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Airport death probe call fails

AN aircraft maintenance engineer's bid to force new inquiries into the death of a colleague killed in a fall from a de-icing rig at Dublin Airport has been rejected by the High Court.

Kevin Carroll, of Keatingstown, Co Wicklow, sought permission to bring a judicial review directing the Air Accident Investigation Unit and the Irish Aviation Authority to carry out the inquiries.

His colleague, David Ralph (58), Brackenstown, Swords, Co Dublin, fell seven metres to his death when the basket of a de-icing rig broke free and crashed on to the apron of the airport on March 19, 2009.

Both the IAA and the AAIU had opposed the application.

Grandson loses

house battle

A MAN has lost his High Court challenge to Dublin City Council's decision that he leave his late grand-mother's home where cared for her before her death.

Jason Robinson moved in with his grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's, at St Michan's House, Greek Street, Dublin, in 2005 and looked after her until she died in June 2008.

He then applied to Dublin City Council to be allowed take over her tenancy, but was refused.

A judge dismissed Mr Robinson's action, saying it had been made "far outside" the time-limits.