a MAN who was in possession of nearly €3,400 worth of drugs has been sentenced to eight months in prison.
Dwaine O'Connell, who has 16 previous convictions, claimed the drugs were for his own use.
O'Connell (26) of Collis Court, Jugback Lane in Swords, Co Dublin pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to the unlawful possession of cannabis resin for sale or supply at his home address on January 23.
Czech leader swears on air
Czech President Milos Zeman shocked his countrymen and drew criticism from local media by swearing numerous times during a live radio broadcast.
Speaking in an interview broadcast on Czech public radio yesterday, Zeman used at least three different swear words and stumbled the most when he tried to translate the name of the Russian dissident all-female punk group Pussy Riot into Czech.
World Trade Centre reopens
Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Centre is opening for business - an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.
Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Centre today. The 104-storey, $3.9bn US dollar (€3.1bn) skyscraper dominates the Manhattan skyline and is America's tallest building. The building is the centrepiece of the 16-acre site where the destroyed Twin Towers once stood and where more than 2,700 people died on September 11 2001.
Family loses out to internet
The internet has topped a list of modern-day essentials that people have said they cannot do without.
A bath or shower and a television came second and third on the list, leaving comforts such as a daily coffee and make-up further down.
Just under half of those polled (48pc) in the UK survey said they could comfortably go longer without seeing their family than using the internet. And one in eight (12pc) admitted that they could forego food for longer than they could go without logging on to social media sites.