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Woman rescued

A WOMAN was being treated in hospital for hypothermia last night after becoming stranded off the coast of Dublin. It is understood the 46-year-old was walking alone close to Sandymount strand, before alerting the coastguard that she had been cut off by the tide.

A rescue helicopter picked her up and took to her to Tallaght Hospital, where she was treated for mild hypothermia.

€380,000 drug finds

DRUGS worth almost €380,000 were seized yesterday in operations across the country.

Four men were arrested after cannabis plants and equipment worth a total of €200,000 were discovered in a house in Bornacurra, Ballygar, Co Galway.

In Dublin, gardai from the organised crime unit seized €150,000 worth of cannabis after an operation targeting a car on the N7 followed by a search on a house in Baldoyle.

Detectives arrested a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s.

In Portsalon, Co Donegal, gardai discovered 321 cannabis plants, with a street value of €128,000, when they raided a house at Maherwarden. A 28-year-old man was arrested.

40 jobs created

AN insurance firm is creating 40 jobs at its new Dublin headquarters.

Stanton Fisher, which specialises in financial and medical claims, opened its new office in Charlotte Quay Dock, Dublin 4, yesterday.

Last month, the firm called for an independent public inquiry into the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance by Irish financial institutions that could result in €500m being returned to Irish customers.

Irish Independent