Wednesday 17 January 2018

Biker (42) dies in crash

150 new jobs at Centra

THE sister of a 42-year-old man who died when he lost control of his motorcycle described him as "the best brother in the world".

Kieran Morgan, from Avoca in Co Wicklow, died in the single vehicle collision at Cronebeg, Aughrim, early yesterday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardai are appealing for witnesses of the collision to contact Arklow garda station on 0402 26320, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111

UP TO 150 new jobs are being created by Centra as it expands its network of stores nationwide.

The convenience retailer aims to open up to seven stores by the end of year, and take over the running of another six established premises to secure another 150 positions. Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said Centra's plan was a further signal of growing confidence in the recovery.

Four secondary students are in Beijing to take part in a global challenge for word-smiths.

Representing Ireland in the International Linguistics Olympiad are Dublin's Luke Gardiner, Antrim's Matthew Nixon, Kerry's Jane D'Altuin and Cork's Daniel Herlihy. The students beat off competition from 2,600 others to book their places in the competition and spent last week honing their skills at a special training camp in Trinity College, Dublin.

THE case of murder accused Graham Dwyer involves six months of CCTV footage, 540 witness statements and 408 witnesses, a court heard.

Mr Dwyer, a south Dublin architect, is charged with murdering Dublin childcare worker Elaine O'Hara (37) in Co Dublin on August 22, 2012. Ronan Kennedy, defending, made an application for a second junior counsel to be assigned to the case at the Central Criminal Court yesterday. Mr Dwyer, of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, was present in court for the hearing. The 41-year-old is in custody awaiting trial.

A CLOSE-knit community is fearful of further acts of vandalism after their local church was damaged with paint and a derelict house set on fire.

Trouble flared in Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, at 2am yesterday after two wandering horses were impounded by authorities. It's understood rocks were also thrown at Limerick City Fire and Rescue crews who were called to the fire at the derelict house.

Irish Independent

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