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A postmortem is due to be carried out on the body of man found on the banks of the River Suir in Waterford City Sunday morning, December 23.

The remains of the man, believed to be in his 20s, were recovered by emergency services below the Tower Hotel.

His body was then taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where a postmortem took place last Monday.
[Source: Irish Examiner]


Police in the U.K. have reiterated their appeal for information following the disappearance of a retired horse trainer from Ireland.

Owen Brennan (77), who originally hails from Castletown Geoghegan, County Westmeath, has been living in the U.K. for more than 30 years and has trained over 300 race-winning horses. He retired in 2009.

He went missing from his home in Derby on December 17.

A spokesperson for the Derby Police Department said he still had not been found and they were anxious to speak to anyone who may have seen him.
[Source: Irish Independent]


The sad and lonely death of Alan Moore at his Wexford home during the Christmas period last year was a stark reminder of the need to check on our neighbors.

Mr. Moore’s remains were found in his house at Lower John St. three months after he is believed to have died.

An inquest in April concluded he died aged 61 of a massive heart attack at his home at 53 Lower John St., Wexford on a date unknown, but believed to be around December 28, 2011. No family members or friends were in attendance at the inquest at the Talbot Hotel.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


It came just when we needed it most – a genuine Taylor-made Irish victory amid the golden end of summer.

Looking back at it all brings warm memories, with the whole nation getting behind Katie Taylor in a way that had not been witnessed since Italia '90.

It was the sports moment of the year. Or just the moment of the year, plain and simple.

The three bronze, silver and gold parties made possible by her plucky talent at the London Olympics rewrote our year completely after the gutting disappointment of the Euros earlier in the summer.

Her home town of Bray, County Wicklow, was transformed into “Katie Town,” as thousands turned out to watch on the big screen, sick with nerves.
[Source: Irish Independent]