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Friday 23 February 2018

Pier hero honoured

hero rescuer, Davitt Walsh, who saved baby Rionaghac-Ann from drowning in the Buncrana pier tragedy that claimed five other lives has been awarded a gold medal for bravery at sea.

He was conferred with the Michael Heffernan Gold Medal for Marine Gallantry.

Road crash victim dies

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 69-year-old woman who was struck by a car on Thursday morning.

The collision occurred on Grange Road, Donaghmede, on Thursday morning just after 10 o'clock.

The woman was brought to Beaumont Hospital with serious injuries and died yesterday evening.

Mahon to appeal

David Mahon (45) is set to bring an appeal against the severity of his seven-year sentence for killing his partner's son.

In June, Mahon, of Burnell Square, Northern Cross, on the Malahide Road, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Dean Fitzpatrick on May 26, 2013.

Crimecall assault case

A "talented musician" who handed himself in to gardaí after his assault on a Croatian man was featured on RTÉ's CrimeCall will be sentenced early next year.

Bernard McDonagh (30) of Barn Lodge, Cappogue, Finglas, Dublin, pleaded guilty to punching the man, who fell to the ground and broke his jaw in two places.

Irish Independent

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