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Mystery school virus investigated

HEALTH officials are investigating the outbreak of a mystery virus at a small island school

Three teachers from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada on Arranmore Island are suffering from a virus. One has been treated in hospital. No other staff or pupils at the have been affected, said the school principal Mary Doherty. Six other teachers at the 60-pupil school off the coast of Co Donegal are now looking after classes.

Fisherman saved from harbour rock

A FISHERMAN was rescued after he fell out of his boat and swam 200 metres to a rock yesterday where he was spotted by someone on shore.

The incident happend off Glandore Harbour in west Cork shortly before 2pm.

The man, in his 40s and from Union Hall, was wearing a life jacket. His 30ft fishing boat took off as he hit the water. He then had a 200-metre swim to a half submerged rock, known as Low Island, a quarter of a mile south-west of the harbour.

Irish Independent