Monday 11 December 2017

Man dies in car crash

Kerry Airport boost

AN ELDERLY motorist died when his car struck a ditch in Cork. The 73-year-old suffered fatal injuries at Knocky-rourke, Stuake, outside Macroom, shortly before 9am. No other vehicle was involved.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Macroom gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact them at 026 20590.

PASSENGER numbers going through Kerry Airport have increased by 12pc for the first half of the year.

Kerry Airport has recorded its fourth consecutive month of growth with Stobart Air that was formerly known as Aer Arann. More than 130,000 flew into the airport with the carrier this year.

THE organisers of one of the country's oldest festivals have appealed for volunteers for stewarding. This is because members of the Civil Defence can no longer act as stewards at public events without certification.

The organisers of Puck Fair say they will train volunteers in crowd control ahead of the August festival. The Civil Defence is hoping to provide a FETAC level 6 standard course that will be delivered nationally for its volunteers to provide the necessary qualification.

GARDAI in Waterford are appealing for witnesses after a food delivery man was held at knifepoint in Dunmore East on Tuesday. The delivery man made a call to a house in Ard Na Coille estate in Dunmore East shortly before 11pm but was told by the occupants there that they did not place any order for food.

However, when the man returned to his car, he was approached by a teenage male who produced a knife and threatened the man to hand over money. The injured party handed over some money and the food while a female accomplice, also estimated as in her late teens, arrived on the scene and they both fled.

The male was described as being 5ft 10" and wearing a dark zip-up hoodie with leopard-print scarf over his face. Meanwhile, the female was 5ft 5" with dark brown or black hair in a large bun on the top of her head. Anyone with information is asked to contact the gardai in Waterford on 051 305300.

MORE than 50 new jobs are being created by a brew bar in Cork.

The Rising Sons, a new brewery and bar on Cornmarket Street in Cork city centre, will open on July 31, and at peak operation will employ 50 full and part-time staff.

Irish Independent

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