Thursday 14 December 2017

'Stone wall' in seal attack inquiries

GARDAI have admitted they have come up against a "stone wall" in their appeal for witnesses to the nailing of two seals' heads to the signs of a seal sanctuary.

It is not yet known if the incident, which has sickened locals and staff working at the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary, was carried out by someone from the area. It is understood the names of three people suspected to have been involved have been passed on to the gardai. A €7,000 reward had been put up for information leading to the arrest of those involved.

Louis jets to US 'X Factor' auditions

IMPRESARIO Louis Walsh will join pop princess Britney Spears on the set of the US version of The X Factor. The music mogul has been drafted in to replace Simon Cowell on the American version of the popular musical talent show after Mr Cowell came down with bronchitis.

Four people in Arklow collision

FOUR people had to be taken to hospital yesterday afternoon following a two-car collision in Arklow.

The crash happened at the junction of Castlepark with Abbey Street around 3pm. Three women in a Suzuki car were in collision with another vehicle driven by a man.

Man and sons face 100 fraud charges

A 62-YEAR-OLD man and his twin sons appeared in court yesterday to face more than 100 dole fraud charges.

Eddie Duff Snr, of South Lotts Road, Ringsend, and his 27-year-old sons, Edward and Graham Duff, were remanded on bail after they were charged at Dublin District Court in connection with an alleged social welfare fraud worth about €26,000.

Gunpoint arrest in city street

A MAN armed with a shotgun was arrested at gunpoint in one of the country's busiest streets.

Armed members surrounded the car the 25-year-old Cork man was driving in the centre of Limerick city. Officers ordered the man from his car in the city's main street, O'Connell Street. A shotgun along with a quantity of ammunition for the firearm were recovered.

Clarification

In our edition of June 8, 2012, under the headline 'Trinity lecturer left man with fractured skull after attack', we reported a man convicted of serious harm was a lecturer in Trinity College, Dublin. We are happy to clarify that the man in question is a former postgraduate of Trinity College and not a lecturer there.

Irish Independent

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