Published 04/09/2014 | 02:30
2fm DJ Nicky Byrne has been shortlisted in two categories at this year's PPI Radio Awards.
The former Westlife star has been nominated individually for Best Newcomer and his 2fm programme, which he co-hosts with Jenny Greene in the mid-morning slot, is also up for Best Music Programme.
"I'm beyond chuffed with the two nominations for the show.
"It's a very exciting time in 2fm," he said.
Fake taxi man fined
A DUBLIN man, who has never had a full driver's licence, has been spared a jail sentence for fraudulently operating a taxi using forged documentation.
David Slight (49) from Pinebrook Vale, Huntstown, was fined €250 and given a two-year road ban after he pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to offences under the Road Traffic Act and the Theft and Fraud Act.
He admitted he did not have a driver's licence or motor insurance, and that he made a false declaration to an insurance company after he was caught picking up fares on Main Street in Swords, north Dublin, on July 22 2012.