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Girl attacked social worker

A BENCH warrant has been issued for the arrest of a teen woman, who is awaiting sentence at the Dublin Children's Court for attacking a social worker.

The then 17-year-old was having a meeting with her probation officer and lashed out when she became angry at a social worker who was also present, the court was told.

The teen, now aged 18, has pleaded guilty to the assault which took place in her bedroom at a north Dublin care home, on May 19, 2008.

Thief targets GAA players

A YOUTH, who burgled a dressing room at Dublin GAA club, has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The boy (17) changed his plea to guilty yesterday at the Dublin Children's Court.

The court heard the boy was now admitting the burglary at the grounds of Kilmacud Crokes, in Stillorgan, on August 14 last.

Garda Gary Burns said the teenager, who has no prior convictions, "entered the dressing rooms and removed four mobile phones".


heavily armed

A DUBLIN man who is representing Ireland in weightlifting has pleaded guilty to possession of an assault rifle and drugs.

Brian Hickey (28) of Palmerstown Woods, Palmerstown pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of an AKM assault rifle and a quantity of cannabis for sale or supply at Wheatfield Drive, Clondalkin on September 3, 2008.

Solicitor Shane Costelloe, said Hickey had no previous convictions and applied for him to be remanded on bail so he can represent Ireland in an upcoming competition in June. The case was adjourned.

Man freed on soldier killings

A man arrested by police investigating the murders of two soldiers in Northern Ireland has been released unconditionally, police said.

The 44-year-old was arrested yesterday in the Toomebridge area of Co Antrim over the murders of the two soldiers and the attempted murders of five other people in a dissident republican gun attack at the Massereene Barracks in Co Antrim last March.