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IN BRIEF: Kilimanjaro record attempt

MORE than a hundred students and teachers hope to break a world record this summer by being the largest single group to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The group of 140 secondary students from 24 schools and 12 parents and teachers hope to smash the current Guinness World Record of a hundred people reaching the summit of Africa's highest peak.

Renowned Irish mountain climber and motivational speaker Ian McKeever will lead the group, along with Adi Roche, founder of Chernobyl International, and Dr Padraig Sheeran, a consultant at the Intensive Care Unit of Crumlin Children's Hospital.

We will miss CO2 targets

IRELAND will not meet EU targets to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being produced from transport and agricultural sources by 2020.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said unless emissions are dramatically reduced we will face the prospect of daily fines from the EU.

Under climate change targets we must reduce these emissions by 20pc from 2005 levels.

Failure to meet the targets could result in fines.



Charges over barman death

CHARGES will be brought over the death of barman who was crushed in a goods lift.

Stephen Hampson (31) from Castlegrange Close in Clondalkin, south Dublin, died on August 23, 2009, having sustained fatal injuries in the incident at Blu Bar in Tallaght. Health and Safety Authority inspector Kay Baxter yesterday told Dublin Coroner's Court that summons had been issued in the matter. The case is listed for first mention at the District Court on May 21.



Child murder trial set to start

A JURY has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering a child in Co Wexford in 2005.

Philip Doyle (34) of Tinakilly, Aughrim, Co Wicklow has pleaded not guilty to murdering Ross Murphy at Creagh Desmesne, Gorey, Co Wexford on April 5, 2005.

The trial is due to start tomorrow.


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