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Clayton NY flat dispute settled

A HIGH Court dispute over proceeds from a New York flat bought by U2 bassist Adam Clayton's former personal assistant has been settled.

The apartment was bought by Carol Hawkins with Mr Clayton's money for $465,000.

Last July, Hawkins, of Crannagh Road, Dublin 14, was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing €2.8m of Mr Clayton's money.

The apartment was sold and €190,000 was held in a bank account.

Hawkins's lawyers claimed they were entitled to be paid €70,000 fees, from the account. But Mr Clayton argued he was entitled to be paid the full amount.

The dispute is now settled.

Mr Anthony Burke-Geraghty

In an article yesterday on the funeral of Anthony Burke-Geraghty, it was reported that his death was due to a "suspected drugs overdose".

The deceased's family have contacted the Evening Herald and asked us to point out that they do not believe drugs played any part in Mr Burke-Geraghty's death.

We are happy to clarify this matter.

Man admits to computer theft

A WICKLOW man is to be sentenced in April at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges of unlawful use of a computer and theft.

Cormac Farrell (34) of The Old School House, Roundwood, pleaded guilty to dishonestly causing a computer to be used with the intention of causing loss between December 30, 2010 and September 27, 2011. He also pleaded guilty to stealing a Mac Book Pro 15" computer and a Mac Book Pro 15" 2.2 computer in 2011.

Judge Carmel Stewart remanded Farrell on bail to his sentence date on April 12.

Actress Bonnie dies aged 69

BONNIE Franklin, the pert, redheaded US actress whom millions came to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom One Day At A Time, has died.

She died yesterday at her home in Los Angeles due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69. Her family had announced she was diagnosed with cancer in September.