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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Rhino suspect case put back

A Limerick Traveller facing prosecution in Austria in connection with the theft of rhino horns, has had his case further adjourned at the High Court.

John Quilligan (31), of Roches Road, Rathkeale, is wanted by Austrian prosecutors investigating the theft of the horns, which are estimated to be worth s300,000 on the black market.

Quilligan, who is on bail, can either fight the extradition or surrender himself to Austrian authorities and stand trial. Yesterday the court heard there was consent for the case to go back for several weeks.

Mr Justice John Edwards remanded Quilligan on bail until June 4.

PORSCHE HITS

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The owner of a new Porsche has been left counting the cost of a gear mistake after crashing his car into a supermarket.

Staff at the Aldi store in Cardigan, west Wales, said the unlucky driver thought his luxury sports vehicle was in reverse when he attempted to pull out of a parking bay – but instead drove ahead into a fire escape.

Store manager Tom Jones said although no one was injured, the car's owner looked crestfallen.

'WORD ON THE STREET' EVENT

Dublin will mark European Literature Night with a Words On The Street event tonight.

Organised by the city libraries, will involve 12 celebrity readings from 12 literary works from 12 countries at 12 venues on or around St Stephen's Green from 6.30-9pm.

Readers include Lord Mayor Naoise O Muiri, Rosaleen Linehan, Eileen Dunne (RTE News), Bryan Murray (actor), Ray Foley (98fm DJ), Rick O'Shea (2fm DJ) and Sinead Desmond (Ireland AM).

WOMB-SWAP FOETUS DIES

A Turkish woman who was the first to get pregnant with a transplanted donor womb has had her pregnancy terminated.

Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011.

The 22-year-old became pregnant after doctors placed an embryo into her womb, using one of her own eggs.

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