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In Brief: Passenger slips under Dart train

TRAIN services at Killester station were disrupted after a man slipped into the gap between a stationary train and the platform.

It happened at 8.40pm yesterday when the Howth-bound Dart pulled in.

A man getting off slipped and his leg was trapped between the platform and train. Emergency services including Dublin Fire Brigade were called and he was freed. Trains were suspended for 15 minutes and the man was not badly hurt.

 

MAN INJURED IN FACE IN ATTACK

A MAN in his 30s is recovering in hospital after being attacked in Kilmainham in the early hours of yesterday.

Gardai say the man was alone at the time of the assault at Kearns Place, near Old Kilmainham Road, at around 2am.

He was brought to James's Hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.

The man is understood to be Irish and living locally in the Kilmainham area.

Gardai in Kilmainham are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

 

BOSTON'S FIRE CHIEF QUITS

BOSTON'S fire chief has resigned, blaming criticism from deputies for his response to the marathon bombings in the US city.

Thirteen deputies complained to mayor Tom Menino in a letter that chief Steve Abraira's failure to take command of the bombing scene was indefensible.

Mr Abraira said those "baseless attacks" compelled him to step down. He said his command staff had control of the bomb scene.

 

DANNII'S CHAT WITH COWELL

DANNII Minogue revealed that she and Simon Cowell have spoken for the first time since she left the UK X Factor.

Last year it was revealed Minogue (41) and Cowell (53) had a fling while Minogue was a judge on the show. She is now a judge on the Australian X Factor. Minogue said that she was surprised it was Cowell who called her on camera to reveal which group she would be mentoring.

"Yes, that Simon," she said. "You'd laugh your socks off if you saw it. I've not spoken to him since I left the show, yet he chose to film that."


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