Wednesday 21 February 2018

Woman dies in crash

A young woman died when the car she was driving struck another vehicle.

Sabrina Whelan (24), from Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, died in the accident, which happened at 2pm yesterday afternoon on the R737 at Newbawn, New Ross, Co Wexford. The male driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured. Gardai have asked any witnesses to contact them on 051-426030.


A MAN in his late 20s has been held for questioning after a stash of drugs worth €10,000 was discovered.

Gardai discovered two sawn-off shotguns, a pistol, a quantity of ammunition and cannabis herb worth an estimated €10,000 during the search at an apartment at Killnacourt, Portarlington, Co Laois.


TWO men are due to appear in court this morning in connection with a robbery in a shop. Two masked men entered the shop on Lower Rathmines Road in Dublin at about 6.20pm on Thursday evening.

One was armed with a screwdriver and they demanded cash from the shop assistant. A struggle took place and the two men fled empty handed. In a follow-up search, gardai arrested two men in a house on Grove Park. They were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and will appear in Dublin District Court.


THE inspection of facilities for people with a mental or physical disability will begin next month, Dr Tracey Cooper, head of the Health Information and Quality Authority, has announced.

Facilities that pose a danger to the health and welfare of residents will lose their registration and be closed down.


THERE is "insufficient evidence" to prosecute for the 2009 murder of a mechanic, the Dublin coroner has heard. The body of Liam Murray (42) was found at his cottage on the Cruagh Road in Edmondstown, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, on March 20, 2009. He was shot in the head and body.

At Dublin Coroner's Court, Det Insp George McGeary said a file was submitted to the DPP. However, it directed that there was "insufficient evidence to sustain a prosecution", he said.


In the table we published yesterday on the gender breakdown of the Junior Cert results, the columns showing the ABC grades achieved by boys and girls were inadvertently transposed.

Irish Independent

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