Monday 18 December 2017

Boy raided CDs from store

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who stole two CDs from a Dublin city centre shop has been released under supervised probation for six months on condition he deals with his drug problem.

A garda had told Judge Bryan Smyth at the Dublin Children's Court that the teen was found with the CDs but added that they were undamaged.

Defence solicitor Sarah Molloy had said the boy's mother contacted HMV to offer to pay compensation or make a donation to charity.

The teenager pleaded guilty to the theft which he committed on July 16.

Fatty diet may damage sperm

Men who eat a lot of saturated fat could be damaging their sperm, new research suggests.

Experts at Harvard Medical School in the US found men who consume lots of saturated fat and mono-unsaturated fat may have fewer sperm.

In contrast those who eat healthier fats -- specifically omega 3 and omega 6 -- may have healthier sperm that is more active, the study suggests. Saturated fat is found in processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham, dairy and butter.

Rare monkey breaks cover

A new type of snub-nosed monkey has been found in a remote forested region of northern Myanmar which is under threat from logging and a Chinese dam project.

Scientists said hunters in Myanmar's Kachin state said the long-tailed black monkey, with white-tufted ears and a white beard, could often be tracked in the rain because its upturned nostrils made it prone to sneezing when water dripped in.

Firm guilty over worker's death

A Dublin recycling company is to be sentenced over the death of a worker.

Padraic Thornton Waste Disposal pleaded guilty through a director that the company failed to ensure appropriate barriers were provided near the edge of an open excavation in Dublin 10 on March 1, 2007 when Jarleth O'Reilly, suffered personal injury and died.

The company, trading as Thornton Recycling, has an address at Henry Road, Park West Business Park.

Judge Desmond Hogan at Dublin Circuit Criminal set a sentence date of January 25, when full facts will be heard.

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