Monday 20 November 2017

€42k of drugs found at mum's home

A MOTHER has been given a six-year suspended sentence after €42,000 worth of drugs was found in her home.

Caroline Tilling (35) told gardai that she was holding the drugs for someone else.

Tilling, of Castlegrange Square, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of €39,078 worth of cocaine and €3,255 worth of BZP tablets at her home on February 2, 2010.

Stolen 'True Cross' returned

AN ancient relic believed to be from the cross of Jesus that was stolen from an abbey four months ago has been returned.

The gold and bronze crucifix, containing what is thought to be a piece of the real cross on which Jesus died, was stolen from a display case in Holycross Abbey in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Gardai uncovered the relics in a search in the midlands area on Monday and the investigation is ongoing.

Snow fall claim is thrown out

A 50-year-old special needs assistant lost a €38,000 damages claim for a "snow fall".

Philomena Allen, of Castleknock Elms, Dublin, said in the Circuit Civil Court yesterday that on February 5, 2009, she entered an outside classroom at Cabinteely Community School and slipped on an allegedly wet floor.

Damian Sheridan, counsel for the Department of Education, told the court there had been a fall of snow at the time and Ms Allen ought to have known that floors in the outer buildings would be damp.

Judge Jacqueline Linnane dismissed Ms Allen's claim.

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