Man (27) dies on farm
A 27-year-old man who was due to be married in November has died following an accident on a farm.
Jonathan Parle, of Poulpeasty, Taghmon, Co Wexford, was found dead by his father as the result of a silage bailer accident. He was to be married on November 7.
TWO HELD OVER MURDER
TWO men have been arrested by gardai in connection with the murder of Christy Daly last December.
Mr Daly (47) was shot dead but his body was not found for several days until it was discovered in a drain at Bog Lane, Clara, Co Offaly. Investigators detained two men, aged 24 and 25, in Dublin yesterday and they were taken for questioning to Tullamore garda station.
DUFF'S FIRM HAS €1.3M
THE bitter pill of Damien Duff's relegation from top-flight football will be softened with new accounts showing that his UK firm is sitting on a cash pile of €1.344m.
According to new accounts lodged by the Fulham star's Lightzest UK Ltd, the firm's accumulated profits increased marginally from €1.29m to €1.344m last year.
SKY GARDEN OPENS
CELEBRITY TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin will not attend the official public opening of his gold medal-winning Chelsea Flower Show 'Sky Garden'.
The €2.3m garden will be officially opened in Fitzgerald Park on Cork's Mardyke tomorrow after being mired in three years of controversy and rows over both its altered design and overall cost.
'GANG RAPE' CLAIM
GARDAI are investigating an alleged gang rape against a woman who was on a hen party. Officers are expected to send a file to the DPP in the coming weeks in relation to the incident, which allegedly occurred in an apartment in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Gardai have interviewed all five men at the centre of the woman's claims along with some of their other friends.
RALLY FOR KIDNAP GIRLS
THE first rally of its kind in the country was held to show solidarity with more than 200 girls who were kidnapped in Nigeria over a month ago.
Up to 100 people, mostly women, attended the Bring Back Our Girls rally, in The People's Park in Limerick.
The event, which was organised by Adapt Services, which supports victims of domestic abuse, was supported by a other agencies including Doras Luimni, the Red Ribbon Project, and the Limerick Women's Network.