GARDAI carrying out a drugs raid on a south Dublin house found ammunition stashed in a chimney breast.
Officers from Tallaght discovered 19 bullets and four shotgun cartridges during a search of the house at Ardmore Court. Officers also seized 1kg of heroin, 15 €100 deals of cocaine and two larger quantities of cocaine with a total estimated street value of around €90,000. A man and a woman in their early 30s, who were in the house at the time, were being questioned under drug-trafficking legislation.
FINE GAEL TD TIES KNOT
Fine Gael's Patrick O'Donovan has finally met his match. The Limerick TD married Eileen Keary in what was described as "an intimate family wedding".
The nuptials took place in the historic Croagh Church on Saturday and the couple are currently enjoying their honeymoon in Spain. Mr O'Donovan was one of Enda Kenny's young band of TDs elected to the Dail in the 2011 General Election.
OUT OF HOSPITAL AT LAST
A SICK toddler who spent most of his life in a Dublin hospital has finally begun his long journey home. Three-year-old Liam Mac an tSaoi, from Clonberne, Co Galway, who needs 24-hour care, has lived most of his short life in Crumlin Hospital.
A bed has finally been made available for the little boy at Galway University Hospital, allowing him to be closer to the family home. Liam was born prematurely at just 23 weeks, weighing just one pound.
TURBINES TURNED DOWN
PERMISSION for nine wind turbines at Butter Mountain, Manor Kilbride, has been turned down by Wicklow County Council. The rejection of the project has been welcomed by Nessa Childers MEP.
Ms Childers has called for "a complete national moratorium on large-scale wind turbine developments due to the lack of adequate national planning regulations".
DNA FOR NANNY TRIAL
PROSECUTORS in Boston have been ordered to hand over DNA analysis and tissue sample reports to lawyers of an Irish nanny accused of murdering a toddler in her care. Aisling McCarthy Brady (35), from Lavey, Co Cavan, denies murdering baby Rehma Sabir in January of last year.
The prosecution has committed to furnishing Brady's legal team with baby Sabir's medical reports. Both sides are due back in court on February 6. The former nanny has been behind bars in the US since last January and the trial is set for April.