Monday 20 November 2017

Stoker book unsold

A first edition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' story with an author-signed dedication failed to reach a reserve price at auction.

The book with an estimated value of between €5,000 and €7,000 was withdrawn from the Whyte's History, Literature and Collectibles auction in Dublin yesterday.


FEARS are growing for the safety of missing teenager Mark Casey.

The 19-year-old was last seen in the early hours of Friday morning in Limerick city, where he was socialising with friends. He is described as being 5ft 6in and of a slim build with brown hair. The search is also continuing for 21-year-old Stephen Kavanagh, vice-president of the Limerick Institute of Technology's Student's Union, who has been missing since the early hours of Thursday morning.


A MAN is due in court this morning charged in connection with the seizure of €2.5m worth of drugs.

The discovery in Coolock, Dublin, was made as a result of an intelligence-led operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Dublin. A man in his 40s was arrested and detained at Coolock garda station.


TAOISEACH Enda Kenny will travel to the UK later today as part of a two-day official visit.

He will travel to Manchester this afternoon to attend a civic reception hosted by Manchester City Council and to officially open the first phase of the new Irish World Heritage Centre. The centre is a hub for the Irish community of Manchester. He will then travel to London for a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron tomorrow.


GARDAI in Galway have issued a warning to businesses after discovering a counterfeit €200 note.

There are fears that more notes may have been circulated in bars and restaurants. A garda spokesperson told businesses and locals to exercise extreme caution if being handed notes of the large denomination.


THE cause of a backyard explosion that left two men hospitalised is being investigated.

It is understood that a pipe bomb may have exploded in the back garden of a house at Moate View Avenue, in Coolock, Dublin, at around 7.30pm on Saturday. Two men in their 20s were rushed to Beaumont Hospital after the blast.

Irish Independent

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