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'Disappeared' search

SEARCHES for another of the IRA's 'Disappeared' victims have started in the same rural bog where another body was found weeks ago.

Specialist forensic investigators are scanning sections of Oristown bog in Co Meath with radar for the remains of former west Belfast monk Joe Lynskey, who has been missing since 1972.

More than a month ago, the remains of another of the Disappeared, Brendan Megraw, were finally found in a drainage ditch in the middle of the bog, 36 years after he vanished.

Irish up for Oscar

IRISH animated short film 'Coda', which features the voices of Brian Gleeson and Orla Fitzgerald, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Oscars.

Directed by Alan Holly, the nine-minute, hand-drawn animated film tells the story of a lost soul who stumbles drunkenly through a city before bumping into Death.

The film took more than two years to make and has picked up a variety of accolades.

Greenhouse gases

GREENHOUSE gas emissions continue to rise but households are producing less carbon due to more efficient cars and reduced use of fossil fuels.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said that 58,467 tonnes of carbon was produced in 2012, up 1.4pc over 2011 levels.

It was the first annual increase recorded since 2005, but represents a sharp drop on levels recorded during the recession.

Emergency landing

A transatlantic passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport last night after smoke and fumes were detected on board.

United Airlines flight UA-925 was en route from London's Heathrow Airport to Washington in the US with 140 passengers and crew on board when an emergency was declared over the Irish Sea.

The crew reported smoke and fumes on the flight-deck but no flames were seen. It landed safely.

Homeless crisis

Dublin City Council is short €5m to adequately deal with the city's homeless crisis, according to Lord Mayor Christy Burke.

His comments came after a homeless man was found dead on the street in Hazelhatch, Newcastle, in South County Dublin on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old was one of nine people sleeping rough in the area.

Irish Independent