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Monday 11 December 2017

'Pig in the post' suspect held

A MAN has been arrested after a garda officer received a pig's head in the post at his home.

The 44-year-old man, who lives in Clare, was arrested by officers investigating the incident, which took place last month.

The garda officer, who is based in west Clare, received the severed animal's head via registered post at his house.

It is understood that investigators have now established where the package containing the head was sent from. The motive is still being investigated.

The man was questioned by officers at Kilrush Garda Station before being released.

A file on the investigation is being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.



Student hacker sent to prison

AN English student who hacked into Facebook's internal network was jailed for eight months in London in what prosecutors described as the most serious case of its kind they had seen.

Glenn Mangham (26) a software development student, admitted infiltrating Facebook from his bedroom at his parents' house in York, northern England, last year, sparking fears at the US company that it was dealing with major industrial espionage.



Singer Thicke



in drugs arrest

R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke has been arrested on a drug possession charge in New York City.

The 34-year-old was arrested early yesterday afternoon in Manhattan near Madison Square Park.

Police say they saw him smoking a joint while inside a black SUV. He was given a desk appearance ticket and released.



Acrobats gear up for Oscars

Aerialists, acrobats and contortionists from Cirque du Soleil are among the guests at this year's Academy Awards.

The three-minute performance at the Oscars on February 26 will be among the international troupe's biggest yet, said Cirque du Soleil special events director Yasmine Khalil, featuring more than 50 artists. Most Cirque shows employ 75 to 80 artists over two hours, she said.

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