Tuesday 12 December 2017

Brothel boss to be sentenced

A man is to be sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for his role in managing brothels around the country.

Aidan Dorney (39) of Chelmsford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin, pleaded guilty to managing brothels at Camden Court, Cork; Mount Kennett Park, Limerick; and Salthill, Galway on dates between April 12 and 21, 2009. He also pleaded guilty to permitting premises to be used as brothels at The Oaks, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin between January 11 and 27, 2007, and Seaview Court, Galway, on May 24, 2007.

Judge Katherine Delahunt remanded Dorney on bail until January 17.

US politician in SS uniform row

An Ohio congressional candidate criticised by a party leader for wearing a Nazi uniform during Second World War re-enactments said he did nothing wrong.

Republican Rich Iott said he took part in the events to educate the public, which was "the whole purpose of historical re-enacting".

The Atlantic magazine reported on Friday that Mr Iott had worn a Waffen SS uniform and the number two House of Representatives leader, Eric Cantor, who is Jewish, said he would not support someone who dressed in a Nazi costume.

Yemen steps up war on US

Yemen's branch of al-Qa'ida is offering chilling magazine tips to would-be militants on how to kill Americans.

"A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, DC at lunch ... might end up knocking out a few government employees," writes one of the authors in the second edition of the group's English-language online magazine, according to the private SITE Intelligence Group. The article was in the 74-page October issue of al-Qa'ida's Inspire magzine.

Hurt to star in new ghost film

Screen veteran John Hurt is to head the cast in a BBC ghost story, it was announced today.

He stars in Whistle And I'll Come To You, an adaptation of an MR James story about a man who encounters an apparition on a desolate beach. Hurt said he was "thrilled" to be working on the BBC2 film.

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