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Cannabis found in house search

A YOUNG man was allegedly caught with over €1,000 worth of cannabis when gardai arrived at his house to charge him in relation to a previous drugs matter, a court heard.

Christopher Byrne (22) appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with two counts of possession of cannabis herb as well as two counts of having the drug for sale or supply.

The alleged incidents took place at his home at Wellview Park, Mulhuddart on dates in September and November last year. The matter was adjourned to a date in March.

Twiggy slams fur on catwalks

Model Twiggy has criticised designers for continuing to use real fur at London Fashion Week.

The model, who fronts Marks and Spencer advertising campaigns, said she was disappointed in some designers who persisted in using fur from animals kept in "terrible and inhumane conditions".

She said a new report from Animal Defenders International revealed horrific conditions and cruelty at certified fur farms in Finland which supplied British designers.

Man 'had €1.5k drugs to share'

A JOBLESS man caught with over €1,500 worth of cannabis in his house said he was holding it to share among himself and his friends.

Jason Gately (35) claimed he stopped smoking cannabis after gardai raided his house, at Fortlawn Avenue in Blanchardstown on April 23, 2009.

Gately admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of cannabis herb as well as having the drug for sale or supply. Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date in April.

New Van Gogh finally on show

A newly authenticated Van Gogh has gone on display 35 years after a discredited art collector bought it in Paris, convinced it was painted by the famed Dutch master but never able to prove it.

Louis van Tilborgh, curator of research at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, said Le Blute-Fin Mill was painted in 1886.

It went on show yesterday in the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle.