Monday 18 November 2019

Wind firm wins access battle

A COMPANY developing a €14m windfarm near Tralee has secured interim High Court orders restraining a couple blocking an access road to the development.

Knockagoum Windfarm Ltd claims it paid what Mr Justice Kevin Feeney described as "substantial" sums to Brian and Linda O'Connor under an agreement last June restraining interference with access to the windfarm at Knockagoum.

The windfarm company claims that agreement has not been adhered to and that payment of €200,000 had been sought.

The case comes back before the court next Monday.

Five killed in plane crash

A PASSENGER plane carrying football fans skidded past a landing strip and overturned in the Ukraine, killing five people.

The plane was carrying 44 passengers and crew from the Black Sea port of Odessa when it crash-landed.

One of the survivors, a man in his 20s who identified himself as Oleg, said the plane "split open" and caught fire during landing.

Many of the passengers escaped the burning plane through the hole that emerged as a result.

Mum is 12, not 9, tests show

AUTHORITIES in Mexico say tests have revealed that a girl who gave birth two weeks ago is between 12 and 13, not nine as her parents had claimed.

Authorities announced last week that a nine-year-old had given birth and that they were looking for her boyfriend.

But prosecutors said that DNA tests revealed the baby's father is the girl's 44-year-old stepfather and that he is under arrest.

'Offensive' rap song removed

A Lil Wayne song that has offended the family of a black teenager murdered in the 1950s is to be pulled.

Epic Records said that the company had made the move "out of respect for the legacy of Emmett Till and his family".

Rapper Lil Wayne made a sexual reference involving the brutal death of Emmett, a 14-year-old Chicago boy tortured and shot in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman.

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