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Motorist dies after car veers off road

A YOUNG motorist was killed when his car crashed off the road yesterday morning.

Barry O'Brien (25), from Kilfinane, Co Limerick, died after the car he was driving veered off the road on the outskirts of the small village at 1.30am. Officers from Bruff garda station are investigating the incident.

Kite-surfer hurt in tennis court crash

AN Eastern European man who was badly injured in a kite-surfing accident was in a stable condition in hospital last night.

However, his condition was being monitored due to what were described as "serious wounds". The man -- who is in his mid-20s -- had been kite-surfing in high winds at Courtmacsherry Harbour in Cork when a strong gust of wind brought him approximately 60 metres inland where he crashed onto a tennis court.

Garda watchdog to probe death

THE Garda Ombudsman has been notified of the death of a man shortly after he left garda custody having been arrested for a public order offence.

The 44-year-old homeless man was found in a drunken state on Friday evening by gardai in Cork and was brought to the Bridewell garda station. He was rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH) on Saturday afternoon after his condition worsened and he died at around 3pm.

130,000 tonnes of salt on the way

IT may be the height of summer, however road chiefs are already thinking of the winter ahead.

The National Roads Authority (NRA) will receive shipments totalling 130,000 tonnes of de-icing salt -- or twice the yearly average -- over the next few months in preparation for the cold season ahead. And the authority has put its neck on the line by promising there will be "more than enough" stocks for this winter.

Man charged with IRA membership

A MAN was charged with membership of the IRA at a special court sitting yesterday.

Joe Clarke (40), of Geraldstown Woods, Santry, is charged with membership of an unlawful organisation within the State styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA, on July 14 last. Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler, sitting with Judge Alison Lindsay and Judge William Hamill, remanded Clarke in custody with liberty to apply for bail to appear in front of the court on July 22.

Irish Independent