Friday 23 March 2018

Drive-by shooting

O'Connell Street film

A MAN in his 20s was arrested after another man was shot by a gunman on a motorbike. It is understood that the victim, also in his 20s, was shot a number of times in the arms.

The incident happened in Court Town Drive estate in the Hollyhill area of Cork at approximately 8.45pm. The victim was taken to the Mercy University Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Gardai also arrested another man in the incident. He was being questioned last night at Gurranabraher garda station in Co Cork.

A NEW documentary on the underbelly of Dublin's O'Connell Street will show the level of violence, vandalism and drug abuse prevalent on one of the "centre stages of Irish history".

'The Street' contains disturbing scenes of groups of men and women buying and selling drugs and images of the destitute and homeless shivering in doorways along the storied thoroughfare. 'The Street' is on RTE One at 9.35pm.

INVESTORS have been duped out of an estimated €200,000 in internet scams targeting social media sites. They were duped into putting cash into what they assumed were seed capital projects in Asia and South America.

Investors in Dublin, Mayo and Cork put money into the ventures, which came to their attention via reports on Facebook and Twitter. Some schemes promised returns of up to 35pc.

TWO legends of the horse racing industry are to be given honorary degrees during the Galway Races. Trainers Dermot Weld and Jim Bolger will both be made honorary Doctors of Arts at NUI Galway on July 30, to coincide with the city's flagship race, The Galway Plate.

University President Dr Jim Browne said the degrees, which will be awarded at a special on-campus ceremony, are the highest honour the college can confer.

A CHEF who raped a young woman after telling her he was gay and inviting her back to his apartment for a party has been given a seven-year sentence.

Samir Mansour (48), with a current address at The Lock, Market Point, Mullingar, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping the woman at his then apartment at Windmill Hill, Prospect, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, on January 8, 2010.

Irish Independent

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