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Five people in lough rescue

Five people including a child were rescued on Lough Derg on Saturday night in the eighth incident there in less than three weeks.

The RNLI lifeboat was launched after a 24ft boat broke down and was drifting in strong winds. It had just left Garrykennedy on the Tipperary side and was destined for Mountshannon, Co Clare, on the western shore.

An RNLI crew member transferred to the boat and found all on board were safe and wearing their lifejackets. The lifeboat towed the craft back to Garrykennedy.

Dubai bars man with piercings

A Dubai nightclub that hoped to feature a man who holds the world record for having the most piercings says he was refused entry to the Gulf city because of security concerns.

Cirque Le Soir said the club did its best to get Rolf Buchholz into the country on Friday but was unsuccessful.

The German man has 453 piercings, including many in his face and genitals, according to Guinness World Records.

Buchholz had been scheduled to appear at the club in the Fairmont Hotel.

Presley fans in candlelit walk

Fans of Elvis Presley staged a night-time candlelit walk past his grave site at Graceland during a memorial of his death 37 years ago.

Devotees of the King of Rock 'n' Roll participate each year in a vigil on the anniversary of his death. Presley died aged 42 on August 16, 1977 of a heart attack in Memphis.

Fans strolled through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley's long-time home.

The vigil is a highlight of Elvis Week, an annual celebration of Presley's career and life.

Roses work of art is unveiled

A new sculpture in honour of the Rose of Tralee was being unveiled by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe today.

The Roses sculpture at the Tralee Bypass was created as part of the Percent for Art scheme.

A portion of the cost of a public infrastructure scheme is ring-fenced for the commissioning of a work of art.


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