Monday 18 December 2017

Robber struck twice at store

AN alcoholic who robbed the same shop within two days to feed his addiction is to be sentenced later at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

David Cahill (34) of Benmadigan Road, Drimnagh, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery at Stop to Shop on Herberton Road on November 19 and 21, 2008.

The court heard that on the first occasion Cahill held a piece of broken glass and shouted at the shop assistant 'Give me the money, give me all the f***ing 50s or I will cut you.' He got away with f685.

Two days later, Cahill was restrained by the shop owner after threatening him with a knife and demanding money.

Cahill was remanded in custody.

Sarkozy strike showdown


Nicolas Sarkozy will face a showdown with France's unions as they stage another massive strike to try to stop his government from raising the retirement age by two years.

Train drivers who launched an open-ended strike will be joined by workers from throughout the French economy. Both groups are angry at a pension reform the Senate is expected to pass by the end of the week.

Al-Qa'ida 'tips' on terror killing

Yemen's al-Qa'ida of the Arabian Peninsula has published chilling tips on how to kill Americans in its second edition of the English online magazine Inspire.

It advises would-be militants to open fire "at a crowded restaurant in Washington DC, at lunch hour", in the hope of "knocking out a few government employees".

Sperm brokers facing prison

Two men could be jailed after they were convicted of running an illegal fertility company providing women with access to sperm donors.

Nigel Woodforth ran the operation from the basement of his home in Berkshire, with Ricky Gage.

The pair, who earned £250,000 from the enterprise, are due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court, in London, after they were convicted of three counts each of providing sperm without a licence or third-party agreement.

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