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Eight arrested at gigs in Park

THERE were eight arrests at the summer gigs in Dublin over the weekend.

However gardai said that revellers were mostly well-behaved.

On Sunday, folk rockers Mumford & Sons headlined an open-air concert in the Phoenix Park. Gardai reported just four arrests for minor public order offences.

The English band followed American rockers The Killers, who headlined at the park on Saturday. There were also four arrests for minor public order offences.


The Congolese army claims to have killed 120 rebels in eastern Congo.

Twelve Congolese troops were also killed in the fighting, according to the government.

Fighting between Congo's army and M23 rebels began at the weekend following the arrival from Rwanda of more than 100 armed men disguised in women's clothing, residents said.

A report by a United Nations panel of experts studying Congo claims that Rwandan soldiers have joined the M23 in recent months, a claim that Rwanda denies.


Gabby Logan's husband Kenny was pressed into action to take part in her new game show after a celebrity guest fell ill.

The former Scottish rugby player, who married the presenter in 2001, was in the audience to watch his wife host the BBC show I Love My Country when he was called in front of the camera.

Gabby said it was "one of the most shocking moments" of the whole series when he replaced actress Tina Hobley at the last minute.

She said: "Poor Kenny was just watching and stepped up."


Gay marriage was set to be legalised in England and Wales after the controversial bill introducing it cleared the House of Lords.

Peers gave the bill an unopposed third reading as gay campaigners celebrated outside the houses of parliament. It now goes back to the Commons for MPs to consider changes made to it in the upper house.