Parish priest leaves €1m in will
AN Irish priest who spent more than 30 years in an English diocese has left a legacy exceeding €1m. The late Canon Joseph Cahill, originally from Gurteen, Ballacolla, Co Laois, left an estate valued at €1,048,038. He passed away on March 28, 2011.
He was the parish priest at St Vincent de Paul Church in Knutsford, in the diocese of Shrewsbury, England, for more than 30 years. The source of his legacy is not clear. However, it is likely that any property that he owned was included in the will, according to a spokesman for the Catholic Church.
5,000 people left without power
NEARLY 5,000 people lost their electricity in the north of the country yesterday, due to a damaged line.
More than 900 homes between Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh in Co Donegal were affected. The ESB said that, despite the relatively calm weather conditions, the fault seemed to have been caused by falling timber colliding with a line.
Two men rescued from city estuary
TWO men were rescued from a Dublin estuary last night after their small boat capsized.
The alarm was raised just after 5pm at Malahide when shouts for help were heard. Coast Guard search teams from Howth and a helicopter were immediately sent to aid the men. The two were located by the helicopter.
Bank to reward early loan pay-off
Permanent TSB, the country's biggest mortgage lender, is preparing new incentives to encourage borrowers to make lump-sum payments on their home loans.
It is understood that one of the incentives being looked at involves increased debt write-downs as a bonus for making large principal payments. Details of the scheme will be announced in the new year.
Gardai recover stolen shotgun
A STOLEN shotgun was recovered after gardai stopped a car on suspicion of drink driving on the M7 motorway at Knockalton, Co Tipperary, on Saturday morning. It is thought the sawn-off shotgun was to be used in an ongoing feud among Traveller families in Tralee, Co Kerry.
The weapon had been stolen from a licensed gun holder in Kildare last month. Five young people -- three males and two females -- were arrested at the scene and were being held at three Garda stations yesterday.