Wednesday 16 January 2019

€58k cannabis haul dad jailed

A FATHER of five who handed himself in to gardai and accepted responsibility for a cache of drugs found in his partner's father's home has been jailed for three years.

Jason Byrne (38) of Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin, told gardai he had been paid €400 to transport 40 nine-ounce bars of cannabis resin worth an estimated €58,629.

Byrne pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the drugs at Neilstown Drive, Clondalkin on June 25, 2010.

CNN's Paddy's Day warning

TOURISTS are being warned to stay away from the St Patrick's Day Parade in a CNN travel review of Dublin.

Other 'bad ideas' are getting your picture taken at the Molly Malone statue and calling locals 'British'.

The online review says it is best to stay away from the Paddy's Day parade, unless you want to see "exposed genitalia" and "vomit-lined streets".

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