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Cash-in-transit suspect trial

A DUBLIN man accused of stealing more than €15,000 in a number of different currencies from cash-in-transit staff is facing trial on the charge.

Noel Quigley (45), of Thomas Court Bawn, Dublin 8, is alleged to have stolen €1,000 as well as £7,000 and $7,000, which was destined for the post office in Sandyford in south Dublin.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the circuit court.

The alleged incident took place at Balally Shopping Centre in Sandyford on June 27 last year. As part of his bail conditions, Quigley must sign on at his local garda station each week. He was also ordered to provide his mobile phone details to gardai.



A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain aged 105.

Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery outside Madrid, said Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight.

She entered the Cistercian monastery when she was 19, the abbess said.

Sister Teresita acknowledged in interviews that, like many young women at the time, she never intended being a nun but entered the monastery because of family pressure.

In 2011, she left the monastery for the first time in 40 years to meet now-retired Benedict XVI during a papal visit to Madrid. She had entered the monastery on the same day he was born.