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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Rally driver in court

Published 20/06/2014|02:30

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A leading rally drivers has been charged in court with two counts of theft.

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Garry Jennings (36), of Rosscah View, Kesh, Co Fermanagh, is preparing for the Donegal International Rally which starts today – an event he won in 2012.

Jennings was charged at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal with two counts of theft at Donegal Farm Machinery at Bonagee, Letterkenny, on September 13 last year.

No details of the alleged thefts, were given in court.

The case was put back until September 22 for hearing.

TOURIST TICKET TO RIDE

TOURISTS can now get unlimited travel on Luas, DART, Dublin Bus and local Irish Rail services, all for less than the price of a taxi from the airport.

A new specially-designed Leap card gives visitors to the capital 72 hours worth of unlimited travel in the Dublin area for €19.50.

The card also covers trains within Irish Rail's Short Hop Zone and the return trip to the airport from the city centre on the Airlink Bus.

The NTA has also launched a Leap card for students at language schools in the capital.

SWIMMERS RESCUED

TWO men were rescued from a cliffside after they got into difficulty swimming

The pair had been swimming at Balscaden, near Howth Head, when they began to struggle in the strong current.

They made it to nearby rocks and attempted to climb the cliffs before a passing tourist alerted the emergency services, who winched them to safety. The swimmers were uninjured in the incident.

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LOCAL Ireland has been chosen as the new name for the Regional Newspapers and Printers Association of Ireland (RNPAI).

The association represents 35 weekly local newspapers of record nationwide and is the oldest representative association of newspapers in the country.

President Sean Mahon admitted that the previous name had been "quite a mouthful".

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