Wednesday 22 November 2017

Tourist dies in boating accident

A TOURIST has died following a boating accident. The Romanian man, who was in his 50s, was fishing with two friends on Lough Mask, near Toormakeady, Co Mayo, at about 1.15pm yesterday afternoon when the accident happened.

It is understood a gust of wind overturned their small boat, throwing all three into the water. The men were all rescued but the dead man suffered a suspected heart attack.

Ming joins rally to legalise cannabis

HUNDREDS of protesters took to the streets over the weekend to call for the legalisation of cannabis.

Two marches -- one in Dublin and one in Cork -- attracted hundreds of participants, including supporters of Legalise Cannabis Ireland, the Decriminalise Illegal Drugs group and Cork Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Roscommon-South Leitrim TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan also attended the Cork rally.

Fan stabbed after city rugby match

A rugby fan was recovering in hospital last night from stab wounds sustained in an incident in Limerick city centre following the Munster-Connacht Magner's League clash at Thomond Park on Friday night.

The 34-year-old father of three, from Galway, was walking back to his hotel when he was stabbed during an altercation. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Girl guides knot lucky this time

HOW many girl guides does it take to tie a reef knot? More than 6,000 if you plan to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Alas, wet weather put paid to the Irish Girl Guides' record attempt at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co Tipperary, on Saturday, weakening and breaking the line used by 6,200 girls to tie 3,000m of reef knots. The event marked 100 years of the girl guides in Ireland.

Rival gang mums in violent clash

GARDAI are monitoring two crime families amid fears a vicious clash between rival mothers could trigger a full-scale gang feud. One woman had her face slashed by another after the confrontation in a Cork city centre shop was apparently triggered by a dispute over their children. The wound required stitching.

Later, a fight erupted outside the home of the women believed to be responsible for the incident and they were hospitalised after being badly beaten. The families of the women involved have extensive links to crime in the south Munster area.

Irish Independent

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