Video: Pensioner details 'awful fright' of Co Cork aggravated burglary, Ukraine crisis continues

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Pensioner details 'awful fright' of Co Cork aggravated burglary

An 84-year-old woman who was robbed at knifepoint alongside her 79-year-old brother on Sunday morning has spoken of the "awful fright" they received.

Mary O'Halloran was visiting her younger brother Gerry at his home on Boyce's Street in Gurranabraher on the north side of Cork city shortly after 7.30am yesterday when the aggravated burglary occurred.


However, Mary said she is now back at home whilst Gerry is still being treated at the Mercy University Hospital in the city.

It comes after separate aggravated burglaries targeting older people in the past month, with a burglary in Kildare's Celbridge leaving a 72-year-old man in serious condition, while 73-year-old Tom Niland remains in a critical condition following a separate burglary at his home in Sligo's Skreen.

Russian ambassador denies plans to invade Ukraine

Russian ambassador to Ireland Yuri Filatov has denied that Russia plans to invade Ukraine.

According to US intelligence, a full scale military invasion might happen any day.


Meanwhile, the number of citizens registered with the Irish Embassy in Ukraine has increased to 145, the Department of Foreign Affairs has said.

Officials on Saturday advised Irish citizens in Ukraine to leave immediately by commercial means, as diplomatic efforts continued to try to avert a war in Eastern Europe.

The department confirmed that the embassy in Kyiv will remain open with a small number of essential staff.

Concerns raised over shortage of pharmacists

The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has said that Ireland is not training enough pharmacists which could results in significant healthcare problems.

The IPU issued the warning as it called for a new pharmacy school to be established.

Last year, Ireland trained 165 pharmacists which is insufficient, according to the IPU.

Winning EuroMillions ticket sold in Ballina

Friday's winning EuroMillions ticket was sold at a family run service station in Ballina, Co Tipperary.

The winning ticket was sold at Larkin’s Gala Service Station in Ballina on February 6th and is worth an astonishing €30,928,078.

The mid-west player has officially become the 17th EuroMillions jackpot winner ever seen in Ireland.

Siobhan Larkin, who owns the business with her husband Michael, spoke of the complete shock and joy she felt on receiving the news over the weekend.

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