Thursday 14 December 2017

Philip Cairn's dad dies

'Vicious' taxi assault

THE father of missing Dublin schoolboy, Philip Cairns has passed away peacefully in hospital following an illness.

Philip Cairns Snr, died surrounded by his family at Tallaght Hospital, three months shy of the 28th anniversary of his son's disappearance. He is survived by his wife, Alice and five of their six children, Mary, Sandra, Helen, Suzanne and Eoin. Philip (13) disappeared on the afternoon of 23 October, 1986, while walking back to his school, Colaiste Eanna, where he had been a first year student for just over a month.

A MAN and woman have been charged in connection with a "vicious" assault on a taxi driver who was allegedly bitten, kicked and struck on the head with a bottle.

Gary Crowley (27) and Sarah Fitzgerald (22) both appeared in court following the alleged attack in Dublin city which left father-of-two Jiyue Song (32) suffering several lacerations.

Dublin District Court heard a garda describe Mr Crowley as "covered in blood" when he was arrested.

Judge Michael Walsh refused to grant bail to Mr Crowley following objections by gardai and remanded him in custody.

CORK GAA and the Munster Council are at loggerheads over the security arrangements for the football and hurling Munster Finals taking place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh this month.

Bob Ryan, chairman of Cork County Board, yesterday described the decision to bring in a private security company to steward Sunday's Munster Football Final in Pairc Ui Chaoimh as "a waste of hard-earned money".

Mr Ryan was angry at the decision to employ the Dublin-based Frontline Security company to steward last Sunday's clash between Cork and Kerry. For decades the stewarding of inter-county matches in Munster was carried out by groups of volunteers.


HOLLYWOOD actor Jack Reynor and co-star Will Poulter will attend the premiere of their Irish Indie movie 'Glassland' in Galway this Friday night.

'Transformers' actor Reynor and Poulter, star of 'We're The Millers' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia' will be joined by other actors including another 'Holywood' star Michael Smiley – from Holywood, Co Down. The movie, which tackles a family dealing with crime in their midst, won't be released in cinemas however until September 26.

Irish Independent

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