A DUBLIN man stopped by gardai while carrying a double-pointed prong said he was taking it to his sister's house.
Glen Creed (28) said he had no intention of using the meat-lifting tool as a weapon.
Judge John Coughlan fined him €500 and ordered the destruction of the prong.
The defendant, of Bawnlea Close in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to possession of a weapon.
The incident took place at the Killinarden Inn in Tallaght on May 24.
Raider fires gun in PO robbery
A POST office raider fired a shot into the ceiling after he was asked by a staff member if his gun was real.
Two raiders, one with a handgun, raided the post office at Blackcastle, Navan, Co Meath, shortly before 11am yesterday.
Both were wearing helmets.
The raiders left with about €8,000 in cash.
They jumped on a motorbike and sped along the Slane Road before meeting a third member of the gang, who was waiting in a blue Audi A4 with a taxi sign on the roof.
Taximen host golf classic
Dublin taxi drivers are hosting a golf classic to raise funds for children with special needs in the Curragh Golf Club on Monday.
Over 180 golfers are expected to take part at the event, which costs €200 for a team of four. This includes an 18-hole game and a meal afterwards.
There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the day, as well prizes for the winners.
Actress denies drink-driving
US TV actress Sally Struthers has denied being drunk behind the wheel in Maine, where she is appearing in a musical.
Police say Struthers (65) was arrested after being stopped in the southern resort town of Ogunquit.
She was charged with criminal operating under the influence and posted $160 (¤120) bail.
Struthers is best known for her role as Gloria Stivic in the 1970s TV sitcom All In The Family. She has been performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse in the musical 9 To 5.