News in Brief

Wednesday 17 February 2016 18.14
Water in the Whitegate Regional Supply is now fit for public consumption
Water in the Whitegate Regional Supply is now fit for public consumption

Boil water notice lifted in Cork

A boil notice water which had been in place in Cork since Saturday has been lifted.

The notice was imposed on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply. Irish Water and Cork County Council said in a statement that the water is now fit for drinking, cooking etc.

It was put in place as a pre-cautionary measure following recent poor weather, but tests on the supply have show the water is not safe for public consumption.

Five arrested as part of burglary investigation

Five men have been arrested in Co Longford as part of an ongoing investigation into high-profile burglary gangs.

The arrests were made in the Ballymahon area of the county early this morning and it is understood the men are being questioned over alleged crimes that occurred locally.

They are being held at Longford and Granard Garda Stations.

Three arrests over Limerick shooting

Three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened in the grounds of the University of Limerick last June.

A 55-year-old man was shot a number of times as he parked his car on the campus at around 6.35am on 29 June 2015.

Two men in their 30s and a man in his 50s have been arrested in the Limerick area and they are being held at the Henry Street, Mayorstone and Roxboro Road Garda stations.

Nine people have now been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation.

Cocaine and heroin worth €500,000 discovered in Dublin

Large quantities of heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of €500,000 has been seized by gardaí in Dublin. 

The drugs were uncovered following a search at a house in Clondalkin yesterday evening by members of the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

A 24-year-old man was arrested following the search and is being held at Ronanstown Garda Station.

Group warns over sugar levels in hot drinks

A UK campaign group has warned consumers about the "shocking" amounts of sugar found in a number of hot drinks that are also sold in many chain outlets here.

Action on Sugar said that there is "dangerously" high sugar content in some flavoured coffees and other hot drinks.

The charity performed analysis on 131 hot flavoured drinks and found that 98% of the drinks tested would receive a red nutritional value label for high sugar content.

A third of the hot drinks tested contain the same amount or more sugar than Coca Cola - which contains nine teaspoons of sugar per can, a spokesman said.