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In Brief: Armed hold-up at credit union

An armed raider held staff at gunpoint in a raid on a credit union office in Dun Laoghaire.

The gunman entered the office on Sussex Street at 3.20 pm yesterday brandishing a firearm.

He threatened to shoot staff if they didn't hand over cash.

He succeeded in getting a quantity of cash before running off.

The office is next door to Dun Laoghaire Senior College and close to Saint Michael's Hospital.


Thug bottled store guard

A man who was part of a group that attacked a security guard with a beer bottle has been given a suspended sentence after agreeing to pay compensation.

Jonathan McClelland (29) attacked the victim when he tried to throw him out of a Tesco because he suspected he was trying to steal beer.

The man, a foreign national, has been left with permanent facial scarring.

McClelland of Connolly Lodge, Lower Buckingham Street, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault at Tesco, Prussia Street on October 22, 2011.


Skeleton find sparks probe

Skeletal remains have been found on a Limerick nature reserve.

Gardai have requested the assistance of the State Pathologist's office after the discovery was made off the Condell road.

While investigations are at an early stage, foul play is not suspected. It is understood that the discovery was made along the Shannon by a person out walking.

It has not yet been established how long the skeletal remains were at the site.


'No show' man gets bail again

A man who has failed to show up for court 34 times has been granted bail again to go on a drug treatment course.

Patrick McNamee (31) of Mercer House, York Street, has 154 previous convictions, including 34 for failing to attend his court hearings.

Last year he was granted compassionate bail after the death of his girlfriend's father – but he failed to return after the funeral.