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Mooney praises Ryanair plans

Fianna Fail Senator Paschal Mooney has welcomed news that Ryanair may expand its operation at Dublin airport.

Senator Mooney was reacting to reports that Ryanair is seeking to add to its capacity in September.

He said: "This move should be wholly supported by the Government and direct negotiations must now take place to ensure that planned expansion by the airline materialises.

"As a member of the Transport and Tourism Committee, I know the massive benefits that Ryanair and other airlines bring to the Irish economy."

WHAM! SINGER 'FINE' IN HOSPITAL

George Michael is still in hospital after his car accident but is "making good progress".

The former Wham! singer fell out of a car while he was travelling on the M1 just outside London during rush hour.

His publicist said: "I can confirm that George remains in hospital but purely as a standard precaution for observation because he suffered some bumps and cuts to his head. But he's making good progress, he's fine and he's really looking forward to getting home."

GANDHI BLOOD SAMPLES FOR SALE

Two microscope slides bearing the blood of former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi are to go on sale in London on Tuesday and are expected to fetch from £10,000 to £15,000 (€11,600 to €12,840).

The slides were obtained in 1924 when the father of the Indian independence movement was recovering from an appendectomy near Mumbai. He was thought to have donated the blood to the family he was staying with.

DID DONKEYS KILL ELDERLY MAN?

Hungarian police say they are investigating an incident in which an elderly man may have been mauled to death by two donkeys.

It happened in the town of Magyarszecsod, when Sandor Horvath, a 65-year-old retired firefighter, was apparently pulled off his motorcycle by the donkeys kept in a field.

The animals may have dragged him 50 yards, biting and trampling him.


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