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Slain gangster's son up in court

THE son of a murdered crime boss has been warned by a judge not to buy stolen goods.

Kieran Keane Jr (22) of Claughaun Avenue, Garryowen, Limerick, appeared in Limerick District Court after he was charged with handling a stolen satnav.

The young man's father, Kieran Keane, was murdered in Limerick in 2003 by five opposing gang members as part of the city's bloody feud.

On March 31 last, gardai with a search warrant searched Keane junior's home and recovered the stolen satnav which was robbed in Annacotty on March 3 last.

Keane pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined €250.



Red card for



smelly burgers

A burger van owner has been ordered to stop selling snacks to football fans on match days because of complaints about the smell.

Gerard McGill has been given one month by council officials to stop selling food near the Falmer Stadium in Brighton, England, because of moans about smells, noise and litter.

A council spokesman said that residents would be able to "once again enjoy the peace and privacy of their homes and gardens".



Florida chief in



sex-line gaffe

Florida Governor Rick Scott was left embarrassed after accidentally giving out the number for a phone sex line instead of a meningitis hotline.

People who rang the number were greeted with a recording of a woman's voice saying: "Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary."

The gaffe came as four more meningitis deaths were confirmed in the US, all thought to be linked to contaminated steroid shots.



Stars on tax



list of shame

Singer Dionne Warwick and actor Steven Seagal are among the 500 people and businesses owing the most in unpaid taxes to the state of California.

The details came as the Franchise Tax Board released its list of shame.

It said Walk On By singer Warwick, who now lives in New Jersey, owes California $2.6m (¤2m). Seagal owes the state nearly $350,000 (¤270,000).


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