In Brief: Detention extended
SEVEN men arrested in connection with a violent robbery on a business couple's home in Co Tipperary on Thursday have had their periods of detention extended.
The men appeared before Cashel District Court last night where Judge Terence Finn granted gardai an extension of time for questioning the men for a further 24-hour period under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.
MAN FACES EXTRADITION
A MAN who fled the country after being charged with an offence in relation to the murder of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan has been arrested in the UK. Robert Carroll (27) from Ard Cluain, Clonee, Co Meath, was detained by English police on false passport charges.
Police in the UK have notified gardai about the arrest, and it is expected that Carroll will be extradited to Ireland in the coming months to face trial. He is accused of withholding information that might have been of material assistance securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a person in connection with the murder.
DRIVER CAUSED DEATH
A MAN has admitted careless driving, causing the death of a 14-year-old boy two years ago.
Ruadhan Tracey (32), previously of Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, but now a prisoner serving a sentence, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, causing the death of Conor Hickey at Fassaugh Road, Cabra, Dublin, on December 2, 2011. He will be sentenced next March.
MAN DIES AFTER CRASH
A YOUNG man who was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a ditch in the early hours of Sunday morning has died.
Sean Cronin, from Cappataggle, Co Galway, was was asleep in the back seat of the car on November 17 when it struck a ditch along the N66 Loughrea to Gort Road, about 3km outside Loughrea.
UK BISHOP IS GAA FAN
A CLERIC with strong Gaeltacht roots looks set to become Britain's youngest bishop.
Monsignor Mark O'Toole (50) has been selected by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of Plymouth in England. The avid Gaelic football fan is the son of Irish-speaking parents from Lettermore in Galway. Archbishop of Galway Dr Michael Neary said he was "delighted at Mgsr O'Toole's appointment''. Mgsr O'Toole, who served as private secretary to Cardinal Murphy O'Connor for six years, will be ordained in Plymouth in January.