Gardai raid yields €1m of cannabis
GARDAI have uncovered a drugs distribution depot containing cannabis with a street value of €1.05m.
Last night two Englishmen were being questioned after yesterday's raid on a yard at Grangegeeth, Slane, Co Meath. The drugs were found on an Irish registered truck, which had recently been driven into the yard.
Leading cleric steps down
THE Catholic Church in Belfast was rocked last night with the stepping down of the senior administrative official of the diocese of Down and Connor over child protection issues.
Monsignor John McManus, the diocesan chancellor, agreed to take administrative leave of absence pending completion of police inquiries. Bishop Treanor said Fr McManus has denied all allegations.
Woman held over child sex offences
A WOMAN who appeared in court yesterday on multiple counts of sexually exploiting a child is to face trial in the summer. The woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, was served with a book of evidence at Limerick District Court.
The woman is charged with five counts of inducing or coercing a child to engage in sexual activity. The offences against the child are alleged to have occurred in Co Limerick on dates between 2009 and 2010. The judge remanded the woman on bail to appear at Limerick Circuit Court for trial in May.