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Clinton squares up to Israelis

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented duelling positions yesterday on Jerusalem construction plans.

Israel has announced new housing for east Jerusalem, the part of the city Palestinians want for a future capital.

Mrs Clinton renewed US disapproval, telling a pro-Israel audience that provocative Israeli land policies in areas claimed by the Palestinians are not in Israel's long-term interests and undermine US credibility as a mediator.

Teen went on burgling spree

A TEENAGE burglar has been remanded on continuing bail pending sentence over a spate of burglaries at his local shopping centre.

The 16-year-old boy had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to burglaries in the Omni Shopping Centre, in Santry, north Dublin, on January 7.

In May last year, he was bound to the peace for two years for the offences on condition he stayed a in a residential treatment centre for troubled youths, which is outside of Dublin.

'Freed' robber ends up in jail

A MAN who previously received an eight-year suspended sentence for a robbery and burglary has had the term reactivated after he raided more premises.

Eddie Mullen (37), of Elmwood, Clonsilla, Dublin, was handed the suspended sentence on October 8, 2007. after he pleaded guilty to burglary on August 22, 2006, and robbery on December 5, 2006, while on bail.

Judge Patricia Ryan reactivated the term at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after she heard evidence that Mullen robbed €357 from a Blanchardstown bookies and attempted to rob a pharmacy three days later. He was given a four-year sentence.