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Birth injury boy gets €400,000

A BOY who suffered a shoulder injury due to alleged negligence during his birth has been awarded €400,000 in High Court damages.

Sean Carolan (10) has Erb's Palsy, which limits left shoulder and arm movement.

Through his mother Sharon Carolan, Luttrellstown Way, Castleknock, Dublin, he sued the HSE arising out of the circumstances of his birth in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, on June 11, 2002.

The case was settled yesterday before Mr Justice Sean Ryan, who was told by Liam Reidy, for the Carolans, that liability had not been admitted.

Phone blunder traps drug teen

A Florida tow truck driver landed in jail after his mobile phone pocket-dialled 911 and dispatchers listened in on a conversation about the sale of drugs.

Matthew Dollarhide (19) was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over and asked him about his conversation with two passengers. The 911 dispatchers pinpointed the phone's location and sent officers to investigate.

They found a crack pipe on Dollarhide.

Teen hunted in burglary probe

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a youth accused of ransacking a house during a burglary in north Dublin.

The 17-year-old boy, who was allegedly helped by his mother, had been charged at the Dublin Children's Court on January 8 with burglary of a house in Malahide the previous day.

The court has also heard that his mother is one of the people who is also accused of taking part in the burglary.

The teen was due to appear again yesterday at the juvenile court, however, he did not turn up for his case.

Terminator was a 'green' child

Arnold Schwarzenegger has credited his simple upbringing in Austria for a recent conversion to fully fledged green activism.

The Terminator star grew up in Thal, a small village in the Austrian province of Styria, and emigrated to the United States at the age of 21.

"Growing up in my house, we knew about sustainability before it was hip," he said.