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Teen (19) found dead in prison 100 beds for Raheny facility Trial for woman assault charge 28 whales dead in New Zealand

The body of a 19-year-old Dubliner has been found in a cell at Mountjoy Prison.

Tests were being carried out on the body of Tallaght teenager Thomas Ryan in a bid to establish the cause of his death.

Prison sources said the young man had been serving a four-year sentence and was due for release in April of next year.

100 beds for Raheny facility

NEW facilities, including a 100-bed community nursing unit, are set to open at St Joseph's Hospital in Raheny.

Construction work is nearing completion on the campus of St Joseph's, and will provide a new-100 bed community nursing unit, a new convent and a new kitchen which will service both the hospital and the nursing unity.

Trial for woman assault charge

A YOUNG man has been accused of punching and kicking a female friend after the pair got out of a taxi on the way home from a drunken night on the town.

Wayne Tansey (25) is alleged to have attacked the woman so badly that she needed to be hospitalised for five days. The accused disputed this, claiming the victim was at a party a couple of days after the alleged assault.

Tansey, with an address at Cromlech Fields, Ballybrack, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with seriously assaulting a young female friend on August 9, 2009. He will face trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court.

The matter was adjourned for six weeks for the preparation of the book of evidence.

28 whales dead in New Zealand

Twenty-eight pilot whales died or were put to sleep by conservation workers after a mass stranding on a remote New Zealand beach, an official said.

Department of Conservation workers found nine whales dead on Stewart Island's West Ruggedy Beach yesterday, after they were alerted by a passer-by.

It was the fourth mass stranding on the New Zealand coast in recent months. Some 140 pilot whales died in the three other beachings, while 76 were refloated by rescuers.