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In Brief: Girl accused of aiding €1k theft

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl has appeared in a court in Dublin accused of helping to steal almost €1,000 worth of cosmetics.

The girl was aged 14 when she allegedly stole the goods from Superquinn's branch at Sundrive Road, Dublin, on a date last June.

Detective Garda Jason Weir told Judge John O'Connor at the Dublin Children's Court that it would be alleged that the girl was with a group who "took €989 worth of various cosmetics without paying".

The girl was ordered to appear again in two weeks when she will be expected to enter a plea to the theft charge.


Rape Crisis Centre quiz

The annual Corporate Quiz Challenge in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre will take place at the Four Seasons on March 6.

This event is greatly supported by up to 50 teams from the corporate sector and is hosted by broadcaster Pat Kenny.

The evening starts at 7.30pm with a drinks reception. Email fundraising@rcc.ie for further details.


My dog shot me, says driver

Police added a dose of scepticism to a report about a man who says he was shot by his dog while driving down a Florida highway.

Commander Steve Carr, a police spokesman in the central town of Sebring, where the shooting occurred on Saturday, said there were "some indications" the victim may have made up his "dog shoots man" story.


Charity fire walk challenge

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland's Fire Walk is on Friday at its head office in Chapelizod, Dublin.

MDI is teaming up again with Blaze Enterprises to bring you another very successful, enjoyable and organised Fire Walk Challenge.

The Fire Walk is taking place at Muscular Dystrophy Ireland Head Office, 75 Lucan Road, Chapelizod.

All funds raised go towards Muscular Dystrophy Ireland's respite support services.

Contact Amy Bramley at 01 623 6414 or email amy@mdi.ie to receive your sponsorship pack.