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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Man jailed for taxi attack

A YOUNG Dublin man who directed a taxi driver to remote roads outside the city and punched him twice in the face has received a four year sentence with the final year suspended.

Stephen Dolan (20) of Shangan Crescent, Ballymun pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting taxi driver Mohammed Maeem at North Road, Coolquay, Finglas on September 5, 2014.

He also pleaded guilty to robbing €90 from The Snuffbox newsagents in Finglas on September 4, 2014.

He has 45 previous convictions, including attempted robbery. The court heard Dolan wouldn't give Mr Maeem a destination address as he made him drive around small country roads in the early hours of the morning before punching him in the face.

Seinfeld gigs off over parking

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld's debut in India this weekend has been cancelled after Mumbai city police expressed concern over inadequate parking.

Seinfeld, best known for his eponymous hit TV series in the 1990s, was to perform his stand-up routines at a Mumbai stadium. Ticket prices ranged from 7,500 rupees ($120) to 12,500 ($200) and the money is to be refunded.

Driver killed in single car crash

A man was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a parked vehicle yesterday.

The victim, aged in his 60s, was alone in the car when it collided with the vehicle near Paulstown in Co Kilkenny around 4pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardai in Bagenalstown have appealed to witnesses to contact them.

The road was closed for an examination of the scene by garda collision investigators.

One injured in city flats blaze

Firefighters treated one person for smoke inhalation at the scene of a fire at an apartment in Dublin last night.

The fire broke out at the dwelling above a retail premises on Balbutcher Lane in Ballymun.

Fire crews managed to get the fire under control and rescue the occupant of the flat before 9pm.

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