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Dunnes cashier loses €38k suit

A 40-YEAR-OLD Dunnes Stores cashier, who claimed her little left toe was bruised and turned black after a glass bottle of chilli sauce fell off a conveyor belt has lost a €38,000 damages claim against her employer.

Christina Graham Murphy, of Derrynane, Old Cork Road, Co Limerick, was out of work for a couple of weeks and said her toe nail, which has not grown back fully yet, had been damaged permanently.

In the Circuit Civil Court the company denied negligence. Judge Jacqueline Linnane, dismissed Ms Graham Murphy's claim, saying the incident was caused by the manner in which the goods had been put on the belt.


Further delay in rhino horn case

THE case against an Irishman facing prosecution in Austria in connection with the theft of rhino horns has been further adjourned.

John Quilligan (31) of Roches Road in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, is wanted by Austrian prosecutors investigating the theft of the horns which are estimated to be worth €300,000.

At the High Court yesterday, Elva Duffy, for Quilligan, said her client had filed an affidavit and that the prosecution would need further time to consider it.

The case will be mentioned again on May 14.


Boston blasts 'blunder' probe

The top US intelligence official is reviewing how sensitive information was shared before the deadly Boston Marathon bombings to determine whether anything was missed that could have stopped the suspects blamed for the attacks.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper agreed to the review by the Intelligence Community Inspector General.


Fish and chips for half-price

HALF price fish and chips will be on the cards for this year's fourth annual National Fish & Chips Day on May 29.

The Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Assocation (ITICA) said it's their way of thanking local communities throughout the years.

And it's also an official way to commemorate 128 years of the traditional 'one & one'.