€1m heroin bust charges

A DUBLIN man has been charged with drugs offences following the seizure of over €1m worth of heroin.

Michael Doyle (40), of Valeview Gardens, Finglas, was charged after gardai found 5kg of heroin after searching cars on the N4 on September 24.

He appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of heroin as well as having it for sale or supply. He is also charged for possessing drugs worth more than €13,000.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter until March for DPP's directions and remanded him on bail.

Teen in court for car smash

A TEENAGER has appeared in court accused of helping his brother to smash up a neighbour's car with an axe and causing €7,000 worth of damage.

The 16-year-old spent Christmas in custody after a judge refused him bail.

The accused appeared before Dublin District Court charged with damaging a car on December 22.

Judge Denis McLoughlin further remanded the boy in custody until a day next week for DPP's directions on the charge.

A garda claimed the victim was told he would be shot and his house burnt down.

Clinton leads tribute to Koch

ED KOCH will be remembered as the quintessential New Yorker – an admired but tough former mayor who will be honoured at his funeral by former president Bill Clinton.

At the service at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El, mourners will also hear about Mr Koch's other fierce loyalty, Israel. Mr Clinton is representing President Barack Obama at the funeral of Mr Koch (88) who died on Friday of congestive heart failure.

Probe into match fixing

THE European police agency is unveiling results of a major investigation across the continent into match fixing in soccer, including what it is calling "top international games."

The presentation in The Hague will likely be one of the most comprehensive overviews yet of rigging games. Europol says results of probes into fixing matches and the huge sums of money involved will be presented.