Lt Gen Sean McCann

Home Affairs - Irish soldiers killed in Congo remembered

The lives of nine Irish peacekeepers who died in the notorious Niemba ambush in the Congo 50 years ago were commemorated in a ceremony in Dublin yesterday.

Among those in attendance at the event were the Chief-of-Staff of the Defence Forces Lt Gen Sean McCann, environment minister John Gormley, and Dublin archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

The soldiers were killed on 8 November 1960, when their 11-man Irish patrol was ambushed by Baluba tribesmen.

Home Affairs - Gardaí seek relatives of man found dead

An appeal has been launched to locate the next of kin of a 57-year-old man who was found dead in his Dublin home almost three months ago.

Paul Masters was found at his home on Slievebloom Road, Drimnagh, on 9 August. He is believed to be originally from Manchester.

Gardaí say that despite extensive enquiries here and in the UK none of his relatives has been found. Masters is described as 5ft 6in tall, of slight build, with balding grey hair.

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Home Affairs - Witnesses sought after woman killed

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a female pedestrian in her 50s died when she was struck by a car in Roscommon on Friday evening. The collision occurred at around 6pm at Ballydangan, on the R446 Athlone road in Co Roscommon.itnesses are asked to contact Roscommon Garda station on 090 663 8300.