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Debt case boss suffers stroke

A LEGAL action against a businessman and his company over millions in alleged unpaid loans was adjourned after a court heard he had suffered a stroke.

AIB is seeking summary judgment orders for €11.5m against Peter Marron, of Herbert Place, Dublin, and for €13m against Biblico Holdings (Ireland) Ltd, with registered offices at Brackenstown Farm, Swords, Dublin.

The bank failed yesterday to have the proceedings fast-tracked in the Commercial Court after counsel from Mr Marron said he had recently suffered a stroke and was unable to give instructions.

Mr Justice Kelly said that, given the medical information, it would take months for Mr Marron to recover.

Girl (16) admits gang attack

A 16-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl who took part in an unprovoked gang attack on a 14-year-old girl has been ordered to pay €200 in compensation and has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The victim was set on by a group of six juveniles, punched, kicked and received a blow to her head, Dublin Children's Court heard.

The teen pleaded guilty to assaulting the victim on December 27, 2008, at a park in north Dublin.

Garda Brian Amerlynk told Judge Catherine Staines that the teenager "admitted kicking and punching the injured party, once to the head". She is on bail with curfew conditions.