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No crozier show

A town celebrating its 400th anniversary cannot afford security measures to allow a legendary local artefact to go on public display.

Locals in Lismore, Co Waterford, had wanted to put a valuable replica of the 12th century Lismore crozier on display in the local heritage centre. But National Museum of Ireland officials raised a number of security concerns with Lismore Town Council. The measures involved could cost up to €10,000.

THE main suspect in the unlawful killing of a homeless man, who was savagely beaten and then stuffed into a rubbish disposal chute, has a history of violence.

Detectives are now trying to determine whether the man knew Liam Manley (62) or simply met him last weekend socialising in Cork city centre. It is believed he was subjected to a brutal assault after a drink-fuelled row at the City Garden-North Gate apartment complex on Bachelor's Quay.

DIESEL PLANT RAIDED

CUSTOMS officers have uncovered a diesel laundering operation at the Orion industrial estate in Blanchardstown, west Dublin.

The operation was capable of washing over 2.5 million litres of agricultural diesel a year. Diesel laundering operations are usually found in remote areas and this is understood to be the first uncovered in Dublin. The operation was described as "relatively unsophisticated."

CHOIR'S SPRING CONCERT

Lyric FM's Liz Nolan will host the Dublin County Choir Spring Concert, 'Gloria', a celebration of choir and brass, at the National Concert Hall this evening at 8pm with music by Rutter, Gabrieli and a modern jazz Mass by former King Singer, Bob Chilcott.

The Sforzando Brass and Percussion Ensemble will accompany soloists Kay Lynch, Mark Chambers, Jacek Wislocki and Jeffrey Ledwidge, with John Dexter, organ and Celine Kelly on piano. Tickets from €20.

GENERAL SECURE LOGISTICS SERVICES (GSLS)

In our edition of April 4, 2013, we published an article entitled "Another senior garda quits for private sector" which incorrectly suggested that Det Supts Michael Larkin and Gabriel O'Gara were due to take up employment with GSLS following their early retirement from An Garda Siochana. We wish to clarify that GSLS never had any contact with the members in question in relation to employment and that neither of them applied for any position with the company at any stage. We are happy to correct the record.

Irish Independent