Monday 19 February 2018

Two men shot

GARDAI are investigating a shooting incident in Dublin last night in which a father and son received gunshot wounds.

The two men – aged 53 and 27 – were shot at Clifden Drive, Ballyfermot. The incident happened around 10.20pm yesterday. Both were rushed to St. James hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.


THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland has warned consumers to throw away certain batches of Shellfish de la Mer frozen cooked mussels that could cause food poisoning.

The implicated products had been removed from sale in Dunnes and Tesco outlets throughout Ireland. The affected batches of Shellfish De La Mer cooked Mussel Meats are 500g packs with the code 72774/13286, best before April 2015, or the code 72774/1334, best before June 2015.


AN arson attack on a former Quinn factory has caused major damage to the packaging plant.

A car was driven through the perimeter fence and main entrance of Quinn Packaging in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, before being set alight. Last night's vandalism is the latest attack on the Aventas Group which took over the Quinn businesses. The vehicle had a numberplate reading "POB 1", an apparent reference to Quinn chief executive Paul O'Brien.


GARDAI in Waterford are asking retailers and the public in general to be vigilant, as there are counterfeit €50 notes in circulation.

Gardai last night urged caution, "particularly on small retailers". Anyone with information can contact the gardai in Waterford on 051 305300.


MORE than 800 music fans were disappointed after a concert was cancelled following a bomb hoax.

A gig by 2ManyDJs at Cork Opera House was cancelled on security grounds after gardai received the bomb claim by phone at 7pm and ordered a precautionary search of the premises.


IN an editorial on the late Christine Buckley published on March 12 it was mistakenly stated that the late Mary Raftery worked on the documentary 'Dear Daughter'.

Mr Louis Lentin has asked us to clarify that the award-winning documentary was made by his company Crescendo Concepts, which was the sole producer and director of 'Dear Daughter', and we are happy to do so.

Irish Independent

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