Friday 20 April 2018

Woman dies in crash

AN ELDERLY woman has died in a head-on collision. The accident, between a car and a truck, occurred at Owenahincha outside Clonakilty in Cork.

The 71-year-old woman, the sole occupant of the car, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured but was treated at the scene for shock. Gardai declined to release the woman's name until all relatives have been informed.

Pub receiver invalid

BANK of Scotland's appointment of a receiver over a well-known Dublin city-centre bar and restaurant premises is invalid, the High Court ruled.

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ruled the bank's appointment of David O'Connor as receiver/manager of Foley's Bar and O'Reilly's Bar, at Merrion Row, was invalid and of no effect. This was because Bank of Scotland failed to comply with a formality to make the appointment of Mr O'Connor under its seal by putting it in writing, which was included in the mortgage agreement it had entered into with the owners and operators of the premises.

Gardai seize cannabis

Gardai have seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €160,000 after uncovering a growhouse at Moyne, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Members of the drugs unit from Thurles raided the premises and detained a 52-year-old suspect. He was being held for questioning last night at Templemore garda station under anti drug-trafficking legislation.

Brothel charge

A CHINESE woman charged with running a brothel in Drogheda has been remanded on continuing bail.

Chunli Zhang (38), with an address at The Avenue, Martello Village, Bryanstown, Co Louth, has pleaded not guilty at Drogheda District Court to brothel-keeping at an address at Trinity Street in Drogheda on May 25, 2012. Judge Gibbons remanded Zhang on continuing bail to reappear before the court on May 21.

Wild horses moved

THIRTY-FOUR wild horses, including a mare unable to produce milk for her foal, have been removed from the Cooley Mountains.

There are pregnant mares, stallions and foals among those now being cared for in a safe compound after being removed in a joint operation by Louth County Council and the Department of Agriculture. All of the 34 were "in poor condition, with evidence of muscle wastage and severe weight loss despite their heavy winter coats".

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