Burglar jailed for €22k raid
A MAN who was 'in the grips of drug addiction' when he broke into a house and stole almost €22,000 worth of jewellery has been jailed for two and a half years.
Derek Mason (32) of Summerhill, Dublin pleaded guilty to burglary at a house on St Helen's Road in Booterstown on September 26, 2010.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the family forgot to activate the alarm when they left the house.
Mason was caught after trying to exchange US dollars he stole in the raid at a travel shop on Store Street. His fingerprints matched those found on the house's intercom system.
Biden on Road to nowhere
The US vice president is heading to what the White House wrote as Road Island, instead of the US state of Rhode Island.
A release outlining Joe Biden's plans for the week showed him travelling to Providence in misspelled "Road Island" for a campaign event.
The vice president is scheduled to visit Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire on the same day.
Youth asks to
be locked up
AN "out of control" youth has been remanded in custody at his own request after telling a court he has become a "danger" to himself and others.
The then 17-year-old had been charged at the Children's Court with attempted robbery and assault at Railway Street, in Dublin, on June 22 last.
The youth, now aged 18, appeared again at the court yesterday where he, said wanted to be locked up because he was "a danger to myself and others".
The judge agreed to revoke bail and remanded the youth in custody for one week.
Columbo's $3m gift to students
The estate of former Columbo star Peter Falk has donated $3m (e2.26m) to the University of California for student scholarships.
Officials said the money will be used to establish the Shera and Peter Falk Lt Columbo Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Falk died in June at the age of 83 after a long acting career with performances on Broadway, television and in movies.