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Decision due on coronary care

A decision on 24/7 coronary care services for patients in Limerick is imminent.

People suffering heart attacks outside of the hours 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday have been transported to University College Hospital Galway due to a new HSE policy brought in this month.

A HSE spokesperson said clinical lead Dr Kieran Daly has inspected the facility in the Regional Hospital Limerick. Fine Gael TD Kieran O'Donnell said a decision would be made in the coming days.

Mum 'slapped school bullies'

A New Jersey mother and grandmother have been arrested on charges they attacked two fourth-grade boys they claim were bullying a nine-year-old girl.

Rebecca Sardoni (28), of Toms River, and her mother, Stephanie Sardoni (51), of Beachwood, were arrested on Friday. Police say Rebecca cursed at and slapped two boys while her mother screamed at them.

Rebecca Sardoni denies she hit or touched anyone.

Jamie gets his napkins back

celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been inundated by customers sending him napkins in the post -- after he revealed the pilfering in a Twitter outburst.

The 37-year-old said diners were stealing 30,000 linen napkins a month from 30 of his Jamie's Italian chain.

He said he was "touched" so many had sent them back.

Appeal in hunt for teenage girl

GARDAI are seeking the public's assistance in tracing a 17-year-old girl.

Nikita Farrelly, from Newbridge, was last seen in the Co Kildare town on the night of October 18. She is 5ft tall, slim and with long, blonde hair. She was wearing a grey tracksuit and grey boots. She is known to frequent the Tallaght area.

Rod's dose of runs before gig

Rod Stewart has confessed he almost missed his biggest gig -- due to a dose of the runs.

In his new autobiography, the singer says he developed diarrhoea before playing to 3.5m people on Copacabana beach in Rio in 1994 -- but a jab by a doctor "cleared" him out.