Tuesday 21 November 2017

Cyclist killed on motorway

Pensioner dies at beach

A CYCLIST has died after he was struck by a car in Dublin.

The 50-year-old man was left seriously injured when he was hit on the southbound carriageway of the M1 between the Donabate and Swords junctions at around 5pm yesterday. He was rushed to Beaumont Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

A MAN died after he collapsed at one of the country's busiest beaches.

The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm at Lahinch in Co Clare when the man, in his 70s, collapsed in shallow water in front of bathers. Lifeguards used a defibrillator in an effort for resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor.


CAMPAIGNERS are reaching out to young men to highlight the dangers of sex trafficking, with specially commissioned beer mats.

As part of its latest awareness drive, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has issued the beer mats which will tell the true story of a teenager who was sold into prostitution for €3,000 and was "forced to have sex with 15 men a day".


PSYCHIATRIC nurses are seeking an urgent meeting with Health Minister Leo Varadkar to discuss "unresolved issues" surrounding a Co Mayo care home criticised in a watchdog's report.

The Psychiatric Nurses Association called for the meeting following the publication of a HIQA report on care standards at the Aras Attracta residential care centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Swinford. It highlighted disturbing practices at the home including some residents being forced to go without food for 15 hours.

Irish Independent

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