OAP in window fall
A PENSIONER was rushed to hospital after apparently plunging from her fourth-floor window as she cleaned her windows. The 84-year-old woman was brought to the Mater Hospital with internal injuries after the fall from her home at Avondale House on Cumberland Street in inner city Dublin.
She was believed to have landed in bark cuttings after falling from the fourth floor window. However, her injuries were described as extremely serious at the scene and doctors were desperately battling to save her life early this morning.
SEX TEXTER AVOIDS JAIL
A MAN who sent sexually explicit text messages to two teenage boys has avoided a jail term. Brendan Grehan (40) received an 18-month suspended sentence at Mullingar Circuit Court.
Grehan, of St Anne's Terrace, Athlone, Co Westmeath, admitted sending the explicit messages to two 16-year-old boys over a 10-day period between November 5 and November 15, 2011.
COUPLE TO PAY &EURO;12.5M
A COUPLE have agreed to orders requiring them to repay Ulster Bank some €12.5m over loans and guarantees. John and Annette Curley's solicitor told the Commercial Court his clients were consenting to summary judgment in that sum.
The couple, from Stradbally East, Kilcolgan, Co Galway, were sued arising from various facilities advanced on dates from 2002, plus guarantees including one limited to €4.6m for the debts of their company, Curley Furniture and Carpets Ltd (in receivership and in liquidation).
TWO medieval carvings stolen from an island in the Shannon Estuary more than 150 years ago have been returned to their rightful home. The stone artefacts were removed from the former monastic settlement on Scattery Island off the Co Clare coast by a sea captain in the mid-19th Century.
The carvings were located and formally identified earlier this year when the Scattery Island Heritage and Tourism Group was contacted by a local family.
XTRA-VISION'S NEW DEAL
DVD chain Xtra-vision is hoping to lure customers away from the internet and back into its shops with a new summer offer.
The retailer has announced a 'Summer Family Pass' offer where, for €20, a customer can rent as many movies and games as they want for 31 days. Only one rental is allowed per transaction.