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Brother drove while banned

AN ELECTRICIAN caught driving while already banned was on his way to a job as he was looking to get cash together for his sister's wedding, a court heard.

Paul Kinsella (25), of Killinarden estate in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to driving without insurance or a driving licence. The incident took place on Avonbeg Road, Tallaght, at 4.30pm on January 9 last year. Judge James McDonnell fined Kinsella €500 and gave him a two-year ban.

Antibiotic use 'sparked MRSA'

Early use of antibiotics in the 1960s may have given birth to one of the most common strains of MRSA, a study has found.

A new genetic method of tracking infection suggests that the superbug emerged five decades ago in Europe, just as antibiotics were being widely introduced for the first time. Scientists used DNA-mapping technology to compare the genetic relatedness of bugs isolated from individual patients.

Rampage killer feared eviction

A security guard accused of killing his sister, her husband and six others had a history of mental problems and feared his sister wanted to kick him out of the home they shared, relatives and others said.

Police say Christopher Speight (39) killed his sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew and four other people in Appomattox, Virginia, early on Tuesday, before surrendering nearly a day later.