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Wrenn gives up council seat

A SECOND politican has given up his seat on Dublin City Council because of pressure.

Labour councillor Steve Wrenn formally stepped down from the Ballymun/Finglas ward this week – just over two years after he was co-opted onto the council.

Speaking to the Herald last night, Mr Wrenn said he could not juggle the council role with his job in the HSE.

"I am part of a child protection team and work closely with families who have been affected by drugs, alcohol and murder," he said.

"It is such a demanding job, I cannot manage the combined workload."

 

TEEN (18) FOUND DEAD IN HOSTEL

A TROUBLED youth who was battling an alcohol problem was found dead in his bed in a hostel last weekend.

Defence solicitor Michelle Finan told Dublin Children's Court that the cause of death has yet to be established.

Judge John O'Connor said he was sorry to hear what had happened to the youth, who had recently turned 18.

He had recently admitted stealing alcohol and having 40 stolen bottles of beer.

 

BAKE OFF STAR WILL STAY - BBC

The BBC has denied reports that Paul Hollywood's role on The Great British Bake Off is under threat following his split from his wife.

Hollywood (47) whose appearance on the hit TV show turned him into a heartthrob, confirmed this month that he had separated from his wife Alexandra after 15 years of marriage.


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