Thursday 22 March 2018

Woman injured in fire

A woman was injured last night after a fire broke out in Dublin city centre.

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade and a water tanker were called to the scene after a basement in a house caught fire on Charles Lane near Mountjoy Square.

Firefighters believe that the basement was full of rubbish before it caught fire. The woman was outside the building when emergency services arrived. She was treated at the scene and brought to hospital with minor injuries.

Aldi site grave fears

A discount supermarket should not be built in a North Clare town because part of the proposed site may have been used as a children's burial ground, objectors to the project have claimed.

Aldi Stores Ireland Ltd was granted permission by Clare County Council last month to demolish Ennistymon Mart and build a single-storey discount foodstore on the site.

The Save Ennistymon Mart Committee has submitted an affidavit to An Bord Pleanála, claiming that a woman who had lived in the town "had arranged for a priest to bless a part of the Fair Green below Doherty's gate under which the bodies of small children had been buried".

Plane had wheel fault

TWO people cheated death when the front wheel of a turbo-prop training aircraft retracted on landing, causing the plane to nose-dive into the runway at Cork Airport.

The instructor and a trainee pilot were unhurt in the crash, which happened in May 2013. An Air Accident Investigation Unit report found that the nose-wheel fault happened as the plane landed.

Six-month water wait

A BOIL water notice in place in a Connemara village will not be lifted until early next year, residents have been told.

Restrictions in Leenane were introduced last month amid cryptosporidium fears, and affect 140 households.

Irish Water says it will be six months before improvement works can be carried out at a nearby treatment plant.

Three injured in fall

An investigation has been launched after three men fell from a crane near Lisahally Port on the River Foyle in Derry.

The men were taken to hospital after they fell around 20 feet from the crane's cradle into the hold of a boat below. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Irish Independent

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