News from around the 32 counties of Ireland, Sept 22 2013



Tributes have poured in for a nine-year-old girl and her elderly babysitter who lost their lives in a tragic house fire just outside Enniscorthy two weekends ago.

Gabriela Glorija Gruznova (9) was being looked after by Philomena O’Rourke (84) when a blaze ripped through the woman’s Clohass home in the early hours of Saturday morning, September 14.

The little girl had been staying at the house, which she paid regular visits to, while her mother Zane Sutra went for a meal with Mrs. Rourke’s son, Aidan, in Mick Wallace’s restaurant in Enniscorthy on Friday night.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


Gardaí (police) investigating the suspected murder of Elaine O’Hara have sealed off a section of the Vartry reservoir near Roundwood in County Wicklow as a crime scene after a bag of items linked to her was found there.

While members of the Garda water unit could be seen taking items from the drained waterway last Tuesday afternoon, The Irish Times understands a bag containing clothes and other personal items belonging to the 37-year-old from Killiney, south Dublin, was found two weeks ago.
[Source: Irish Times]