Army to train Somali military
IRISH troops are to return to involvement in Somalia.
They will train Somali troops battling extreme Islamists linked to al-Qa'ida.
A team of five military trainers yesterday flew out of Ireland for Uganda, where they will join an EU training mission.
The Defence Forces were last involved in Somalia in the early 1990s on a UN peacekeeping mission.
Man escapes jail for beer heist
A father of one has received a two-year suspended sentence for possessing 450 kegs of beer stolen from Diageo Ireland.
Jeffrey Carey (30) of Quarry Road, Cabra pleaded guilty to handling stolen property in Co Meath on November 28, 2007.
The court heard he stored the kegs, worth €24,900, at his rented warehouse at Whitecross Farm, Julianstown, Co Meath.
The supply of beer was reported missing at 10pm on November 28, 2007. Several hours beforehand, gardai received reports of a lorry being driven dangerously at Whitecross Farm.
Carey paid €4,000 in cash to Diageo as compensation. Judge Frank O' Donnell said he was "a small cog in a large situation".
Five nominees for activist award
FIVE human rights activists from countries as widespread as India to Afghanistan have been nominated by Irish politicians for the Front Line 2010 award. The winner will be announced in May.
Geoghegan Quinn for city jobs talk
EUROPEAN Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Maire Geoghegan Quinn, will deliver a speech on developing Dublin's economy at a conference in Croke Park today.
The Lord Mayor's Commission on Employment will address current challenges in employment, enterprise, innovation and education for the capital.