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Bail granted in Hungary case

A MAN wanted in connection with the deaths of two children in a traffic accident in Budapest more than 10 years ago has been granted bail pending an appeal to the Supreme Court of an order for his extradition.

Ciaran Tobin (46), of Offington Drive, Sutton, Dublin, was granted bail until the appeal is heard against a High Court ruling, clearing the way for his surrender to the Hungarian authorities.

He is wanted in relation to allegations that a car driven by him mounted a footpath in 2000, as a result of which two children died.



Boy (15) on theft charge

A boy was charged with ransacking an old people's home in Dublin.

Judge Clare Leonard heard at the Children's Court that the 15-year-old made no reply when he was charged with burglary and criminal damage, at Jamestown Court, in Inchicore, in Dublin on February 10 last

Judge Leonard heard it was alleged the boy and an older accomplice "committed theft to the value of €500 and caused damage to the value of €1,000".



Barr in court row over farm

Roseanne Barr and her Hawaii neighbours have appeared in court and agreed to enter mediation after the comedian sought a temporary restraining order against the couple.

Barr sought legal action against Roree and Richard Oehlman after they filed a complaint about unauthorised grading work being done on Barr's macadamia nut farm.

Barr accused the Oehlmans of harassment and trespassing.



Dylan cleared for China show

Bob Dylan has been cleared to perform in Beijing amid worries that the Chinese government would block his planned shows given the singer's anti-establishment reputation.

China's Ministry of Culture said in a notice posted on its website that Dylan will be allowed to perform in Beijing between March 30 and April 12.

The website of the Dylan fan magazine Isis reported earlier that Dylan was scheduled to perform in Beijing on April 6 and Shanghai on April 8.