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No room for teen 'dealer'

A DUBLIN teenager facing a litany of charges including heroin dealing avoided being detained because young offenders' institutions had no room.

The boy, in his mid-teens, is also accused of possessing stolen car keys, criminal damage to a restaurant door and window, possession of heroin for sale or supply and damaging a car window.

Dublin Children's Court was told yesterday that gardai were seeking to have his bail revoked on the grounds that he broke bail conditions set down earlier.

Judge O'Connor released the boy on continuing bail and ordered him to appear again today.

Twisted ankle claim settled

A 57-year-old administrator, who alleged she twisted an ankle at a Dolly Parton concert at The Point six years ago, has settled a €38,000 damages claim for an undisclosed sum in the Circuit Civil Court.

Ita McDonnell, of Brookhaven Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin, fell on the "badly broken ground" of a walkway leading to the entrance of the Point auditorium.

X-rays had revealed no fracture to her ankle or nose. She had been out of work for a month.

€3.3m drugs bust in Spain

Police say they have arrested 30 suspects who allegedly smuggled drugs into Spain using boats and jet skis.

The Interior Ministry said yesterday that the gang used fishing and recreational boats to carry drugs from Morocco to rendezvous points in the Mediterranean Sea. Once there, hashish was transferred to couriers on jet skis.

Police say they seized 488kg of hashish, 11 vehicles, three ships and two firearms, worth an estimated €3.3m.

Nazi survivor dies aged 107

The oldest known survivor of a Nazi concentration camp has died at 107. Leopold Engleitner died on April 21.

After refusing to renounce his faith as a Jehovah's Witness, he survived three concentration camps and forced labour.

He weighed just 28kg on release from Ravensbruck in 1943 after he agreed to work as a farm slave labourer.


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