Tuesday 20 February 2018

Woman dies after road collision

A WOMAN has died following an accident in which her car collided with an articulated truck. The 35-year-old, who has not been named, was pronounced dead last night following the accident, which occurred at about 6.25pm on Thursday at Shambough, New Ross, in Co Wexford.

The dead woman was the only occupant of the car and was rushed to Waterford Regional Hospital. The driver of the lorry was not injured. Gardai are appealing for witnesses.

Gilligan gets extra six months in jail

CONVICTED drugs dealer John Gilligan has been jailed for a further six months.

He was handed down the sentence by the Special Criminal Court yesterday after previously pleading guilty to possessing a mobile phone. Gilligan (59) had been due for release from jail in April of next year. He was cleared in 2001 of the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin.

HSE waiting lists soar to 60,000

Hospital waiting lists have soared to nearly 60,000 people countrywide.

The latest HSE figures show there were 11,688 patients facing delays of more than six months last December compared to 7,402 at the end of December 2010 -- an increase of 47pc. The figures come as the HSE West announced cuts of €104.8m yesterday. Its service plan for 2012 reveals it will lose 784 workers.

Exam tutorial site victim of hackers

THE account details of thousands of Leaving and Junior Cert student have been compromised this week after an online exam tutorial service was hacked.

Eircom confirmed that 8,404 users of its 'StudyHub' service were notified of a "potential data breach" last Thursday.

Female developer hit with judgment

ONE of Ireland's few female property developers has been hit with a multi-million euro judgment by Ulster Bank.

Ulster Bank pursued solicitor Angela Farrell, of North Great George's Street in Dublin, for €6.1m. It is understood Bank of Ireland had already initiated proceedings against her to recover a €4.3m loan.

Irish Independent

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