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Iron overdose boy gets €6k

A FOUR-year-old boy, who had inadvertently been administered an overdose of iron when he was three weeks old, has been awarded €6,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

Anthony Maloney, who had been born prematurely, was prescribed Fer-in-Sol'a medicine containing iron on March 5, 2009.

When Anthony's mother Margaret, of Castlepark, Tallaght, Dublin, went to give him the medicine that she had purchased at ODC Chemists Ltd, Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre, Tallaght, Dublin, she realised there was a difference in the dosage prescribed by the hospital and that of the syringe provided in the box.

Mr Nolan said the chemists accepted they had given negligent advice and consented to a settlement offer of €6,000.

DEPARDIEU IN TAXI COLLISION

French actor Gerard Depardieu was involved in a car accident in Moscow when a taxi rammed into a Mercedes carrying him in his adopted home of Russia.

The 64-year-old was unhurt and posed for photos with Russian traffic police.

Depardieu appears not to have been behind the wheel during the Moscow accident.

BOY ACCUSED OF

CAR AXE ATTACK

A DUBLIN youth who denies using an axe to wreck a car belonging to one of his neighbours, is to go on trial in September.

The car owner has since withdrawn his complaint after he was allegedly threatened, the Dublin Children's Court has heard, however, the DPP has decided to proceed with the prosecution.

Yesterday at Dublin's Children's Court, Judge Anthony Halpin heard that the 17-year-old boy is to be tried along with an adult co-accused.

SICK MUMFORD STAR FOR GLASTO

Folk band Mumford & Sons said bassist Ted Dwane has recovered well enough from brain surgery to appear with them this weekend at Glastonbury.

The Grammy-award winning band cancelled a series of US concerts during a North American tour earlier this month after doctors discovered a blood clot on his brain.


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