• Mayo face Cork while Galway await Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-finals in two weeks time.

    Kerry saw off the challenge of Tyrone by 1-12 to 0-9 to see them safely into the last four against Galway.

    Mayo now face the Rebels after they overcame Monaghan convincingly by 3-19 to 2-10.

    If both Western teams win their prospective semi's, a repeat of the Connacht finals on the cards.

    Likewise if Cork and Kerry can both win, a repeat of the Munster finals is on the cards.

  • A book of evidence has been served on a former Christian Brother with an address in Mayo, who's charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year old boy at the North Monastery secondary school in Cork in 1981.

    65-year old Edward Bryan of Dugort, Achill Island was formally arrested a month ago.

    Sergeant Gearoid Davis said the State application at Cork District Court was to have the case sent forward for trial at the next sessions of Cork Circuit Criminal Court on October 29th.

    The Irish Examiner reports that solicitor Frank Buttimer was granted the extension of legal aid to include the appointment of a barrister.


  • A former Christian Brother, with an address in Co Mayo, has been remanded on bail after he was charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old schoolboy while teaching in Cork in the 1980s.

    65-year old Edward Bryan appeared at Cork District Court yesterday where he was charged with a single count of indecently assaulting the boy at the North Monastery secondary school between November 1st and December 31st, 1981.

    Mr Bryan made no reply to Gardai when charged.

    The prosecution is to go forward to Cork Circuit Criminal Court on indictment.

    Defence solicitor Frank Buttimer said the book of evidence was required. He was informed that this would be available by early September.

    No objection was made to bail with the condition that Mr Bryan continue to reside at his current address of Dugort, Achill Island, and that he notify Gardaí of any change of address.

    Judge Olann Kelleher remanded Mr Bryan on continuing bail until his next court appearance on 2 September, and granted him free legal aid.

  • The funeral will take place in Cork later this week of Valerie Kilroy, nee French, who was found dead at her home in Westport last Friday.

    The body of the 41-year old mother-of-three was discovered by Gardai at her home in Kilbree, Westport and her husband James has since been charged with her murder.

    Mr Kilroy was brought before a special sitting of Castlebar District Court on Sunday and was remanded in custody to Harristown Court in Castlerea next Friday.

    Valerie French Kilroy ,a HSE occupational therapist, was formerly from Leap, Co Cork.

    Her Funeral Service will take place in St Fachtna's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Rosscarberry, Co Cork on Thursday at 2.30pm, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

    She's survived by her husband and three children, her mother, brother, three sisters, and extended family.


  • The brother of Valerie French-Kilroy has told her funeral that her "three young sons are almost unaware of the catastrophe that has unfolded around them".

    Speaking at the service in Rosscarbery in Co. Cork, David French told the congregation they were here to celebrate Valerie's wonderful life, and not to remember her violent death. 

    He said that the wellbeing and future of her children will be the family's priority. 

    Valerie French-Kilroy was killed at her home near Westport last week and her husband James Kilroy has been charged with her murder. 

    He's due before Harristown Court in Castlerea tomorrow.


  • Gardai have renewed their appeal for information on the whereabouts of a Co Roscommon woman who's been missing from her home in Cork for over a week.

    47-year old Majnoon Yehudie, previously known as Catríona Chapman who's a native of Boyle, has been missing from Douglas in Cork since Tuesday 22nd OCtober.

    She's described as about 5' 8" in height of thin build, pale complexion with blue eyes and when last seen was wearing a purple jacket and black leggings.

    Her family are concerned for her welfare, and Gardai are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Gardai in Togher in Cork at 021- 494 7121 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.




  • Gardaí in Cork are following a definite line of inquiry after the death of a 24-year-old man stabbed in Mallow last night.

    They've made a direct appeal to find a man who was present when he was injured on Bridge Street at around half-eight.

    It's believed the victim originally from Galway had been involved in an earlier row at a horse show in Buttevant.

    Detectives say they're aware of the background circumstances and are assuring that any person that comes forward will be dealt with professionally in accordance with the law.