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Dublin demos for G8 summit

PROTESTERS are planning to target Dublin during the G8 summit, says Garda Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny.

Tough security is already in place around the border ahead of the arrival of world leaders in Fermanagh.

Counties Donegal and Monaghan have large-scale security plans, including eight temporary border checkpoints that will be manned by garda units backed up by the Irish Army.

President Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, is expected to spend some time in the capital during the summit, although it is not clear whether protesters will target her.

Up to 4,500 PSNI officers will be on patrol during the summit.

WOMAN SAYS SORRY TO PRIEST

A WOMAN has apologised in the High Court to a priest she falsely accused of abusing her.

Eileen Culloty, who lives beside the presbytery in Currow, Killarney, Co Kerry, wrote a letter to the Bishop of Kerry in which she made a series of untrue allegations against Fr Liam O'Brien and which she later repeated to the gardai, HSE and Personal Injury Advisory Board.

She also disrupted a funeral mass at which the priest was officiating.

FORMER SINN FEIN CHIEF DIES

Former Sinn Fein president and chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army Ruairi O Bradaigh has died at 80.

O Bradaigh's life was dedicated to Irish republicanism and he opposed the Good Friday Agreement. He founded Provisional Sinn Fein, but in 1986, the latter decided that it would stand for the Dail, so O Bradaigh founded Republican Sinn Fein.

In 1955, he led had the biggest IRA arms raid ever on an army depot in Britain.

LITTLE MIX HAVE A CRACK THE US

X Factor winners Little Mix have become the first British girl group to debut in the US top five, beating even the Spice Girls.

The quartet shot into the Billboard chart at number four after selling 50,000 copies of their first release, DNA.

The Spice Girls entered the US chart at number six when they released their first album – Spice – in 1997.


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