Tuesday 12 December 2017

Man quizzed over murder of IRA spy

A MAN was being questioned in Co Monaghan last night in connection with the murder of self-confessed IRA spy Denis Donaldson five years ago.

The man, who is in his 40s, was arrested on Saturday and is understood to have "known republican connections". Denis Donaldson (56) was a British agent for more than 20 years and was shot dead at his isolated home at Cloghercor, Co Donegal, in April 2006. Gardai arrested a suspect in his 40s in Clontibret, Co Monaghan, on Saturday evening.

New technology to help diabetics

NEW technology that will help provide pain-free monitoring for diabetics is to be unveiled today.

The new nanosensor technology, which has been developed by a team of researchers at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, will permit the highly sensitive detection of important biological molecules potentially indicative of glucose.

Three rescued as yacht capsizes

Three people had a lucky escape and had to be airlifted to hospital after their yacht sank without a trace in rough conditions on Saturday.

The 32-foot yacht was sailing on Lough Derg, Co Clare, when it suddenly capsized close to Hare Island. The alarm was raised shortly after 5pm and a search and rescue operation was quickly launched.

Pact strengthens Malaysian ties

A new education agreement between Ireland and Malaysia is expected to boost the numbers of international students coming to study at Irish universities.

Minister of State for Training and Skills Ciaran Cannon yesterday began a visit to Malaysia and said the two countries already have a strong relationship in the field of medical education. More than 1,500 Malaysian students come to Ireland each year, contributing over €43m to the national economy. The Government has set a target of doubling the number of international students coming to Ireland by 2016.

Cause of city fire remains unknown

AN investigation has not yet established the cause of a fire that broke out at a derelict former arts centre at the weekend.

Three homeless people were rescued from the burning building on Dublin's City Quay on Saturday morning. The fire is believed to have started on the top floor of the three-storey building.

Irish Independent

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