Monday 23 April 2018

In brief: Garda appeal over missing teenager

GardaI are seeking the public's assistance in tracing a missing teenager.

Jonathan Kane (16) hasn't been seen since March 18 in Dublin city. He was dressed in navy tracksuit bottoms, a black jumper and a black woolly hat. He is 5ft 9in tall, of slight build, with brown hair and green eyes. Details to gardai at Pearse Street on 01- 666 9000, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1-800- 666 111 or any garda station.

McAleese praises 'unsung' carers

President Mary McAleese yesterday described family carers as Ireland's "greatest army of unsung volunteers".

She was addressing a carers' conference attended by more than 450 family carers in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Corrib gas field granted licence

THE €3bn Corrib gas field moved a step closer to operation yesterday after Environment Minister Phil Hogan granted the operation a foreshore licence.

The licence allows for the construction of the final 8km of high-pressure gas pipeline linking the Corrib field off Mayo to Bellanaboy.

Three quizzed over stab death

THREE men were being questioned last night in connection with the murder of a young man last weekend.

Two men in their 20s were detained yesterday. Mr Byrne (19), from Davitt House in Drimnagh, died in the car park of the Emmet Court apartment block on Saturday.

Mother faces cruelty sentence

A 47-year-old mother will be sentenced in July for the cruelty and neglect of eight of her children.

The woman, who may not be named in order to protect the identity of the children, pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in January to eight charges of wilfully assaulting or neglecting her children and of allowing her children to be assaulted or ill-treated from May 2002 to June 2009.

Court upholds ID law challenge

A LAW making it a criminal offence for a non-national to fail to provide gardai with identity documents without "satisfactory explanation" is unconstitutional, the High Court ruled yesterday.

High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns upheld a challenge by Ebere Dokie (40), from Liberia, to the constitutionality of Section 12 of the Immigration Act 2004 which requires production of a passport or other identity documents on demand by gardai.

Irish Independent

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