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Teen fined for wedding row

A TEENAGER who got into a drunken fight with his mother's new partner at a wedding told a court that they had resolved their problems.

Francis Walsh (19) was shouting and screaming at his mother's partner in a hotel car park when gardai arrived on the scene. He was told to stop fighting and walk away three times, but he failed to do so.

Walsh, of Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, admitted before Swords District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to follow the directions of a garda outside the Waterside House Hotel, Donabate, shortly before 4am on October 10 last.

Judge Patrick Brady fined Walsh €1,350 and ordered him to complete 100 hours community service in lieu of two months in prison.



Ill-fit condoms can ruin sex

Badly fitting condoms reduce sexual pleasure for both partners and are more likely to split or break, research suggested today.

A study of 436 men found 45pc had used ill-fitting condoms in the previous three months with a female partner. These men were more than twice as likely to report the condom breaking or slipping and contributing to difficulty in reaching orgasm for both sexes.



McCain faces Senate fight

Former presidential candidate John McCain will face a challenge for his Arizona US Senate seat from a high-profile critic of illegal immigration.

Conservative talk-radio host JD Hayworth, a former congressman, kicked off his campaign challenging Republican McCain with a rally in Phoenix and is to go on a three-day tour across Arizona.

Conservatives in Arizona have always sparred with McCain, in part, for working with Democrats on such issues as campaign finance reform and immigration.


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