Boy loses ¤38k Dunnes case
A seven-year-old boy who lacerated his head when he jumped on a clothes rack in a Dunnes Stores has lost a €38,000 damages claim against the company.
Barrister Shane English, who appeared for Dunnes Stores, said in the Circuit Civil Court that there was no action the company could have taken that would have avoided any injury to the boy.
Judge Linnane said she was satisfied from CCTV footage that Aaron had fallen because he had not been looking where he was going. She struck out the case.
Troggs' Presley has lung cancer
Troggs frontman Reg Presley has told fans he has lung cancer and has decided to "call time" on the band.
The 70-year-old singer was taken ill during a gig in Germany in December.
Writing on his website, Presley said: "During my stay in hospital, tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad.
"However I've had to call time on The Troggs and retire."
E Street Band Clemons tribute
Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steve Van Zandt says touring without saxophonist Clarence Clemons is sure to be emotional for the E Street Band and its audience.
Clemons died at age 69 last year after a stroke. Van Zandt said that the band's work will always be a tribute to Clemons and keyboard player Danny Federici, who died in 2008.
Van Zandt says band members have to ask themselves whether their colleagues would have wanted them to carry on with the work. The guitarist said: "I think the answer's yes."
Angry youth vandalised car
A TEEN described as having anger-management problems has been spared a custodial sentence for vandalising a care worker's car.
The 16-year-old admitted causing ¤2,358 worth of damages to the car, on September 2 last, when he had been brought by HSE care staff on a visit to see his mother in Dublin.
Dublin Children's Court heard that "when it was time to leave he lashed out and kicked the car".