Thursday 22 March 2018

Luas red line down after fire

THE Luas red line is facing further disruption following a fire in buildings close to the tracks in the city centre.

It could be Monday before a full service can resume, according to a spokesperson.

Dublin City Council confirmed that the buildings hit by the fire on Benburb Street are unstable.

"For work to continue safely on the properties the overhead power lines are turned off and a safety cordon is in place in Benburb Street," the spokesperson said.

The service is operating at the moment from Tallaght-Saggart to Heuston only.

Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus for the duration of the disruption.

Australia's most wanted caught

AUSTRALIA'S most wanted man, who eluded officials for seven years by hiding out in dense forests, was captured and charged with murder today.

Malcolm Naden (38) was heavily bearded, barefoot and wearing muddy clothes when New South Wales police found him just after midnight at a remote house about 260km north of Sydney. The former slaughterhouse worker has been charged with the 2005 strangling death of a cousin and other violent crimes.

Ramsay sues Canadian chef

CHEF Gordon Ramsay is suing his former associate at Montreal's Laurier BBQ restaurant over lost licensing fees and alleged defamatory comments.

Lawyers for the cook filed a suit against Danny Lavy for CAD$2.25m (¤1.7m) in lost license fees after the two parted ways. The suit includes CAD$500,000 (¤380,000) for alleged defamation.

In February, Mr Lavy cancelled his contract with Ramsay and changed the restaurant's name from Laurier Gordon Ramsay to The Laurier 1936.

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