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In breif: Men facing wheels charge

TWO men have appeared in court charged with possession of stolen wheels that were allegedly found in their car.

Michael Stokes (23) and Michael McDonagh (27), both from Kildare, appeared in Tallaght District Court charged with possession of stolen property. They have not yet entered a plea.

Stokes, of Willowbrook Grove, Celbridge, and McDonagh, with an address at Meadowbrook Avenue, Maynooth, are both charged with handling stolen wheels, as well as having vice grips, bolt cutters and gloves for use in the course of a theft.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the case to a date in February.

Greek god is going home

THE J. Paul Getty Museum plans to return a terracotta head depicting a Greek god to Sicily, after determining it was clandestinely excavated from an archaeological site in the 1970s.

The Getty acquired the piece, which is believed to date from about 300 or 400BC, in 1985.

Museum director Timothy Potts said it's believed it was taken from the Morgantina Archaeological Park in Italy.