Sunday 21 January 2018

Residents hit by floods in Co Limerick told to boil water as taps not safe

PEOPLE in some areas of Co Limerick have been told to boil water because of heavy flooding in the area.

Limerick Co Council advised residents in Carigeen, Ardagh, Dromcollogher, Broadford, Feohanagh, Feenagh, Kilmeedy and nearby areas to boil water and then allow it to cool, cover it and then store it in a fridge or cold place.

The council said water from the hot tap was not safe and domestic filters would not guarantee that water was safe, while ice cubes in freezers should be discarded.

Water that has been boiled can be used for preparing foods that will not be cooked, such as for washing salads.

Baby feeds can be prepared with water that has been brought to the boil and cooled. If tap water is unavailable, bottled water that has been brought to the boil and cooled can be used.

Water may be used for flushing toilets and for bathing. The council will reviewed the boil notice on Tuesday.

Assault victim, 21, undergoes surgery

A young man was undergoing surgery in Beaumont Hospital yesterday for head injuries sustained in an assault in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 21-year-old was in a car in the Fortlawn Park area of Blanchardstown, Dublin, early on Saturday morning when the attack happened. A gang of young men attacked the car and a number of the injured man's friends managed to get away -- but he was badly beaten around the head and is believed to have sustained a fractured skull in the incident.

Three young men were arrested close to the scene of the attack soon afterwards.

Mystery man's remains unidentified

The body of a man remains unclaimed in a hospital morgue almost three weeks after being recovered from the sea at the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. The body was recovered near the cliffs on Tuesday, May 22.

Gardai have appealed to the public for their help to identify the mystery man believed to be in his early 30s.

No winners in €6.6m Lotto draw

THERE was no winner of last night's €6,681,186 Lotto. The numbers were 13, 17, 26, 33, 36, 45 (bonus 25).

There was one Match 5+bonus winner who receives €25,000; 52 Match 5s (€1,666 each); 119 Match 4+bonus (€183); 2,387 Match 4s (€56); 3,089 Match 3+bonus (€29); and 38,889 Match 3s (€5). The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 7, 18, 22, 27, 28, 31 (bonus 23) and the Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 2, 7, 22, 38, 39, 42 (bonus 15).

In the UK draw for stg£4m, the numbers were 05, 26, 37, 14, 24 and 44. The bonus number was 30. The estimated jackpot this week is £6,400,000.

Two winners split Friday's €158m Euromillions jackpot. The winning tickets were sold in Belgium and the UK.

'Camino of Kerry' launched in Kingdom

THE Kingdom of Kerry has produced another great idea to attract visitors to our shores and give tourism a welcome boost in these challenging times.

The 'Kerry Camino' -- a 57km trail offering hillwalkers, leisure enthusiasts and pilgrims an opportunity to 'Walk in the Footsteps of St Brendan the Navigator' -- will be launched next Saturday, June 16, in Tralee.

Similar to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, walkers travelling along the Kerry Camino will receive a logbook and will need to gather stamps at 15 stations along the route before being awarded a certificate.

Points of reflection will be located at the most scenic spots between Tralee and Dingle to maximise the sensory experience of sight and sound throughout the journey.

Back-up Irish paper issued after error

Replacement papers and CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam are being distributed to test centres nationwide.

It emerged that the aural test for tomorrow's exam may have been compromised after being sent in error to a number of centre for special needs Junior Certificate students. As a result the State Examinations Commission is issuing a replacement Irish Paper 1 and CD.

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said students could rest assured that the integrity of the examination system had been maintained.

Dr Heather Morris to lead Methodists

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, welcomed the election last Friday of the Reverend Dr Heather Morris as president-elect of the Methodist Church, to hold office from 2012 to 2014.

"I greatly welcome the news of the choice of the Reverend Dr Heather Morris as president-elect of the Methodist Church. Dr Morris will bring to this position gifts of insight and teaching, spirituality and imagination, always put at the service of God and God's people," Archbishop Jackson stated.

'Living Wills' Bill moves to next stage

The Advanced Healthcare Decisions Bill 2012 will proceed to committee stage following last Friday's second stage debate in the Dail. The 'Living Wills' Bill, introduced by Fine Gael TD Dr Liam Twomey, if enacted into law, will give patients more control over their end-of life-care and "remove the God-like ability of the doctor to decide what is the best course of action to take", said the Wexford deputy.

Dr Twomey welcomed the addition of the new Friday sittings which allow backbench TDs to bring forward legislation of their own and thanked all deputies who contributed to the debate.

Cassells is appointed to IDA board

The Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has appointed the former general secretary of Congress, Peter Cassells, right, to the board of the IDA.

Mr Cassells, currently director of the Kennedy Institute at NUI Maynooth, is a strong advocate of Ireland returning to manufacturing as a priority.

He is also a strong supporter of the private sector and of multinational companies. Mr Cassells believes that a return to manufacturing must be balanced by a greater commitment to public sector reform.

Former RTE conductor leaves €402,151

JAZZ pianist and former conductor of the RTE concert orchestra Noel Kelehan of Anne Devlin Road, Rathfarnham, who died on February 6 this year, left €402,151 in his will which went to probate in Dublin last week.

Other wills: Shelagh Mary Wilkinson, Claremont Road, Howth, €1,622,921; Sarah Griffin, Mincloon, Rahoon, Galway City, €1,402,475; Margaret Gertrude Dooley, shopkeeper, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, €1,322,084.

The value of wills includes property, including the family home, and should not be regarded as cash amounts

Sunday Independent

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