Saturday 20 December 2014

Electric Picnic sold out

Published 01/08/2014 | 02:30

MUSIC fans hoping to grab tickets for this year's Electric Picnic festival are facing disappointment as the popular event has sold out. Organisers of the event in Stradbally, Co Laois, announced yesterday that all of the available tickets had been snapped up in record time.

The 11th annual festival is headlined by Beck, OutKast and Portishead and takes place from Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31.

MISSING MAN APPEAL

GARDAI have renewed their appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Anthony Carberry (50). He has been missing since Friday July 18.

Mr Carberry is described as being 6ft 4in tall, of stocky build with brown hair, and when last seen was wearing a grey T-shirt and blue tracksuit trousers. Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact Mullingar Garda station on 044 9384000.

GUILTY PLEA TO DISORDER

A DUBLIN man who was extradited from Amsterdam has pleaded guilty to engaging in violent disorder in a Dublin city pub in 2013.

Frederick Thompson (33) of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin 8, was sent forward from the District Court accused of engaging in violent disorder along with two other named men at Morrissey's Pub, Cork Street, on January 7, 2013. Judge Mary Ellen Ring remanded Thompson in custody until his sentence hearing on February 2, 2015.

'PASSWORD' SAVES CHILD

AN ATTEMPTED child abduction was averted this week thanks to a clever "password" tactic utilised between a Tallaght mother and her kids.

Etain Cahill's son Luke (7) was offered sweets and a lift by a stranger, who pulled up beside him in a car near the family home on Seskin View Road. The youngster was smart enough to ask the stranger for a "password" previously arranged with his mother and ran away when the man couldn't answer.

DAD JAILED FOR THEFTS

A FATHER of one who pulled rings from the fingers of an 85-year-old woman after dragging her from her bed and roaring at her has been jailed for eight years. The woman, who had suffered a stroke a few months before the offence, was terrified and fled the house in her nightdress after the incident to seek help.

Sean O'Connor (22) of Derry Drive, Crumlin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to six burglaries, including the one at the elderly woman's house.

Irish Independent

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