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Youth awaits two sentences

THE case of a youth found guilty of driving without a licence or insurance was adjourned at the Children's Court after a judge heard the teenager was in custody awaiting sentence for another crime.

Conor Duffy (18) of St Mary's Road, East Wall, in Dublin, had been found guilty at the Children's Court in February of driving without a licence or insurance at Windgate Road, in Howth, on March 13, 2010, which he had denied.

His case had been adjourned until yesterday for a probation report. However Judge Patrick Clyne heard that the teenager was in custody pending sentencing at the Central Criminal Court tomorrow for another offence.



Irish 'haven' for flood victims

Ireland will act like a lifeboat for people fleeing drought, rising seas and destructive weather in decades to come, a leading climate change expert has warned.

NUI Maynooth Professor Brendan Gleeson said world temperatures will rise three or four degrees, leaving only a few currently cool regions habitable.

He said Ireland cannot refuse to engage with the climate crisis as worse-hit countries will see the island as a safe haven.



Star Gwyneth helps hospice

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow visited a hospice today to give her backing to a fundraising walk to help improve the lives of terminally ill patients.

The Oscar-winning star was given a tour of the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead, London, by a friend whose husband received care from the home.

Sarah Wyn-Jones is now organising the Hampstead Hug family walk to raise funds.

She lost her husband to cancer last year.



Obama row



TV host axed

US TV host Glenn Beck is to end his Fox News Channel talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and has suffered from an advertiser boycott.

Critics appealed to advertisers to boycott his show after he said President Barack Obama had "a deep-seated hatred for white people".


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