Friday 24 November 2017

Driver fights 30-year ban

A 20-YEAR-old man has brought a legal challenge to a 30-year driving ban and four- month prison sentence imposed on him for no insurance.

James Carthy, Cushlawn Park, Tallaght, Dublin, was found guilty in his absence by Judge John Coughlan at Tallaght District Court in July 2010 of driving without insurance at Fortunestown Road, Tallaght, in October 2009.

Moving an application to have the case judicially reviewed, his lawyer said it was his client's case the 30-year driving ban was "inappropriate and disproportionate".

Gunman held

at Bush's home

The US Secret Service detained, questioned and released a man who had a firearm in his vehicle as he pulled up outside the Dallas home of former President George W Bush.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the unidentified man showed up "uninvited" yesterday afternoon saying he wanted to see Mr Bush. While agents and Dallas police questioned him, the man revealed that he had a gun in his nearby vehicle.

Donovan says the man had a permit for the gun, so he was released and left.

Rwanda killing

fugitive seized

Rwandan police arrested Leon Mugesera, a fugitive wanted on charges of inciting genocide, after he arrived back in the country following his deportation by Canada.

Mugesera has been wanted by the Rwandan authorities since 1996.

As many as 800,000 people, more than a 10th of Rwanda's population, died in a 100-day slaughter of minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus by ethnic-Hutu militias in the genocide.

Dynasty actor

Farentino dies

Actor James Farentino, who appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, has died in a Los Angeles hospital aged 73.

Farentino died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital after a long illness.

He starred alongside Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen in the 1980 science fiction film The Final Countdown. He also had recurring roles on Dynasty and ER.

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