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Tuesday 21 August 2018

IN BRIEF: Drug dealer's €410k seized

A FORMER taxi driver jailed for drug trafficking has had €410,000 confiscated.

Ezenwate Izundu (41) of Mulberry Park, Carpenterstown in Blanchardstown was sentenced to four years for possession of €11,300 worth of cocaine for sale or supply and €7,440 in cash in his taxi.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that investigation into Izundu's 14 bank accounts showed a total of €800,000 had been lodged within a two year period.

Izundu claimed the money was in his accounts as he had people in Africa asking him to buy trucks and plant machinery in Europe.

Judge Martin Nolan said it seems to him to be "paper thin and not worthy of belief" that the money was used for plant machinery.

He ordered €412,579.82 to be confiscated from Izundu and forfeited to the State.



Eastwood clan in reality show

CLINT Eastwood's family is to star in a new reality show.

Mrs Eastwood & Company will premiere on May 20 as a 10-episode series, with Clint expected to also appear.

The show spotlights Dina Eastwood, who has been married to the Oscar-winning actor-director since 1996. Also on hand are the Eastwoods' daughter Morgan (15), as well as 18-year-old Francesca.



Encyclopaedia is going online

ENCYCLOPAEDIA Britannica is to stop publishing print editions for the first time since the sets were originally published 200 years ago.

The book-form of Encyclopaedia Britannica has been in print since it was first published in Edinburgh in 1768. It will stop being available when the current stock runs out, the company says. The Chicago-based company will continue to offer digital encyclopaedia.



JLS coaching rugby stars

CHART stars JLS are passing their musical skills to a team of rugby legends who will perform in front of 82,000 fans at Twickenham.

The boyband has been coaching stars including Austin Healey, Bill Beaumont and Brian Moore as part of Sport Relief.

The sportsmen will be singing prior to England's final RBS 6 Nations game against Ireland on Saturday.

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