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Dog kicked to death

Published 21/08/2014 | 02:30

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TWO separate investigations have been launched after a small dog was alleged to have been kicked to death.

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The gardai and the Dublin Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) are appealing for information following the incident, which allegedly happened at around 3.30pm on the grounds of Clonliffe College on Tuesday August 19.

Authorities were called to the scene of the incident, and a 43-year-old man was taken in for questioning but was later released without charge. The animal was later sent for a postmortem examination.

Chief executive of the DSPCA Brian Gillen said: "This is a horrific case of deliberate animal cruelty".

Tube- feeding order

The High Court has directed the continued tube feeding of a young woman dramatically losing weight because of anorexia nervosa.

The court heard the woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act since May, after the HSE made an application to the High Court following a sharp decline in her condition.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott was told the woman, who weighs about 30kg, had lost weight following her transfer to hospital.

He recommended that a court order obtained in May by the HSE be continued, with the case before the courts again in September.

The woman's father said he and his wife were both concerned and anxious 
for the court order to continue.

'Heartbreak' opens

Broadcaster Pat Kenny caught up with former colleague Gay Byrne at the opening night of 'Heartbreak House' at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin last night.

Kenny said he was excited about his venture fronting a weekly chat show for newcomer UTV Ireland.

"We're still in blank canvas territory," Kenny said.

Presenter Gay Byrne said he believed the introduction of UTV Ireland would pose more of a threat to TV3 than RTE. Actress Ingrid Craigie, Rex Ryan, Peter O'Brien and Charlie Murphy also attended the opening of George Bernard Shaw's dark comedy.

Irish Independent

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