In Brief: Man held over assault on mum
A MAN charged with assaulting a mother-of-three in her Dublin home has been further remanded in custody for two weeks.
Care worker Nicola Murray (28) has been left fighting for her life after she sustained serious head injuries during the incident in her house.
Paul McMenamy (26), of Donomore Green in Tallaght, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with assault causing harm to Ms Murray at her home on February 5, contrary to Section 3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.
Pollution linked to heart attack
Scientists have linked exposure to air pollution to an increased risk of heart attack.
Researchers said that being exposed to all major toxic fumes, except ozone, for a period of up to seven days "significantly" increased the risk.
A review of previous studies conducted by Hazrije Mustafic, of the University Paris Descartes, Paris, suggests the risk was identified by three ailments associated with air pollution.
Researchers said that "improvement in air quality could have a significant effect on public health".
Passenger tried to hi-jack taxi
A MAN who split a taxi driver's nail with a deep bite after trying to drag the man from his car has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
David Mills (26) of Cabra Road, Cabra, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to an attempted hi-jack and to assaulting the man causing him harm on July 24, 2011.
His defence counsel, Luigi Rea, said Mills had taken prescription medication, sleeping tablets and cannabis along with Polish vodka and was intoxicated on the night.