Sunday 17 December 2017

Witness appeal

Gardaí investigating the murder of Edward Nugent have appealed for information on the movements of a car found burnt-out a short time after the killing.

Mr Nugent was shot dead at his home on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin, on the evening of February 15.

Gardaí are trying to trace the movements of a silver Honda Civic between 6.30pm and 9.30pm that evening. It had a partial registration 04 D and was a Japanese import with distinctive alloy wheels and 'L' plates. The car was stolen from the Kilmainham area earlier that day. It was found burnt-out at the junction of Esposito Road and John McCormack Avenue in Walkinstown at around 9.30pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crumlin Garda Station on 01 6666200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111.


Death of journalist

FORMER 'Evening Press' features editor Sean McCann has died.

Mr McCann, aged in his 80s, died suddenly but peacefully at his home in Deansgrange, Dublin yesterday.

The writer of more than 25 books about Irish history and sport was also the father of award-winning author Colum McCann.

He is survived by his wife Sally and five children.

Mr McCann's remains will repose at the family home on Clonkeen Road tomorrow evening from 5pm. His funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10am in St Brigid's Church, Cabinteely.

Irish Water reminder

Irish Water is reminding landlords and tenants to complete registration as soon as possible to ensure bills are issued correctly.

Tenants who have registered with Irish Water are eligible for the Government's €100 Water Conservation Grant.

Landlords can also provide contact details for their tenants. Irish Water will then engage directly with the occupants so they can confirm relevant details.

Irish Independent

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