Monday 22 January 2018

Missing at Rag week

Gardaí have appealed for help in locating a man who went missing after traveling to Galway for Rag week.

Jason McNulty (25) from Swinford in Co Mayo was last seen at 6am on Wednesday leaving the Connacht Hotel in Renmore.

He is described as being six foot tall, with dark hair and green eyes. When last seen he was wearing a dark red T-shirt and blue jeans

A native of Swinford Co Mayo, Jason has been living in Castlebar in recent times, but came to Galway earlier this week.

Friends have launched an appeal online, while anyone with information is asked to contact Mill Street Gardaí on 091-538000.

Heroin and cannabis

Gardaí seized €5,000 worth of heroin and cannabis following searches in Limerick.

Gardaí discovered the drugs while searching open ground in the Keyes Park area of Southill.

They also searched six homes and properties in the city.

Killed in house fire

An elderly woman died in a house fire in Tramore in Co Waterford in the early hours of yesterday.

Members of the emergency services and a neighbour managed to drag the woman out of the bungalow, but she was later pronounced dead.

She was named locally as Catherine Coughlan, in her 70s, and is believed to have been a single woman who worked as a nurse in Waterford city for many years.

Gardaí do not believe the fire started in suspicious circumstances.

Local priest Fr Michael Twomey said: "It looks like a terrible accident. The house was completely gutted."

Fossett Circus saved

Fossett Brothers Circus has been given a chance of a new beginning by a judge in the Circuit Civil Court.

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke approved a scheme aimed at saving the company, which was prepared by an examiner.

He said Robert and Edward Fossett should give an undertaking that they would resign as directors of the company for three years.

He also directed the Fossett brothers to give an undertaking that a recently-appointed accountant would make returns to the Revenue Commissioner.

The court previously heard the company owed Revenue €333,000 including €181,000 VAT. The company had a very bad year in 2014, forcing it into examinership.

By October 2014 the net deficit was €1.4m.

Irish Independent

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