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Teen accused of Dart thefts

A YOUTH, who allegedly stole a car and mugged four youths within the space of a fortnight, has been remanded on continuing bail.

The 17-year-old boy, with an address in Co Kildare, is accused of four counts of robbery at Killiney Dart Station on September 4 last and theft of a car from Monkstown tennis club in Dublin, on September 15 last.

He is also charged with the attempted robbery of a teenage boy travelling on a bus, in Killiney, on September 1 last.

Yesterday Judge Elizabeth MacGrath adjourned the case until April 8 next, when it will be decided if the case should be sent forward to the Circuit Court, which has wider sentencing powers, if the youth pleads not guilty.

Soldiers join in JFK Kerry trek

A group of hardy soldiers will join walkers on a trek through spectacular mountain terrain on the same weekend that US President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Ireland.

The JFK 50-mile challenge is being launched in Sneem, Co Kerry this May.

The soldiers will join groups from Britain, Holland and all over Ireland for the one-day trek into the mountains on the weekend of May 20-22. They will take in the breath-taking scenes including Kenmare Bay, Molls Gap, the Black Valley and the McGillycuddy Reeks.

Full details can be found on www.sneemjfkchallenge. com.