Jack Quann
Jack Quann

22.04 2 Dec 2019


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Farmer who killed neighbour with teleporter has sentence increased

A farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a 73-year-old neighbour by driving the pronged forks of an agricultural teleporter into his car in a row over a crow-banger has seen his jail term increased from five to nine years.

Michael Ferris (64) from Rattoo, Ballyduff in Co Kerry had been sentenced in December 2018 to six years with one year suspended for the manslaughter of Anthony O'Mahony at Rattoo, Ballyduff on April 4th 2017.

Ferris had been charged with Mr O'Mahony's murder but a jury at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Tralee in October 2018 had acquitted him of the murder charge but found him guilty instead of Mr O'Mahony’s manslaughter.

Daughter of Lisa Smith "doing very well" with her family

A solicitor for Lisa Smith says she is committed to providing an explanation for her actions.

The 38-year-old Dundalk woman is said to be fully cooperating with Gardaí, after she was arrested at Dublin Airport on Sunday.

She arrived back in the country on-board a Turkish Airlines flight after leaving more than three years ago.

Dublin City councillors approve white water rafting facility

Dublin City councillors have voted to let a controversial plan for a white water rafting facility be built at George's Dock in the north inner-city.

It will be open to the public and sports clubs, as well as for training for the emergency services.

The facility will mostly consist of a rafting course, but also controlled teaching facilities and a 'floodable mock village' for training purposes.

Body found in Wales believed to be Irish man missing since 1983

The body of a man found in Wales is believed to be that of missing Irish man Conor Whooley.

Mr Whooley - who was from Greystones, Co Wicklow - had been missing from Dublin since 1983.

In January 2013, police in Wales exhumed an unidentified body from Menai Bridge Cemetery.

Bingo players to stage Dáil protest over new legislation

A group of bingo players are staging a protest over changes that they say could "shut down every bingo hall in Ireland".

The protest is being arranged by the 'Save Our Bingo' campaign group, which is made up of players from across Ireland.

It will see people playing bingo outside the Dáil on Kildare Street in Dublin on Tuesday, with a number of spot prizes even arranged.

Main image: A Turkish Airlines plane carrying Lisa Smith lands at Dublin Airport - she is seen with a pink blanket over her head | Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie


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