Wednesday 21 February 2018

Woman killed as car hits tree

A WOMAN died yesterday afternoon when her car slammed into a tree on the Cappamore to Doon road in Limerick.

The woman was named as Anne O'Neill (58), from Cappawhite, Co Tipperary. She was the only occupant of the car. Gardai were last night trying to establish the cause of the crash and asked witnesses to contact Bruff garda station on 061 38294.

Free GP for long term illness plan

Patients on the long-term illness scheme are to be given free GP care from March, Junior Minister Roisin Shortall said yesterday.

They currently get free drugs, medicines as well as surgical appliances for the treatment of their condition but they must pay GP fees. She said around 50,000 people who who were on the hi-tech drugs scheme would no longer pay GP fees.

Sixth suspect in Noonan murder

Gardai investigating the murder of father-of-one Ciaran Noonan were last night questioning their sixth suspect in the case.

Officers detained a 31-year-old man from Raheny in the Finglas area of west Dublin yesterday morning and he was taken to Store Street garda station. The suspect was being held last night for allegedly withholding information about the murder, which followed Mr Noonan's abduction in the East Wall area of the city last month.

Man victim of savage beating

A MAN was seriously ill in hospital last night after he was given an "unmerciful" kicking by his attackers, who then apparently stamped on his head.

The victim of the attack in Old Blessington Road, Tallaght was named as Robert Morrison (40), from North Strand in Dublin's north city.

A man and a woman, who are both from the north inner city, were questioned about the attack throughout yesterday under the Criminal Justice Act. They were released without charge last night.

Heavy rain to hit southern counties

MUCH of the country will escape the heavy rain which caused flooding and traffic congestion in parts of Munster yesterday -- but southern counties will again experience major downpours today.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said heavy rain was again expected in parts of Munster while light to heavy showers would feature throughout much of the rest of the country. There will also be some dry spells in the east and north of the country.

Irish Independent

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