Tuesday 22 May 2018

Search for angler

A SEARCH operation was launched off the west Cork coast last night for an elderly fisherman feared dead.

A small fishing craft was found drifting not far from Cape Clear. However, there was no sign of any occupant.

The missing man was apparently spotted fishing not far from Cape Clear at around 2.30pm.

He was not in any difficulty at that time. The search operation was launched shortly before 8pm.

Adult measles case

THE Health Service Executive (HSE) confirmed that a case of adult measles has been detected in Cork.

The case was in the north Cork area and the public have been made aware that the individual involved was at a number of locations in Mitchelstown late last month when the virus was at the infectious stage.

The illness is usually quite minor but can have serious complications for the very young, the elderly or those with immune system problems.

Teen animal cruelty

ANIMAL rights charities have demanded pet welfare be taught as a primary school module after expressing alarm at the number of youngsters involved in horrific acts of cruelty.

It comes after a spate of incidents saw minors and teens torture animals around the country.

ISPCA inspector Lisa O'Donovan said that, as a society, Ireland had to tackle the issue head on.

Missing man appeal

GARDAÍ are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Damien Donoghue (28), who is missing from his home at Belvedere Hills, Mullingar.

Damien was last seen at 2.30am on the morning of Sunday, August 14.

He is described as being 5ft 8 inches, and of slim build with black hair, and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, grey skinny jeans and distinctive red New Balance runners.

Culture night at Áras

President Michael D Higgins, and his wife Sabina will open Áras an Uachtaráin to the public on Culture Night, on September 16.

Visitors will be given guided tours of the historic State Rooms of the residence built by Phoenix Park Ranger Nathaniel Clements in 1751, and an insight into the history of all nine Presidents of Ireland.

The evening will also include music recitals.

Irish Independent

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