Banker refused bail
An ex-Anglo Irish Bank official jailed for conspiring to conceal bank accounts from the Revenue Commissioners has been refused bail pending the outcome of his appeal.
Bernard Daly (67), of Collins Avenue West, Whitehall, Dublin, was convicted of furnishing false information and conspiring to defraud the Revenue Commissioners as well as conspiring to delete accounts from the bank's internal system at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in July. He was sentenced to two years
Lawyer's for Daly, who was the bank's former company secretary, yesterday told the Court of Appeal that his trial was unfair from beginning to end. Mr Justice Birmingham said the court was prepared to facilitate an early date for hearing, which was fixed for January 11 next.
A man has been arrested after gardai seized cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of €24,000.
The 53-year-old was detained on Tuesday evening when gardaí stopped and searched a car at Lagan Drive, Sligo. He is being held at Ballymote Garda Station, where he can be detained for up to seven days.
During follow up searches at a number of residential addresses in the Sligo town area gardaí seized €91,000 cash and further smaller quantities of cocaine and cannabis.
Energy price drop
A SECOND energy provider has cut its prices in time for the cold winter season.
Electric Ireland is to reduce electricity prices for residential customers by an average of 2pc from Friday week, saving €24 a year. The move is set to benefit some 1.2 million residential electricity customers. Bord Gáis Energy also implemented cuts in electricity and gas prices that took effect last week.
Appeal for youths
POLICE in Northern Ireland have appealed for information on two young people who are believed to have travelled to Dublin by train.
Chelsea McGarry (16) and Daire McIlroy (20) were last seen at Portadown Railway Station at around 6pm on Monday.
Chelsea is around 5'4" tall, of slim build with shoulder length blonde hair and is thought to have been wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and blue shoes when last seen.
Daire is around 5'3" tall, of stocky build with brown hair. He has a Celtic Roll tattoo on his neck and was wearing a navy Adidas sweatshirt, navy tracksuit bottoms.