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Teen on rubber gloves charge

A 17-YEAR-OLD girl has been charged with possessing rubber gloves and hats for use in theft and burglary crimes.

The girl appeared at the Dublin Children's Court yesterday and was granted bail with strict conditions including a ban on her entering Co Meath.

She was arrested on Wednesday in Ratoath, Co Meath, after a car carrying five people was stopped and searched by gardai.

The girl is also accused of stealing €255 worth of cosmetics from a pharmacy in Ratoath.

She was ordered to appear again at Navan District Court on September 3 next.


Two fishermen have been pulled to safety after their open-topped boat crashed on to rocks off Trawbreaga Bay, near Malin Head, Co Donegal.

The pair were in a 22ft vessel when it struck a reef yesterday afternoon.

They sent out a Mayday distress call when the boat began taking on water.

The Irish Coastguard scrambled its helicopter to the scene from Sligo, while three lifeboats from Greencastle and Lough Swilly were also launched.

Both fishermen are safe and well.



Strictly Come Dancing has unveiled its final new professional dancer.

Russian-born Latin dancer Anya Garnis will join stars of West End show Burn The Floor Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara and Kevin Clifton, the fiance of Strictly pro-dancer Karen Hauer, to strut their stuff on the new series of the BBC ballroom show in the autumn.



Three Japanese nationals who reportedly are followers of the Unification Church suffered burns when one of them set herself and the other two on fire in a South Korean town known as the heart of the church.

The incident took place one day before the lunar calendar's first anniversary of the death of Unification Church founder the Rev Sun Myung Moon.

The injuries to the three are not life-threatening.