DPP drops 3 garda charges
THE DPP has dropped three out of four charges brought against a Dublin-based garda who had been accused of harassing two women.
Donal Maguire (38) with address an address at Millbrook Avenue, in Kilbarrack, Dublin, but now living in Bundoran, Co Donegal, has not yet entered a plea in relation to the remaining allegation and was remanded on continuing bail.
The father-of-four appeared again at Dublin District Court where Judge Anthony Halpin was told that the prosecution was withdrawing three charges.
He is still accused of harassing one woman at North Great Clarence Street, in central Dublin, between February 1 and March 19, 2014.
Adams' book helps veterans
Musician and photographer Bryan Adams has donated more than €56,000 to help blind ex-servicemen and women in the UK.
Blind Veterans UK has received a proportion of funds raised from the Opera and Picnic concert, organised by the Bryan Adams Foundation earlier this year.
The charity has also benefited from sales generated by the singer's photography book Wounded: The Legacy Of War.
Woman's body found in barrel
Authorities say parts of a woman's body have been found in two plastic barrels in a garage near Frankfurt, but it's unclear how long ago she died, who she was and what happened to her.
Police said the body parts were found by relatives of the man who had rented the property in the town of Schwalbach.
They say the 67-year-old man died late last month.
Chinese shut corrupt paper
China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories.
The Xinhua news agency reported last month that eight suspects, some working at the 21st Century Business Herald and others at public relations firms, were under investigation.