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Jail for tablet smugglers

TWO men who were arrested with over 36,000 tablets of prescription drugs have being jailed for three years.

Gareth Laurence (32) and John Harrison (47) were caught picking up Diazepam pills from a warehouse.

Garda Michael Costello said that the boxes contained 36,646 tablets with an estimated street value of €57,512.

Harrison, of Clonmore Terrace, Ballybough, Dublin, and Laurence, of O'Sullivan Avenue, Ballybough, both pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of drugs for sale or supply on Ballycoolin Road, on February 7, 2012.


A PRAM carrying a 14-month-old girl rolled off a train platform and fallen onto the tracks.

The girl's mum jumped onto the tracks to rescue her and the girl was taken to hospital with a cut on her forehead.

CCTV shows the mum on the platform yesterday in Philadelphia, US, with the girl in the pushchair, which slowly rolls forward before tumbling to the tracks.

Officials say it looks like the mother was distracted and no charges will be filed.


THE High Court has extended protection from creditors of the Sunday Business Post.

However, a judge expressed concern yesterday that the information he had been given to support the case for extending protection to 100 days was "light on detail".

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said, however, that given he had been told the examiner was confident there would be an investment in the company which owns the paper, Post Publications Ltd, once cost saving measures were implemented, he would agree to extending court protection.


A PLANE crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal this morning.

All 21 people on board survived with injuries. Four of them are in critical condition.

The state-owned Nepal Airlines plane was trying to land at Jomsom airport, some 200km from the capital Kathmandu.