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Saturday 18 November 2017

Thieves cause flood

RUTHLESS thieves caused thousands of euro worth of damage to a small GAA club's dressing rooms when they cut open water cylinders to rip out expensive copper piping and a boiler.

The raiders forced their way into the Na Gaeil clubhouse, in Tralee, Co Kerry, between 1.30am and 3.30am on Monday and water flooded the building after they cut through cylinders and piping.

SINKING N18 GETS HELP

URGENT works have begun to repair a two-kilometre section of one of the country's busiest roads that has been sinking for several years.

For the second time in a decade, sections of the N18 Shannon to Limerick dual-carriageway at Bunratty in Co Clare will be dug up for the works which are expected to last 10-12 weeks. A 50kph speed limit will be in place.

HELICOPTER AIRLIFTS BODY

THE body of a man has been taken by helicopter from the Derryveagh Mountains.

Members of the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team responded to a call after 4pm yesterday by some of the men's colleagues. It is believed he may have suffered a heart attack while gathering sheep at Aghla More, between Dunlewey and Falcarragh. The age or identity of the man has not yet been made public.

ARMS TO BE DESTROYED

A COURT has ordered the destruction of a cache of arms and live ammunition.

The haul, including a CS gas dispenser and 51 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition, was seized during a gardai investigation into a series of robberies in the Gweedore and Rosses areas of Donegal in 2011. Judge Paul Kelly at Glenties District Court gave permission yesterday for the destruction of the arms to Inspector Dennis Joyce.

BUG CURBS EXTENDED

Visiting restrictions have been extended to the entire University Hospital Limerick following a spread of the winter vomiting bug.

Nine confirmed cases and eight suspected cases are affecting four wards. However, according to the HSE, "immediate relatives are permitted to visit patients, while the elderly and children are advised not to visit''.

SURGERY FIRST FOR MATER

THE Mater Private Hospital in Dublin has become the first facility outside the US to perform telescopic implant surgery for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

A spokeswoman said patients can expect an improvement in their vision that will restore experiences like the ability to recognise faces and watch TV.

Irish Independent

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