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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Suspicious device

THE army bomb disposal team were deployed after a suspicious device was found on a Longford road.

Members of the EOD team secured the device at the scene and removed it for further examination.

The device was found on the side of the N4 which is the main road that connects Edgeworthstown and Longford on Wednesday afternoon. The road was closed to traffic while the device was removed.

Drugs seized

Two men were arrested after gardaí seized heroin worth €1m as part of an intelligence-led investigation into criminal gangs operating in Dublin.

Officers from the garda drugs and organised crime bureau made the seizure after they stopped and searched a vehicle in the Ballyfermot area.

The men, aged 20 and 45 years and from Dublin, were arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act at Kevin Street and Irishtown garda stations.

Prison suicide

A MAN convicted for the murder of a Polish man has taken his own life in prison.

Michael Maughan (41) from Ennis, Co Clare, was found unresponsive in his cell in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise shortly after 7pm on Tuesday. It is understood that the cause of his death was hanging.

Maughan was sentenced to life in prison on October 31 last for the murder of Piotr Nowakowski (31) at Sandfield Mews, Ennis, on July 23, 2013, and assaulting Declan O Dea at the same address on the same date.

Conor McGregor

World champion Conor McGregor is coming home next week to meet loyal fans for an exclusive two-night event in Dublin.

With under two months to go before his fight with Jose Aldo in Las Vegas, the Notorious will take part in The Takeover Q&A: Powered by Reebok in association with and the Wright Venue. It will take place at the Swords venue next Monday and Tuesday.

Irish Independent

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