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Thursday 16 August 2018

In brief: Drug suspect in bid for legal aid

AN alleged drug dealer seeking free legal aid has been told by a judge he will need to furnish details of his assets and bank accounts to a court after he was allegedly found with €2,600 in cash.

Wayne Duffy (38) appeared at Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis herb, as well as having the drug for sale or supply at his home at Church Road, Mulhuddart, last December.

Defence solicitor John O'Doherty applied for free legal aid, saying his client was unemployed.

Sgt Maria Callaghan told the court gardai would need a statement of means from Duffy, as he allegedly had €2,600 in cash on him when he was searched.

The case was adjourned to a date in July.



HSE has to rent home for boy

THE HSE was forced to rent a house to accommodate a teenager who had to be subdued with pepper spray after he beat up a German national in Dublin on St Patrick's Day.

The 17-year-old boy had been in custody for a week on remand pending efforts by the HSE to find a care home placement for him, the Dublin Children's Court heard.

In the meantime, social services have rented a house and put staff into it to look after the teenager.

Bail was granted to the boy, who was remanded for two weeks pending a probation report. He had pleaded guilty to charges for assault, public order and possessing a blade as a weapon.

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