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Mr Kelly was arrested last Thursday morning and appeared before Buncrana District Court where he was charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death.
His solicitor said that, because of the injuries he suffered in the crash, he did not pose a flight risk.
He was released on bail and is to appear again before Buncrana Court on 8 December.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Residents of Forkhill came together during a community meeting last week to say they will not tolerate vandalism is their village, following an evening of anti-social behavior on Halloween night. One resident said the community was left "shocked, horrified and quite frankly disgusted" at the antics that took place in the village.
A letter on behalf of the Forkhill community to the Democrat said: "Of course people expected a bit of messing and a bit of craic about the village, however the line was crossed when property was vandalized and defenceless and senior citizens were targeted and left traumatized in their homes.
“The community of Forkhill woke up Tuesday morning to hear that senior citizens' homes were wrecked and property burnt as well as cars vandalized on the street.
“The people of Forkhill came together and made a stand to show support to the victims of the nonsense that took place. There was a public meeting called immediately by the residents of the village for Tuesday evening.
“This meeting was attended by local councilors and a large number of villagers, with at least one representative from the majority of families in the village in attendance.
“One of the main points at the meeting was that the people of the area wanted to commend the fact that these acts are carried out by a minority of people. "Furthermore, it was expressed that the young people who do not take part in these mindless acts should be supported and commended.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A major catastrophe was averted at Dublin Airport last year when a German charter flight almost collided with a Turkish plane on the runway.
The two aircraft were carrying a total of 235 passengers and crew between them when they were involved in the near miss in October 2010.
Results of an investigation carried out by Ireland’s Air Accident authority have just been published and describe the near collision as a "serious incident."
The report states that the Germanwings Airbus, with 125 passengers and five crew aboard, was about to touch down when the pilot spotted another aircraft on the runway.
A Turkish Airlines jet, with 99 passengers and six crew on board, had failed to comply with air traffic control instructions. The investigation team concluded that the plane had entered an active runway without permission.
The two aircraft came within just 144 feet of each other. The German pilot initiated a "go around" procedure and climbed to just 3,000 feet from the ground and subsequently landed safely.
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