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Party reveller out of his head

A REVELLER at a 21st birthday party was so "drunk out of his mind" as he made his way home after 8am that gardai had to arrest him for his own safety.

Sean Byrne (23) got out of a car near his home but was stopped by gardai because he was "unsure of his whereabouts".

He was fined €250 after he admitted a public order offence.

Byrne, of Rushbrook View, Templeogue, pleaded guilty to public intoxication at nearby Whitehall Close on May 5.

He had eight previous convictions.



The first woman from Saudi Arabia to scale Mount Everest says she doesn't intend to inspire a movement, but would be happy to change people's opinions of Saudi women.

Raha Mobarak told reporters in Katmandu that her next goal is to climb the highest mountains in all seven continents. She says she has already scaled five of the highest peaks.

Mobarak was among hundreds of people who reached Everest's summit because of favourable weather conditions.


A federal appeals court is backing the US government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during the raid in which he was slain.

The three-judge panel of the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington turned down an appeal from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, which had filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the images.

The court said that the photos could reveal classified intelligence methods.



Unreleased recordings from the first ever recording session by punk pioneers The Clash are to finally see the light of day.

The tracks – along with other early studio sessions and unseen footage from shows – will come out this summer.

They will be part of a box set, Sound System, which draws together all their albums, rarities and tracks that did not feature on their albums.