Thursday 14 December 2017

In brief: Pedestrian killed

AN ELDERLY woman in her seventies was fatally injured as she crossed the road. Bridie O'Hara (74), who was living in the Granard area of Co Longford, died in the fatal road traffic accident which occurred over the weekend.

The accident occurred on the N4 at Lisnagrish, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, on Sunday evening at around 7.45pm. Gardai said that the pedestrian was fatally injured as she crossed the road.

CHADA TRIAL DATE SET

A DATE next year has been set for the trial of a man accused of murdering his two sons. Sanjeev Chadha (43) of Ballinkillen, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, is charged with the murder of Eoghan (10) and Ruairi (5) at Rosbeg, Westport on July 29, 2013.

Mr Brendan Grehan SC, defending, asked the Central Criminal Court to fix a date for trial. He requested an order for copies of recordings of his client's garda interviews to be made available to the defence. The court set a date of November 10, 2014, for Mr Chadha's trial.

POST SITE HACKED

THE Racing Post website has come under a "sophisticated, sustained and aggressive" cyber attack. Hackers accessed a database owned by the betting news website which contained the private information of "hundreds of thousands" of users.

People with profiles on the site were told that their full names, encrypted passwords, and email and residential addresses could have been stolen. However, credit or debit cards are not at risk.

€93K FOR HENRY

A PAINTING by Paul Henry was sold for €93,000 last night in a sale of important Irish art. The Paul Henry oil on board, painted in the 1920s, was considered the top lot before the sale.

The painting -- 'The Lake' -- recorded the top price at the sale run by Whyte's at the RDS in Dublin. There were more than 250 bidders, including a large number of the Irish diaspora based in the US, Britain, Canada and the UAE, who were bidding via the internet.

RUSHDIE VISIT PLANNED

CONTROVERSIAL writer Salman Rushdie is coming to Ireland next year to appear in the Dalkey Book Festival. A venue in Dalkey big enough for the Rushdie appearance on June 21 next year has yet to be agreed.

But a limited number of advance tickets for the Rushdie event are being released for sale to people who buy a ticket for the Winter Tales book day on December 7, which is also being organised by Dalkey Book Festival.

Irish Independent

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