Boxer on knife charge
A MEMBER of the Irish amateur international boxing team, who allegedly held a knife to a youth's throat during a false imprisonment incident in Dublin, has been remanded pending directions from the DPP.
Aaron Kelly (18), from Beaufort Downs, Templeogue, Dublin, has been charged with assault causing harm and false imprisonment following an alleged incident on July 14 last, at Rathdown Avenue, in Terenure.
THREE Dublin artists are in the running to win Belfast's Metropolitan Arts Centre inaugural art competition.
Irish artists Darek Fortas, Maria McKinney and Rome-based Cian Donnelly made the cut along with 21 other artists. The winning entry will receive a £20,000 (€25,300) cash prize with their work going on display in the gallery for three months.
A 19-year-old Irish student has taken bronze at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics in Taipei, Taiwan.
Students from 82 different countries attended the event and Richard Tynan, from Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, beat off stiff competition from over 311 other computer programmers to land his medal.
A 55-year-old man was charged in Dublin District Court last night in connection with a haul of €300,000 in euro and sterling currency and small quantities of cocaine and ecstasy seized by gardai.
Officers carried out several searches in the Kinsealy area during an operation launched by the national drugs unit into the activities of traffickers operating in north County Dublin.
JAIL FOR 'GARDENER'
A judge imposed a seven-year jail term on a Chinese national who admitted being the 'gardener' at a cannabis growhouse where over 2,500 plants were found.
Sun Song Wang (31) pleaded guilty at Dundalk circuit court to cultivating the plants at an industrial estate in Ardee, Co Louth on October 24, 2012.
GARDA'S TRIAL DATE SET
A NEW trial date has been set for a Dublin-based garda accused of possessing child pornography.
The trial of Garda Joe O'Connor (53), who has an address in west Dublin, was due to start yesterday but lawyers told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court they were currently not in a position to proceed. A new trial date of April 29, 2015 was set.