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Second arrest made in Aidan Kelly murder

Gardaí have confirmed that they have arrested a second man in connection with the investigation into the murder of Aidan Kelly of Moyross, at Blackwater, Ardnacrusha, County Clare in 2006. A garda spokesman said they arrested a male in his 60s on Wednesday and following a period of detention at Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick he was released without charge, and a file is being prepared for the Director of Prosecutions. Meanwhile a man in his 30s who had been arrested earlier this week continues to be detained this Thursday at Henry Street Garda Station in connection with the same investigation. Aidan Kelly was killed on May 10, 2006 at Blackwater and up until Tuesday September 10, no arrests had been made into his murder. The Limerick man had been shot a number of times on the night of May 10 and a firearm was recovered at the scene. On Tuesday of this week a man in his 30s …

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National Lottery

Blackwater shop sells €500,000 EuroMillions ticket

  A South-East Clare shop owner got his holidays off to the perfect start after selling the winning €500,000 EuroMillions Plus ticket in Sunday night’s bumper €190 million draw. Lance O’Neill, owner of Barrys Mace in Blackwater, Ardnacrusha, had just started a family holiday near Barcelona in Spain when he learned one of his customers is a half a million Euros richer. Ironically the jackpot winning ticket from last night’s mega €190 million EuroMillions Jackpot was actually sold in Spain. “How ironic is that. I can confirm that I did not buy a EuroMillions ticket here so I am not the Spanish jackpot winner,” laughed Lance. Lance has owned his shop in the small South-East Clare community for 13 years. He sold a quarter of a million Euro winning Lotto ticket nine years ago. “It’s a small village and it would be lovely if it was somebody local who has won. But it could also have been anybody driving through …

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