Coastguard finds no trace of man


Two units of Bray coastguard failed to find any trace of a man who it was suspected might be in the sea somewhere between Bray Head and Greystones yesterday.

The Marine Rescue Service was alerted after a man's boot had been found on the cliff walk between Bray and Greystones just after 7.30 a.m.

The body of a 30-year-old man was taken from the Shannon yesterday morning by the Bunratty search-and-rescue unit. The man's name had not been released last night.

The body of another 30-year-old man was recovered from the Suir near Clonmel. He had been missing since February 23rd, the Garda said.

Gardai at Killaloe are investigating a shooting at Broadford, Co Clare, yesterday. A man who had been shot in the left thigh was later released from hospital.

In Moate, Co Westmeath, an elderly man died after being struck by a car while crossing the road near his home. Mr Michael Seery from Mount Temple would have been 83 next month.

An elderly woman was rescued from her blazing home following an arson attack in Co Antrim yesterday. She was shocked but otherwise unharmed.

A body was discovered following a house fire near Roslea, Co Fermanagh, at lunchtime.