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John McAuley: Clarification

In our article of April 20, 2012 entitled 'Dad sues writer over birth filming claims', we referred to a Circuit Court case brought against Mount Carmel Hospital by John McAuley.

It was implied in our article that Mr McAuley was required to stop filming due to a medical emergency involving clearance of the baby's airways.

Mr McAuley's solicitors have pointed out to us that there was no medical emergency at the relevant time and there was no clinical reason for Mr McAuley's filming of his daughter's birth to be interrupted.

We apologise to Mr McAuley for any incorrect inference created by our article.

Panto star in horse accident

TV star John Barrowman has been taken to hospital after being injured on stage during a pantomime.

Barrowman was performing in a matinee of Jack And The Beanstalk in Glasgow when he was hurt while riding a horse.

The Torchwood actor was taken to hospital, but is not thought to have been seriously injured.

Barrowman has been starring as Jack alongside The Krankies since December 15.

Woman faces drugs charge

A DUBLIN woman has been charged with sale or supply of drugs after six bags of cannabis were allegedly found in her handbag.

Jayne Kearney (24) had the case against her adjourned when she appeared in Blanchardstown District Court.

Ms Kearney, with an address at Foxborough Downs, Lucan is charged with possession of cannabis herb with intent to sell or supply at Clondalkin Garda Station on October 9.

Elephants feast on pine trees

Elephants at the Berlin Zoo have finally tucked into their Christmas dinner -- pine trees.

The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch yesterday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong smell attracts them.

Elephant keeper Ragnar Kuehne said the unsold Christmas trees were donated by local vendors.