Wednesday 13 December 2017

Savita report response

THE husband of Savita Halappanavar will respond to the contents of the report into his wife's death later this week.

The HSE provided Praveen Halappanavar with a copy of the final draft report into the death of his wife on Friday – the day before his baby would have been due to be born.

Farm death funeral

A RURAL community united in grief for the funeral of a 28-year-old man who was killed in a tragic farm accident last Thursday.

David Fitzpatrick was working with his father Ciaran on their farm at Kilnaharvey, near Rockcorry, Co Monaghan, when he was crushed by a large door which fell from a forklift.

Footbridge petition

A CAMPAIGN to name a footbridge in Tullamore after missing woman Fiona Pender is gaining momentum as 1,400 people put their names to a petition in the past week.

Fiona was seven months pregnant when she disappeared in August 1996. The 25-year-old hairdresser and part-time model was last seen at her apartment at Church Street in Tullamore.

Trailer theft on rise

A CROSS-BORDER crime gang is raking in cash from the theft of trailers from farms and industrial sites throughout the Republic.

Detectives believe some of the trailers are repainted and exported to Britain and the continent, while others are sold in the North. In one recent incident a gang went to a farm where the elderly owner was in hospital and claimed they were picking up a trailer they had purchased. But locals who gathered at the scene prevented them from taking it and they sped off in a lorry.

'Riverdance' record

A FAST-footed dancer is hoping hundreds of members of the public will join him for an attempt on a 'Riverdance'-themed world record.

Eoin McKenna will be making his bid for history in Carlow during the Pan Celtic Festival, which kicks off tomorrow and runs until Sunday. He wants to set a record for the most people dancing a 'Riverdance' number while holding hands.

€25m online fraud

ONLINE fraudsters pilfer more than €25m from Irish customers' accounts every year, figures have revealed.

And 71pc of all credit or debit card fraud in the past year was carried out online, according to Sage Pay. One tip it gives is to ensure the web page where you enter a card number has an 's' after http in the web address.

Irish Independent

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