Limerick man dies from legionnaires
A 66-year old man from Limerick has died after contracting legionnaires disease while on holiday in the US.
Tom Keane caught the disease when he went for a meal with his wife in a hotel in Chicago in July.
The retired plumber with Limerick City Council died from the fatal disease on Wednesday.
Removal mass for Mr Keane will take place in Jamesboro this evening.
Sewage problem causes Dublin beach to close
A north Dublin beach remains closed today after raw sewage pumped into the sea prompted a high level E.Coli contamination.
Raw sewage was discharged into the sea for up to 26 hours at Balbriggan beach at the weekend, after a malfunction at a pumping station went unnoticed.
A member of the public alerted the council to the issue on Tuesday when waste was washed up in the tide.
Sampling tests earlier this week found that E.Coli was five times the upper limit safe for bathing.
Further results today will determine if the beach can be reopened.
___________________________Cork couple arrested following €6m drug seizure on yacht
A Cork couple have been arrested along with another Irishman by Spanish police, following the seizure of €6m worth of drugs on board an Irish yacht.
The man, who is in his 50s and from the southside of Cork city and the woman who is also in her 50s and from Carrigaline, were arrested yesterday.
They were detained along with another Irishman when Spanish police boarded the Irish-registered yacht off the Spanish coast around 3.30pm.
Spanish police found 500 kilos of cannabis with an estimated street value of €6m on board the vessel, which they believe originated in Morocco.
All three have been arrested and are being questioned by Spanish police who are liaising with Gardaí in relation to the three suspects.