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Girl smashed car window

A girl who has been going missing from care and repeatedly hospitalised after using head shop drugs has been spared a conviction for breaking into a car and lashing out at gardai.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to damaging a car window at Blessington Place, Dublin, on September 8 last year. She also admitted violent behaviour at Mountjoy Garda Station on the same date.

Judge Conal Gibbons applied the Probation Act.

Torch threat robber jailed

A robber who threatened to set fire to two video store staff after spraying petrol on their legs and the floor has been given a seven-and-a-half-year sentence.

Eoin Carey (30), of The Metropolitan Apartments, Inchicore, Dublin, admitted robbing the Xtravision store on September 9, 2007, and to having drugs for sale or supply in Ballyfermot and Inchicore between June 1, 2006 and November 9, 2007.

The judge suspended the final 18 months at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Solicitor gets court warning

A SOLICITOR has been warned he may be in contempt of court over a case in which a man is currently in prison for failing to remove an unauthorised road.

Mr Justice John Quirke said solicitor John Murchan may be in contempt over his role in the sale of housing sites which were accessed by the 300 metre road at Feighcullen, Rathangan, Kildare, which was built without planning permission by Leo Price several years ago.

Mr Price was jailed nearly two weeks ago for contempt of court. Today, an application was to be made to Mr Justice Quirke seeking to have him released as work on removing the road had finally been carried out. The judge adjourned the matter.

Probes halt killing inquests

THE inquests into a series of Dublin murders have been adjourned because gardai are continuing their investigations into the deaths.

The inquests into Michael Murray, Garrett Molloy, Trevor Walsh, Graeme McNally, Peter Gunne, and Jason Egan were all adjourned at Dublin County Coroner Court.