Crash kills man in 80s
A man in his 80s has died in a car crash in Co Donegal.
The two-car collision occurred at around 3.30pm yesterday about 7km outside of Donegal town on the Ballybofey Road. The elderly man, who was driving one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Letterkenny Hospital. A 64-year-old woman, who was in the other car, was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Gardai appealed for any witnesses to contact them on 074 9740190.
Expansion at HMV
ENTERTAINMENT retailer HMV is continuing to expand, with plans to open two new stores in the west and north.
The move will bring to 10 the number of HMV outlets opened in the country by new owners Hilco Capital.
Hilco Capital will open an outlet in Castlebar, Co Mayo, within three months. The company, which is also understood to be setting its sights on Cork, is in the process of opening a store in Ballymena, Co Antrim. It will be up and running by the end of September.
Gardai move protest
Gardai prevented protesters against a controversial bridge in Kilkenny from blocking contractors who were trying to take construction materials on-site.
About 15 gardai arrived at the site close to Green's Bridge in Kilkenny city yesterday as contractors transported preformed steel cages on to the construction site. The contractors have been employed by the county council to build the new bridge section of the multi-million euro Central Access Scheme. Gardai moved a number of protesters who wanted to block access for the trucks and the operation lasted for about 10 minutes. Superintendent Padraig Dunne said the movement passed off peacefully.
Marking life of Brian
HARPISTS from across Europe and America will perform in Limerick later this month at a week-long festival celebrating the legacy of Brian Boru and the national emblem.
The Brian Boru Millennium Harp Festival will mark the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru. The event will also feature the world premiere of a new musical production by Janet Harbison of the Irish Harp Centre.
'Brian Boru, Lion of Ireland' involves over 100 harps, the massed Limerick children's and adult choirs of Maire Keary-Scanlan, and the Limerick Pipe Band. The festival will run from August 18-24. See www.BrianBoruMillennium.com.