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Ex-director sues the FAI

A FORMER director of Limerick Football Club is suing the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) over what he says are losses on his investment.

John McCarthy III, who was also chairman of the club and previously promoted high profile friendly games in the US, claims he lost about €280,000 as a result of his purchase seven years ago of a company called Limerick Thirty Seven FC Ltd, operators of Limerick FC.

The High Court heard yesterday the FAI is to seek security for costs of the case if his action goes ahead.

Mr Justice Michael White adjourned the case to February 6 next when the application for security for costs will be made.



Cannabis plants worth an estimated €440,000 have been seized in West Clare.

Gardai in Kilkee found two separate 'grow houses' during a planned search.

At 10am yesterday, Gardai uncovered about 200 cannabis plants at a house in Lislanahan. A man and a woman - both aged 23 - were arrested. During a second search a further 300 plants were found in Tullaroe. A man in his 50s was arrested.



A retired policeman is accused of shooting a man dead because he was texting on his mobile phone at a Florida cinema.

Two couples were watching Lone Survivor at The Grove 16 cinema in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa, when 71-year-old Curtis Reeves asked Chad Oulson, 43, to stop texting. Police said the argument that followed led to the shooting.

Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder.



Octomom Nadya Suleman did porn films, boxed D-list celebrities, even endorsed birth control for dogs after giving birth in 2009 to eight babies after she received in vitro fertility treatments.

Through it all, she never ran afoul of the law. At least until now.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced today that Suleman has been charged with three counts of welfare fraud for claiming benefits while earning $30,000.