Man charged with firearm offence
A man was charged last night with unlawful possession of a double-barrelled, sawn-off shotgun and two cartridges outside a Dublin pub.
Jason Gaynor (30), of Bluebell Road, Bluebell, appeared at Dublin District Court and was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Court by Judge David McHugh. He was charged with possessing the firearm at The Cottage Inn, on Bluebell Avenue, Kilmainham, on Thursday.
Four held in fuel fraud probe
Four men have been arrested after a major cross-border operation by customs officers combating suspected fuel fraud, tax-evasion and money laundering.
Officers raided a storage depot and filling stations across seven counties in the co-ordinated crackdown yesterday. Members of the Customs Service here searched five commercial premises in counties Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon and Galway.
Exercise boosts cancer survival
EXERCISING for just half-an-hour a day or for between two and three hours over a five-day period can improve breast cancer survival by up to 50pc. It can also reduce the risk of the disease recurring, the Irish Cancer Society said.
Today it will launch a pilot study that will see at least 50 women with breast cancer entering into an exercise regime for 15 weeks from next Saturday.