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Friday 20 April 2018

In Brief: Bail granted for treatment

A man who was caught with €12,000 from a cash in transit robbery and €430,000 worth of prescription tablets has been allowed out on bail to attend residential treatment.

Dean Furlong (44) of Swan Hall, Belgard, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to handling stolen cash on April 12, 2013, to supplying a medicinal product without a prescription and having drugs for sale or supply in Tallaght.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring remanded Furlong in custody with consent to bail on condition that he only be released from prison to take up a place at Coolmine Residential Treatment.

 

WOMAN HELD IN MUM'S DEATH

GARDAI were last night continuing to question a woman in connection with the murder of a young Dublin mum-of-one.

Brigid 'Bernie' Cash (20) was found dead in a house in Warrenstown Walk, Blanchardstown, on Thursday morning. Her body was found with head injuries in the living room of the house in Warrenstown Walk at 10.40am on Thursday.

Gardai believe that Ms Cash was attacked at a party on Wednesday night, early Thursday morning.

Ms Cash is originally from Greystones, Co Wicklow.

 

TOM LENIHAN SURVIVES VOTE

TRINITY College has rejected a referendum to remove Tom Lenihan as Student Union President.

The son of the former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan won the motion of confidence by over 600 votes.

The 21-year-old faced the prospect of losing his post after he was caught cheating during an exam. Students turned down the opportunity to impeach Mr Lenihan in a referendum this week. The result was announced last night.

 

GOLDEN DAWN MEMBERS SHOT

A drive-by shooting killed two members of Greece's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party and wounded one outside a party office in Athens last night, in what officials are treating as a likely far-left domestic terrorist attack.

The two victims, aged 22 and 27, were shot at close range from a motorcycle carrying two men.

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