Monday 23 April 2018

Stand-off man charged

A 38-year-old man arrested following an eight-hour stand-off with gardai in Limerick appeared before a special court sitting yesterday.

Robert Browne, of no fixed abode, barricaded himself into an apartment on John Street in Limerick city centre last Friday and was arrested by gardai when the siege ended shortly before midnight.

He is charged with producing a knife in the course of a dispute and trespassing. Mr Browne was remanded until April 24.

No jackpot winner

THE mid-week Lotto jackpot is heading for €3.5m after there was no winner of the weekend top prize. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 15, 20, 25, 33 and the bonus was 13. There was one winner of the Lotto Plus 1 top prize with the winning ticket sold in Dublin. The numbers drawn were 1, 18, 26, 30, 42, 44 and the bonus was 14.

There was no winner of the Lotto Plus 2 top prize. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 18, 22, 24, 41 and the bonus 29.

Cash van robbery

A MAN remained in garda custody last night for questioning in relation to an armed raid on a cash-in-transit delivery.

The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested a short time after the robbery at the Donaghmede Shopping Centre in Dublin on Saturday morning. Gardai carried out a number of follow-up searches and arrested the man in the Kinsealy area.

Gay rights hero dies

TRIBUTES have been paid to leading civil rights activist and gay rights pioneer Christopher Robson. Just two weeks ago, Mr Robson, from Ranelagh in Dublin, celebrated his civil partnership with his partner of 35 years, Bill Foley.

He died on Saturday after a short illness. Last night friends and colleagues of Mr Robson, who was a founder member of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) and a former board member of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, remembered his "warmth, humour and his passionate commitment to social justice".

Etihad offering 50 jobs

ETIHAD Airways is to recruit at least 50 cabin crew, food and beverage managers and in-flight chefs in Dublin this week. The airline will hold an open day for prospective food and beverage managers and onboard chefs in the Burlington Hotel tomorrow, while on Wednesday it will interview those hoping to join its cabin crew.

Cabin crew candidates must apply online at in advance and will be called for an interview.

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