Jail for arson attack
A MAN who caused €1.1m in damage by arson after lighting candles in a vacant building he had entered to drink cans, has been jailed for three years at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Francis Comiskey (45), of Patrician Villas, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, denied intentionally or recklessly causing the damage at three premises at Lower Kilmacud Road, Co Dublin, on January 21, 2011, but admitted starting the fire and leaving the building when it began to fill with smoke.
CAPITAL DRUG CLEAN-UP
DRUGS worth almost €16,000 have been seized as part of an operation to clean up Dublin's main thoroughfare.
The findings were made around O'Connell Street between January 27 and March 13 as part of Operation Spire Store. Cocaine, cannabis and methadone were among the drugs seized.
POLICE in Belfast escaped serious injury after an explosive device was thrown at their vehicle. The attack happened in the west of the city, the PSNI said.
An ambulance service spokesman said paramedics treated up to four members of the public for shock.