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Thursday 26 April 2018

Man dies in blaze at mobile home

A man in his late-20s died in a fire at a mobile home yesterday morning.

The blaze happened at Knockfola near Derrybeg, Co Donegal, and the man was named locally as Columba Doherty. The fire was discovered at 6.45am and the emergency services were alerted. When they arrived, the mobile home was engulfed in flames. The man's body was transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post mortem after a technical examination of the scene was conducted.

Scheme to dump out-of-date drugs

A FREE service to dispose of unused or out-of-date medicines will be available to the public in Cork and Kerry from today.

The 'Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly' (DUMP) campaign encourages people to return unwanted or out-of- date medicines to local pharmacies so that they can be disposed of safely.

Teenager killed in scaffolding fall

A TEENAGER from a prominent farming family died after falling from scaffolding at the family farm on Saturday.

Martin Buckley (19) was pronounced dead at the scene in Bantry, Co Cork, at around 4pm. He was the son of Patrick Buckley, whose brother Cornie chaired the Bantry Agricultural Show committee for 10 years.

Alert over fresh measles outbreak

PARENTS have been urged to protect children against measles after an outbreak in Cork and Kerry.

Dr Fiona Ryan, consultant in public health medicine at HSE South, is urging parents whose children have not been immunised to bring their children for immunisation, to prevent the spread of measles.

Pipe-bomb scare linked to feud

A fake pipe bomb left in the driveway of a house on Saturday night has been linked to the deadly Crumlin-Drimnagh feud that has already claimed a dozen lives.

An Army bomb disposal team was called to a house on Captain's Road in Crumlin, Dublin, at 10.45pm. The improvised explosive device was made safe before it was removed for detailed analysis.

Three hurt in fight taken to hospital

THREE people were taken to hospital following an assault in north Dublin last night.

The men were injured during a fight involving a group of people in Swords and were taken to Beaumont Hospital. The extent of their injuries was not known.

Irish Independent

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