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Jailed gun man aims to appeal

The Court of Criminal Appeal has reserved judgment in an enlargement of time application brought by a Galway man who was jailed for five years for possessing explosives and a gun.

Thomas Hughes (40), of An Tuairin, Dublin Road, Tuam, had pleaded guilty to possessing a 6mm Flobert calibre Alfa Proj model revolver without a relevant firearms certificate at his home on January 26, 2011.

The father-of-three also admitted the unlawful possession of an explosive substance on the same date.

Lawyers for Hughes told the court that they are seeking additional time to lodge an appeal against his conviction.


face childcare

Next-generation grandparents could be run off their feet juggling work with childcare, according to a report.

Even great-grandparents could be helping out with looking after children in 25 years, the report by holiday company Butlins said.

The report said that there would be a "need breed" of grandparents who not only held down a job but looked after grandchildren and lent emotional support to their own children.

Murder suspect back in Canada

A Canadian porn actor suspected in the dismemberment of a Chinese student has arrived in Canada from Germany, where he was arrested this month.

Luka Magnotta did not fight his extradition. He is suspected of killing Jun Lin and sending body parts to Canadian political parties and schools. The head is still missing.

Investigators say Magnotta posted a video online showing him having sex with the dismembered corpse.

Tyson debuts

on Broadway

Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on Broadway.

The former boxer announced he will team up with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, to the Longacre Theatre for six nights from July 31.

The show, a confessional on the highs and lows of the life of the boxer, will mark both Tyson's and Lee's debut on Broadway.