No verdict in robbery case
A JURY in the trial of a man accused of robbery and false imprisonment has been sent home for the second night after failing to reach a verdict.
Frank (Francis) Cunningham (63) of Bog Road, Longwood in Co Meath had denied at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the robbery of tobacco products worth €314,916 and the false imprisonment of Joseph O'Toole and Edward Postol in Blanchardstown on March 14, 2007.
He has also denied possession of a firearm or imitation firearm and unlawful use of a vehicle
The jury were expected to resume deliberations today.
More than 1,000 people gathered on Valentine's Day to honour singer Tony Bennett and the 50th anniversary of his famous song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
A symphony, children's chorus and the Gay Men's Chorus sang the famous song to Bennett (85), during a ceremony held at San Francisco's City Hall.
The song is played after every home victory for the Giants baseball team.
The trial of two Galway men accused of directing a criminal organisation has collapsed due to the illness of a juror.
Michael O'Loughlin (31) of Rahylin Glebe, Ballybane and Eddie O'Loughlin (28) of Rockfield Park, Rahoon, have both pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to directing the activities of a criminal organisation in the Galway area between February 10 and June 1, 2010.
The jury were discharged after one juror called in sick for the third day in a row. A new jury was due to be sworn in today.
President Barack Obama had a special message for American men yesterday -- reminding them it was Valentine's Day.
"Do not forget!" he warned, in a preface to remarks about the benefits of a payroll tax cut. "I speak from experience here... and go big -- that's my advice."
He later took his wife Michelle out to dinner at Vermilion, a restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb.