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Thursday 22 March 2018

Missing pensioner found dead in car

A PENSIONER who was missing for two days was discovered dead in his car not far from his home yesterday amid fears he may have died from exposure after getting disoriented.

Donal O'Connell (81), from Doonagh, Milford, Co Cork, was last seen at the Centra supermarket in Drumcollogher, Co Limerick, at 6.30pm on Sunday.

Body discovered at disused pub

Gardai believe a man whose body was found at the rear of a disused pub yesterday may have fallen to his death after slipping on the ice-covered roof of the premises.

The body was discovered at the back of the former Drake Inn pub in Finglas village in west Dublin. The man in his 40s has been identified but his name is not being released until his relatives have been informed.

Groups work to get homeless indoors

HOMELESS groups are working around the clock to get up to 130 people in Dublin into shelter as the Arctic freeze maintains its grip.

Sleeping bags and waterproof clothing are being distributed to those most at risk who refuse to get indoors.

Former Mountjoy chief breaks leg

THE former governor of Mountjoy Prison is among dozens of casualties turning up at A&E units across the country with broken bones due to the icy conditions.

John Lonergan yesterday revealed he would be laid up for the next two weeks with five screws in his leg after breaking it.

Hunters urged to spare game birds

THE largest hunting organisation in the country has urged its 28,000 members not to shoot game birds during the cold snap.

The National Association of Regional Game Councils said the freezing conditions had a serious effect on the ability of birds to find food and hunting them could have "disastrous consequences" for their survival.

Safety fears keep schools closed

HUNDREDS of schools around the country will remain closed today as Met Eireann predicts more snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Schools are basing decisions to close on health and safety grounds or because of travel difficulties encountered by significant numbers of pupils or staff.

Irish Independent

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