Thursday 22 February 2018

Woman dies in blaze

GARDAI are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire which claimed the life of a 92-year-old woman. The blaze occurred shortly after 7pm in a house last night in Greaghettiagh, Tonyduff, Bailieborough, Co Cavan.

A garda spokesperson said that the body of the deceased had been removed from the scene and taken to Cavan General Hospital. The scene remained cordoned off last night and an examination is expected to begin later today.


A woman being questioned by the PSNI in connection with the Provisional IRA abduction and murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972 has been released from custody.

Detectives from the serious crime branch arrested the 57-year-old woman in west Belfast yesterday morning. But she was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.


A MAN aged 60 was arrested following a stabbing in Cork city centre in which a middle-aged man sustained non-life threatening neck injuries.

The man was arrested following an incident on North Main Street at 12.45pm yesterday, which left a 42-year-old with stab injuries. The victim sustained a wound to his neck and was rushed to hospital. However, the injury was described as minor and the man was expected to be discharged last night.


GARDAI are appealing for information over the whereabouts of missing teen Catherine Hayes Rice.

The 14-year-old was last seen on Sunday evening at around 7pm in Naas, Co Kildare. She is described as being a slim girl, 5ft tall with dark hair. She was wearing a long black coat with a furry hood and black runners with a white stripe when she was last seen. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the gardai.


A port town will unveil a permanent memorial to commemorate the 1,500 victims of the Titanic. The Cork harbour town of Cobh will today formally open its new Titanic Memorial Garden to mark the 102nd anniversary of the doomed liner making its last port of call. The garden is a joint venture between local authorities, tourism bodies, Titanic associations and the Cork Association of New York.

Assistance was also provided by Belfast officials in thanks for Cobh's staunch support of its €100m Titanic centre. Located at Cove Fort, the garden overlooks the spot where the great liner lay at anchor on her maiden voyage.

Irish Independent

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