Monday 24 October 2016

Teen 'beat and stabbed man'

a DUBLIN teenager has been refused bail after he was charged with mugging a 57-year-old man who was allegedly punched, kicked and stabbed during an incident in Tallaght last year.

The 17-year-old is charged with robbery of the man on July 29 last year.

He was refused bail when he appeared before Judge John Lindsay at Dublin Children's Court yesterday and was remanded to appear again on April 13.

Another youth also facing a robbery charge in connection with the incident has been granted bail and is due to appear again at the juvenile court on April 30. Neither teenager has entered a plea to the charges.

Microsoft to rival the iPad

Microsoft has quietly announced a new Surface 3 tablet that runs full Windows and is designed to take on Apple's iPad.

The new Microsoft Surface 3 was confirmed via a blog post on the company's website, a stark contrast to the live events and fanfare that normally signal the launch of new hardware from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Microsoft.

The new tablet comes with a 27.43cm screen, is 8.7mm thick and weighs 621gms.

Officer leaked Dowler details

A former police officer who leaked details of the Milly Dowler investigation to the Sun newspaper has been jailed for 18 months.

Over the course of more than a decade, Simon Quinn (43) made £7,000 (€9,645) from tips to the tabloid while he worked as a detective constable at Surrey Police.

Quinn, of Horsham, West Sussex, was arrested in April 2013 and pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court last October to committing misconduct in public office.

Mad Max thrills movie-goers

Movie fans got an adrenalin-filled glimpse of the much-anticipated rebooted version of the Mad Max series, with the release of a full theatrical trailer less than two months before the film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as the Australian anti-hero who was originally played by Mel Gibson.

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