Saturday 25 November 2017

Truck crush death

Two quizzed in swoop

GARDAI and the Health and Safety Authority have launched separate investigations after a man was crushed to death when a truck's axle collapsed on him.

The man, a mechanic, was named locally as Maurice O'Sullivan from Templetuohy, near Thurles, in Co Tipperary. The tragic incident occurred yesterday near the M8 service station stop, just outside Cashel, Co Tipperary.

Two women have been arrested by gardai investigating human trafficking and prostitution.

The arrests were part of an EU-wide day of action focusing on the activities of West African criminal networks. Gardai arrested a Nigerian woman in Dublin city centre for questioning about organising prostitution. Another Nigerian woman was arrested in Blanchardstown. Files have been sent to the DPP.

MORE holidaymakers are coming to Ireland, but they're spending less money than they used to.

The end of The Gathering has not dented Ireland's appeal to tourists – with the number of overseas trips up by 7.3pc in the first three months of the year compared to the same period of 2013. Central Statistics Office figures show that 1.343 million people visited the country between January and March 2014, which was 91,000 more than a year earlier. But visitors spent a bit less than last year at €682m.

THE father of renowned writer Eoin Colfer died from internal bleeding a week after a gall bladder operation, an inquest heard.

The inquest into the death of Dr William "Billy" Colfer (73) heard how he died at the Waterford Regional Hospital on February 2, 2013, after the operation at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin.

Billy Colfer was a renowned historian from Slade in Fethard on Sea, Co Wexford. Pathologist Dr Rob Landers told the inquest that Mr Colfer died from "multiple organ failure secondary to post-operative haemorrhage". Waterford Coroner John Goff agreed with the medical evidence.

A YOUNG man was found unconscious and bloody on a street in Wexford following a suspected assault.

The man, believed to be in his late 20s, was found on St Michael's Place at 9.30pm on Wednesday. He was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is in a serious condition.

Irish Independent

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