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Man accused of raping his sister

A MAN accused of repeatedly raping and indecently assaulting his sister over a nine-year period has been sent forward for trial.

The 54-year-old allegedly committed the offences in a bedroom and in a shed in a back garden, among other places, on dates between 1972 and 1981.

Judge David McHugh, sitting at Blanchardstown District Court, sent the accused forward for trial to the Central Criminal Court.

As part of his bail conditions, the man must have no contact with the alleged victim.

Gardai tracked driver along M7

A BANNED driver who was tracked along a busy motorway by gardai has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

Darren Hutch (34) has 31 previous no-insurance convictions and was already banned from driving for 25 years.

The defendant, of Virginia Drive, Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to using a stolen vehicle at Palmers- town Demesne, Naas, Co Kildare, on September 26 last year.

Hutch also admitted to driving without insurance or a driving licence.

The car had earlier been stolen in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

Judge David McHugh also imposed a 15-year driving ban.

Man allegedly used stolen car

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court charged in connection with using a stolen vehicle.

Larry Smith (42) has been ordered to obey a curfew and sign on three times a week at a garda station for the duration of the case.

Mr Smith, of Neilstown Park, Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with using a 2008-registered vehicle without the consent of its owner.

The alleged incident took place at the N4 Lucan just over two weeks ago.

Judge David McHugh remanded Mr Smith on bail to a date next month for DPP's directions on the charge.