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€750k drugs haul

GARDAI have made seizures of drugs and guns in two separate search operations. Officers from the Bridewell in Dublin city centre seized €750,000 worth of cannabis after they searched a van on Victoria Quay. A man in his late 30s was arrested.

In the other operation, gardai in Tallaght found unlicensed firearms along with a large amount of ammunition in a house on Kilclare Avenue in Jobstown.

Need for counselling

Almost three out of four Irish employees believe there is a need for counselling and psychotherapy in the workplace, according to a study.

The study, commissioned by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, also found that stress in the workplace is strongest among the 25-to-49 age group, with 59pc of workers feeling stressed in their jobs.

Suspects arrested

GARDAI have arrested four men as part of Operation Fiacla, a nationwide operation targeting organised groups involved in burglary. Since it was set up in February 2012, the operation has resulted in over 3,000 arrests and 1,700 charges to the end of last November.

The latest four were arrested when members of the Garda Regional Support Unit, assisted by Traffic Corps, stopped a car near Tullamore, Co Offaly and recovered house-breaking implements.

Iron's treat for TDs

ACADEMY award-winning actor Jeremy Irons has treated Irish parliamentarians to a bit of movie theatre. Together with his actress wife Sinead Cusack, he screened a special showing of his latest film 'Thrashed' to members of the Oireachtas, following a visit to Leinster House.

The couple were met on arrival by a group of TDs, including Ms Cusack's son, Richard Boyd Barrett. Iron's latest work is a "docu-feature" about waste and the environment, in which the actor sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world.

Irish Independent