Tuesday 12 December 2017

Woman charged over brothel

A WOMAN has been remanded in custody after she was charged yesterday with running a brothel in Sligo in 2007.

Charity Ajayioba (35), a failed asylum seeker from Nigeria, who is of no fixed abode, appeared at Dublin District Court yesterday charged with organising, directing and running a brothel, at Rathbraughan Park, in Sligo, on March 22, 2007. Judge Denis McLoughlin remanded her in custody to appear again next Wednesday.

Gardai seek help from taxi driver

INVESTIGATORS from the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) are hoping to speak to a taxi driver who dropped a man to a Dublin garda station who later became seriously ill while in custody.

The 37-year-old man was in an intoxicated state when he arrived at Whitehall station shortly after 9pm on Wednesday night.He was arrested on a public order offence and placed in a cell. However, he later became ill and was rushed to the Mater Hospital. He was subsequently moved to Beaumont where his condition is described as serious.The GSOC phone number is 1890 600 800.

Labour candidate outspent rivals

LABOUR candidate Frank MacBrearty Junior was the highest spender during the Donegal South West by-election last November -- but still failed to get elected.

Mr MacBrearty spent €29,916 but finished in fifth place in the by-election. However, he was closely followed in the spending stakes by Fine Gael candidate Barry O'Neill (€27,203) and the winner of the by-election, Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty (€24,939.23). Independent candidate Thomas Pringle spent just €3,995.

Mortgage help with online tool

A NEW tool to help homeowners calculate just how much each interest rate change will cost them has been launched.

The online calculator from the National Consumers Agency (NCA) will display how much a monthly mortgage payment will increase by with each interest rate rise. It will also help people to calculate the overall cost of fixing a new term for their mortgage or of paying off a lump sum on the total. It is available on www.nca.ie.

Bug warning

THE HSE has asked people to refrain from visiting the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore as a number of cases of winter vomiting bug have been confirmed.

Irish Independent

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