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In Brief: Travellers fight camp eviction

ABOUT 100 members of the Travelling community are seeking High Court orders restraining Offaly County Council from moving them from an unofficial halting site.

The action has been brought by Patrick McInerney, and his wife, Bridget, who the court heard have been living at the halting site at Kilmucklin, Ashfield, Clara in Co Offaly since 2003.

It was also brought by Mary McInerney, who is a primary healthcare worker with the Tullamore Travellers Movement and who also resides at the site with her family.

The application was made yesterday before Mr Justice Michael Peart, who said he would give his decision later this week.



Helicopter crash kills 13

A Colombian air force Bell 212 helicopter has crashed near the Caribbean coast, killing all 13 people aboard.

Atlantico state civil defence director Jorge Fernandez said the aircraft crashed in a field in a rural area of the town of Sabanagrande.

He said that the aircraft caught fire as it fell to the ground and that police and air force personnel were aboard.



Comedian files for divorce

Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly two years, citing irreconcilable differences. He and Shamicka have two daughters together, aged nine and 11.

The 47-year-old star of Big Momma's House and the TV comedy Martin is seeking joint custody of the children.



Chef gets back Lamborghini

A celebrity chef's Lamborghini has been recovered from a teenager's storage container a little more than a year after it was reported stolen from a San Francisco exotic car dealership.

Marin County sheriff's investigators found Guy Fieri's bright yellow Spyder convertible in the city of Richmond while looking into the 17-year-old boy's connection to a shooting in Mill Valley.

The teenager was arrested in connection with the shooting and for being in possession of a stolen car.


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