Islanders due in court today


Five Achill islanders charged almost two years ago with offences arising from protests over the erection of an Esat Digifone mast are due to appear before a special sitting of Achill District Court today. Last year the garda at the centre of a row about the erection of a mobile phone mast on Achill island was exonerated by his superiors. Garda Peadar Howley won his appeal against a disciplinary ruling at a special hearing in Dublin.