Quinn HQ is struck by blaze
THE Quinn Group headquarters has been badly damaged in a fire -- weeks after a lorry was driven into the building. The blaze started in the staff restaurant at the premises in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh.
A PSNI spokesman confirmed there was a fire at a business premises on the Ballyconnell Road in Derrylin, causing damage.
The authorities were alerted to the incident shortly before 7pm last night. Police are treating the incident as suspicious and have asked anyone with information to contact detectives in Enniskillen.
British trawler in 'fish breach'
A BRITISH-registered trawler was to dock in an Irish port today after being detained for breaching fishing regulations.
The Naval Service ship, the LE Aisling, detained the ship 180 nautical miles off the Skellig islands on Thursday.
She was ordered to haul her nets and was taken under escort to Castletownbere. When she arrives she will be handed over to Gardai. It was the first ship detention of 2012 for the Navy.
17 people shot in New Orleans
SEVENTEEN people were shot in an 18-hour period in a shocking outbreak of violence in New Orleans.
In all, 12 people have been murdered in the first 12 days of the year. At least two dozen, including a 12-year-old girl, were wounded.
The incidents included a gunman who opened fire inside a house yesterday, shooting five people, three of whom died. Police HQ was also evacuated when two grenades were found in a car boot. Both were duds. A superintendent said the shootings may have been sparked by more aggressive police tactics.
Ex-Senator has heart problem
A US judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery.
The letters were revealed during a hearing in North Carolina to consider whether the 58-year-old ex Senator would go on trial later this month for alleged campaign finance violations. The judge delayed the trial to March 26.