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Thursday 23 November 2017

Drugs thrown over 'Joy wall

A MAN was caught trying to throw drugs, phones and Stanley blades into Mountjoy prison a day after he had been released from jail.

Edward Byrne (21) of Belcamp Crescent, Priorswood, Dublin 17, had just served three years for robbery when Garda Neil Cepeda spotted him on the roof of a house next to Mountjoy, throwing packages into the prison yard.

Two Stanley blades, a mobile phone and sleeping pills were found on the roof.

He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to throwing drugs into a prison and attempting to convey four mobile phones to Mountjoy prison on May 13, 2010.

Judge Desmond Hogan adjourned the case.



Pensioner is hit by lorry

A MAN hit by a lorry in Dublin was in serious condition in hospital today.

The man, aged in his 70s, was walking at Griffith Avenue at around noon yesterday when he was involved in a collision with a truck. The incident happened near the local health centre at the Malahide Road.

Gardai said today he was listed in serious condition at Beaumont Hospital.

Gardai at Clontarf are asking witnesses to the accident to contact them.



Iraq now needs 'new leaders'

IRAQ needs new leaders to prevent the country from disintegrating, the head of the main Sunni-backed bloc says.

The leader of the Iraqiya bloc, Ayad Allawi, responded to a bold step by Shiite prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, issuing an arrest warrant against top Sunni official, vice president Tareq al-Hashemi.

"Iraq needs forgiving leaders, who will raise above their personal hatred," Mr Allawi said in Baghdad.



Dubliners up for folk award

THE Dubliners are to be honoured for their lifetime achievements at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The Dubliners have been among the most recognisable names in traditional Irish music since they formed 50 years ago.

The band -- who have collaborated with the Pogues -- are famed for tracks such as Whiskey In The Jar and The Wild Rover.

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