Leader of Congo battalion dies
by Irish Independent
Three surfers were plucked to safety by a helicopter and lifeboat after getting into difficulty last night.
The men, in their 20s, from Dublin were rescued at Tullaghan strand in Bundoran, Co Donegal, after they were swept against rocks at the base of a cliff. A coast guard helicopter from Sligo winched one man to safety, while Bundoran lifeboat recovered the other two.
DRUGS with an estimated street value of €270,000 were seized after gardai raided a number of houses in Dublin yesterday.
At least three houses in the Finglas areas were searched. 25,000 ecstasy tablets with an estimated street value of €250,000 and 3kgs of herbal cannabis worth €20,000 were discovered. Two men were arrested.
rmed raiders made off with an estimated €160,000 when they held up security staff servicing an ATM machine in north Dublin yesterday. It was the biggest ATM robbery so far this year.
The gang struck after a security van pulled up outside an ATM at the Howth Road in Clontarf at lunchtime. At least two raiders forced the staff at gunpoint to hand over the bags of cash.
Gardai are appealing for help to find a Dublin man who is deaf and mute has been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
John Sturgess (43), from Sundrive Road in Crumlin, Dublin, was last seen at 2pm in Walkinstown village.He is 6ft tall with grey hair and blue eyes and has a travel pass which he may have used. Gardai can be contacted on 01-6666600.