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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Pedestrian killed

GARDAí are investigating after a female pedestrian was tragically killed in a road traffic collision in Co Mayo.

The woman, who was aged in her 50s, was struck in the village of Bohola by a car travelling in the direction of Swinford at around 7.30pm last night on the N5 Dublin to Westport road.

The driver of the car was not injured in the incident.

It is understood that the woman who died was attending a funeral in the village at the time of the accident.

'Viper' released

MARTIN 'The Viper' Foley has been released without charge from garda custody after he was arrested following an incident in a jewellery shop in Dublin city centre.

The 64-year-old career criminal has been in garda custody since last Tuesday, but he walked out of Store Street Garda Station in the city shortly before 10.30pm last night.

He has spent the last number of days at the Mater Hospital in Dublin after complaining of heart problems while being questioned by gardaí on Tuesday.

Earlier this week, CCTV footage showed Foley trying to escape arrest in a jewellery shop before he was restrained.

A Garda spokesperson last night confirmed that a file is being prepared for the DPP.

25pc suffer violence

A quarter of Irish women have admitted to being victims of physical and sexual violence.

And they have cited it as one of the biggest issues of gender equality.

Almost 60pc of Irish and EU respondents to a recent Eurostat survey have said that violence against women is one of the issues that needs to be addressed "most urgently".

Barbara Nolan, head of the European Commission in Ireland, said the gender pay gap and a lack of affordable childcare are "huge challenges" for the Irish population.

NUI Galway project

NUI Galway has said it is opposed to the N6 city transport project, as it would cause "irretrievable" damage to its campus.

The university will oppose the Galway City Transport Project, which is aimed at easing congestion, as it has invested €400m in capital development over the last decade and it says that these achievements are now "under threat".

Irish Independent

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