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  • Man accused of killing eight in dangerous driving case may be unfit to stand trial

    28 January 2014 12:34 20

    The case against Shaun Kelly (24), from Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, was called at Letterkenny Circuit Court today and adjourned until April 1 after what a judge called a “bizarre” set of circumstances. Mr Kelly is accused of causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in a car crash on July 11, 2010. His trial was due to begin next week. However

  • Data Protection Commissioner ‘entirely unsatisfied’ with Dept of Social Protection

    28 January 2014 12:11 8

    Criticises dept’s handling of personal data Mr Hawkes also said that he remains "particularly concerned" about how many government departments and some public sector bodies are allowing personal data of members of the public to be shared and "leaked" in an improper fashion. "I have always had concerns about how public services handle data," said Mr Hawkes

  • Witness in murder trial warned over failure to appear in court

    28 January 2014 12:05 14

    A 19-year-old woman who failed to appear as a witness in a murder trial has been warned by the Central Criminal Court that she could face significant time in jail. Stephanie Tuite, former girlfriend of Daniel McDonnell who last week was jailed for life for the murder of 16-year-old Melanie McNamara, was brought to court after a warrant was issued for her arrest

  • Belfast to Cork plane crash: Loss of control was probable cause

    28 January 2014 11:01 8

    The probable cause of a plane crash in Cork that killed six people was a "loss of control" during an aborted landing, a report has found. Six people died when the plane being used by Manx2 crashed on approach to Cork airport after flying from Belfast. The aircraft, with 12 people on board, crashed in fog after failing to land on its third attempt in February

  • State faces €50m bill if abuse ruling is upheld

    28 January 2014 06:27 6

    The European court will deliver its landmark judgment later today in the case of Louise O'Keeffe (46) who sued the State over the abuse she suffered at the hands of her primary school teacher in the 1970s. The Cork mother of two, below, is "hoping and praying that justice will be done". The court heard the case on March 6 last and will deliver its judgment

  • Video: Praise for RNLI lifeboat crews after increase in call-outs

    28 January 2014 01:56 44

    The region’s lifeboat crews received a 9pc increase in call-outs last year, according to new figures. Officials from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) praised the dedication of East Anglia’s lifeboat volunteers after new figures revealed a rise in the number of rescues in 2013, compared with 2012. Collectively, crew from the 15 RNLI lifeboat

  • Tech entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan launches €20k MATHletes Challenge 2014

    28 January 2014 00:57 19

    UPDATED: In an endeavour to boost maths performance in primary and secondary schools, tech investor Sean O’Sullivan has kickstarted the MATHletes Challenge aimed at students with more than €20,000 in prizes. NOTE: Since we originally reported O'Sullivan launched a €10,000 prize fund, he has since doubled the prizes available to €20,000. From 1 February

  • Male cyclist killed in tragic road accident

    27 January 2014 23:05 6

    The male pedal cyclist, in his late 30s, was knocked to the ground on City West Road at Brownsbarn Roundabout at Saggart at approximately 5.20pm this evening. He was removed by ambulance from the scene to Tallaght Hospital where he later died. The road remains closed while a forensic collision examination is taking place. Gardai are appealing for witnesses

  • Rehab seeks legal advice over Shatter’s Dáil comments

    27 January 2014 19:40 4

    Charity’s special meeting on February 17th to ensure all board members in attendance The Rehab Group is to seek legal advice about remarks made in the Dáil by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter about two legal cases the group is involved in against the State. In a statement after a scheduled board meeting last night, the group said the board “discussed

  • Fresh appeal for help in tracing missing man from Kinsealy

    27 January 2014 17:07 7

    The Fingal Independent has learned that the search for Andrejs Maisaks of Birchdale Close, Kinsealy Court in Kinsealy is now centred on the Grand Canal and Kilcock areas of Dublin. Andrejs was last seen leaving his home on the early afternoon of October 21. He is described as being 6' in height, of slight build, with fair hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing