Tuesday 12 December 2017

Fisherman hunt winding down

The search for two fishermen who have been missing since their trawler sank off the Cork coast nearly three weeks ago is to be gradually wound down.

The men's families have appealed again for volunteers to help with the search of Glandour Harbour, which entered its 20th day today.

Skipper Michael Hayes (52) and Egyptian crewman Saied Aly Eldin (24) are still missing.

The Tit Bonhomme went down on January 15 close to Adam Island with six men on board, including the skipper, a 21-year-old Dublin man and four Egyptian men.

Roseanne seeks presidential nod

Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr says she is running for the Green Party's US presidential nomination -- and it's no joke.

She said she was a long-time supporter of the party and looked forward to working with people who shared her values.

"The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants -- bought and paid for by the 1pc -- who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people," Barr said.

Spring popular for holidays

Spring will be more popular than summer for holidays this year as the cost of a family break, coupled with Euro 2012 and the Olympic Games, forces people to change their plans, according to a report.

A survey of 2,000 adults showed that almost a third were planning a spring holiday, compared with an average of around one in five over the past three years.

The study confirmed a decline in the number of people taking summer holidays in recent years.

Hunt for cruise ship passenger

A search is under way in waters near Mexico for a British cruise ship passenger who apparently went overboard.

The Royal Caribbean International cruise line said that another passenger saw the 30-year-old man go over the railing from his stateroom on the Allure of the Seas.

That was backed up by footage from an onboard video camera.

The man's name was not immediately released.

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