A ROW that started with a man allegedly being told he would be "filleted with a boning knife" led to the discovery of a viable pipe bomb.
Initially gardai were called when one of the men at a set of apartments in the village of Ballitore, in Co Kildare, claimed he was threatened by the other man. "In a follow-up search of the house, which is old but divided into separate flats, a suspect device was found and the army were called in to deal with it," gardai said.
&EURO;25M BRAZILIAN INFLUX
MORE than 1,000 Brazilian students are coming to Ireland to study in universities and institutes of technology in a deal worth €25m to colleges and the economy.
About 800 Brazilian students have now arrived for a 15-month stint and the remainder are due over the next four months. It arises from Ireland's participation in Brazil's 'Science Without Borders' initiative, under which the home government supports students abroad
TODDLER MURDER PROBE
TWO people were arrested and a murder probe has been launched into the death of a toddler two months ago.
Brendan Owens (3) passed away at his home on Trinity Terrace in the Tonagh area of Lisburn, Co Antrim, on July 4. At the time, the death was treated as "sudden and unexplained". Yesterday a 27-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were arrested. Last night, police said the man was released on bail pending enquiries. The woman remains in custody.
DEAN SUSPECT HELD
GARDAI investigating the murder of Dean Johnson in Clondalkin, west Dublin, last August are questioning a 23-year-old suspect.
The man was arrested yesterday and taken to Lucan garda station. He was being held last night under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007, which meant he could be kept in custody without charge for up to seven days.
ONE DIRECTION ADD GIG
GLOBAL superstars One Direction will put on a third concert in Croke Park for their Irish fans when they stop here next year as part of their 'Where We Are' tour.
Mullingar-born singer Niall Horan and his band mates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson announced yesterday that in addition to their sold-out gigs on May 24 and 25, they will also take to the stage on Friday, May 23. Tickets for the concert on May 23 are €59.50 including booking fee and can be bought on www.ticketmaster.ie and all usual outlets nationwide.