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Man recovering after gun attack

A 34-year-old man has been shot in a suspected RIRA punishment attack.

It's understood the attack is part of a 'purge' being exercised by the leadership of dissident group the Real IRA as the fall-out following the murder of it's Dublin boss Alan Ryan (32) in September continues unabated.

The man, nicknamed 'The Beast', was shot in the leg in the early hours of Friday morning in Moyvane, Co Cork, and is recovering in hospital.

He had been convicted of membership of the RIRA when he appeared before the Special Criminal Court in 2008, however the conviction was later quashed in 2008.


GARDAI are investigating an armed raid at a post office in Kildare.

Two men, one of them carrying a firearm, entered the premises on Main Street in Athy at 3.15pm yesterday

One of the raiders jumped the counter and demanded cash from the teller. The pair made off with cash on a motor cycle. The amount of cash has not been disclosed but it is believed to have been small. No shots were fired.

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Investigators say they are checking new evidence to determine if there were additional victims of a man charged with kidnapping three women and raping them during a decade of home imprisonment.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the new evidence was sent to the state crime laboratory.

Fifty-two-year-old Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to 329 counts, including more than 100 counts each of kidnapping and rape.


Kim Deal is no longer part of the Pixies.

The band announced yesterday on its Facebook page that the 52-year-old bassist had decided to leave the group.

The remaining members said in a statement they are "very proud" to have worked with Deal.

The Pixies released their debut in 1988. Their rock hits include Monkey Gone To Heaven, Here Comes Your Man and Letter To Memphis.

Their last tour was in 2011.