks.

A spokesperson for the Luas Cross City construction works confirmed the delay was due to a scheduling issue and said work may now be postponed by two weeks.

Man assaulted

Gardaí investigating a assault that left a man with serious injuries have arrested two men.

The two men, aged in their late 20s and early 30s, were arrested near the scene of the assault in Kileen Woods, Tralee, Co Kerry, shortly before 11pm on Wednesday.

The injured man, who is in his 20s, was found unconscious in the garden of a house and was transferred to Kerry General Hospital.

Postal disruptions

There are growing fears that there will be postal disruptions around the country as staff in four of An Post's mail sorting centres begin strike action.

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) confirmed last night that a number of their members, who work with IO Systems and are contracted by An Post, have initiated action.

It is understood that up to 36 workers who maintain the mail sorting equipment in the Dublin, Cork, Portlaoise and Athlone centres are involved in the dispute which centres around rostering.

Irish Independent

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