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Clinic actress case dropped

A CLAIM by a firm of accountants against an Irish actress and former Bond girl has been struck out.

Alison Doody O'Reilly (44) -- who is best known for her role on RTE's The Clinic, and for starring in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade -- was sued in a Civil Bill issued against her last year by accountants Shane Browne, James Murphy, Jonathan Byrne and Timothy Hughes.

The company, which practises as Browne, Murphy and Hughes, Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, claimed €9,461 as the balance of monies due and owing to them for services provided to Ms Doody O'Reilly.

When the case was called, Circuit Court President Mr Justice Matthew Deery was told it could be struck out. The judge struck it off the list.

Injured student awarded ¤3m

THE High Court has approved a €3m settlement to a young student who suffered catastrophic injuries after she was struck by a car while crossing a bridge in Galway city.

Louise O'Connor (26), from Meelick, Co Limerick, was preparing for her final-year law exams at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and had been accepted into Oxford University when the accident happened in Galway on March 23, 2005.

Teen denies rioting charge

A TEEN has pleaded not guilty to taking part in a mini-riot in Crumlin, Dublin, last year.

The 17-year-old boy denies engaging in a violent disorder with 12 others at Captain's Road, on September 9 last year.

The case at Dublin Children's Court was adjourned until next month.

Gay couples take the stage

Some of the first gay marriages in New York will literally be a theatrical event.

The Broadway theatre where Hair is being performed this summer will be the stage where some same-sex couples will be married on July 24, the day gay marriage becomes legal in the state.