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Man to be charged in shop shooting

A MAN will appear in court today charged in connection with the shooting of supermarket worker Dympna Walsh. The 50-year-old victim, a mother of three, was shot in both legs with a double-barrelled shotgun on Tuesday at the Costcutter supermarket in Balla, six miles from Castlebar, Co Mayo.

A businessman was arrested within hours of the shooting. Gardai last night confirmed that a 47-year-old man had been charged in connection with the attack. He will be brought before Ballina District Court today.

Former hotel may be part of campus

A FORMER hotel is set to be snapped up at a knockdown price by a third level institute. The Corrib Great Southern Hotel on the eastern outskirts of Galway city was bought in 2006 by Galway businessman, Gerry Barrett, but has been closed for the last four years.

It is understood that Galway-Mayo IT -- located directly across the road from the hotel site -- has made a conditional offer for the property.

Wartime grenades found in garden

TWO grenades dating from the War of Independence were discovered to the rear of a suburban home yesterday. Builders working on an extension to a house in Lomond Avenue, Marino, north Dublin, were shocked when they uncovered two devices buried at the foot of the garden.

A young family living at the address immediately alerted gardai. Experts from the army bomb disposal unit removed the two grenades from the site.

Woman held after major drugs raid

A WOMAN in her 20s was arrested yesterday after a €500,000 drugs seizure at her home on the outskirts of Tralee, Co Kerry.

The house at the Lee Drive estate in Ballinorig was raided at around 9am and a quantity of ecstasy tablets and another controlled substance, believed to be cocaine, were discovered.

Over 300 jobs to come at start-ups

MORE than 300 jobs have been promised at 17 state-backed start-ups including a firm that has come up with a treatment for tinnitus. But there is no firm deadline for the jobs boost, announced by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation yesterday.

It said the companies creating jobs in the coming years included Dublin-based mobile phone marketing company 2PaperDolls, which hopes to employ 15 people.

Irish Independent