Monday 16 December 2019

30,000 tablets seized

Robbed barrister

A TOTAL of 30,000 benzodiazepine tablets worth an estimated €60,000 have been seized in Dublin.

The tablets were seized by customs officials following a controlled delivery of packages – that originated in the UK – to addresses including a private residence and a business premises, in the Dublin 15 area. Three men from Poland, aged between 37 and 51, were arrested and detained at Blanchardstown garda station under the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

A MAN has admitted stealing a barrister's gown, law books and car in Dublin's legal district last year.

Trevor Lawlor (30) pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing to theft from Jacqueline Curran of an Opel Corsa, a set of keys, a handbag and its contents, a laptop, a set of legal books and a barrister's gown. The offence occurred at Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place on June 24, 2013. Lawlor of Huntstown Avenue, Dublin 15, will be sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on January 27, 2015.

A US-bound passenger jet had to return to Dublin Airport yesterday after developing an engine problem soon after departure. US Airways flight AWE-725 had just taken off for Charlotte in the US state of North Carolina when the crew reported an issue and requested permission to return to the airport. The flight turned around and landed safely.

Passengers who could not be accommodated on other flights yesterday are expected to resume their journey this morning. Their flight is scheduled to depart at 9.30am

THEY mightn't have enough breath left to sing along, but at least the runners in the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon will have an entertaining run. Over 3,000 overseas tourists have already registered for this year's event, which takes place this August bank holiday weekend.

Online registration for the event is now closed but there is still the chance to get involved by registering at the Rock 'n' Roll Health and Fitness Expo in the RDS on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 of August. Registration for the race, which finishes in the Phoenix Park, costs €49.

IN a table on technology prices in yesterday's paper, the Microsoft Office Professional was listed as costing €15.03 in Ireland.

The correct figure is €415.03, which is €117.20 more expensive than what it costs in the US.

Irish Independent

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