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Mountain team rescues woman

A 31-year-old woman from Dublin was at the centre of a full-scale alert in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, when she got trapped on steep ground in very misty conditions near the upper lake.

Up to 25 rescue personnel from two mountain rescue teams and national park staff went into full call-out status to get to the woman and winch her to safety.

The woman had gone walking near the lake along steep ground.

She did not require medical treatment.


The whereabouts of a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about US surveillance programs remain unknown two days after he checked out of a Hong Kong hotel.

Edward Snowden arrived in Hong Kong on May 20. His identity as the source of the secret information was revealed on Sunday at his own request.

He was last seen Monday afternoon, when he left his chic Hong Kong hotel.


GARDAI are investigating the cause of death of Polish national at a house in West Cork last night.

The 43-year-old man was discovered by his brother shortly before 9pm in Castle Street, Dunmanway, Co Cork.

He found the body of his sibling in an upstairs bedroom.

Gardai sealed off the property as a precaution as they carried out their enquiries.

They interviewed a number of other people, all foreign nationals, who were living in the house with the dead man.


The father of former Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville has appeared in court charged with a sex assault.

Neville Neville (63) stood behind his solicitor, for the brief, two-minute hearing at Bury Magistrates' Court.

Neville confirmed his name, address and date of birth. No plea was entered by Neville, of Larkfield Close, Bury.

District Judge James Prowse granted him bail.

He must appear for a preliminary hearing at Bolton Crown Court on July 1.