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Rail firm seeks to build two stations

Iarnród Éireann intends to seek planning permission for two new stations on the Limerick-Galway rail link.

The stations will be built at Crusheen, Co Clare, and Oranmore, Co Galway, if approved by the county councils. The link opened in March 2010 and has seen increasing passenger traffic, the rail company said.

'Kerryman' pulled over photo error 

Editions of this week’s Kerryman,Kerry’s biggest selling newspaper, were withdrawn from shops yesterday, after the wrong photograph accompanied a court report about a man being found guilty of rape.

The photograph of a man in no way connected with the case and of unblemished character appeared on page two. The error was spotted after members of the public contacted staff at the paper, newspaper sources said last night.

Call for 'lifejacket at sea' campaign

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has recommended that the Department of Transport undertake a national campaign to remind anglers to wear lifejackets at sea. Owners of boats under seven metres should also be reminded of the legislation, the board said in a report on the death of a fisherman.