Monday 14 October 2019

Protest at road death

THE parents of a young girl who was killed in a road crash last week will join a protest walk at the spot where the 15-year-old lost her life last week amid calls for safety works to be carried out on the road.

Leah Feeney (15), from Cladhnach, Carraroe, Co Galway, was killed when she was struck by a car in Rossaveal on May 1.

Arsonist committed

A MENTALLY ill man, who caused over €4m worth of fire damage to a landmark church, has been committed to the Central Mental Hospital. Patrick Currie (49), who is homeless, was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month after a trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

His trial heard that he admitted setting fire to straw behind a crib at St Catherine's on Meath Street, Dublin, with his lighter and said he had done it because he was "God Almighty".

Man comes unstuck

A MAN (26) was being questioned by gardai last night after a spate of 'glue attacks' on homes and cars. The suspect was detained at 6.30am in Letterkenny, Co Donegal yesterday after reports of a man acting suspiciously near a car.

Gardai arrived at the scene and detained a man wearing gloves and holding a tube of Superglue. More than 100 homes and cars have had locks wrecked by glue in the Co Donegal town over the past nine months.

Walsh in talent hunt

POP impresario Louis Walsh is on the hunt for the next boy band. The 'X Factor' judge has revealed that he will be auditioning for "five guys who can sing" and who are prepared to work hard.

Young musicians who believe they can be the next Boyzone or Westlife are invited to audition at The Button Factory in Dublin's Temple Bar, tomorrow, Monday or Tuesday.

Louis, who appeared as a guest on 'The Late Late Show', said he would prefer if they were Irish but he didn't really mind where they were from.

Ms Aoife Kelleher

IN the Irish Independent of November 19, 2012, stories covering a report into the RTE 'Frontline' debate on the Presidential election referred to Ms Aoife Kelleher, a 'Frontline' assistant producer. We accept that Ms Kelleher did not, as these articles suggested, act in a biased or partial manner in placing a friend in the audience to ask a question. It has been pointed out to us that, in fact, Ms Kelleher had no authority to make such a decision and we are happy to clarify this matter.

Irish Independent

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