Friday 18 October 2019

Driver barred for six years

A WOMAN who drove her car for the third time without insurance has been disqualified from driving for six years.

Caroline McAleer was also fined €100 at Swords District Court for the offence which she pleaded guilty to.

McAleer (25), of Forrest Road in Swords, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance on October 19 last year.

The court heard McAleer has 13 previous convictions including two for driving without insurance.

Judge Coughlan imposed the six-year disqualification and fine but fixed recognisance in the event of an appeal.

Idol's Carrie to be a mother

Country star Carrie Underwood and US National Hockey League player Mike Fisher have announced they are expecting their first child.

Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts. Underwood (31), shot to fame after winning American Idol. She has won six Grammys and sold more than 15 million albums.

Ebola hitting food supplies

Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers will not be able to access fields, a UN food agency has warned.

Surrounding countries have closed land borders, many airlines have suspended flights to and from the affected countries and seaports are seeing less traffic, restricting food imports to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Apparel school ad ban in US

An ad for American Apparel's "back to school" range has been banned for "inappropriately sexualising" girls and potentially normalising predatory sexual behaviour.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the two ads, which both showed the model photographed from behind from a low angle.

American Apparel said the model was a 30-year-old woman who was one of their photographers, and the ads did not and were not intended to represent an underage girl.

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