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Carmody fights new fraud trial

The DPP has rejected claims by a former doctor charged with cheating cancer patients that he cannot get a fair trial, the High Court has heard.

Pascal Carmody (61), with an address at Ballycuggaran, Killaloe, is seeking an order halting his trial for allegedly obtaining money from terminally ill cancer patients and their families by deception at the East Clinic in Killaloe.

In 2008, his trial ended with a jury returning a not guilty verdict on six out of 17 charges against him. The DPP decided he should be retried on 11 outstanding charges.

He brought a High Court challenge to that decision and denied all charges. He also denied he promised he could "cure cancer".

Yesterday Mr Justice John Hedigan reserved judgment.

Students face Hitler probe

Claims that two students set up a Facebook group dedicated to an Adolf Hitler drinking game are to be investigated by university chiefs.

Two students at Huddersfield University are said to have created Hitler -- The Drinking Game, which involves laying out cards in a swastika shape.