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Man jailed over child porn stash

A south Dublin man caught with more than 100,000 child pornography images has been jailed for three years at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Bryan O'Byrne (32) of The Belfry, Stepaside, pleaded guilty to possession of 115,000 child pornography images at his home on December 9, 2008.

O'Byrne who had brain surgery in 2003 following a motorbike accident, told gardai he goes "into split personality" when he drinks.



Footballer (36) fined for assault

Notts County footballer Lee Hughes has been fined £500 (¤625) after admitting assaulting a woman at a hotel, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

The 36-year-old, of Waterside Way, Nottingham, was arrested after police were called to his team's hotel in Croydon, south London, on December 3 last year.

He pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court yesterday to a charge of common assault at the Aerodrome Hotel in Purley Way, the CPS said.



Hungary's plan to rebury writer

The Hungarian Embassy is defending a plan to rebury an ethnic Hungarian writer associated with the country's World War II fascist regime in his native Transylvania region of Romania.

Jozsef Nyiro, who also served as a lawmaker in the Hungarian Parliament during its World War II alliance with Nazi Germany, fled the advancing Soviets in 1945 and settled in Spain where he died and was buried in 1953.

The Hungarian Parliament has pushed for his body's repatriation to Romania, which has a sizable Hungarian minority population.



Teen denies manslaughter

A boy has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of former X Factor star Frankie Cocozza's best friend.

The teenager (14) is accused of punching Connor Saunders, of Downsway, Woodingdean, Brighton, during an altercation in the street in Rottingdean, East Sussex, on April 14.

He entered his plea before Judge Anthony Scott-Gall at Hove Crown Court yesterday.

A provisional date for a trial was set for October 15.


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