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09/05/2010 9:42 pm
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Michael Cooney - Hero & Soldier ( Rathmines D6 )
I am looking for information on a Gran Uncle of mine who is originally from Ballinrobe Co. Mayo but served as a soldier in the Army Barracks in Rathmines D6.

One night he was trying to save a mother and baby when their car plunged into the river off portobello bridge in Dublin.

The car broke through the chains on the bridge and into the water. As he was trying to save them the car fell back on top of him and he died.

I am looking for info on this from old newspapers as my Grandad really would like to see this before he passes away.

Please if anyone can help please let me know.