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Martin Peter ‘Murt’ Flynn (45) died on Friday after a “brief illness” in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, a popular hotspot for divers the world over due to its clear waters and coral reefs.
He has been visiting for a week-long diving holiday with Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club, whose members as well as friends and family expressed their shock at his loss.
The Irish Mirror has much more on the story HERE.
Two vessels, the CSL Prospect and Olivia are heading for the Port of Cork with a combined cargo of 11,500 tonnes of salt. In the meantime councils are coping with rapidly dwindling supplies to keep the main roads gritted over the weekend. If the councils fail to ration supplies, the authorities will quickly run out of salt, sparking a crisis for motorists. For more on this story click here.
The Port of Cork added that these salt-shipments will continue beyond next week. In addition to next weeks delivery, more vessels will be calling to the port, bringing in total 35,000 tonnes of salt over the next few weeks.
According to weather forecasts, there will be significant accumulations of snow expected in most parts of the country. Up to 10cm of snow may fall over the next few days. For information on the latest weather updates logon to www.met.ie/forecasts/