Monday 20 November 2017

Stab death 'a tragedy'

GARDAI have ruled out foul play in the death of a 70-year-old pensioner found with stab wounds at his home.

Alan Lee, of Knockgorm, Cloyne, Co Cork, was found lying dead in a pool of blood in the kitchen of his home on Thursday. It is understood the incident is now being treated as a tragedy.

LAW SOCIETY PRESIDENT

SOLICITOR John Shaw has been elected President of the Law Society, the ruling and representative body for the country's 14,000 solicitors.

A partner in Ennis law firm Michael Houlihan & Partners, Mr Shaw's election comes ahead of the introduction of new laws to overhaul the legal sector. He began his one-year term as president last night.

50 JOBS UNDER THREAT

FIFTY jobs are under threat in Waterford as Essentra Packaging announced a 30-day consultation period on the future of its plant.

Trade union Unite, which represents 45 workers at the packaging company's plant , argued the "company has failed to make a business case for closure".

COMPASSIONATE LEAVE

A judge has granted compassionate leave to a convicted burglar and car thief to attend the funeral of his murdered sister.

Jimmy Cash's 20-year-old sister Brigid Cash was found dead last week at a house on Warrenstown Walk, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Her brother (24) is due to be sentenced next January after pleading guilty to burglary and dangerous driving.

MAN ADMITS ASSAULT

A MAN who flung his bicycle on the ground with a child still strapped to an attached seat will be sentenced next year for attacking a taxi driver.

Robert Garwe (41) threw his bike down and started fighting with Dermot Geraghty in a Ballymun supermarket car park. Garwe, of College View Apartments, Ballymun, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm at SuperValu, Sillogue Road, on November 22, 2011.

CLARIFICATION

AN article in yesterday's Irish Independent referred to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) finding that Classic Hits 4FM had breached broadcasting standards by allowing racist and prejudicial comments by some callers to go unchallenged on 'The David Harvey Show' on January 16, 2013. This finding was first published by the BAI in October and not November. We are happy to clarify this matter.

Irish Independent

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