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Friday 17 August 2018

Boy locked up for car crimes

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been detained for seven months and banned from driving for six years for motoring offences. Judge Bryan Smyth heard at the Dublin Children's Court that the boy, who has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism, has pleaded guilty to travelling as a passenger in a stolen vehicle, dangerous driving, possessing a blade as a weapon and a set of bolt- cutters for use in a theft.

Judge Bryan Smyth heard at the Dublin Children's Court that the boy, who has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism, has pleaded guilty to travelling as a passenger in a stolen vehicle, dangerous driving, possessing a blade as a weapon and a set of bolt- cutters for use in a theft.

Judge Smyth imposed a seven-month term, which was backdated to include the time the boy has spent in custody on remand, followed by seven months' post-release supervision by the Probation Service. A six-year road ban was also ordered.



Cuba to sack



million workers

Cuba will lay off more than 500,000 state employees by next March and expand private employment to give them work in the biggest shift to the private sector since the 1960s.

Eventually more than a million jobs would be cut. More than 85pc of the Cuban labour force, or over five million people, work for the state, many of them in unproductive work.

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