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Man critical after cliff plunge leaves him with serious injuries to head


 Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance

Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance

Fire on Ireland's Eye as seen from Howth harbour.

Fire on Ireland's Eye as seen from Howth harbour.


Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance

A man is in critical condition in hospital after falling from a cliff in north Dublin.

The victim suffered serious head injuries in the fall at Portrane shortly after 9.30pm on Saturday.

Dublin Fire Brigade and the coast guard crew went to the scene.

The man was winched into a helicopter and taken to Tallaght Hospital.


Separately, a coast guard helicopter responded to an emergency call yesterday when a man suffered potential spinal injuries in a quad-bike accident on a beach in Co Wexford.

The man, aged in his 30s, was thrown from the vehicle at Roney Beach South at Donaghmore, near Courtown, at around 6pm.

An ambulance crew from Wexford and the local coast guard unit also attended.

The victim was airlifted to Waterford Regional Hospital.

Meanwhile, gardai are seeking witnesses to a fatal road accident in which a young woman died yesterday.

The two-car collision happened on the N25 at Kilmacree, Co Wexford, at around 12.25pm.

Kelly Roche (25), from Summerhill, Wexford, was the 69th road death this year.

She was taken by ambulance to Wexford General Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. The male driver and female passenger in the other car, both aged in their 50s, were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Throughout the weekend, Dublin Fire Brigade continued to battle a gorse fire on Ireland's Eye, off the north Dublin coast.

A brigade spokesman said the fire was still smouldering last night.