Alleged joyrider said he was sorry
A MAN allegedly involved in a high-speed car chase who ended up driving a stolen car into the sea apologised after he was arrested on Saturday.
Yesterday Dublin District Court was told that John Redmond (32), of North Clarence Street in Dublin 1, required "urgent" psychiatric attention. He was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on April 6.
Fishermen safe after capsizing
TWO men were plucked from their upturned boat after it capsized as they fished for periwinkles yesterday.
The men, believed to be from Sneem, were fishing in a punt off Lamb's Head in Co Kerry when the boat overturned at 2pm. Both were wearing lifejackets. They were safe and well last night.
Sex offender gets longer sentence
A FATHER of eight who videotaped himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl has had his prison sentence increased from one to four years.
The Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) yesterday held the original sentence imposed on Anthony Nagle (48), of Nicholas Square, Ballymacthomas, Cork, did not reflect the "gross" and "serious" offences that he had committed against the child.
Bus worker jailed on drugs charges
A FORMER Dublin Bus employee has been jailed for four years for having over €400,000 of cocaine under the stairs at his home.
Darren Quinn (37), formerly of Bannow Road, Cabra, and with an address at Griffith Drive, Finglas East, was holding the drugs for a fee of just €200, the court heard.
Hotel employee was signing on
AN Angolan father of five who defrauded the State of €60,000 after he signed on the dole while working in a hotel has escaped jail -- on the condition he refunds the money.
Ernesto Capitao (39), of Corduff Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin, signed on in February 2003, under the fake name of Louis Pedra Sebastiano and with a bogus PPS number while he was earning €300-€350 per week at Wynn's Hotel.
Tourism resort plan thrown out
A €100m redevelopment at the former home of struck-off doctor Paschal Carmody has been thrown out by planning authorities.
The plan by Tinerana Ltd to transform the estate into a tourism resort was to have generated 400 jobs.