Dropped Amy dodges US bullet
IT SEEMS actress Amy Huberman had a lucky escape when she was dropped from an American sitcom. NBC's 'Animal Practice' has been slated by critics in the US.
'The New York Times' has described the show as the "type of low brow comedy that actually makes you stupider". The 'Hollywood Reporter' said the "cast were upstaged by the monkey".
Army destroys old ammunition
Old ammunition found by engineers during drainage works in south county Dublin was destroyed in a controlled explosion by an Army ordnance team last night.
The badly corroded projectile was discovered at Stillorgan Grove and appeared to have been there for several decades.
Teen hid cocaine in handlebars
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy who was caught with €120 worth of cocaine hidden in the handlebars of his bicycle has been sentenced to 12 months' supervised probation.
Garda Brian Stones told Judge Ann Ryan that the boy had been on his bike and "in the handlebars I found an off-white substance". This turned out to be cocaine and the boy had also been caught on another date in February with €20 worth of cannabis and more cocaine worth €40. The teenager admitted possessing the drugs, the court heard.
Hospital bans visits over bug
Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has banned all but "essential visits" due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Only visits that are absolutely essential are allowed and are restricted to two visitors per patient. No children are allowed to visit, said a spokesman.
Petition against GAA development
CONTROVERSIAL GAA plans to redevelop a local community and handball centre have run into further difficulty after campaigners promised a nationwide petition to stop the work.
Croke Park has issued legal proceedings against at least 10 people in a dispute over the €9m redevelopment of a handball and community centre in the shadow of GAA headquarters. Opponents refuse to vacate the handball centre on St Joseph's Avenue, earmarked for replacement with a new €9m development. Eamon O'Brien, handball centre treasurer, said they planned a nationwide petition. Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna defended the GAA plans, saying they had been granted Bord Pleanala permission.