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Man quizzed in 'Madser' probe

GARDAI investigating the death of Stephen 'Madser' Byrne are continuing to question one man.

The 20-year-old is being detained at Store Street Garda Station. Four other people who were arrested in connection to the shooting last week have all been released without charge.

Stephen Byrne (32) was shot a number of times near his home in Sheriff Street on Tuesday afternoon. As he was talking to a group of people, a gunman approached on a mountain bike, shooting Byrne in the head and chest. Gardai said his killer left the scene on a bicycle.

Rise in troubles for Irish abroad

Cases of crime, illness and accidents involving Irish people abroad jumped by more than a fifth in the first half of the year, figures show.

Irish embassies, missions overseas and the consular section at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin dealt with 660 cases since January compared to 540 in the same period in 2009.

Officials helped in 97 incidents involving people who died in incidents ranging from plane crashes in Libya to road accidents -- down from 119 in the first six months of last year.

Euro rebels like to break law

Many Europeans are rebels and risk takers when it comes to the law, according to research by crime drama channel Alibi.

Four in 10 adults admitted they were happy to commit a crime by using a mobile phone when driving, while 24pc confessed to stealing from work -- and a cheeky 33pc of respondents revealed they have had sex in public.

Writer arrested in Singapore

Singaporean police said they arrested a British author as part of a criminal defamation investigation related to his book on the city-state's death penalty policy.

Alan Shadrake (75) was in Singapore to promote the book and was arrested yesterday, police said in a statement.

Human rights groups including Amnesty International have contended that Singapore applies defamation laws selectively to silence criticism.