Saturday 24 March 2018

Trainer still missing

Police in England have widened the search for an Irish horse trainer who has been missing for 72 hours.

Teams from Derbyshire Police are scouring the Worksop and Welbeck areas of Nottingham where former jockey Owen Brennan (77) is believed to have friends.

Mr Brennan, who has been prone to memory loss since suffering a stroke in September, had no phone, money, or any form of identification when he left home, and is also without the medication he needs for his diabetes.

Pedestrian (71) killed

AN ELDERLY pedestrian died after being knocked down near a busy dual carriageway.

The 71-year-old was struck by a car on the South Ring dual carriageway in Cork just 250 metres from the Sarsfield Road roundabout. The accident occurred shortly before 7pm in heavy traffic and gardai are investigating whether the man may have become confused by new road markings.

Irish oysters recalled

IRISH oysters have been recalled after tests found a virus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, in three out of four samples of the seafood delicacy.

The European Union's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed has posted a notification on its website warning about the detection of norovirus in the seafood which was shipped from Ireland to Europe.

Workers to lose jobs

A GROUP of workers at telecommunications firm Ericsson have been told they are losing their jobs just days before Christmas.

The company announced last month it was seeking 100 voluntary redundancies at its plant in Athlone, Co Westmeath. However, it failed to attract enough applications and staff have now been informed that some of them will face mandatory redundancy.

Irish Independent

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