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Youth hit men with hurley stick

A Dublin man who assaulted another man with a hurley stick has been given a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence for this and another assault.

Daniel Tilbury (21) of Delaford Lawns, Knocklyon, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Paul Neylon causing him harm on May 1, 2009, at Knocklyon Shopping Centre and to assaulting Pearse Twamley causing him harm at Knockfield Manor, Rathfarnham, in the early hours of May 23, 2009.

Builder admits club assault

A WEXFORD construction worker has admitted assaulting a man who was injured during an unprovoked attack in the Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin

Garry Rynhart (22) of Ballycanew, in Gorey, pleaded guilty yesterday at Dublin District Court to assault causing harm, on March 3, 2010.

Judge Cormac Dunne adjourned the case for one year for a total of €10,000 to be brought to court for the victim.

'Naive' woman imported drugs

An English woman described as naive and vulnerable in court has been jailed for three and a half years for importing €289,000 worth of cannabis from South Africa.

Deborah Stevenson (45) of Clonraide Street, Estension 16, Witbank, South Africa, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the importation of drugs for sale or supply on February 26, 2011.

Garda Hugh McInerney, of Pearse Street Garda Station, told Judge Martin Nolan that Stevenson arrived in Dublin on a flight from Paris which originated in Johannesburg.

Baby shot in hail of gunfire

A one-year-old boy is undergoing surgery after he and seven others were wounded in a hail of gunfire along a California street, relatives said.

Oakland police Lieutenant Robert Chan said the boy was possibly shot in the head and was in critical condition.

Police were seeking multiple shooters, but further details on suspects or a motive were not immediately available. The other victims' injuries did not appear life-threatening.