Friday 23 March 2018

Teenager in critical condition after being thrown from horse into river

A TEENAGE boy is in critical condition in a Cork hospital after a horse-riding accident near a river.

A TEENAGE boy is in critical condition in a Cork hospital after a horse-riding accident near a river.

The boy, who is understood to be 15 years old, was horse riding near Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork city when the accident occurred shortly before 6pm yesterday.

It is unclear whether the boy was thrown from the horse into the river, or whether the horse stumbled into the icy water, partially trapping the rider.

The teen suffered multiple injuries in the fall.

He is also understood to have been in the water for some minutes before locals were able to rush to his aid.

Man killed in Longford car crash

A 27-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision in Longford on Friday night. The accident occurred at Legan Village at around 11.10pm. A man was killed when the car he was driving collided with a pole.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 22-year-old man, the front seat passenger, was taken to hospital with injuries described as "not life-threatening".

White House invitation for Stephanie

FOOTBALLER Stephanie Roche has been invited by US President Barack Obama to spend St Patrick's Day at the White House in Washington DC.

The 25-year-old Dubliner shot to fame last year after her wonder goal was nominated for FIFA Goal of the Year, alongside James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie.

She was recently signed by US team HoustonDash.

Gay men account for 46pc of HIV cases

GAY men accounted for almost 50pc of new HIV cases in Ireland over the past two years.

The new findings emerged as a major new online survey is launched on to tackle the worrying trend.

Dr Derval Igoe of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said: "In 2013, men who have sex with men accounted for the highest number of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland at 46pc and this trend continued into 2014."

The HSE is urging all men who have sex with other men to participate in the anonymous survey to identify sexual health and HIV prevention needs.

Wind turbines 'spook horses' - Ruby

JUMP jockey Ruby Walsh says wind turbines spook horses and will damage the bloodstock industry in Ireland.

Walsh said he would hate to have to ride out a horse near to a wind turbine. "Anyone who rides out has been dropped by horses spooking from some imaginary fiend in a ditch or even from some puddle on the ground that in their minds holds some monstrous beast," he wrote.

'Irish Times' journalist's sudden death

'Irish Times' sports journalist Carl O'Malley died suddenly on Thursday night. He became ill during a game of football and was taken by ambulance to St Vincent's Hospital where he passed away at the age of 36.

Mr O'Malley was on paternity leave at the time of his sudden death and leaves behind wife Moira and their three young children Charlie (6), Arwen (3) and Leo (seven days).

No winner of €5m Lotto jackpot

THERE was no winner of last night's €4,907,802 Lotto draw. The numbers were 4, 29, 32, 35, 37, 39 (bonus 23). The Plus 1 numbers were 2, 3, 4, 21, 33, 42 (bonus 30) and the Plus 2 numbers were 12, 16, 18, 32, 37, 40 (bonus 28).

Visitor warning at Tallaght Hospital

Visitors are being asked to stay away from Tallaght Hospital in Dublin because a number of patients there are being treated for flu.

Visits are allowed only for those visiting critically ill patients or parents visiting children.

The A&E department continues to operate as normal..

Bad weather halts water protesters

AROUND 500 anti-water charge protesters marched on the Labour Party conference in Killarney yesterday. But foul weather meant the protest dissipated within an hour.

Some protesters banged at the windows of the dining room where Labour delegates were at lunch.

Unlike the Labour Galway conference where protests forced the venue into lock-down, security was maintained and marchers did not breach the security cordon.

Knife-wielding pensioner arrested

A man in his late 60s has been arrested in relation to an assault which occurred while Ed Sheeran fans were queuing for tickets in south Dublin last week.

A 23-year-old security guard was injured when the elderly man wielded a knife in the queue. Gardai in Dun Laoghaire are investigating the assault which occurred in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre on Marine Road at 9.30am.

The elderly man was arrested and later released. A file has been sent to the DPP.

Report on Savita doctor completed

THE Medical Council has completed an initial report into the doctor responsible for the care Savita Halappanavar, whose death prompted a change in Ireland's abortion laws.

Dr Katherine Astbury has been invited to respond to the report, which will then be forwarded to an internal committee that will ultimately consider whether she should go before a fitness to practice committee.

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