Armed raiders have made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after targetting the Bank Of Ireland in Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
/> At about 20 to 4 this afternoon two armed men dressed in full motorbike gear, including helmets, entered the busy premises.
The raiders were carrying handguns and threatened staff, before an undisclosed about of money was handed over.
There were about 7 or 8 customers in the bank at the time, however no shots were fired and nobody was injured in the incident.
The raiders made their escape on a black honda motorcycle towards Dublin.
Gardai at Edenderry are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
/> Fire fighters are continuing to battle a major fire this evening at an oil depot in Co. Kilkenny.
It’s believed an oil truck caught fire shortly before midday at an oil deport on the Kilmacow to Waterford road.
The local R448 road is closed and motorists are being asked NOT to use the Mullinavat exit on the M9 until further notice.
Irish Rail services have also been effected.
The Waterford train service is only running between Heuston Station and Kilkenny until tomorrow morning and a bus transfer is in operation.
/> The Cork couple who lost their son and unborn daughter in a car crash in England last month are now in a stable condition in hospital.
Con and Elber Twomey from Meelin in north Cork were critically injured when a car drove into them – head-on – in Torquay on July 6th.
The couple’s eighteen month old son Oisin and their unborn daughter were killed in the crash.
The link-up of the red and green LUAS lines in Dublin has been green lighted by An Bord Pleanala.
It means services beginning at the Green Line terminal at St. Stephen’s Green will now go all the way to Broombridge in the city’s north west, where it will join up with Maynooth train services.
The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar says the new LUAS service will bring Dublin’s transport network in line with other modern cities.
Maeve Binchy’s generous, warm and infectious personality has been remembered at her funeral in Dublin.
The author and journalist – described as a national treasure – died on Monday evening following a short illness.
Hundreds of people filled the Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the 72 year old’s requiem mass today.